One of the concerns companies have when rolling out a high value training project is that they’re investing a good portion of the budget into a program that hasn’t been tested. That’s where a pilot project comes in. By running …Read more »
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The main reason to use audio in any elearning is to increase learner engagement. But if you’re planning to add audio narration to a course, you could very easily end up pushing learners away. Audio-driven elearning (a course that relies …Read more »
Many companies are looking for the benefits of microlearning – less time away from work, personalization, accessibility, strong retention – but it can be hard to get started without seeing effective examples. So we’ve put together a list of great …Read more »
How much time do you have to grab a learner’s attention? 20 seconds? 30 seconds? A minute? Would you be surprised to know it is 15 seconds? You might think focusing on the look of the course is superficial and …Read more »
The moment you put the finishing touches on an amazing course is a feeling like no other. But the journey to get there isn’t always easy. When I’m starting a new project and feeling stuck, I like to read the …Read more »
The line between marketing and training is blurring as companies begin to use principles from both to increase learner motivation and educate consumers.
Our brains are hardwired to quickly process visuals. See how you can use rich media to reach your learners.
As learning and development people, we at Allen are always looking to stay on top of the industry. We brainstorm, share articles, talk over ideas and collaborate to find the best techniques to meet our clients’ goals. But as learning …Read more »
What comes to mind when considering “training in the financial services industry”? For me it’s an easy one … compliance. Having worked in finance and held licenses to sell securities for over 15 years, I’ve taken my fair share of …Read more »
Imagine that… You are an instructional designer and you just started working on a new project. Your goal is to come up with a design that not only meets your learners’ needs but is so incredibly engaging, appealing, and intuitive …Read more »
During my brief stint as a university instructor, my views of students conflicted with my students’ views of themselves. In my idealism, I viewed students as humble benefactors of the gift of education. In their pragmatism, my students viewed themselves …Read more »
The past few years have brought a crescendo of new technologies, trends, and changes in customers’ needs. In 2014 we will pause to evaluate, polish, and perfect these and other recent innovations. Take a look at our advice for using …Read more »
It’s no secret, that motion graphics have changed the face of training. With new technology, it is possible to add cutting-edge visuals and animation to training that can translate to better information retention, and shorter courses, while upgrading the user …Read more »
The best part of working in the art department at Allen is having all of the talented people necessary to make first class rich media. Two weeks ago a client challenged us with making a home screen on which their …Read more »
Millennials comprise the largest generational sector since the baby boomers, and as this group enters the job market, training organizations need to find new, innovative ways to reach this audience. Motivating, engaging, and inspiring learners to achieve real change and …Read more »
I have a confession to make. As a designer, I give presentation pages the least of my time and effort (and by presentation pages, I mean those pages that don’t test knowledge or allow learners to apply skills). I’ve even …Read more »