Your Policy Training Stinks! Try Something Better.

This is the first article in our ongoing series focusing on real-world case study projects. Each month we’ll look at a project from 2 perspectives: an Instructional Designer / Developer and a Manager / Program Administrator. Each article will highlight what you can take away from the project, to use in your own work. This first…

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For six years now, ThinkingKap has been speaking at the Chicago eLearning and Technology Showcase, and this year was no different. In addition to the TK booth we had set up, we presented two separate sessions: Fun Compliance Training – More Than Just Checking The Box and Maximize eLearning Engagement by Converting Narration Scripts into Interactive Dialog….

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10 Awesome Training Engagement Techniques from the Last Year

Wow! As we mentioned yesterday, it’s been a LONG time since we blogged, so it feels good to stretch our typing fingers and re-enter the interweb once again. We may have taken a hiatus from blogging, but everything else has been full steam ahead here at ThinkingKap. So, to jump start our return, we thought…

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ThinkingKap’s eLearn Blog is BACK!

Have you been feeling like something has been missing in your life over the last year and a half? Has something just felt mysteriously unfulfilling? Never fear, the eLearn blog has returned to the airwaves! Things have been crazy busy working on client projects and such, but we’re BEYOND ready to return to giving back…

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How Training is Like Boot Camp (and How it Isn’t)

When it comes to training, there’s nothing more intense than boot camp. Since the days of ancient Sparta, almost every society on earth has used brutal initiation to turn average citizens into warriors. One look at history, and it’s pretty hard to ignore the results. More recent times have shown the application of boot camp’s…

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Training Lessons from the Developing World

What can we learn from schools in the developing world? You’re probably used to seeing this question the other way around. That’s because we rarely look at people we perceive as less fortunate and ask, what are they doing right? But a closer look at a classroom without technology, or even furniture, demonstrates the essence…

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eLearning Dropout Rates

eLearning Dropout Rates and What to Do About Them

It seems like everyone’s taking an e-course these days. But according to recent studies, only a tiny fraction of them are actually finishing their courses. These eLearning dropout rates illustrate some hard truths about training. eLearning Dropout Rates The attrition rates for e-courses are like nothing we’ve ever seen in classroom learning. A study by…

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Preparing for Learner Objections to eLearning

We all know that change can be a difficult thing—even when it’s for the best. And because of that, many times, with change comes opposition. If you’re considering switching your training to an eLearning format, familiarize yourself with some of the common learner objections to eLearning so you can address these concerns before they become…

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