BYOD in eLearning

Good User Experience Starts With Device

DevicesIf you’re seeing low completion rates and underwhelming post-test scores, you may be considering a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy in your eLearning strategy. There is no doubt that BYOD in eLearning results in higher engagement. When your users are personally familiar with the hardware, they can work faster, more efficiently, and with less training. And you shed the time constraints of having to complete eLearning in the office or navigate VPN access issues at home.

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3 Ideas for Fun and Effective eLearning

laptop_eLearningPeople learn by hearing, understanding, repeating, and doing. These are easy interactions to have in a classroom setting…but how do you provide the same interactive experience to your online learners? Here are 3 ways to overcome eLearning obstacles with simulations, games, quizzes and animation.

Make your eLearning personal

Many sales reps use a popular tool called the DiSC profile. It’s a method of profiling your customers that helps understand the psychology behind their buying decisions.  When applied to eLearning, this approach can be just as effective. Try implementing a short survey at the beginning of your eLearning module. Assign segmented modules to your learners based on the outcome of the survey. Making your eLearning personal increases the odds of retention.

Make it fun

A 60-question quiz at the end of a 2-hour eLearning module probably isn’t the most effective method of encouraging recall. In fact, you’re more likely to overwhelm your users with such a daunting task. Try a incorporating a quiz, survey, drag-and-drops, or other interactive assessments at the end of each module to help engage users.

Encourage competition

Nothing motivates a sales person more than competition. But even more than motivation, competition fosters decision-making skills, accurate recall and retention. Try adding a points system to your eLearning module. Show your learners a scoreboard of the entire sales team’s progress. This will motivate your learners – not only to participate in your eLearning  – but to perform.

eLearning is not about checking a compliance item off your audit list. No matter what the topic, it’s still an interaction with your employees, customers, sales reps, etc. Your learners should always walk away feeling like they’ve received something in exchange for their valuable time. So make your eLearning exciting, effective, and fun.

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Maximizing eLearning UX

What was old is new again


There’s no question that e-learning requires a specific expertise. Regulatory requirements and SCORM standards make it a complicated world to navigate. But standard web design principles still apply. If you want your e-learning to get results, it needs to be user-friendly, device agnostic, and engaging.

There are two software platforms that can help you attain these goals. Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline. Both companies have just launched updates. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new and how they stack up.

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How to increase your video reach

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E-learning in The Healthcare World

banner_graphic_speakerTrainingThe healthcare and pharmaceutical sector is one of the most highly regulated industries in the world. Employees of all levels including: manufacturing, sales, corporate marketing, and clinical trials require stringent training and constant ongoing evaluation. This can become cumbersome…for the learner and the administrator! E-learning has become an invaluable tool in maintaining regulatory compliance. The use of audio, video, animation, and gamification makes training fun, engaging, and – above all – effective. An on-demand learning environment is convenient for the learner and cost-effective for the administrator.

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