Microlearning

The 4 Potential Pitfalls of Microlearning

Microlearning, the practice of learning in small learning units, is the new craze in the learning and development industry. The reason behind microlearning’s recent popularity revolves around three things: workers are time-constrained, obsessed with mobile devices, and are impatient. Today’s average U.S. employee works 47 hours a week, 49% of employees work 50 hours or more per …

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Sage Advice for Delivering Strong and Reliable Tech Support

ReadyTech recently received a letter from a customer, thanking us for our great tech support. The letter complimented our support team’s “responsive, professional and courteous” assistance. A short excerpt from the letter read: Whether it is a request dealing with deployment or a last-minute event change, your team handles it quickly and with extreme professionalism …

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VILT Software: A Perfect Match for Today’s Instructors

Making the move from traditional training to virtual instructor-led training (VILT) makes sense for organizations, students and instructors. For training organizations, the comparison of in person training vs. online training is particularly easy because switching to online training is an extremely cost-effective way to train students. In fact, online training is an accepted way to increase an organization’s revenue. Studies have found that …

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An Expert’s Guide to Deliver Effective Virtual Training

There is no question that engaging virtual audiences can be extremely difficult for novice instructors, as well as for experienced ones. Kassy LaBorie, instructional designer, author and principal consultant at Kassy LaBorie Consulting, describes how to break the mold of static lecture-style trainings. Her strategies described below will help ReadyTech instructors ensure the effective delivery of …

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4 Practices That Improve Employee Engagement & Productivity

In today’s workforce, a large number of employees are disengaged and consistently not working at full productive capacity. In fact, about $11 billion is lost each year due to employee turnover, and companies with engaged employees outperform companies with disengaged employees by 202%. According to a recent study, engaged employees—those with an emotional and functional commitment to an organization—possess …

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Valuable Insights from ATD’s TechKnowledge 2018 Conference

In late January, we attended ATD’s TechKnowledge 2018 conference at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Covering numerous topics such as elearning, virtual classrooms, management, strategy, and emerging technologies—this 3-day event was both eye opening and informative. We wanted to share the most interesting ideas and key takeaways from the conference: Anthoine Wurth, CEO of Mindmarker, presented on …

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Virtual Training Labs: Increasing the Value of Training

Today’s top performing companies not only recognize the importance of their employees, but also the critical need to provide the right skills at the right time for the right people. And embracing the best training methods successfully enables employees. When organizations search for these training methods, virtual training labs cannot be overlooked. These cloud-based, virtual training environments help organizations deliver better …

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Online Training Platforms

The Online Training Platforms: What Works and What Doesn’t?

When the online training platforms was first introduced more than a decade ago, it created fear and anxiety among instructors. Understandably, they were worried that machines and algorithms would replace them. Fortunately, that was not the case. In fact, Deloitte University Press estimates that more than 24 million people have used at least one form of virtual …

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Online Training Delivery Advice for Guaranteed Teaching Success

Don’t forget the importance of an introduction At the beginning of every course, assume this is your students’ first time using an online training platform, such as ReadyTech’s Instructor-Led Training or Self-Paced Training Solutions. Provide students with a short introduction (or better yet, a step-by-step manual) on how to use the virtual training software, particularly how to engage with the …

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Why Hospitals are Using Virtual Software for EMR Training?

In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. While the Act provides billions in incentive payments to physician practices, hospitals and healthcare organizations to expand digital access to health records, most major health systems underestimate the time, energy and …

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