How to increase the training compliance rate in a healthcare organization

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Contrary to tradition, the majority of the training in healthcare is now available as eLearning. Of course, there will always be courses that need to be facilitated via face-to-face, like CPR, but the rest of the statutory and mandatory training is completed in front of a PC at the learner’s convenience and pace.

In this post we will look at 5 tips on how you can boost the compliance figures of an organization, focusing primarily on healthcare.

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15-point Post-Course Evaluation Checklist for eLearning Developers

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Evaluating your eLearning course by the toughest judges – your learners, is the cornerstone of eLearning development. Receiving feedback from your learners enables you, the instructional designer, to improve your course.

Since iteration is a recurring step in the eLearning course design, it follows each time after the evaluation step.
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Evaluating Your eLearning

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So, your new eLearning course is ready to be launched and you are all excited about the prospects of “immensely” pleased stakeholders in your organization.

You know you have integrated the complete bells and whistles of an eLearning program: from using branched scenarios to interactive labeled diagrams. You even have a compelling storyline set in the backdrop of your organization. Your CEO is a cool lady who allowed you to use her cartoon version as an avatar to motivate learners. What more could you possibility need to add to your cauldron of successful spells?

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Interviewing Potential Online Facilitators

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Hiring an online instructor or a facilitator is one of the most significant decisions you may make for your newly launched course. Be wary of face-to-face instructors eager to teach your online courses. Online teaching is not the same as face-to-face instruction. It requires certain personality traits that help an individual succeed in the online medium.

Online instruction naturally demands more online contact hours than face-to-face instruction. Candidates should also be able to express themselves better in writing. They should be prepared to provide on-going support beyond the office-hours indicated in their job description.

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The stages of eLearning content development

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The most common question I hear as an eLearning Coordinator is this:

“Can we have this via eLearning?”

It’s my moment. I take my time, pretending I’m thinking it through, and after shaking my head, I reply:

“Yes, just tell me how much time and how many resources we have”.

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eLearning for the travel industry with eFrontPro

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It’s summer time (at least in this hemisphere), and hundreds of millions of people are already planning their vacations. Except travel industry people, who aren’t going anywhere, as they have to help all those millions plan, book and enjoy their holidays.

It’s a competitive industry, travel, and one where employees have to juggle tons of facts in order to help their clients – being able to help them find picturesque villas in South France, exciting off-road routes in the Australian Outback and cheap rooms to let in Santorini.

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OpenSesame integration in eFrontPro 4.2.0

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Have you checked out the latest eFrontPro 4.2.0 update? If you haven’t, you should.

It might sound like “just a point release” but, as usual with eFrontPro updates, it packs a mighty punch, with new features such as revamped ILT support, one-click upgrades, new question types, improved security and more.

In this post, though, we’ll focus in one of the most eagerly awaited new features, integration with OpenSesame, a leading SCORM compatible eLearning content provider, which enables you to search for and purchase ready-made content to add to your courses right from within eFrontPro’s administration panel.

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Scaling with eLearning: How & Where to Grow

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You’ve already invested in eLearning, and you’re reaping the rewards. Or maybe you’re interested in why you should be investing in eLearning. Here’s a snapshot of some of the benefits to you:

  • Empowering and motivating your workforce with training that slots simultaneously into their work routine, without depriving employees of desk time in the office.
  • Functional, engaging learning that can be revisited when convenient.
  • Tailored to every part of your workforce’s individual, distinct requirements.
  • Affordable, fully manageable in-house and adaptable.

But how can you scale your eLearning investment effectively?

I – with the help of a little research – can help you there.

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Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

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Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. A huge part of our social lives already happens online rather than in the “real world”. And while individual social media networks might rise and fall (remember MySpace?), social networking itself is not going anywhere.

It makes sense then to want to use those powerful and hugely popular platforms for things besides posting cat videos or catching up with Alex from high school. And indeed, people already use them for things ranging from gaming down to email replacement and even disaster management. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning?

In this post we’ll go through the six most popular social media networks and evaluate their fitness for the task.
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5 ways to identify your star employees through eLearning

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In IT there’s this notion of a 10x programmer. This legendary creature is someone who is ten times more productive than the average programmer (in other words someone who contributes as much as ten other employees).

Admittedly this might be a little on the hyperbolic side, but the truth is that in any industry there are indeed employees that are much more valuable, motivated and productive than their colleagues.

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