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  • November 24, 2020

    What is ADDIE? Your Complete Guide to the ADDIE Model

    By: ELM Learning

    When planning an eLearning course or curriculum, it’s easy to get bogged down in the details. Details are important, but with the right process, multiple inputs can be wrangled into an engaging eLearning course that meets the needs of your learners.
    But how do you know what your learners need? It takes time to figure it out.

  • November 18, 2020

    Alignment Check: Considering Intent for Better Training

    By: ELM Learning

    You want a better-trained workforce. Your employees want more opportunities. At the view from the top, it might seem like you and your employees have the same intent and want similar outcomes. When it comes to training, if employee and organizational intent is in proper alignment, like a well-tuned car, the experience is more meaningful, more engaging, and ultimately, more successful.

  • November 12, 2020

    What is Blended Learning? A Guide to Everything You Need to Know

    By: ELM Learning

    Blended learning combines the best of two training environments—traditional face-to-face classroom training and high-tech eLearning. By covering all the bases, you can engage all types of learners—those who learn better in a structured environment that includes face-to-face interaction with an instructor, and independent types who learn better with semi-autonomous, computer-based training.

  • November 05, 2020

    Custom eLearning Vs. Off-the-Shelf eLearning: Which is Best?

    By: ELM Learning

    Sure, custom eLearning is what we do at ELM Learning, but that doesn’t mean we don’t recognize the merits of other strategies. Off-the-shelf modules definitely have a time and place, and custom eLearning programs might not be the right fit for every topic. If you’re trying to decide which type of eLearning is right for your organization, consider these key points to choose what makes the most sense for you, your budget, and your training goals.

  • October 30, 2020

    Iterative Design Models: ADDIE vs SAM

    By: ELM Learning

    Want to add some dazzle to your ho-hum corporate learning or training session? Creating engaging eLearning experiences has obvious benefits for your learners: adding dazzle requires time and attention to design.

  • October 23, 2020

    ELM’s Virtual Learning & Development Roundtable

    By: ELM Learning

    Continuing the success of our summer road trip series, ELM will be hosting another round of virtual meetups starting October 28th and running into the holiday season. Each session will feature a guest speaker and group discussion around how the L&D industry is learning to adapt to the “new normal” of remote work.   Next […]

  • October 21, 2020

    Using the ADKAR Model for Strategic Storytelling

    By: ELM Learning

    Viewed through a lens of instructional storytelling, the ADKAR model can help you define your goals and create a clearer picture of what success should look like for your learners, resulting in meaningful connections with the material and better retention.

  • October 13, 2020

    The SAM (Successive Approximation Model) Approach to eLearning

    By: ELM Learning

    Conventional wisdom (and some instructional design models) might promise you that slow and steady is the way to win. But for some eLearning situations, fast and furious development can lead to an even bigger win.

  • October 03, 2020

    5 New Trends for eLearning in 2020

    By: ELM Learning

    It’s not an understatement to say that a lot has changed since the start of 2020. We’ve had to adapt to new ways of socializing, working, staying healthy, and protecting others. It’s only natural that the way we think about eLearning is adapting, too.

  • September 09, 2020

    Synchronous Learning: Advantages & Disadvantages

    By: ELM Learning

    Synchronous learning describes real-time learning that takes place at the same time but not in the same place. Television is an early tool for synchronous learning.

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