Blog - Andrew Fayad

  • August 24, 2015

    Best Practices for eLearning Recall and Retention

    By: Andrew Fayad

    The word “test” usually strikes fear into the hearts of learners, replete with anxiety and sweaty palms. That’s because in most cases, tests are used as a way for learners to prove to administrators that they’ve mastered the material: If a learner fails, it means he’s done something wrong. But if you’re using tests to […]

  • December 22, 2014

    Sticky Situations: Increasing Simulation Retention in Learners

    By: Andrew Fayad

    What do you get when you combine an international luxury goods manufacturer and a workforce made up of employees who have various levels of compliancy training? In typical scenarios, the same training is applied to all employees; after all, no one is exempt from workplace ethics. But, when using simulation-based training, forcing all employees to […]

  • December 17, 2014

    The Art of Chunking: How Content Organization Affects Learner Comprehension

    By: Andrew Fayad

    In our society, chunky can have both positive and negative connotations. Chunky babies and peanut butter: Great. Feeling chunky after the holiday season: Not so great. But when it comes to eLearning content, chunking won’t leave you feeling guilty and scrabbling for a diet. Instead, it’s an excellent way to group together information for the best […]

  • November 20, 2014

    Engagement Through Gamification

    By: Aaron Hill

    It’s not a new story—educators through time have struggled with engaging learners. Today’s instructional designers must find a way to engage eLearners while developing skills or changing behaviors to meet the goals of the training. Learners and designers don’t interact during the learning, so running nails down the chalkboard isn’t an option to wake a […]

  • May 14, 2014

    4 Ways to Increase Training Retention through eLearning

    By: Andrew Fayad

    In workplace training, learner retention is the gold standard for measuring the effectiveness of your course material, instructor and delivery method. Without sufficient retention rates, it’s in one ear – and gone by the time your learner heads for the conference room door. By switching up your methods, you can boost the efficiency of your […]

  • December 11, 2013

    Blended Learning: Timely Retention at Work

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Traditional training can leave your learners dragging their feet all the way to the conference room. And with that kind of attitude, there’s no way that workforce learners are going to retain the lackluster slides, presentations and training videos. By the time they shuffle back to their cubicles, the new knowledge is gone. Unless, of […]

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