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Can you do a Pre-Test in elearning?

A pre-test is a test that is usually given when a person with experience has started in a role. The pre-test determines whether they need to be trained or not. Pre-tests can be delivered in elearning and may also be delivered section by section. If a person gets all the questions right before the content,

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Elearning where you have a bad connection

If you are using elearning for training in remote areas, or just areas with less than perfect internet, there are some steps you can take to make it work as well as possible. Here are 3 basic steps that can help. 1. Keep the courses short. We recommend courses should be no more than 15

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How to use power point in training?

How can you best use power point in training? The answer is sparingly. Power point is often used in a face to face classroom situation for training with a trainer, or instructor, at the front of the class. Always remember that power point should be used as a tool, not as a focus. Power point

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Animation in Elearning

There are a number of types of animation that can be used in elearning. Simple 2D animation is the most affordable and most used – think cartoons. By using characters throughout the elearning, the course becomes more of a story and easier for the learner to absorb the information. Stories have a flow that makes

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What should be in an induction?

Inductions are used to familiarise people with the new rules and procedures for their workplace. An important thing to remember about inductions is that the learners are often completely new to the material. So, if you overwhelm them with masses of information, they won’t learn any of it. Inductions should be engaging and avoid the

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It’s not training, it’s torture!

Is reading documents on a screen e-learning? Hell No!!!!! Seriously – you cannot expect someone to learn from sitting at a desk reading through a 30 page manual (or even a 3 page manual). So why on earth would it be any different to have them scrolling through a 30 page document on a screen.

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What are development pathways?

If your business has a number of positions, you might find development pathways to be helpful. Development pathways are simply a “map” of how your team can move from one position to another. There are a few really simple steps to set up these pathways. For each position, determine what training and qualifications are required.

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Future proof your elearning course

Changing information in an elearning course can be costly if you are dealing with a professional elearning developer. Good developers will require courses to be tested a number of times as part of their quality control process, even if only small changes are made. This can take more time than you realise. So, here are

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Assessments in e-learning

The most important thing when developing an assessment for elearning is to make sure that it relates to the content, and that you are actually assessing the content, not something else. There are a number of different options for the types of questions you can ask. Most elearning programs allow multiple choice and multiple selection

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When to use an assessment in elearning?

One of the advantages of elearning is that assessments are easy to deliver and they mark themselves and report back to the LMS so it does not require any time for trainers. But do you need an assessment? If you need to prove that the learner understood the content, then the answer is yes. Also,

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Paper based manuals are for reference, not for training.

Paper based manuals are one of the oldest forms of training materials. On the job training has actually been around since the beginning of time when the first caveman showed the second caveman the direction to run away from the tiger. But as far as training materials go, paper based manuals have been around for

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What is a pre-test and why should you use one?

A pre-test is an assessment that is given to the learners before a course is run. Often, if a learner passes the pre-test, they are not required to complete a section of the course (or the whole course). The idea is that they already know the content so it would be a waste of their

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Three rules for writing training materials

1. Use simple language. If there is a choice between two words, choose the simpler one. If your learner is confused by the language, they will not absorb the content. To test your content, have a learner review it first. 2. Avoid acronyms and buzzwords. Carefully read your content and check for acronyms and buzzwords

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Can you do diversity training online?

Yes and no. Online diversity training can show the learner legislation, company policies and procedures, definitions, history and case studies. But it is no substitute for an open and honest conversation about diversity that includes discussion of bullying and harassment. The online training component is a great way to get your team up to date

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