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Assessments: When Scoring Is Boring

Do you hate tests? Do you find yourself looking to see what you scored, perhaps relieved that you got most of the answers right? Here’s the thing. Scoring is boring! Especially when it comes to your learning objectives. How can it be okay to only know 80% of your learning objectives if ALL of them are, you know, the actual LEARNING OBJECTIVES! Why do we assess learners in the first place? Well, an assessment determines if students have gained sufficient knowledge or have become proficient in a skill. (Those pesky learning objectives!) It also provides instructors with the chance to…

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How to Write Measurable Learning Objectives that Get Results

Before creating your next eLearning course, ask yourself this question: What do you want your learners to do after completing your course? Ideally, your course will equip your learners with new knowledge and skills so that they will be able to perform new tasks, or perform old tasks with better accuracy or improved results. All too often we fixate on what learners need to understand, and we lose sight of what we actually need them to be able to do after completing the course. While understanding is a necessary part of the educational process, it’s not enough. We can’t stop…

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Online Learner Engagement

The Secrets of Learner Engagement and Online Course Development

This is the first of a two-part series about online learner engagement.  If every topic of every course was fascinating stuff that learners were hungry to learn, then engagement would be no problem. However, course content sometimes isn’t all that engaging, which means your employees are not getting the training they need to help your business thrive. However, there are some simple tips for designing online training that will increase employee engagement and help make a difference in your bottom line. Engage learners by providing choice The primary rule of engagement is to make the course into a series of…

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Online Learning Solution

How You Organize Content: The Key to Effective Online Training

You may have heard of the Microsoft study that discovered the human attention span has decreased from 12 seconds in 2000 to just 8 seconds in 2015. Goldfish, in comparison, are believed to have an attention span of nine seconds. This has broad implications for online training. What has caused this decline in focus? It's all due to smartphone adoption over the past decade or so, says Microsoft in its study. We are now so captivated by mobile devices that many of us check more than a hundred times a day. For businesses, this shortened attention span can derail your online…

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9 Tips On How to Improve Your Workplace Safety Culture

Workplace safety is something all employers take seriously. According to Worksafe BC, there were at least 2.6 million days lost from work because of workplace injuries in British Columbia in 2016. About 150,000 workers in British Columbia reported getting injured on the job in 2016—a 2.8 percent increase from claims reported in 2015. Still, things are getting better. According to WorkSafeBC data, the rate of workplace deaths due to injury has decreased 67 per cent in the past two decades. That’s down to 0.34 deaths per 10,000 person-years of work in 2014 from 1.02 in 1990. This reduction is based…

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