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5 Best Moodle Themes for Version 3.5

The theme you apply to your Moodle website helps shape the user experience of your learners. A good theme should be clean, functional, and make your LMS features easy to navigate. Here are five effective themes for your Moodle 3.5 website.

Moodle Themes - Why is It Good to Use a Theme

Design is a crucial element of a learner's experience. A great design will help a learner stay engaged with the content and easily navigate an eLearning site to take advantage of all the features it has to offer. If you use Moodle to deliver your content, installing a theme is the easiest way to provide a consistent experience across your eLearning site.

How to Evaluate Training and Learning Performance Effectively

eLearning programs have huge potential when it comes to empowering employees with a sense of purpose and opening up new possibilities for personal and professional growth. However, when the corporate world usually measures success with numbers, how can you implement training evaluation and prove that your eLearning program is a success and that it generates a satisfying ROI? Here are some of the ways you can assess the impact of an L&D program and demonstrate its value.

Innovative Learning: Strategies for Fostering Different Thinking

How are new ideas received in your organization? Is innovative learning part of your L&D strategy? Do people feel comfortable with voicing their opinions and thoughts? Is a new idea likely to result in a change?

Listening to new ideas and encouraging outside-the-box thinking are characteristics of innovative businesses. An organization that doesn't value and encourage innovation can become stagnant and miss out on opportunities. We should also take note that innovation and training are closely connected.

Learning Experience Design: Keys to an Effective Learning Journey

Designers who create software, apps and other digital products typically adopt an approach where user experience (UX) is the focal point. Design teams, therefore, often work on creating an experience more than a product through methodologies such as agile workflows, design sprints, constant testing and UX-based best practices.

When it comes to instructional design models used by L&D teams, these models seem to move at a slower pace when compared to current design trends. When these design models are unable to catch up with the trends, they fail to meet the expectations of the learners, which may result in disengagement due to the poor user experience. Emerging technologies in education are making it easier than before to develop and deliver content. At the same time, L&D professionals should continuously rethink their design approach to offer the best learning experience possible.

The Science of eLearning: Understanding How Learners Engage with Content

As part of learning and development, the L&D team entails keeping up with industry trends and discovering new ways to meet learners' expectations. In fact, a lot of eLearning resources focus on sharing the best practices and telling you how to design courses without explaining the science behind a good eLearning program design.

You need to achieve a deeper understanding of the purpose behind each learning, so that you can develop better eLearning programs. Here are some of the key concepts to apply when you are developing programs adapting to the needs and goals of your organization.

Using Email Courses to Enhance Your Training Programs

Developing an ongoing training program gives employees the opportunity to keep up with changes in your industry while addressing any existing skill gaps. It also helps learners maintain knowledge, and also providing them with the chance to acquire new skills and gain access to new career opportunities.

Emerging technologies in education are making it easier than ever to develop and deliver ongoing training programs, but many organizations are still approaching training as one-time events, for instance, by limiting training to an orientation for new hires.

Digital Transformation: The Future of L&D

Digital transformation is characterized by the use of technology to replace traditional workflows. For many businesses, this switch towards digital workflows has resulted in a new way to organize work and in a new value proposition.

Digital transformation makes businesses more flexible and competitive, but there are challenges to implementing this transformation successfully, including the need for a new business culture.

4 Design Trends Influencing eLearning

The design and user experience of a site or app play a crucial role in grabbing users’ attention and keeping them scrolling and interacting with the content. Whether the purpose of a site or app is to get them to watch another video or complete a course, the content and layout should be designed with a specific goal in mind.

The different design elements or strategies used to grab and retain users’ attention apply to eLearning as well. Using these current design trends when creating eLearning content will have a positive impact on user engagement.

Preparing Your Employees for the Future of Work

A successful ongoing training program is vital for a company's success. Employees need access to training, so they can improve their job performance and address weaknesses that could be costly for the employer. Businesses that provide training and development opportunities see an overall increase in productivity, morale and job satisfaction, and the results are more consistent with fewer turnovers to better equip for the future of work.

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