2018 Roundup: Best Of Blogs
Listen. We get it. For most of us out here doing our absolute best ‘adulting’ every day, we know that often, life gets in the way of our best intentions. From canceled plans, to dusty gym memberships, to hair that can be washed ‘tomorrow,’ life gets inexcusably busy.
So in case you missed some of our best blogs this year – we know, you’d never miss one of our posts – we’ve rounded up our top-5 best blogs of 2018. You can thank us later, you know, when you send out all those other thank-you cards that you’ve been meaning to send all year.
Vector’s Launching 3D Modeling and Animation In Course Development
“If there’s one constant in eLearning, it’s that nothing ever stays the same. And it’s that constant evolution, innovation and ingenuity that makes our industry so cutting-edge when it comes to developing methods with which to deliver course content.
“And right now, two big trends are 3D modeling and animation.
“For how engaging it is, it should come as no surprise that 3D modeling and learning approaches, including augmented reality, will soon earn a place in the standard suite of online training products. And beyond beloved Disney and Pixar characters, animation has the power to spark creativity and transport us.
“But all of their fantastical – almost otherworldly – capabilities notwithstanding, 3D modeling and animation also have much more practical applications. In fact, they can both be valuable eLearning tools that foster an emotional connection and get online learners excited about the eLearning process.”
Read more to learn the benefits of 3D modeling and animation here.
Nudge Software: A New Trend in eLearning
“Most people share one thing in common: They don’t like being told what to do. In fact, research has shown one of the quickest ways to lower motivation is to try to force people to make changes – even if they agree with the end goal – because it’s human nature to refuse things we don’t want and not resist things we do.
Simply put, it’s how the brain is structured.
“Richard Thaler, a recent Nobel Prize-winning behavioral economist who co-authored the Nudge Theory, suggests that ‘… positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions to try to achieve non-forced compliance can influence the motives, incentives, and decision making of groups and individuals, at least as effectively – if not more effectively – than direct instruction, legislation, or enforcement.’”
Read more about how nudge software offers a no-brainer solution for those looking to motivate learners.
What Project Management Professionals Need to Know About Certification Renewals
“You’ve finally earned your spot among the few elite Project Management Professionals, and your PMP training and hard work have finally paid off. You’re all set, right? Well, not quite …
“As the adage suggests, ‘The more things change, the more they stay the same.’ And for those in project management – which has specific certification requirements and renewals – you likely know this to be all too true.
“Because in an industry that is constantly evolving, it’s never proven more critical to expand skills in order to enhance the quality of the services project managers provide. Certification renewal requirements – as cumbersome as they may often feel – are designed to encourage continuing professional education through courses and other activities that help serve clients more effectively.”
Learn more about all the ways RedVector can help your organization stay safe, sound and certified.
Augmented Reality Apps in the Workplace: Vector Solutions Launches First Augmented Reality App for Industrial Industry
“Augmented Reality may sound futuristic and far-fetched. But it in reality, it not only exists, but it is readily available – and is at everyone’s fingertips with a smartphone.
“And we’ve actually already been seeing it gain popularity. Anyone remotely familiar with the 2016 gaming sensation Pokémon Go understands how AR works as cartoon images of characters unpredictably popped into view, waiting to be ‘caught’ among the real-world landscape when players would aim their smartphone camera at their surroundings.
“But AR isn’t just fun and games; it means business – and learning.”
Learn more about all of the real-world applications of AR technology, its capabilities and how it can one day be integrated into nearly any industries.
Mental Health Awareness Month: How To Have Happier Employees
“Happy, educated employees are retained employees. In fact, studies show that approximately 40 percent of employees who do not receive adequate training end up leaving their post within just one year.
“In fact, occupational training programs grew significantly last year, as more than one-quarter of workplace learning and development leaders saw their budgets increase, according to research from LinkedIn. More significantly, an estimated 69 percent indicated that the executives at their respective organizations saw talent development as the top priority.
“Mental health awareness programs and actions can benefit a workforce, but there are other lesser-recognized training opportunities that can also serve to improve mental health in the workplace.”
Learn more about just a few essential workplace subjects that have a direct impact on mental health that every organization can address with workplace training programs.
2018 Blogs Round Up
So there you have it. All of the biggest trends, predictions and headline-grabbing news from Vector Solutions you may have missed. Now, you can go confidently into 2019, armed with everything you need to know about the biggest developments in eLearning from 2018.