The 5 Love Languages of High-Impact Learning

With a universally-adored, not-loathed-by-anyone holiday approaching, we thought we’d get in the spirit and share how you can show your learners some love this Valentine’s Day and beyond. The first step is to make sure you’re speaking the right languages. In “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts,” author Gary Chapman writes […]

Take Your eLearning Quizzes to the Next Level

How to combine built-in Storyline functionality with custom elements for a better eLearning testing experience. This week, one of our graphic designers/course developers will take us through her process of building engaging eLearning quizzes from standard Storyline templates. In the eLearning world, we have all taken our share of boring quizzes: those in which the […]

How To Make eLearning More Learner-Centric

As learning professionals, we need to focus on the learners and make sure our eLearning is learner-centric. Why? For starters, it’s the timely thing to do. Across the tech landscape, developers are using design thinking to increase usability and make intuitive tools for users; transferring that trend to eLearning is the logical move. Second, learner-centric […]

Gestalt Theory and eLearning; Organizing information by laws of perception

Today, we want to share a bit about Gestalt Theory, which helps us understand how visual information is sorted. This theory is important to Roundtable Learning’s instructional and graphic designers because almost everything we create has a visual component. More importantly, everything we create needs to impact learners on a performance level. Here are a few […]

A Safe Space for Failure: eLearning that Changes Behavior

Most learning professionals are familiar with the 70/20/10 model. The theory — offered in the 1980s by researchers Morgan McCall, Michael M. Lombardo and Robert A. Eichinger — suggests that 70 percent of the average person’s knowledge is learned and retained when doing something. Why, then, does our industry often reduce learners to passive observers? […]

Wisdom in the Workflow: Give your Learners Performance Support they Can Use

As learning professionals, we have a responsibility to support learners. How can we do that to the best of our abilities? The answer lies in a blend of learning science and modern technology. First, the science. Learning strategists Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson identified five situations in which learners need performance support, known popularly as […]

Designing Effective Objectives for Your Training

Instructional Designers are tasked with designing training objectives that influence operational effectiveness. Ensuring that those objectives are strong and business-centered is the foundation for organizational success. To build your foundation, ask these questions. 1. What are the accomplishments that define exemplary performance? 2. What are the requirements for exemplary performance? 3. What are the standards that […]

Closing the Performance Gap through Needs Analysis

When a performance gap is identified, a critical error that professionals often make is to automatically assume that it’s a training issue. As a company that focuses on training, even we can admit that training isn’t always the answer. To properly address a problem, it’s important to identify the root cause. To do so, you […]

Roundtable Wins Silver Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award

Roundtable Learning, a leader in learning management systems and custom video and eLearning content, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group silver award for excellence in the Best Use of Video for Learning category. Roundtable partnered with Superior Beverage to apply for the award, which recognized excellence in video content, strategy, delivery, and results.  The award entries […]