Posts from June 2011

Tips For Better E-Learning

June 28, 2011

When incorporating SCORM compliant web-based e-learning programs into your employee training practices, implement these helpful tips to ensure your employees get the most out of their e-learning experience. • Incorporate different elements into your e-learning to keep trainees engaged. Mix up the sequence of video, audio, and interactive quizzes in order to hold your trainees’ attention and help them better retain the material. • Learning is a social activity, so encourage your...

When to Utilize SCORM

June 23, 2011

If your industrial plant is considering using SCORM or Sharable Content Object Reference Model there are several important factors to help ensure the best return on your investment. SCORM is an excellent e-learning program to implement if: You’re looking for a more accurate and detailed reporting on your employees training performance You’d prefer the courseware to have a long shelf life or you’re planning on frequently updating the courseware You’ll need to...

The Benefits of E-Learning

June 22, 2011

Web-based e-learning has dramatically increased in popularity during recent years due to the many benefits it has over traditional classroom training. For one, it’s more cost-efficient because it’s produced inexpensively and prevents employees from spending time away from work. Because of its convenient accessibility, e-learning can easily fit into your employees’ busy schedules. Trainees can work at their own pace, which is most likely to be faster than if they were training...

Heavy Machinery Training

June 16, 2011

Heavy Machinery training is a must for any employees who will operate this type of equipment. Even experienced employees should take a heavy machinery training course because keeping up-to-date  refresher course is important to keep employees knowledgeable about certain aspects of the forklift or crane operation. The refresher course would cover the areas in which the machinery operator is weak or lacking in knowledge. Although manufacturing managers might know the benefits of re-training...

Benefits of SCORM

June 15, 2011

SCORM, or Sharable Content Object Reference Model, is a collection of technical standards for web-based e-learning. SCORM was founded by the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), the research division of the United States Department of Defense, and since then has evolved and grown to become an e-learning industry standard. One of the biggest benefits of SCORM is reusability. SCORM allows instructional components to be integrated into multiple applications. So, rather than operating several...

Maintenance Training to Eliminate Waste

June 9, 2011

Training is an important part of any organization; in fact it can help eliminate waste and reduce operating cost. If your manufacturing plant utilizes hydraulic equipment, providing hydraulic training will teach your employees how to operate the equipment as well as the different levels of maintenance and when to employ them. The hydraulic training course will also help your employees to make the best choice to ensure the future reliability of the...

How to Decrease Employee Turnover at your Manufacturing Plant

June 7, 2011

Employee turnover is a problem that many companies experience, but there are ways to resolve this problem.  At ITC Learning, we understand that frequent employee turnover is a major problem and should be looked at because it can significantly affect the financial performance of any organization. How to calculate the turnover rate? Turnover is calculated simply by dividing the number of annual terminations by the average number of employees in the work...

Industrial Training: Learning it Wrong

June 2, 2011

Do you remember the telephone game, where one person would share a sentence or secret and then see how drastically the message changed by the end of the game? Informal hands-on training is sometimes like this game. By the time the pump training instructions have been repeated to the new employee the training procedures as been drastically changed.  In fact, it happens more often than you think.  Some machines have complex systems...