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The Secret Ingredient to Standout L&D Videos: LEEK

Training videos have come a long way since their OG 80s heyday, catapulted by the acceleration of high-quality content creation. Gone are the days of dreary monochrome tutorials. Now, we can create memorable L&D videos that don’t merely inform, but actually inspire. Plus, with AI sauntering into the scene, we can expect the creative flower bed of L&D video to fully bloom. 

L&D professionals are folks who understand people, comprehend their learning styles, and can tune into their frequency. So, your video content needs to reflect this understanding and wow your employees right off the bat. After all, a spectacular onboarding experience guarantees that 69% of newbies stick with the company for at least three years. It’s like a first date. Why not put on the ole’ razzle-dazzle?

Let’s dive into the four pillars of a triumphant L&D video, or as we’ve cleverly coined them, LEEK: Loyalty, Engagement, Emboldening, and Knowledge.

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Instructional Design Tips for Remote Training Development

Why is instructional design so important for remote training? A recent study by Growmotely revealed that 97% of employees don’t want to return to an office full-time. In fact, 74% of professionals say they believe that remote work will become the new normal. Currently, 4.3 million people in the United States work from home at least half the time. But the benefits of remote work aren’t only for employees. Companies that allow remote work experience 25% less employee turnover. Employees who work remotely once a month are 24% more likely to be productive and happy in their job. Even WellSaid Labs went fully remote during the pandemic. This led to the motto: “Work from wherever you’re happiest and most productive.”

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A Quick Guide to the Top Instructional Design Models

When you’re starting out as an instructional design specialist, finding best practices online can feel overwhelming. Where do you look for help? Which resources do you consult first? Chances are, you look to a variety of sources. Your eLearning software’s blog undoubtedly provides helpful tips, and industry-specific tips and tools should pop up with even a basic google search.

But, before you go down any eLearning research rabbit holes, take one second to pause. It’s easy to get lost in the latest trends and lose sight of the fundamentals. 

Remind yourself why you began this career path: to provide adult learners with meaningful, relevant learning experiences. How do you maintain this focus as you create a course? Does this mean you never get to play with fun new eLearning trends?

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Corporate Training: Instructional Design to the Rescue

Instructional designers create and deliver learning experiences for employees. Imagining a classroom full of people impatient to get back to work? Thankfully, that’s not what we’re talking about here. As the heroes of corporate training, instructional designers have forever changed what it means to learn at work. No more endless slide presentations in cramped spaces packed with uncomfortable chairs. Under the influence of instructional design, corporate training has become more effective and valuable for companies and employees alike. 

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