Claire Boucher

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Strategy

The Dick and Carey Systems Approach Model of Instructional Design

The Dick and Carey approach to developing instructional design projects might not be the most common, but it may just be the most thorough. Also known as the Systems Approach model, it could be perfect for you.
Strategy

The ADDIE model of instructional design: Your complete guide

The ADDIE model of instructional design is a stalwart of the industry, refusing to budge from its top spot as the most popular approach to project development after nearly fifty years. So how did it get so popular? And why has it stuck around?
Strategy

The complete guide to the Successive Approximation Model (SAM) of Instructional Design

The Successive Approximation Model (SAM) of Instructional Design offers an agile alternative for instructional design projects, challenging traditional waterfall methods such as ADDIE to great effect.
Strategy

How to find your company's values

Implementing a set of organizational values can boost employee engagement and set you apart from your competitors. But how do you work out which values define your organization?
Strategy

6 Tips for implementing your companyÔÇÖs values

Defining the values of your company is a great way to engage employees and distinguish your company from the pack. But implementing values that stick is easier said than done. Get six proven tips for a successful implementation.
Software

HowToo vs. 7Taps

7Taps has received a lot of buzz lately as an up-and-coming microlearning tool. We compare it's strengths and advantages to help you select the best tool for your business.

10 eLearning resources you havenÔÇÖt heard before

Make your life easier with these ten resources for making better training, quicker than ever.
Software

HowToo vs. Adobe Captivate

Up-and-comer HowToo shows why industry incumbent Adobe Captivate is losing it's grip on the market. Compare features between HowToo and Adobe Captivate and find which one is right for you.
Software

What is an online training platform?

Decode the eLearning industry lingo to understand what an online training platform really is. Plus, learn the difference between different types of online learning platforms, and how to choose the best learning solution.
Accessibility

What are closed captions, and why are they essential for training videos?

You've seen closed captions before - but did you recognise them? Closed captions are a critical tool for ensuring training videos are accessible to all learners. Learn what they are and how to create them.
Audio

Four ways to use audio to enhance your online training courses

Audio snippets are a budget-friendly way to add interactive media to your online training course. Here are four ways to use audio to make your courses more effective and engaging.
Learning Culture

5 Things We Learned from The Secret to Keeping Your Best Talent in 2022

We collaborated with Art of Mentoring to uncover the secrets to talent retention and acquisition in this webinar from April 2022. Discover what we learned.
Onboarding

5 must-have training courses for onboarding new employees

Most companies are terrible at onboarding, negatively impacting retention and productivity. Revolutionize your onboarding by incorporating off-the-shelf digital training courses.
Strategy

3 Ways to Fight Knowledge Drain in 2022

Ever wished you could retain the knowledge of your employees even after they're gone? It's possible with the right strategies to fight knowledge drain in businesses and organizations.
Learning Design

How to create an online training course in 7 steps

Create your first training course with this quick and easy guide covering all the essential steps to designing engaging and memorable learning experiences.
Strategy

The Top Benefits of Cross Training Employees

Few businesses invest in cross training employees, but should they? The benefits of cross training employees suggest that this neglected practice deserves a more attention.
Learning Culture

Top courses for improving soft skills

Thinking about improving your team's soft skills or power skills? Check out the top five online courses you can roll out today for boosting soft skills in the workplace.
Software

What does LMS mean in Business?

Are you unsure what LMS means in a business context? This handy guide breaks down what LMS means and how businesses benefit from using an LMS.
Learning Culture

The Ultimate Guide to Power Skills

Learn what power skills are, and how to build your teamÔÇÖs power skills to future-proof your organization.
Onboarding

The Average Cost to Hire and Onboard an Employee

How much does it cost to hire and onboard an employee? The answer might surprise you. Plus, get tips for reducing the cost of hiring and onboarding employees.
Onboarding

What is the difference between onboarding and induction?

Do you induct new employees, or onboard them? There's a difference between onboarding and inductions that may surprise you. Discover which one is right for your business.
Learning Design

How to train employees on new products

Learn how to create product training for employees thatÔÇÖs interactive, flexible and effective. Create product training for sales teams, marketing teams and customer service teams in minutes.
Software

How to turn a PowerPoint into a digital eLearning course

PowerPoints just arenÔÇÖt cutting it. Discover how to transform your training into fun and engaging interactive eLearning modules in minutes.
Strategy

What Does Tribal Knowledge Mean For Businesses?

What is Tribal Knowledge and what does it mean for businesses? Discover how tribal knowledge occurs, and how you can take advantage of it. Learn how a training platform like HowToo can capture your tribal knowledge.
Software

Top 9 eLearning Course Creation Tools: a 2022 Comparison

Discover the best digital authoring tools available to find out which is the best for your organisation.
Learning Design

How seductive details are harming your learning and training

Seductive details could be negatively impacting your training outcomes. What are seductive details, and how can you avoid them?
Onboarding

What is the opposite of onboarding? Meet "Offboarding"

What is the opposite of onboarding? Discover the essential process of offboarding and how to perfect it.
Strategy

The Most Effective Training Methods for Employees

Each employee has a unique way in which they learn and become efficient. Discover how to tap into these untapped resources in effective training.
Learning Design

5 Steps to Great Learning Design

Here are the five, fool-proof steps our learning designers use every time they develop award-winning learning courses.
Accessibility

Why is WCAG 2.1 so important?

What is WCAG 2.1, and why does it matter? Discover why WCAG 2.1 is so important for creating digital products that are accessible for everyone.
Strategy

How to create teams that are flexible, agile and resilient

T-shaped professionals add flexibility, agility and resilience to teams. But what are they, and how can you build them in your teams?
Learning Design

Why you need learner personas (and how to write them)

Learner personas are an essential tool for every learning designer and training course creator. Learn why they're so important, and how to write excellent learner personas.
Learning Design

How long should training courses be?

There's a lot of debate around the ideal length for eLearning training courses. Discover what the science says.
Learning Design

3 learning goals every team needs to measure

Collecting data and using it to make informed decisions is essential for training and learning teams. What learning goals and metrics should trainers and learning designers be collecting data for? Get our top three recommendations.
Strategy

How to prepare for The Great Resignation

Are you prepared for the The Great Resignation? With the right preparation, turn what might feel like a business risk into a huge opportunity for business growth and success in 2022.
Compliance

Using AR and VR in safety training

Augmented reality and virtual reality training programs have huge potential for in the realm of compliance and safety training. Yet adoption has been slow in the industry. Discover why, plus tips for developing your own AR or VR training programs.
Compliance

Safety training courses for every type of business

Is your workplace as safe as it could be? In this blog, discover different safety training courses for your team that could improve the safety of your business today.
Compliance

How to use eLearning for safety and compliance training

Learn how to maximise your training ROI through online learning to meet your safety and compliance requirements
Compliance

How to deliver safety training on any budget

Every business needs safety training. Discover how you can maximise your time and budget.
Accessibility

What is digital accessibility?

Why is digital accessibility so important, how is it measured and what does it look like?
Software

Is Articulate really the most effective tool for businesses today?

Articulate dominates the elearning industry, but is it still the best? Or are new tools like HowToo taking it's place?
Software

What is xAPI?

xAPI is a new way to capture and share data about learning experiences. Learn how xAPI works, and if xAPI is the right structure for your business.
Software

What is SCORM?

What is SCORM, how does SCORM work, and why is it important for eLearning authoring tools to be SCORM compliant? Find out if SCORM is right for you, and is SCORM really dead?
Learning Design

3 reasons you should be telling stories in your training

If you're not telling stories in your training courses, you're missing out on a huge opportunity.
Software

Which HowToo plan is right for me?

Starter, Creator, Growth - find out which HowToo plan is ideal for your business.
Learning Culture

What is "learning in the flow of work" and why is it the most important idea this decade?

A new paradigm for corporate learning strategies, learning in the flow of work has been steadily gaining traction in the past few years. Discover what it is, and how it could work for you.
Software

How to choose the best way to share your training courses

Discover the differences and advantages of different eLearning distribution methods, including Learning Management Systems, All-in-one platforms and more.
Strategy

How small businesses can train employees 3x faster

eLearning and digital training has exploded in popularity - for good reason. Small businesses can often reap the most benefit from an online approach to sharing expertise and upskilling their teams. Find out why in this blog.
Learning Design

Why learning outcomes are critical for engaging learners (and how to write them)

Don't know what a learning outcome is, or have trouble writing them? Here's everything you need to know to write or improve your learning outcomes.
Learning Culture

The best times to upskill your team

If you're thinking about training or upskilling your team, consider the best times to introduce a new learning and development program.
Learning Culture

The best methods for upskilling your team

Want to boost the productivity and satisfaction of your team? Check out these tried-and-true tactics for upskilling teams.
Announcements

Female founded Australian startup HowToo secures $2.5M funding in oversubscribed round to disrupt the global digital learning market

Australian startup showing incredible early traction having secured 10,000 users since launch in February 2020
Learning Culture

Why organizations need to upskill their teams

Discover why upskilling has never been more critical or relevant for teams.
Accessibility

4 Examples of Beautiful, Accessible Digital Design

We've rounded up our favourite examples of digital designs that are both beautiful AND accessible.
Accessibility

What is alt text, and why is it so important for learning experiences?

Alt text is incredibly important. Discover what it is and how to do it well.
Learning Design

5 proven methods for maximising learning retention

We forget a shockingly large amount of what we learn within just a few days. What can be done about it?
Assessments

[GUIDE] 5 things to look for when choosing assessment software

If you're looking for assessment and training software for your organisation, it's important to know what to look for.
Assessments

5 Tips for Designing Learning Assessments

Do you have a strategy for crafting learning assessments that boost retention? Here are five tips for perfecting your training assessments.
Software

What is HowToo?

What is HowToo? Our co-founders share what makes HowToo the best eLearning authoring tool in the industry.
Assessments

3 ways to improve feedback for your learners

Learn how to craft your question feedback for maximum effect. Improve your assessments and quizzes for your employees with these tips.
Learning Design

6 Tips for Converting Face-to-Face Training to eLearning Courses

Is your company training still relying on face-to-face training? You need to make the switch to online eLearning courses. These top tips will help make the process quick, easy and successful.
Learning Culture

Training vs. Learning: What's the difference?

Training and learning can represent two very different approaches to team development in your organisation. Which one is better for you?
Learning Design

Learning Models, Theories, Neuroscience - whatÔÇÖs the difference?

There are a lot of different ideas about learning - some supported by rigorous studies, some not. Learn how to navigate the minefield of learning theories, models and neuroscience.
Learning Design

The AGES Model: Learning that lasts

Maximise the retention of training course content in your learners with the tried-and-true AGES model of learning. Learn how these four science-based techniques can transform your approach to learning and development programs.
Learning Design

Why you should care about Cognitive Load Theory

What is Cognitive Load Theory, and why is it so important to consider when developing learning experiences?
Audio

4 examples to inspire your next training podcast

Podcasts have unique advantages for training employees. If youÔÇÖre looking to create a podcast for training, here are four training podcasts to inspire you.
Learning Design

What is the future for Augmented Reality and Learning?

In this blog, weÔÇÖll make it easy to understand what AR is, and explore possibilities for its future use in the digital learning landscape.
Videos

Is video learning the new ÔÇťdeath-by-powerpointÔÇŁ?

Linkedin Learning and Masterclass appear to be taking the world by storm with their video-only courses. But is this actually a good way to teach and learn?
Audio

4 Ways to Maximize the Learning Potential of Podcasts

Explore the advantages of using podcasts in training programs for employees.
Announcements

HowToo wins at the Brandon Hall Awards 2020

The prestigious Brandon Hall Awards are widely acclaimed within the HR and Learning & Development fields for their recognition of excellence in training, learning and talent management.
Strategy

4 easy steps to upskilling your team fast

Upskill your team to improve employee retention, engagement and satisfaction.
Announcements

Proud Recipients of the Boosting Female Founders Initiative

HowToo is thrilled to announce that we are recipients of the Boosting Female Founders Initiative from the Australian Federal Government.
Learning Design

Why human-centred design is critical for learning

What can bad door designs teach us about how to create effective, engaging learning? Human-centred design is at the centre of HowToo's approach to development.
Learning Culture

How to prepare and protect your team in whistleblower situations

Whistleblowing is too important to ignore- learn how to embrace the challenge head-on to prepare and protect your organisation and employees.
Videos

7 Examples of brilliant training videos

Get inspired by these examples of creative training videos to create training videos for your business and employees.
Videos

Everything you need to think about before you start filming

Do you have a list of everything you need to think about before you start filming? Get our free checklist for planning and creating videos from scratch.
Learning Design

5 ways to perfect your learning design for adults

WeÔÇÖve rounded up five of our favourite tips, techniques and principles that our expert learning designers love to use when theyÔÇÖre designing learning experiences.
Onboarding

Top tips on creating effective remote onboarding 

Remote working is here to stay. Discover top tips for designing and effective remote onboarding program.
Strategy

How to rapidly pivot an organization in response to unexpected change

Read how Campbelltown City Council were able to rapidly transition from face-to-face learning to online training for its employees.
Learning Design

What is Constructivism?

What is constructivism? Why is it so important? How can you use it to change behaviours and boost knowledge retention?
Learning Design

What is microlearning?

What is microlearning? Why should you use microlearning in your training? How can you apply a microlearning approach to team training?
Videos

How to use Videos for effective learning

Videos are much more interesting than text, but how can we use them most effectively in learning courses?
Learning Culture

How to create self-motivated learners

It's the holy grail: a team of employees eager to learn and upskill without being reminded again and again. Learn how to develop a culture of self-motivated learners.