Nash-Boyd Learning Solution

Learning Specialists providing support to Corporate America

Month: August 2016

Webinar – Is it right for your organization

In its traditional definition, a webinar is an online seminar. Like a webcast, a webinar is also primarily one-way communication from a presenter to attendees.

However, webinars often employ interactive techniques such as polling, chatting, or whiteboard annotating.

If you think about how television newscasts have evolved over time, many modern news programs now incorporate audience interaction through social media and other techniques. It’s the same with a webinar. The information shared is mostly one-way from speaker to audience.

The speaker(s) use slides to present, while periodically involving attendees through polls and other brief interactions.

While some webinars can be highly interactive, most are not.

You might think of a webinar like a university class, with an expert professor behind a podium and hundreds of students sitting in an auditorium. The class will have some interactivity through questions-and-answers, assignments, and quizzes. But the large class size limits the type and frequency of interaction available.

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If your organization’s human resources department decided to hold informational sessions about a new company travel portal, and throughout the event they offered several opportunities for discussion and dialog, then this type of session—if held online— could be called a webinar.

Add Scenarios Into Existing Training

Scenario based e-learning need not be an all or nothing design.  You can add scenarios to your existing courses – whether they are classroom based or e-learning to improve learning outcomes.

We have really witnessed the benefit of adding scenarios to the instruction and seeing the Return-On_Investment when participants are in the workplace.

I will be adding scenarios later this week to share how the scenarios improve in the workplace.

Your Portfolio

Keeping your portfolio organized helps us show our prospective employer our history and line of experience without a sweat.

We believe that a well-organized portfolio will demonstrate to our customers that we put some thought into learning and we are the resident experts in all we do.  

How do you handle your portfolio?

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Learning is our Passion

We will list some of our methods for organizing and showcasing our Portfolio over the next few days.

See you soon.