The Role of Colour Psychology in How People Learn

Damian Hehir colours, e-learning

Colour is important in e-learning for a number of reasons. It is crucial for branding, for example, and it contributes to the professional appearance of your e-learning courses. Importantly, colour also plays a role in how people learn. This brings us to the field of colour psychology. Colour psychology is an area of study that looks at how colours affect …

The Environmental Benefits of E-Learning

Damian Hehir Benefits, e-learning, Environmental

Decisions on training development and delivery strategies often focus on the business benefits – benefits such as reduced costs, better results, and improved return on investment. However, there is another category of benefits that doesn’t get the same level of attention: the environmental benefits of e-learning. As organisations across all sectors work to minimise their environmental impact, it is worthwhile …

8 Qualities to Look for in an E-Learning Developer

Damian Hehir e-learning

There are various steps you should go through when selecting an e-learning developer to produce training content for your organisation. This includes checking the services that are being offered, past work history, and the process that will be followed.  It’s also important to dig deeper to make sure the developer will be a good fit for your organisation. Ensuring there …

Competency-Based Training Design Tips and Best Practices

Damian Hehir e-learning, General, training

Most training involves providing learners with training courses, including e-learning courses. Learners are then either encouraged or told to complete the courses that are relevant to them. Competency-based training is different as the objective is not to get the learner to complete a particular course. Instead, the objective is to help the learner achieve the required level of competency in …

The Importance of Planning When Creating Multilingual, Multinational Corporate Training

Damian Hehir e-learning, General

The influence of geographical borders and the location of people is less important now than ever before. One of the results of this new business reality is that more and more organisations are creating multilingual, multinational corporate training, i.e., training and e-learning content that is suitable for staff in multiple locations. Multilingual, multinational training content is even beneficial for people …

6 Content and Design Best Practices When Creating Multilingual Corporate Training

Damian Hehir e-learning

Creating multilingual corporate training isn’t just about getting the text translated. Text and language also impact the visual appearance of e-learning courses, so changing the language can have a dramatic impact. It isn’t just about visuals, either, as text is essential to the learning process. Voiceovers in videos and audio elements are similarly essential. For these reasons, it’s important to …

9 Training and Development Strategies for a Hybrid Workplace

9 Training and Development Strategies for a Hybrid Workplace

Damian Hehir e-learning

One of the business outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic is an increase in hybrid working arrangements. Hybrid working is where employees spend part of their working week in the office and the rest working from home. How do you ensure you continue to deliver on your training and development objectives when people are working remotely for large parts of the …

9 Compliance Training Problems and How to Fix Them

9 Compliance Training Problems and How to Fix Them

Damian Hehir e-learning, technology

There aren’t too many people in the UAE or Saudi Arabia who look forward to compliance training. It is often boring, and the topics can be challenging. However, the importance of compliance training cannot be disputed. If you don’t provide good training on compliance topics, your company will face increased risks – legal, financial, and reputational. So, how do you …

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using Animation in E-Learning

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using Animation in E-Learning

Damian Hehir e-learning

In e-learning, animations are highly effective tools for explaining topics and concepts, including those that are complex. They are also an excellent way of varying the content you present to learners, including to break up text. While they offer a lot of benefits, animations must be carefully created to ensure they have a positive impact on the learner experience and …

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Benefits of Using E-Learning in the Finance Sector

Damian Hehir e-learning

The continuous and ongoing training of employees is essential for companies in the finance sector. Training is important to maintain high standards of customer service, mitigate risks, and help organisations achieve their strategic objectives. The finance sector is also going through significant change, with new technologies being a driving factor. However, even with the changes taking place in the industry …