Posts Tagged: E-Learning

How the Federal Highway Administration Flipped Its Learning Model

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), faced two training issues that are all too common in government: a dispersed, time-crunched workforce; and budgetary restraints. Despite using a mixed approach to training that included in-person classroom instruction and online webinar courses, they still were dealing with several challenges in… Read more »

Is Your Learning Platform Teaching Learners or Deterring Them?

We all remember what it was like — sitting in a classroom all day, learning algebra we all swore we would never really need. But it turns out that the need for learning never really ends; and an effective learning management system can help your organization get the education it needs to complete its goals… Read more »

What Does it Take to Build an Online Course?

It’s fair to assume that most of us have taken part in an online training or course recently. Maybe you completed your company’s security training online or got a little curious about HTML coding and signed up for a free online course. Just yesterday I clicked through an on-demand webinar about online optimization tactics. As… Read more »

Your Recipe to Make a Great Online Course

It’s almost Thanksgiving and if you’re like me, you’ve been busy gathering recipes to make a mouth-watering holiday feast. Turkey – check. Mashed potatoes – check. Stuffing – check. Green bean casserole – check. And don’t forget the gravy! But Thanksgiving dishes aren’t the only things with fulfilling recipes! We’ve perfected our recipe for online… Read more »

Starting with the Basics: Making the Perfect E-learning Experience

When it boils down to it, a good e-learning experience is actually all about the user experience. User experience is shaped by two variables: target audience and agency goal. Before you start designing a training, consider who your target audience is and what your learning objectives are. The answers to these questions will provide the… Read more »

Too Long, Too Boring and Other Reasons Your Trainings Suck

If you’re a government trainer, you’ve probably heard a million and one excuses why people aren’t starting or completing your training courses. And while you can’t force everyone to do what you want (unless it’s required training), there could be several aspects of your course that are deterring the masses. Luckily, you can make your… Read more »

If You Build It, They Still Won’t Read Their Email

Last month, Christine Steger posed an interesting question in the e-Learning group. In her post. “Communications and Change Management Plan for Transitioning to eLearning,” Christine reveals that she’s in charge of developing a Communication and Change Management (CM) Plan. I was struck by just how forward-looking this project is to include this kind of plan…. Read more »

How Elearning Authoring Tool Makes Online Training Different From Conventional Training

E-learning has been known to be one of the fastest growing means of education in the modern day world. The advances of the technology have granted all the possible sources to make learning interesting and stress free. The discovery of modern devices has brought the tool of e-learning into the hands of many. Since we… Read more »