Choosing between webinar and oneline course

Webinar vs. Online Course: How to Choose the Best One for Your Training

Agencies that were used to live in-person training have had to think hard about new ways to educate staff. Many workplaces are still remote or partially remote, and coming together into a meeting room for a live workshop just isn’t practical. Download Now: Remote Training Toolkit [Free Tool] This new normal has left many agencies …

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How To Offer Virtual Courses in Spanish and Other Languages

Training is communicating, at its most basic. So, if you’re not delivering your agency’s educational material in a language that makes sense, your learners will have trouble understanding. You need to offer multilingual training if you want to address cultural competency, safety, productivity, and compliance. Many public health programs have employees who don’t speak English …

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How To Hire a Remote Training Admin To Manage E-learning Programs

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Organizations that are moving their online training program into an online space are faced with a difficult decision that will endure for the life of the program. Does it make sense to hire a new facilitator who is skilled in online work, or train an existing employee to do the work?

Pros of hiring from within

Both decisions have pros and cons, and ultimately organizations must make a decision based on their individual needs. However, there are some clear benefits and drawbacks.

One top pro is that you know your employees and what they do. You have a history with them that indicates how adept they are at change or if they have untapped skills that can be used. It can make the transition much smoother. Internal employees also know you and what you do. It takes less time for these kinds of hires to understand the details of your organization and your mission. An existing trainer also has in-depth knowledge of your material and audience.

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Making Your Traditional Learning Program Virtual

Blended learning for health workers

Deciding to train health workers in an online classroom versus a traditional in-person setting is the easiest part of the undertaking. Virtual learning is an easy answer to educating a quickly growing workforce that has restrictions on travel, time and money.

The difficult part is in the execution. Most training programs for healthcare teams offer live instruction, and converting those training materials into an online format is about as easy is it is to move from a house you’ve lived in for decades.

Why Teaching About Health Disparities Transforms Communities

As an instructional designer, I use my expertise in teaching and learning to create learning experiences on a wide variety of health topics. Whether I’m developing a course on breast cancer genetics  or oral health, a significant part of the process is partnering with experts in the field to develop courses that are informative, engaging and effective.  Since many of these courses are written for frontline health workers, they must also motivate participants to make positive changes in their communities.