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  • 13 Minutes of reading

    Published on 28 April 2022.

    Adaptive learning is now present in more businesses than ever before. It’s easy to see why its popularity has grown: organisations are looking to optimise their training programmes and to help their staff gain new skills more quickly. Adaptive learning fits the bill perfectly, using artificial intelligence to provide personalised courses for each employee.

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  • 6 Minutes of reading

    Published on 16 April 2022.

    How to design a great blended learning course

    When designing a blended learning course, you need to have a solid methodology. And having a methodology implies having several steps that you follow carefully – from determining the scope of the training and having it audited internally and externally to designing, creating, rolling out and assessing the course.

  • 6 Minutes of reading

    Published on 16 April 2022.

    How is teaching theory applied to blended learning?

    Blended learning is a hybrid training method which aims to make training as impactful as possible by combining in-person learning (which offers human contact, practical exercises and hands-on experience) with e-learning (with its accessibility, reduced cost, time saving potential and ability to monitor learner progress), while also making use of the different teaching methods available through digital learning (social learning, mentoring, mobile learning).

  • 7 Minutes of reading

    Published on 16 April 2022.

    The pros and cons of blended learning

    Over the past few years, blended learning has become increasingly popular among trainers and learners – and for good reason. It arguably represents the best of both worlds, drawing on the benefits of both online and in-person training methods, and enables learners to upskill more quickly.

  • 3 Minutes of reading

    Published on 16 April 2022.

    How to roll out and promote your blended learning course

    Designing a blended learning course is good – and designing one that your employees will take is even better! But if you don’t want your training course to be overlooked – and don’t want all that time you spent developing it to go to waste – you need to ensure that you roll it out and promote it effectively. But don’t worry: rolling out your blended learning course couldn’t be easier with a learning management system (LMS).

  • 9 Minutes of reading

    Published on 16 April 2022.

    6 simple steps to create a blended learning course

    You’ve no doubt heard about blended learning – a hybrid learning method that combines in-person classes with digital training via e-learning modules and even virtual classes. But you might find that creating a blended learning course from scratch is pretty challenging, and you might not know how to go about it or where to start. The key to designing a great blended learning course is having a rigorous methodology combined with the right tools. That’s where Rise Up comes in! As blended learning experts, we can guide you through the development of your blended learning course, step by step!

  • 6 Minutes of reading

    Published on 30 March 2022.

    How to address the skills crisis?

    This is the last post in our series of articles on learning culture, but it’s by no means the least important one. In a learning culture, skills are a top, strategic priority. They are assessed, worked on and renewed all the time, with everyone taking responsibility for skills – learning teams, senior leaders and employees. But, what’s the current situation with regards to skills in the UK?

  • 5 Minutes of reading

    Published on 27 March 2022.

    How to Re-engage Your Workforce - Retail Focus

    In times of significant change, with huge challenges put upon the retail sector in recent years, it's no wonder some companies and employees are ending up burnt out and disengaged. Now is the time to recognise this change and put steps in place to reengage the workforce, supporting the development of a resilient team. Resilience, often an overlooked quality, is essential in ensuring employees can cope (and thrive) when times are tough.

  • 6 Minutes of reading

    Published on 28 February 2022.

    Learning culture: employee engagement and the employee experience

    This is the third article in our series on learning culture. This article talks about the importance of employee engagement and a positive employee experience and how they relate to a strong learning culture. To see the previous two posts, visit: Building a learning culture – an interview with DR Nigel Paine and What is a learning culture?

  • 10 Minutes of reading

    Published on 25 February 2022.

    How to build a skills development plan?

    A skills development plan is a must-have for any business looking to help its employees maximise their potential. After all, the success of any organisation is predicated on the abilities of its staff. By helping them to grow, you’re also investing in the future of your company.