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Strategies for Effective Video Content in Online Learning

Three Strategies for the most Effective Video Content in Online learning Intro As an instructional designer, I am often approached by clients who request video content in their training because they feel that it is the best way to engage their audience. I also work with many clients who prefer not to use video, as they find it time consuming and expensive. I would like to debunk some of the misconceptions around the use of video and go over some tips and best practices I have found. Video content incorporated into online learning is widespread. After being in the industry…

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Inexpensive Online Services Often Provide Quality Results

Does Higher Cost Mean It’s Better?

Does Higher Cost Mean It’s Better? It’s an old saying… one I heard my parents use often.  And I freely admit that I’ve said it a few times myself. You get what you pay for! What does this phrase mean?  The implication is that cost equals quality.  If a thing or a service is inexpensive then the quality is less than a comparable item of higher cost.  And there is certainly truth to this saying for many things.  For example, a $100 desk is likely made of particle board with paper “woodgrain” glued on it where a $1000 desk may be…

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Remote Working

Remote Work Challenges – Here, There, and Everywhere

Remote Work Challenges - Here, There, and Everywhere Hey, remember when we all worked in offices, met in-person in conference rooms, and socialized in the breakroom or at lunch together? Seems so long ago for many of us. The pandemic changed many things in our world. Remote work was already gaining serious traction in many companies, especially those in certain sectors, but suddenly everyone who possibly could work from home was expected to be a remote worker. Those who could work remotely were in many ways the fortunate ones, as many folks either had to continue to work on location…

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How To Use Training Initiatives To Change Employee Behavior

I Think I Can’t, I Think I Can’t

I Think I Can’t, I Think I Can’t As a people manager, you’ve likely heard one of these lines or something very similar. Change is scary. Doing something new or adjusting how we do something from how we’re accustomed to doing it can be very challenging. You may have members of your team that are simply not getting things done the way it needs to be done. But here’s the thing. Do you as their manager understand why there’s an issue with the task or expectation? In other words, can you determine if they don’t know it, can’t do it,…

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All is Fair in Training and War

Guerrilla Training - A Powerful Approach in Employee Training The term “guerrilla” conjures images of soldiers slipping out from the cover of bushes or dropping out of trees to launch a surprise attack on a larger force. According to Wikipedia, “guerrilla warfare” is a form of irregular warfare in which small groups of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility, to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.” While we tend to think of guerrilla warfare as a late 20th century tactic, history shows that…

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