Why Use Gamification in eLearning

Why Use Gamification in eLearning     Let’s tie two awesome things together: learning and playing games. Sounds like a winner, right? (Yes.) And believe it or not, we’ve been doing this naturally since our grade-school days. Whether it was playing sports in PE (Physical Education) or joining Chess Club for analytical gaming, we learned…

Talking Politics in the Workplace—OK as Mental Health or HR Issue?

Talking Politics in the Workplace—OK as Mental Health or HR Issue?     Your employees know they can traditionally “get in trouble” if they talk about certain topics—say politics—in the workplace. Which, in turn, makes it frustrating and confusing when something happens in the country and your employees want to comment on it.    …

How Holographic Classrooms Will Improve Learning and Development in the Future

How Holographic Classrooms Will Improve Learning and Development in the Future     It’s already written in the stars with shows like Star Wars, Star Trek and many other childhood shows for Generation X that holograms are a reality. Whatever we thought was “futuristic” back then, seems to be making its way around to our…

How To Make Training Videos Interesting on a Budget

How To Make Training Videos Interesting on a Budget     Use a software simulation inside your video Use transitions and b-roll to spice up any monotony If you’re in Learning and Development, you likely have to create training videos. Of course, training videos have the reputation of being either snoozers or required for compliance,…

Three Key Essentials for an Instructional Designer

Three Key Essentials for an Instructional Designer     We could’ve said: A computer, the internet, and an instructional design program. Or, an authoring tool, word processing software, and good writing skills. But that would’ve been too easy. Instead, we’re giving you the top three treasures Miranda Park Learning considers essentials.     #1: A…