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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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5 Tips to Reduce Your E-Learning Costs

  • April 03, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Elearning has taken the business world over by storm - but one of the biggest barriers we have seen to businesses adopting this learning mindset to their own business is the cost. Creating content can be expensive, not to mention the man hours put into research, data analysis, software development and more. The costs can mount and surpass what a small or medium-sized business has to put towards the continuing education of their employees. Looking through other resources from larger or enterprise businesses, it is easy to see that they have the capital to create courses that far-exceed what an SMB’s wallet can handle. Here are our five tips to reduce e-learning costs for enterprise businesses, all the way down to entrepreneurial ventures. Education of employees is important and skimping on the costs doesn’t always mean a lesser return. Keep these tips in mind as you are budgeting for education this year!

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10 Ways to Help Employees Learn Faster

  • April 02, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Whether you are working to onboard an employee in an efficient manner, or working through continuing education for your staff - there are ways to make this learning more engaging and ensure that it *sticks.* Chances are if you are taking the time to educate your employees, it is important subject matter and you would like to improve the retention rate so your employees are always in the know on important on-the-job information. While you are creating your online course content, keep in mind these 10 ways to help your employees learn faster. These can be applied for anything from on-the-job training to company policies, and much more!

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5 Top E-Learning Trends

  • March 27, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

E-learning is not a new trend and it definitely isn’t going anywhere any time soon. From education to business, its implications are far-reaching and nowadays anyone can engage with online content to enhance their skills. That doesn’t mean that every type of online education is the same, and it definitely doesn’t mean that there aren’t popular trends each year as e-learning continues to grow. We have compiled a list of the five trends to remember when creating your online courses:

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5 Tips for Creating Online Courses

  • March 26, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Whether you’re an old pro at creating online courses, or this is the first time that you will tackle a project like this - there is always something to learn in the ever-changing environment that is online education. With differing learning styles, teaching styles, and vast resources available to fill an online course, it is important to keep a few things in mind when planning your content, publishing, throughout the creation process. We have put together a few different pointers and tips to keep in mind before launching your next online course.

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5 Tips, Tricks and Tools to Use in Excel for Better Tracking of Certifications

  • March 20, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

There is so much to learn when using Microsoft Excel. From shortcuts, to formatting tricks, and even all the formulas that are available for synthesizing or analyzing information - there is no shortage of new ideas to better use the software and become a superuser. Using Excel in your personal life is one thing, no one is paying attention to formatting, or permissions, or even double checking to ensure that the information displayed in the spreadsheet is correct - but when it comes to work: that’s another story entirely. Whether you’re new to excel, or you can type IF functions from memory, we have gathered 5 tips to put in your arsenal to take your certification tracking to the next level.

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Want to get an APWA Accreditation? VAIRKKO Can Help!

  • March 09, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

According to the American Public Works Association (APWA), the purpose of the accreditation program is to provide a means of formally verifying and recognizing public works agencies for compliance with the recommended practices set forth in the Public Management Practices Manual. While it is requires self-motivated involvement, and is voluntary there are many benefits to being an APWA accredited public works program.

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How to Track Certifications in 4 Easy Steps without Missing Vital Information

  • March 06, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Chances are, you’re here because you are looking for solutions to keep your ever-growing pile of employee certifications, licenses and training neatly organized for record-keeping purposes. No easy task. If you’re not here for that reason, there’s probably something new you can learn in this post. Tracking certifications, licenses, training, etc can become a really messy undertaking if you do not start with a good foundation of why you’re tracking anything, what is the goal of tracking, who will see the tracked information, and how exactly to begin.

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6 Questions to Ask Before Setting up a Spreadsheet to Track Information for the First Time

  • February 27, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Spreadsheets are extremely powerful tools, especially when it comes to collecting information in an organized manner and if used properly, analyzing that information. What makes spreadsheets even more enticing is the “free” label that comes alongside them. Operating systems today come with spreadsheet software installed - whether you’re working on a Windows computer and use Microsoft Excel, or a Mac and use Numbers, the result is the same. The trouble typically comes when working to set up a spreadsheet for the first time and working to anticipate the types of challenges, or roadblocks that may come down the road, specifically when thinking about growth and scalability. Sure, your current solution works for 10 employees, but what about an organization that grows to over 200 employees, not to mention into the thousands. While your goal may not necessarily be adding employees to your organization, continued training and education is one of the latest workforce generation - the millennials - top consideration factors when choosing a new job and staying put. Adding to the frustration, you may be in an industry that requires that tracking of certifications, licenses, or anything else that may be regulated so getting this information up-to-date and into a digestible and understandable format is of high priority. We’re talking lots of man hours to ensure you’re not only recording the correct information, but that it is in a format that is agreeable for quick consumption.

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Certification Tracking: How do I decide what to track?

  • February 20, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Depending on what types of training and certifications your organization deems important will help guide what to track and how to track it.

Within certain industries, the regulatory agencies that oversee compliance will dictate what is important, the time frames in which renewal of certifications or continuing education requirements are to be met. From this information, it is easy to understand what is required to track and how formal or informal the tracking must be.

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