As instructional designers, we know the difference between presenting information and providing learning experiences. But we must often get the support of others for doing more, and that’s not always easy. Sometimes eyes glaze over as we attempt to explain all the steps necessary in creating effective instruction and getting adequate funding. So we want to be sure we aren’t making things more complicated than need be.Read More
By Michael Allen, Chairman & CEO, Allen Interactions
One might ask a broader question, just for perspective: Why is good training so rare? Indeed, all of us have been in programs where we wished the clock on the wall would tick faster. We’ve tried to stay focused. Tried to stay awake. But annoyance and thoughts of how great it will be when the class is over become all we can think about.
So, perhaps elearning doesn’t have a greater share of the boring training market than any other form of instruction. But I can’t take comfort in that.Read More
Millennials make up a large percentage of your workforce. Are you offering them the online training experiences they need to live up to their tech-savvy potential? In this article, I’ll highlight 6 must-haves that you should include in your millennial online training courses.Read More
By Hannah Hunter, Instructional Writer
Did you know that the pilot episode of Star Trek included only one member of the Enterprise crew: Mr. Spock? And in that version, Spock had dark red skin and absorbed food through a plate in his stomach? Viewers of the pilot were not shy in their opinion that the show was boring and Spock was creepy. Thankfully, Star Trek’s creators listened and completely reworked the cast and the script, creating the successful franchise we know today. Thank you, pilot testing!
Color has the ability to inspire, calm, and excite our corporate learners. On the other hand, it also has the capacity to evoke anger, confusion, and a plethora of other negative emotions that can hinder the online training process. In this article, I'll share 7 tips to help you choose the ideal color scheme for your online training courses.