Category: Courses

Game Design for Learning

Gamification has been a trendy word in the industry for several years now, but what does it really mean? Discover the basic attributes of games and what kinds of games are best for different types of learning. Find out how the basic elements of games can be used to increase learning transfer. Who should attend: Instructional designers, facilitators, and other learning professionals who are seeking new ways to affect the impact of their learning events will benefit from this course.

Developing Practice Exercises and Assessment Materials

Valid practice exercises are the only way learners can acquire new skills and knowledge. Assessments are important for demonstrating competence in new skills and knowledge. The best way for people to learn to perform new tasks and competencies is to practice them in a way that simulates, as closely as possible, the actual work environment in which the task is to be performed. This improves the chances that the new skills will be transferred from the training environment to the workplace. Create exercises and assessments that support your learning events. Who should attend: Any learning professional who desires confirmation that learners are acquiring new skills and knowledge will benefit from this course.

Developing Activities for Virtual Training

Effective virtual training requires a different mindset about participant engagement. You have less control over participants' physical learning environments, so you must compensate by creating training activities they will want to actively engage in. Discover the opportunities for engagement available in virtual training platforms and explore ideas for virtual training activities.Who should attend:Instructional designers, trainers, and other learning professionals interested in exploring new delivery modalities will benefit from this course.

Designing and Developing for the Online Classroom

Moving your training to the live facilitated world of virtual classrooms enables you to reach more learners. However, you cannot expect what you designed for the face-to-face classroom to work as successfully in the virtual classroom. You need an updated approach. Learn how to create dynamic, consumable, and engaging learner experiences in the virtual classroom. Who should attend: Instructional designers and facilitators interested in moving their content from the traditional classroom to the virtual classroom will benefit from this course.

Data Analysis and Statistics for Needs Assessment

The data collected in a needs assessment are only useful after they have been analyzed to determine what they mean. Data can be analyzed at different levels and from different perspectives, depending on the purpose of the needs assessment. Receive an introduction to the intricacies of data analysis and statistics. Who should attend: Talent development professionals who are involved in the needs assessment process will benefit from this course. Additionally, those who are responsible for reviewing the output of a needs assessment will benefit from understanding how data are analyzed and recommendations are made.

Delivering Virtual Presentations

Delivering a virtual presentation is very different from delivering a presentation in a face-to-face setting, and doing it for the first time can be daunting. You may think you have none of the nonverbal feedback that is available in a face-to-face presentation setting, but this is not necessarily true. Discover how to deliver interactive, engaging virtual presentations through what you say and how you say it.Who should attend:Professionals who deliver virtual training, webinars, and sales pitches online will benefit from this course.

Designing and Developing Blended Learning

Blended learning is more than just adding an online session to a learning program. Just as traditional classroom events are best created with an intentional design process, each component of a blended approach should be considered with the same rigor. Learn delivery methods available for a blended approach, and consider when they are best used. Who should attend: Instructional designers, trainers, and other learning professionals interested in exploring new delivery modalities will benefit from this course.

Course and Lesson Outline Basics

By organizing your training course before you develop the materials, you build a road map for yourself and others working with you to complete the project. You also have a format to explain the structure of the training course to others. Course design that follows the job itself is the strongest path to successful learning transfer. Learn the ROPES method, a systematic and proven way to outline lessons and build courses. Who should attend: New instructional designers and others new to the learning profession will benefit from this course.

Creating Visuals for Virtual Presentations

A virtual presentation provides a much richer experience than just a phone call. You can share images and text, and demonstrate software on your own computer in real time. Explore the guidelines for visuals in any format, as well as special considerations for virtual presentations.Who should attend:Professionals who deliver virtual training, webinars, and sales pitches online will benefit from this course.

Communicating Effectively During Change

Communication is important at all times in a business environment, but especially during times of change. Employees want information, answers, and reassurance. Change leaders must be prepared to communicate these effectively and to a diverse range of individuals and cultures. Learn specific tactics for communicating about change with employees and stakeholders at different levels, as well as how to receive and react to feedback. Who should attend: Leaders and managers contemplating a change management effort at any level will benefit from this course.

Compelling Virtual Presentations

People cannot and will not pay attention online for as long as they would in a live setting. If your virtual presentation is not relevant and compelling, attendees will quickly turn to multitasking or, worse, leave the session. Learn the aspects of a compelling virtual presentation, from the invitation through the final Q&A wrap-up.Who should attend: Professionals who deliver virtual training, webinars, and sales pitches online will benefit from this course.

Assessing with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Multiple-choice questions are a common form of assessment, but they can also create a host of challenges that prevent them from effectively measuring learning. Assessments are meant to measure the results of instruction. Learn how to create and assess defensible multiple-choice assessments to accompany your instruction. Identify the common language problems that often make multiple-choice questions unclear, confusing, or ambiguous. Who should attend: Learning professionals who are responsible for creating accurate and easily scored assessments will benefit from this course.

Collecting Data for a Training Needs Assessment

Nearly every training project involves some sort of data collection to understand the need and craft the best solution. It is important to understand specific tools and techniques to ensure that your data quality is good. Explore four common data collection techniques and learn to what situations each is best suited. Who should attend: Talent development professionals who are tasked with improving performance and closing skills gaps will benefit from learning how to collect data on those gaps to identify true learning needs.

Assembling a Change Management Team

Change is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be painful. Successful change initiatives start with a detailed analysis of the situation and a solid vision and strategy for carrying out the change. A change management team is crucial for executing these items. Discover the skills, competencies, and roles required for a successful change management team. Who should attend: Leaders and managers contemplating a change management effort at any level will benefit from this course.

Articulate Storyline Certificate

The Articulate Storyline Certificate is a hands-on workshop that explores everything you need to know to immediately hit the ground running using Storyline to create cutting edge, interactive e-learning programs.

ATD Certificate in Strategic Leadership

This innovative leadership training program includes assessments, simulations, role play, and individualized feedback to help you create your personal leadership style, influence team members, and build relationships.

Adult Learning: Developing Learning Content

In this self-paced course, learn how to use adult learning techniques, principles, and models to improve your course development process. Create training content and learning activities that meets the needs of adult learners.

Adobe Captivate Certificate

The Adobe Captivate Certificate program is a practical workshop that covers everything you need to know to create visually rich, artistic, and highly interactive customized e-learning.

Learning in the Network Age – Online Course

Find out how digital technology is changing learning, and how to build your own learning network, with this online course on learning in the network age.

Geohealth – Online Course

Explore how spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to understand and improve public health.

Eliminating Trachoma – Online Course

Discover how communities and experts are joining together to end trachoma disease across 42 endemic countries by the year 2020.

Online Precalculus Course – FutureLearn

Gain an awareness of the mathematical knowledge and skills required to take a first course in calculus, with the University of Padova’s online course.

Healthcare Research – Online Course

Find out how to conduct and evaluate nursing research. Use your findings to inform best practice and guidelines. Join Coventry University’s online course.

Data to Insight – Online Course

A hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis and visualisation emphasizing key ideas and analytic tools.

Heart Health – Online Course

Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in the UK and worldwide. Understand how the cardiovascular system works in both health and disease.

Biochemistry – Online Course

Explore the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, discovering why graduates are in demand; with the Biochemical Society.

Understand Influenza – Online Course

Learn about the influenza virus with this online course that covers flu biology, epidemiology and history, as well as looking at bird flu and pig flu.

Begin Programming – Online Course

Learn basic Java programming by developing a mobile game that you can run on your computer, Android phone or tablet.

Soils – Online Course

Learn about soils, the variety of life they contain and how humans impact this fragile system, with this free online course.

Smart Choices – Online Course

A free online course from UCAS to help students understand the wealth of UK higher education opportunities open to them.

Writing Better Emails – online course

Develop your planning, organising, writing and editing skills, to write more effective and efficient emails. Join the British Council’s online course.

Web Science – Online Course

Explore how the web has changed our world and what the future might hold, with this free online course introducing Web Science.

Hispanic Film and Culture – Online Course

Get an introduction to Hispanic film on Purdue University’s online course. Explore work by Luis Buñuel, Pedro Almodóvar and Guillermo del Toro.

Living Well with Diabetes

Examine the concepts of health, wellness and holism and understand what it means to have an illness like diabetes. Join Deakin University’s online course.

STEM resourcing and diversity – Online Course

Learn how to make STEM activities with young people relevant and inclusive as a STEM Ambassador or volunteer in science, technology, engineering or maths.

Modern Building Design – Online Course

Learn how climate change, technology and regulation are changing modern building design and professional practice in construction.