What is a Learning Design System?

what is a learning design system

A Learning Design System (LDS) is a platform that automates and streamlines the instructional design process. Best practices in adult learning theory are baked into the system to empower training departments to create high-quality training in a scalable way. By focusing on the front-end of training program development, which includes items such as goal and […]

What is xAPI?

The Experience API (or xAPI), in general terms, is a specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has both online and offline.  According to xAPI.com, this API, or application programming interface, is a protocol that captures data in a consistent format about a […]

What is Instructional Design?

what is instructional design

Instructional design is the practice of systematically designing, developing and delivering learning experiences. The intended result is the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills. These learning experiences could include online courses, instructional manuals, video tutorials, learning simulations, quizzes, and games. Instructional designers are considered the “architects” of the learning experience and often serve as directors and […]

What is Bloom’s Taxonomy?

what is blooms taxonomy

Bloom’s taxonomy is a set of three hierarchical models used to classify educational learning objectives into levels of complexity and specificity. The models organize learning objectives into three different domains: Cognitive, Affective, and Sensory/Psychomotor.   Bloom’s taxonomy was developed to promote higher forms of thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than simply memorizing facts. […]

How Collaboration Can Fuel Success in Corporate Training

Collaboration

Training content certainly doesn’t create itself. And it’s not created in a vacuum, either. Collaboration is key. Whether it’s seeking out internal subject matter experts (SMEs) to provide the expert knowledge on which courses are built, or garnering buy-in from far-flung department managers who can throw resources behind a project, the ability to build and manage the […]

The Specific Is Terrific: How To Maximize the Value of Corporate Training

When it comes to eLearning, the Web certainly has no shortage of on-demand courses, videos, tutorials, eBooks, and other materials. Nowadays, most of it is available for free, or for a very low cost or monthly subscription, so how can L&D prove the value of corporate training? The average employee is well aware of this […]

Overwhelmed, Distracted, Impatient: What’s an L&D Department to Do About the Modern Learner?

what can L&D do about the modern learner

Today’s employees are dealing with more demands on their time and attention than ever before. Read on to find out what  L&D departments can do to create positive training experiences for the modern learner. According to an infographic published by HR consulting firm Bersin by Deloitte, today’s employees are overwhelmed, distracted, and impatient. That employees are […]

Keeping Employees Engaged: How Do You Know If Your Organization Needs Training?

keeping employees engaged

According to LinkedIn’s 2019 Workforce Learning Report, 94 percent of employees say that they would stay at a company longer if it simply invested in helping them learn. Corporate training programs can go a long way towards meeting those expectations and keeping employees engaged. Following a yearly trend, increased budgets and executive support are paving the […]

6 Steps to Destroy the Training Silos Slowing Down Learning & Development Processes

Many companies consider the learning and development function to be a separate, standalone entity. Learning managers and instructional designers are thought to have unique skill sets not shared or even sought out by others across the organization, and managers and employees generally believe that any learning and development processes must originate with the L&D department. This […]

Does L&D Keep Up with the Joneses?

Does L&D Keep Up with the Joneses?

Job descriptions for senior L&D professionals often include a requirement that the applicant is eager to stay current and embrace the most cutting-edge learning technologies. This makes sense, as increasingly sophisticated software has transformed industries by using automation and personalization to increase efficiency and reduce costs. And if L&D professionals create learning for others, it follows that they […]