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    Diana Cohen

    Diana Cohen

    Education Writer | eLearning Expert | EdTech Blogger. Creativa, apasionada por mi labor, disruptiva y dinámica para transformar el mundo de la formación empresarial.

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    Factors That Affect the Transfer of Learning in the Workplace

    Have you ever noticed that despite spending a lot on training programs, you're not seeing the expected improvements in workplace performance? This is a common frustration in the world of corporate learning and development. We invest in these training programs aiming to boost skills and productivity, but too often, the new knowledge and skills don't translate into better performance on the job.

    5 Steps to Design eLearning That Meets Business Goals

    In the realm of eLearning, there's a crucial truth that often gets overlooked: Learning that doesn't align with business needs rarely delivers real value. The cornerstone of creating learning experiences that drive business performance is an upfront investment in understanding three key elements: the learner, the specific business need, and the problem that needs solving. This article is here to guide you through three practical tips to achieve just that.

    Beyond the Checkbox: How To Create eLearning Courses That Enhance Employee Motivation, Skills, and Satisfaction

    As the go-to person for training in your company, you're in quite an interesting spot right now. It's 2024, and the whole game of workplace learning is changing fast – it's all about new trends and shifting what people need and want. Your job isn't just about rolling out those e-learning courses anymore. It's more about crafting learning experiences that really change the game for your team. We're talking about the kind of learning that sticks, makes a difference, and gets people fired up about what they do.

    The Consequences of Ignoring Training Needs Analysis in eLearning

    In today's fast-paced world, where artificial intelligence and cutting-edge technologies are revolutionizing how we learn and train, it's easy to think we can cut corners. Have you ever encountered clients or team members who are all too ready to skip the training needs analysis when developing an eLearning course? They're pretty confident they've decoded their employees' needs through technology and insights. "Why bother with the basics when we have advanced tools at our disposal?" they argue. But here's a reality check: Even in an age where AI seems to have answers to everything, certain foundational steps can't be sidestepped. Neglecting the training needs analysis is akin to constructing a skyscraper on a fragile foundation. It might seem faster, but it's fraught with risks.

    The Art of Spaced Learning: 4 Key Tips for Developing Impactful eLearning Courses

    Isn't it wild how much the workplace has transformed since 2020? With everything evolving so fast, the pressure to keep learning (and relearning) has never been higher. Now, think about this: When you design an eLearning course, you're aiming for real results, right? But what if it's not hitting the mark?

    x-Learning: 3 Tips to Evolve from Courses to Learning Experiences

    Are you feeling frustrated with the traditional way of creating online courses, sensing that they no longer meet current demands? Do you find that your virtual programs just can't keep up in this era dominated by advanced technology and omnipresent mobile devices? It's time to acknowledge that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just a passing trend, but a booming revolution that is profoundly and enduringly reshaping the eLearning universe.

    SHIFT Wins Brandon Hall's Gold Award for Best Advance in AI for Business Impact

    SHIFT AI, a groundbreaking platform powered by an advanced suite of AI tools, has reached a new milestone on its path of innovation.

    The Science Behind What Makes an eLearning Design Effective

    Let's get real about design—sure, we all want our courses to look good. It feels great to pour our hearts into making something that catches the eye. But here's the thing: if your slick design isn't also crystal clear and easy to use, it's like a sports car with no engine. Looks great, but will it get you where you need to go? Nope. You know the drill. You click into a course full of excitement, only to get lost in flashy features that make it hard to find the actual content. Or maybe the text is so tiny or the colors so jarring that you're squinting two minutes in. Frustrating, right? That's why nailing eLearning design is more science than art. It's about knowing what makes your learners tick, what draws them in, and what drives the message home so that it sticks. Get this right, and you're not just sharing information; you're creating a learning experience that could change the way they see the world. Sounds powerful, doesn't it? That's because it is.

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      Uncovering the Reasons Behind Poor eLearning Engagement

      Despite the potential of eLearning courses to elevate your team's capabilities, a common hurdle remains: many employees are simply not engaging with these courses. This lack of engagement isn't just a minor inconvenience; it signifies a deeper issue that could undermine your entire training program investment. The crux of the problem often lies not in the quality of the content or the aesthetics of course design—though these are important—but rather in a misalignment between the course offerings and the actual needs of your employees. Without a keen understanding of what drives your team's engagement and how they benefit from specific learning experiences, even the most sophisticated courses can miss the mark, leading to wasted resources and missed growth opportunities.

      4 Signs Your eLearning Course Needs Improvement

      In today's fast-paced world, eLearning courses can't stay the same forever. They need to keep evolving to stay relevant and effective. Updating your courses isn’t just about the latest tech and teaching methods. It also means keeping the topics and content fresh and aligned with the latest trends and market demands. You need to constantly check if your content is hitting home with your audience and making the impact you want. This ongoing assessment is key to ensuring your investment in course development pays off. But knowing when and how to make these updates can be tricky. It's tough to be objective about your own work, but it's crucial to keep your training content from becoming outdated.

      8 Essential Content Types to Boost Engagement in eLearning Courses

      Traditional eLearning methods—think of those straightforward, lecture-style lessons—are just not cutting it anymore. In a world full of distractions and with everyone's attention span shrinking, it's hard to keep learners interested. This lack of engagement doesn’t just make learning tedious; it also leads to poor results like low course completion rates and learners not really getting what they need out of their training.