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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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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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