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How to Find the Right Instructional Designers for Your Courses At its core, instructional design (ID) is the creation of instructional materials, however, there is much more to instructional design than this. Sound instructional design examines how users learn and which materials and methods will most effectively allow learners to achieve their goals. The principles […]

Justifying the Value & Return of Creating a Positive Learning Experience More and more organizations want to develop a positive and engaging learning experience for their employee, volunteer or customer learning and development programs through a learning management system (LMS). A challenge some face is justifying the value of investing in an LMS to the […]

LMS Evaluation: Choosing the Right LMS for Your Organization Are you in the market for an LMS but do not know where to start? The industry is full of options, and it can be confusing to know where to begin in your LMS evaluation process. We put together this helpful guide to provide you with […]

TraCorp’s Role in Choice Hotel’s Ascension to the #1 Top Learning Organization in 2020 Choice Hotels is one of the largest hospitality franchising companies in the world, with nearly 6,800 hotels across 14 brands in more than 40 countries and territories. They have long believed in the power of education at all levels of the […]

The Secret to Our Low-Cost Pricing Model Finding the right online learning management system (LMS) for your organization is more important than ever during the Coronavirus crisis. Even if you are feeling a sense of urgency to get an LMS up and running as soon as possible, it is important to understand that you do […]

Benefits of a Community-Driven LMS The world of online learning is rapidly expanding, and the utilization of a Learning Management System (LMS) helps bring your learning goals to new heights. However, if you choose a platform that isn’t right for your organization, you may find an LMS platform is bringing your budget to new heights, […]

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3 Steps to Better Healthcare Training It is no mystery that the healthcare industry is complex, everchanging, and operates with incredibly high stakes. At times, it may seem the number of challenges healthcare organizations face is too numerous to count. Consider some of these challenge areas—keeping in mind there are many more: Managing rising costs […]

Press Release: Choice Hotels International and TraCorp Win Bronze at the 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology Choice Hotels International and its LMS provider, TraCorp, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in the Best Advance in Learning Management Measurement/Business Impact Tools category. Their joint win was announced on December […]

9 Questions to Ask at Project Kickoff Seasoned instructional designers know projects can get derailed for a variety of reasons, such as changes in scope, unstable content, and shifting deadlines, to name a few. However, some obstacles can be detected early by simply collecting the proper information at the beginning of a project. Use, and […]

4 Steps to Successful LMS Selection Are you in the market for an LMS and don’t know where to start? The industry is full of options, and it can feel tedious to weed through them all. Use this guide to help you shop for an LMS that meets your needs and budget. Step 1. Decide […]

10 Tips For Creating Even Better Design Documents Writing a detailed design or outline is both art and science. It is science because there is a process and steps to follow. It is art because each project does not easily fit into a cookie-cutter mold. An effective detailed design begins with a basic outline; then, […]

3 Tips For Adding Infographics To Training Programs Tip 1Determine the role, placement, and content for infographics in your program. Tip 2Create a mock-up or prototype of an infographic for SME and Stakeholder Review. Tip 3Publish and evaluate the effectiveness of infographics in your program. Design Tips Write a concise headline. Choose a simple layout. […]

How to Boost Volunteer Engagement Through Your LMS Many nonprofit organizations struggle with recruiting, training, and retaining their volunteer base. We have found that automating the onboarding process using a learning management system (LMS) costs less and is more effective than trying to onboard volunteers on site. The case study outlined in this article illustrates […]

5 Microlearning Mistakes to Avoid Today’s trend is to develop short microlearning assets, typically 5–7 minutes in length, that allow employees to jump in and out of a training program as their work schedules allow and their just-in-time performance needs demand. While some consider microlearning a fad, most instructional designers agree that it is supported […]

3 Steps To Streamline And Automate Onboarding If you’ve ever bought real estate and taken out a mortgage, you can understand how cumbersome certain transitions can be. In the case of purchasing a new home, you, as the buyer, are responsible for exchanging information and paperwork with real estate agents, mortgage lenders, title companies, inspectors, […]

COVID-19 has created a great deal of concern and uncertainty, and we want to reassure our customers that your security remains our top priority. We are fully operational and committed to being responsive to your security and business continuity needs as this situation evolves. Continuity of Service We are monitoring guidance from the World Health […]

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating A Mobile Learning Storyboard With the emergence of mobile technology—and by extension mobile learning solutions—instructional designers (IDs) are finding themselves storyboarding in unfamiliar territory. The benefits of mobile learning are obvious; it makes training readily accessible for learners who are frequently on the move or are otherwise in need […]

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