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e-Learning Solutions


IHRDC offers free whitepapers as resources on a number of different industry trends and topics. The e-Learning team is constantly creating and publishing new content, so check back often for the latest resources. To download a whitepaper, please complete the form to the right.

In Change Management in the Transition from Classroom-Based learning to e-Learning Blended Curricula, you will learn the advantages of transitioning to a blended learning environment. You will also learn:

  • Why training departments are transitioning their learning
  • Advantages of transitioning to a blended curricula
  • Challenges associated with transitioning your learning

In Mobile Learning, you will learn how you can integrate mobile learning into your organization and key mobile learning takeaways, including:

  • How mobile learning will revolutionize the Oil & Gas industry in the next five years
  • How instructional design principles are different for mobile learning, and how to build mobile-based training courses
  • A multi-phased approach to integrating enterprise-wide mobile learning

In Reusable Learning Objects, you will learn how your enterprise can employ Reusable Learning Objects to repurpose courses into Training Manuals, Instructor Guides, Games, and Knowledge Resources. You will also learn:

  • What is a Reusable Learning Object?
  • How do Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) play a role in RLOs?
  • How can I increase ROI with RLOs?
  • How can RLOs become part of my development strategy?

In Unlocking ROI: What is Your Training Program Worth, you will learn ways of approaching ROI in regards to training, and how to benchmark your training program based on quantifiable factors, including:

  • What is a course worth?
  • Should your company expand its program? Should it develop more?
  • Does your company over-train? Does it under-train?

In Instructional Design in the Oil & Gas Industry, you will find an overview on how key principles of instructional design have been adapted to the oil and gas industry. You will also learn about:

  • Finding the right balance of quality, time, and cost
  • Typical Instructional Design process -- knowledge transfer from SME to Instructional Designer
  • Instructional Design challenges in the oil and gas industry
  • How IHRDC is approaching Instructional Design – SME driven content, Instructional Design driven framework

In A Fractal Approach to Blended Learning, you will find discuss different strategies to blended learning, and how blended learning can be integrated into your training and development program. In addition, you will learn:

  • The difference between microblending and macroblending, and the advantages of each
  • Strategies for incorporating e-learning into the classroom
  • Balancing e-learning curriculum with classroom training to maximize effectiveness

In Social Media in the Oil & Gas Industry, you will learn why social media is an increasingly important asset and how you can build an effective social media strategy, including:

  • Why social media is important, even for companies that are not consumer-facing
  • How to formulate a comprehensive enterprise approach to social media
  • How energy companies can leverage various social media outlets
  • What common social media mistakes to avoid

In Overview of the Oil and Gas Industry, you will learn about the supply and demand of energy and how it affects us now and in the future, including:

  • How Economic growth, Population growth, Energy prices, and Government policies affect Energy Demand
  • How Energy Demand is different in the Oil Market, the Gas Market, and the Coal Market
  • What the projections are for Future Energy Demand

In LMS Administrator Best Practices, you will learn best practices to help you make the process of implementing a LMS streamlined, simplified, and as effective as possible, including:

  • Building curricula to maximize learner success
  • Tracking your ROI with reporting and analytics
  • How to aim for continuous improvement
  • How to secure buy-in from stakeholders

In Learning off the Grid: Offline Mobile Learning, you will learn about the obstacles facing offline learning and the various solutions available to you today, including:

  • Why offline learning is critical to the Oil and Gas industry
  • How location, infrastructure, and economy hinder access to offline learning
  • How mobile learning, e-Books, Tin Can API, and DVD’s can provide offline learning solutions
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