thirst.io blog posts

creating eLearning content in an age of empowered learners

In fact, the age of forced learning for employees is gone and the age of empowered learners is here; today, we’re seeing a drive towards people wanting to do better and be better at their jobs, or even try new things, in a bid to boost job satisfaction and career progression. And, not only have […]

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do people learn better in their own time or at work?

Whether you learn better through textbooks, images or one-on-one with a mentor, each person subconsciously approaches the way they absorb information differently. But what about when and where that person is learning – do environment and time factor? Training is a highly-valued tool for both employers and employees and, without it, businesses would be forced […]

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using audio to enhance the eLearning experience

Do you ever feel like you understand something better when someone explains a concept to you, even though you’ve already read about it? It’s so important not to underestimate the importance of using audio in eLearning and how it can open the door to understanding in a way that sometimes text just can’t. From building […]

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multi-device eLearning is easier to create than you think

We now use our smartphones and tablets for pretty much all web-based services, and eLearning is no exception. Users expect that level of freedom to complete their courses as and when they can – regardless of whether they are in the office, sat at home, or in between meetings. Developing a single course that works […]

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key skills needed by learning professionals today

In years gone by, some skills might have been delivering courses face to face, booking trainers over the phone, or planning an induction course. Today, we might still have to do that, but we are also expected to be able to handle a whole host of new digital technologies and come up with solutions which […]

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choosing an eLearning authoring tool in 2020

1.     How is your course going to get to your LMS? Let’s start with your learners. What type of LMS are your learners going to be accessing your eLearning content on? Most Learning Management Systems allow you to upload SCORM files, and most authoring tools allow you to export to SCORM, in which case […]

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top tips for building a professional learning network

Swing back a hundred years and feeling empowered to share ideas, ask questions and seek knowledge was something frequently limited by distance, money and social barriers – but our reality couldn’t be any more different today. Particularly in the West, no matter gender, social position or political affiliation, the 20th Century saw children given free […]

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why social learning is taking online training to the next level

Social learning theory highlights that one of the most effective ways to learn is through watching, listening and doing; a blend of learning styles which together help us to better understand, retain and apply new knowledge to situations. That’s why, today, it’s becoming a crucial element of the eLearning experience, with new techniques bringing social […]

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improving efficiency and consistency across your elearning creation teams

Challenge 1: How do I enable my team to produce a consistent course experience?  You’ve designed the look and feel for the course, selected an appropriate colour theme and deduced the most accessible font for your user base. You’ve agreed on the colour for the text and how large the writing should appear.  Then… your […]

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