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AHEC of Southeastern Massachusetts: An E-learning Case Study

Talance Blog - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:00
How AHEC of Southeastern Massachusetts launched two new courses online and kicked off a new e-learning method of serving learners.

Top 10 Ways To Help Learner Retention You Might Not Have Known

Talance Blog - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 17:36
Following the positive response we received from our article Ways to Increase E-learning Participation, we offer 10 more ways to help learners lock away lessons.

The Beginner’s Guide To Blending Live and Computer-Based Training

Talance Blog - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 21:03
Your learners will thank you for discovering the best way of delivering educational materials.

A Guide To Online Learning Delivery

Talance Blog - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:15
While defining the way you deliver training online might be confusing to the uninitiated, there is a method that the industry follows. Here's a handy little guide to how e-learning is delivered, which is summed up in two words: asynchronous and synchronous.

5 Apps & Tech Tools to Try for Online Training

Talance Blog - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:57
Dozens of new services and promise to bring strength to your online training program. Here are five that are honestly useful.

Training Delivery Trends Every Leader Must Know

Talance Blog - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:33
What’s hot in online education delivery methods, and why your organization can’t ignore any of them. Learners keep raising the bar on what they expect in terms of education. It seems anything can drive the need to expand and elevate what you offer them. It might be availability (can they take the course in the […]

Build a Better Online Training Team

Talance Blog - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:33
With the right team in place, your organization can establish and a successful e-learning program that meets the needs of your learners. The only way to create an online learning program that works and complements your organization is to plug into the right brainpower. But your team of training employees will look a little different […]

10 Ways To Increase Enrollment In Your New Online Learning Program

Talance Blog - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:33
Any training program needs extra effort to encourage enrollment, especially new ones. Here are 10 tips you can use to increase enrollment in your program. Form partnerships with other programs and organizations Team up with similar or complimentary programs or neighboring organizations, and ask them to co-promote the online course with you. You can often […]

Is Your Organization Ready For E-learning?

Talance Blog - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:15
Answering a handful of key questions in this readiness quiz will let you assess how well your organization will adapt to a shift to online training, and tell you where you have the most work to do to prepare.

Questions to Ask Learners Before Starting a Course

Talance Blog - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:29
Make your participants’ online experience a success by identifying their strengths and weaknesses before they begin. After months of planning, designing and working, you’re ready to offer your first online course. It’s been a detailed process that involved buy-in from administrators and department heads, and training for your staff. You’ve got the technology set up […]

Clearer Courses

Talance Blog - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 20:45
The key to making better online courses is to test, revise, and test again.

Excellent Video That Explains Patient Navigators

Talance Blog - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:40
Massachusetts Department of Public Heath's Patient Navigation Training program has a new video that shows what navigators do beautifully.

Ways to Increase E-learning Participation

Talance Blog - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:09
Beginning any new training program can be an exercise in anxiety. Testing, piloting and review are essential steps that lead to a more successful program, but the true test of the effectiveness of a program is when your participants succeed. Engagement varies widely, depending on the course and who’s taking it. And there’s no one […]

Why Should You Choose E-Learning?

Talance Blog - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 22:57
When I reflect on our most successful online training projects, I see patterns. The same reasons for shifting from live training to e-learning appear again and again. I’ve never formally made a list, but it turns out someone else has. In the 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark report based on their annual benchmarking survey, the “key […]

10 Ways To Stretch Your Training Budget

Talance Blog - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 20:42
1. Look seriously at your existing training. Complacency could be costing you money. Look at the way you’re already handling training, and decide if it’s really the best way to continue. You may be struggling with outdated materials or expensive trainers. A total overhaul of your training methods could paradoxically be the way to save […]

7 Supereffective Ways To Address Every Course

Talance Blog - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 21:32
It's a common misconception that each online course is the same as the one before it. Courses are made up of people, and everyone is different. Your program and your facilitator have to adapt each training session to fit the people in it if you hope to succeed. These are seven common hurdles in online programs and some easy solutions.

Washington helps hundreds of community health workers begin new careers

Talance Blog - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 00:20
Washington’s Office of Healthy Communities offers an innovative online training program for a new breed of workers that could help define the future of healthcare. WOBURN, MA–The Office of Healthy Communities already works with community members by funding programs that improve health, such as cancer screenings and help with substance abuse. Now the Washington Department […]

7 Resources That Will Improve Your Training Program’s Accessibility

Talance Blog - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:54
The following resources will help program directors understand what's so important about making courses available to everyone, along with some tips to improve what you offer.

The 10 Biggest Fears Your Staff Has About E-learning (And How To Overcome Them)

Talance Blog - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 21:55
Acceptance, adjustment, and setting expectations are critical to overcoming obstacles with training your staff online.

Case Study: Success with Blended Learning

Talance Blog - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 22:09
The Office of Healthy Communities at the Washington Department of Health's high aspirations: train 500 health workers per year.
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