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Posts by Ellen Schuurink

How IT Trends Affect the Training Industry (Us!)

Which training trends are happening? Which ones seem promising? Which trends require training? What type of training is required? Should we develop courseware? Is this the right time? These are just some of the questions we ask ourselves as the ITpreneurs R&D team. But besides just developing courseware for those trends, do these trends actually…

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Find Your Little Inventor

Everyone has that little inventor inside them, you do too. Even if you haven’t discovered yours, he is there when you need him. For example, remember the last time you were making a meal of what was left in the fridge? You were creatively using the resources you had, to come up with a new…

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Get Ready for Hybrid Learning

Hybrid? When we think hybrid, we think hybrid cars. What does hybrid mean? Mixing old and new technology… Or having the choice of how you want to drive your car? If we translate this to hybrid learning, we see similarities. But let’s start at the beginning. Why are we even talking about hybrid learning? Hybrid…

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Learning with Technology: My Take on LEARNTEC 2015

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the LEARNTEC 2015 in Germany. It is an international trade fair for learning with technology. As a Learning Innovation Manager, I was interested in seeing what the new trends and current developments are in technology-based learning. Of course, there are always too many LMS suppliers and one…

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Four Lessons on IT Training Terminology

Web-based, computer-based, foundation, professional, blended, gaming and simulation… are you puzzled with these terms? I don’t blame you! Therefore, to help you find your way through this, I have written four short lessons on training terminology. By the time you get to the end of this article, I hope you will have a clear understanding…

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Do Certifications Make Better Practitioners?

One of my least favorite chores is emptying the dishwasher. Putting dishes into the cupboard and taking them out again (a few minutes later) does not make a lot of sense to me! But this is how we’ve organized the kitchen. To make the task more attractive, I make a game out of it: sometimes I…

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Video-Based Learning is HOT!

The use of the video as a learning tool is one of the three major trends that will influence the IT best practice training industry in the coming years. Why video? First of all, we all like or even love videos. Over 6 billion hours of video are viewed on YouTube every month! That’s almost…

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Blended: The Next Big Thing

Blended learning has been around for years as shown in the diagram below, but has never been a really popular search item. Blended learning is a combination of different training delivery modes, most frequently referred to as a combination of Instructor-led training (classroom) and eLearning. Job posting statistics show a rising trend, at their peak…

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