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 […]

Augmented Reality Demonstration

 In anticipation of the current learning landscape, our multimedia team has been building and testing augmented reality tools for years. It’s time. It’s here. Augmented reality combines digital media with what’s going on in an environment. AR can be an extremely accessible learning tool because, rather than create a new virtual world, it uses […]

AR/VR: What’s the difference for learning?

Walking into a building destroyed by fire to assess and record damages. Performing heart surgery. Properly disposing of hazardous materials. Besides making your heart race, these activities have another thing in common: they’re difficult to convert into eLearning or webinars. How do you train for high-risk situations without putting your employees at risk? Introducing your […]