SHIFT's eLearning Blog

SHIFT's eLearning Blog

Our blog provides the latest best practices, tips, insights and thought leadership on modern corporate training, eLearning and mLearning.

By: Karla Gutierrez

December 6th, 2016

Adult Learning Theories Every Instructional Designer Must Know

Instructional & Graphic Design

As an instructional designer, you want to create courses that make a difference to your audience’s lives. You want to create courses that inspire them, that change mindsets and drive performance. In short, you want to create courses that are effective and hit the mark, every time.

Read More

By: Karla Gutierrez

December 1st, 2016

Mobile Learning Stats that Will Make You Rethink Your Training Strategy

mobile learning

There is no question that mobile devices are changing corporate learning forever. However, this doesn’t mean classroom-based training or formal eLearning courses are going away, it just means the mobile movement is demanding companies to rethink their training strategies and to create learning programs especially for mobile devices.

Read More

By: Karla Gutierrez

November 29th, 2016

Start Thinking of Micro Learning Moments Now

mobile learning | corporate training

Let’s be honest: your employees use smartphones and tablets every day, everywhere — including in your workplace.

Read More

By: Karla Gutierrez

November 24th, 2016

Four Ways to Create an Effective mLearning Strategy

mobile learning

Chief learning officers, learning leaders and training coordinators everywhere are well aware of the need to increase mobile training programs. After all, 26% of e-learning training was delivered to mobile devices last year — and that number is expected to continue to grow. 

Read More
10 Writing Strategies that Drive Up Learner Engagement

10 Writing Strategies that Drive Up Learner Engagement

Powerful writing is required for powerful eLearning. This eBook will help eLearning developers master the art of writing and tap into the power of words to create memorable courses.

By: Carol Evenson

November 22nd, 2016

How E-Learning Can Improve Productivity in the Workplace

eLearning

Employee productivity can be a tricky goal. Managers and supervisors try on a regular basis with a variety of tools to gain increased performance and with varying success. However, all realize sooner or later that the same tool doesn’t work on a permanent basis, and many times conditions or the organization limit the ability to use other tools that would produce results. So what to do as an alternative? Distance learning and e-learning are becoming more and more of a practical option for productivity improvement, particularly with training people in new skills sets and knowledge.

Read More

By: Karla Gutierrez

November 17th, 2016

How to Design eLearning That Meets Business Goals

eLearning

As an eLearning professional, you want to create masterpieces. You are a creative soul, an artist at heart. But you CANNOT be an artist who locks himself up in the ivory tower of his mind, works away on his canvas or manuscript that bears no resemblance to reality, and hopes that “someone” will appreciate his figment of imagination and buy his work. 

Read More

By: Karen Dikson

November 15th, 2016

5 Learning Tech Trends You Should Know About

Industry Trends

The digital space is bigger than ever. Nowadays, half of our lives happen on the Internet. Social media networks, information, and all the time spent online is making us evolve, some would say. As everything evolves, so does the learning world. Let’s take a look at five of the most important learning tech trends we’ll be seeing in 2017 and beyond:

Read More

By: Karla Gutierrez

November 10th, 2016

Connecting With Corporate eLearners: 6 Proven Ways That Work

eLearning

“Modern corporate learners” are an enigma. They want to learn but abhor classroom training. They crave deep learning experiences but do not want to sit for too long to “study.” This gives headaches to many L&D professionals. They have a hard time figuring out how to connect with their “enigmatic” audiences and make them pay heed to their messages. But L&D professionals do have one thing clear: the traditional didactic models of learning have outlived their needs. They need newer training models to connect with the modern corporate learner. They need to design learning content to appeal to their learners—a demanding breed that wants training to be developed and delivered considering their lives, likes, and routines. 

Read More