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Features to Look for in Your Next Training Database

  • November 07, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Whether you’re already using a training database, looking to create your own from scratch, or shopping around for one for the very first time. We have created a list of the do-not-skip when purchasing (or even creating) a training database. These features and functions will make sure that no training is skipped, all employees have passed their respective trainings, managers are notified, and the process is repeatable - not to mention, scalable.

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So You've Been Using Microsoft Access for Your Training Database?

  • October 31, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Microsoft Access, a software that comes within the Microsoft Office Suite, is known as an even better alternative to Microsoft Excel when it comes to creating a training database to track the training of your individual employees, monitor certification renewals, and more. While the software is robust enough to create tools to track other need-to-knows like job proposals, performance reviews, receipts and more, and can be used as a storage system for information that falls within these categories, the software can get just as cluttered as Excel. The information can become difficult to sort, search through, and ultimately loses its purpose other than a glorified holding place for lots of information that is important not to lose.

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What is a Training Database?

  • September 25, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Across most businesses, there is some sort of training that takes place. Whether this training is to keep employees abreast of the latest trends across the industry, or simply onboarding an employee with relevant HR information or organizational practices, it doesn’t matter. Each and every training that is completed to advance careers or to remain informed of changes should be documented by the relevant personnel to ensure there is no oversight.

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The Principles of Adult Learning

  • July 30, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

If you work with a learning management system at an organization or business of any kind, it is likely that you are working to create courses and content for adult learners. Adult learners are different than other learners, say children or teens, for many reasons and as such need to have learning materials that cater to their specific learning styles.

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Measure the Effectiveness of Your E-Learning Courses

  • July 23, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

If you’ve been using any sort of online learning in your organization, it is likely that your learning management system comes with many different reporting features and functions to help measure the effectiveness of your online training. With all these different numbers and figures to look at, what exactly should you pay attention to and then what are the appropriate changes to make to improve those statistics? Through this blog post we will be dissecting some of the important metrics to pay attention to, what to do if the numbers don’t look good, and how to continue to improve the content and courses you offer.

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Tracking Training, Certifications & More in the Renewable Energy Industry

  • June 04, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

With new regulations on the horizon for companies in California that sell, produce, distribute, and install solar panels, there has never been a better time to adopt software solutions that help your company become and stay organized. In early May, 2018, California became the first state to introduce new regulations on houses being built, by 2020 each new house must use solar power. While California has long been the leader with its clean energy goals, many states will likely follow this initiative. 

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Instructional Design Principles for Beginners

  • April 17, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Perhaps you have heard of Instructional Design, perhaps you haven’t - but if you’re in the field of corporate training or working to produce content for adults or children to learn from, it’s likely helpful to have a working knowledge of instructional design. To that extent, we wanted to provide a resource in which to reference as you are creating training material, putting together courses, or working to teach others on any subject matter.

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5 Learning Principles for Learning and Development

  • April 16, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

So you’re a corporate trainer - or maybe you’re not - but you have been tasked with the learning and development of your organization. Whether you are in a small business setting or at the enterprise level, there is a lot riding on your position to be able to effectively disseminate information for the masses and ensure its appeal. This is no small order, but we think if you keep these five principles in mind when working through your learning and development program - you are off to a great start in terms of ensuring your programs success.

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New to E-Learning? Here’s Where to Get Started

  • April 10, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

eLearning is sweeping businesses corporate training departments and before long each company will probably embrace some aspect of online training - whether it is through the onboarding of employees, tracking continuing education units, or the other various ways that elearning can be adopted to enhance education. But everyone is a beginner at some point. Whether you are just starting out with building out online courses for employees, or you have developed many that are currently being used across the organization - developing a unified and organized approach can save time and money for your department and create expectations for the level of attention and involvement each course should get. We have created a great outline to follow when working through each one of your courses from preparation to fine-tuning.  

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How to Make E-Learning as Engaging as Classroom Training

  • April 09, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Online education is making up more and more of the education system, but not only that, it is replacing meetings in the business world, increasing the level of on-the-job skill mastery across organizations and overall, helping with retention of employees and raising the standard of success. While e-learning is taking the place of other sources of learning, classroom learning can sometimes be more beneficial to the intake of information than it’s online counterpart - but there are ways to ensure that students are as engaged whether they are sitting in a classroom or at their desk in an office.

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