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Here we talk about all things related to learning and development: from SCORM development, eLearning design,  to LMS implementation and training. Here we will cover topics on educational technology, next generation learning approaches, gamification, content design and blended learning strategies. If you’re looking for information on how digital transformation can impact your training programs, you’re on the right page. 

In this blog we will bring in guests and experts, present research findings and trends, discuss our opinions and perspectives. We will cover related news and create content you can share with your network.  Everything you need as a learning and development professional. 

So whether you’re from a registered training organisation (RTO), corporate L&D or human resources, school or university administrators, industry associations, or an individual expert, hop on board and let’s learn together. Sounds sweet? 

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Workplace Health and Safety in Australia: Why Training is Essential

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) is a critical aspect of any business or organization, regardless of its size or industry. In Australia, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) outlines the legal obligations of employers, workers, and others to ensure a safe and healthy workplace.
While employers have the primary responsibility for ensuring WHS, workers also have a duty to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others. In this article, we will discuss why training and capability building are crucial to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace in Australia.​

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Building a Mature Learning and Development Culture: A Guide for Organisations

The importance of learning and development cannot be overlooked. As organisations strive for growth and success, investing in the development of employees leads to higher employee engagement, retention, and productivity, as well as a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
However, not all organisations have the same level of maturity in their learning and development practices. In this article, we’ll explore the concept of learning and development maturity, why it’s important, and how organisations can build a mature learning and development culture.​

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Learning Management Systems 101: A Quick Guide to LMS Selection

As online learning continues to grow in popularity, more and more institutions and organisations are looking for ways to provide their learners with a comprehensive and engaging e-learning experience. A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application that enables organisations to manage, deliver, and track online learning content. With so many LMS options available, choosing the right one can be a daunting task. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of selecting the best LMS for your organisation.​

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How UX Principles Guide eLearning Experiences: 3 Pillars of Design

User experience (UX) design plays a crucial role in creating engaging and effective eLearning platforms. It’s important to consider the three pillars of UX design – visual design, interaction design, and information architecture – to ensure learners have a positive and effective learning experience. In this article, we’ll explore how each of these pillars can be applied to eLearning.​

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8 Reasons Why Articulate Rise Should be Your Go-To Tool for Corporate eLearning

In today’s ever-changing business world, keeping up with the latest training trends is essential for corporate learning and development. Articulate Rise is one such tool that is gaining popularity in the L&D community. In this blog, we will explore why you should be using Articulate Rise in corporate learning and development and how it can benefit your organisation.​

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How Training Evaluation and OKRs Can Supercharge Your L&D Programs

In today’s fast-paced business environment, organisations need to ensure that their learning and development programmes are effective and aligned with their overall goals. Two frameworks that can help organisations achieve this are OKRs and Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation. Let’s take a closer look at each framework and how they can be used together to drive 10x growth.​

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Beyond the Screen: Using Augmented and Virtual Reality for Immersive eLearning Experiences

As eLearning continues to gain popularity, many educators and trainers are looking for ways to enhance the online learning experience. Traditional eLearning methods often involve reading text and watching videos, but some learners may struggle to stay engaged and motivated with these formats. Fortunately, new technologies like augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) offer the potential to create more immersive and interactive eLearning experiences.​

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Personalised Learning for Everyone: How Adaptive Learning Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Personalised learning has become increasingly popular in recent years as more educators and trainers recognise the benefits of tailoring their instruction to meet the needs of individual learners. But achieving true personalisation can be difficult when you have a large and diverse group of learners with different abilities, learning styles, and backgrounds. This is where adaptive learning comes in.

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5 Things to Know About Integrating Canvas With Your LMS

Canvas is a popular LMS that offers extensive third-party integrations, receiving positive reviews for its straightforward user experience and reliable software. With a wide variety of LMS available, it can be challenging to find one that covers all bases and requirements for student and business needs. This is where integration with Canvas comes in.

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Understanding Accessibility in eLearning: Why it Matters and How to Meet WCAG Standards

Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people who have disabilities. It involves making sure that people with disabilities can independently perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the product or service.​

It’s an important consideration in the development of elearning because it ensures that all learners, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, can access and benefit from the educational material. In this article, we will explore the reasons why accessibility matters in elearning and discuss how to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to create inclusive and effective learning experiences for all.

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Using PowToon and Vyond to Increase Interactivity and Engagement

Gaining initial interest and keeping students engaged is an ever-growing task. Learners need more than just PowerPoints and textbooks to stay focused. They need unique and exciting content that keeps them interested and progressing in their education. PowToon and Vyond are two great tools that can help increase interactivity and engagement in your classroom. Both tools allow you to create engaging, animated videos that can be used to supplement your lesson plans.

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How to Improve Student Engagement in eLearning: Tips and Examples

Are you an education provider that struggles to create powerful eLearning content? Teachers are often looking for new ways to make learning interesting for different kinds of learners. For example, Pauline Gibbons, an education researcher, tells us, “Rather than trying to simplify information, amplifying the curriculum means finding as many ways as possible to make key information comprehensible.” This article explores several techniques for creating eLearning content that will keep students engaged.​

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eLearning Post-pandemic Still Holds a Strong Place with Educators and L&D Teams

The pandemic has forced many schools, businesses, and RTOs to close their doors and move to online learning. The spread of Covid-19 and its global challenges has undoubtedly seen a change in how we learn. Although this was a difficult transition for many, it has also shown that online learning can be just as effective as in-person learning. In this article, we will look at some of the benefits of online learning that make it here to stay post-pandemic.

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Helpful Guide to Hiring an eLearning Consultant: Benefits and Challenges for Businesses

Doing things yourself is often a valuable option. However, as the eLearning space becomes more complex and learners become more sophisticated, businesses investing in eLearning are needing qualified eLearning consultants more and more. While there are many benefits for a business to hire an eLearning consultant as a way to improve employee productivity and knowledge retention, businesses should also be aware of the challenges involved in order to make the best decision for the needs of their team.

In this article, we discuss the ease and difficulty of working with consultants for your next eLearning project.​

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Using Animation in eLearning: A Tool For Student Engagement

Why is it that we can sit our children in front of Peppa Pig, The Simpsons or Paw Patrol at any time and not hear a pin drop for minutes on end? Yet, have them read a book and they can barely keep still for a few seconds. You can probably see where this is going. Let’s see how animation is able to capture the attention of learners in ways no other format of storytelling can.

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How to Build a Successful eLearning Experience: 5 Must Do Steps + More Tips & Tricks

As of 2022, eLearning is bigger than ever and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.22% within the next five years. With the pandemic pushing education centres to move online and people searching for opportunities to learn new skills, it’s no surprise that eLearning has seen significant growth over the past few years.

In this article, we will explore how to build a successful eLearning experience by following 5 simple steps. We’ll also throw in eLearning development tips & tricks into the mix so make sure to read until the end. Let’s begin.

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Must-see RTO Toolkit: 5 Underrated Tools, Apps & Integrations You Should Use with Canvas LMS

At Strawberry Solutions, we partner with educational technology providers to deliver inspiring and entertaining solutions for RTOs. After doing it for years, our team has identified 5 tools, apps, and integrations that we think are essential for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) using Canvas. These tools are going to range across capabilities– from designing websites to creating interactive content– things that you’ll find useful in enhancing the experience of your learners.

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Effective, Engaging eLearning Content Design in 4 Ways

They will argue that “it doesn’t need to be pretty for it to work.” We beg to disagree. If the content isn’t engaging, it wouldn’t even have a chance to work in the first place. So to us, it’s never “function over form”. It’s “function and form”, together.

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Definitive 6 Point Checklist: Choosing The Best eLearning Development Partner for You

At the end of the day, it all boils down to mutually beneficial relationships. You want an eLearning partner you can trust and relinquish control over while at the same time managing and directing whenever the project demands it. To recap, here are the 6 Points to check before deciding on an eLearning development supplier: 1) Adaptability and scaling, 2) Expertise in eLearning design, 3) Availability of eLearning outputs, 4)…

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