Project Spotlight: Whales in Our Waters

The busier our coastal waterways have become with commercial traffic, the more need we have to protect our vulnerable sea life, and in particular, our whales. BC Ferries and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority saw this need, especially to convey the urgency of whale safety to mariners and vessel operators. PathWise Solutions was approached by … Continued

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Learning Styles Are a Myth… But What’s the Alternative?

Despite their popularity, there’s no empirical evidence to show that learning styles are valid nor that there are any measurables available to accurately show how much is being learned when learning styles are used. We explore why they’re still so popular despite this, and what you can use instead.  The concept of learning styles (visual, … Continued

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Project Spotlight: Heaven Can Wait First Aid eLearning Program

COVID-19 has caused many businesses to have to move from instructor-led training to online learning or blended learning. This is a big challenge for hands-on programs like the First Aid and CPR Training offered by our client Heaven Can Wait (HCW). PathWise Solutions was able to work with HCW to come up with a future-proof … Continued

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What is UX Design & Why Does it Matter?

Making sure websites and eLearning projects meet the needs of their user boils down to effective User Experience (UX) design. In this post, we break down what UX design entails and why it matters.  What is UX? “UX is the web. It is literally all there is. Everything that we interact with in any form … Continued

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Microlearning in a Brave New World

In this post, we explore 6 reasons how and why microlearning can help businesses, non-profits, and schools through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way people work and learn. Many businesses have shifted to having staff working mostly or entirely from home. Workforces are more mobile and more remote. … Continued

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2020: Hope vs Hopelessness and Looking Forward

2020 has been a year of contrasts. On the one hand, we’ve watched the suffering of so many of our friends, community members, and businesses as they’ve struggled and persisted during this extremely challenging year. We’ve also seen the exhaustion that many have felt during this seemingly endless pandemic and hope has gradually been depleted. … Continued

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How to Measure the Impact of Your Training

Offering training to your employees is an excellent way to increase retention, attract top talent, and create a culture of learning, but how do you know if it’s helping them gain the skills and knowledge they need? Is it making any difference to the way they do their jobs? Ultimately, you want to be able to … Continued

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Project Spotlight: TransLink Change Management & Mentorship eLearning Courses

Over the years, PathWise Solutions has worked on several very successful projects with TransLink – Metro Vancouver’s transportation network – including building eLearning courses on change management and mentorship training. We’ve broken down the challenges of these courses and how we worked with TransLink to overcome them.  Creating Change Management Online Training In order to accommodate multiple … Continued

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How to Choose a Learning Management System That Works for You

If you’re developing online training or planning to deliver your courses or workshops online, then you need a way for your learners to access those courses. This is where a Learning Management System (LMS) comes in – it’s how and where you deliver your content. But how do you choose the best LMS for your … Continued

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Project Spotlight: Autism Awareness Training for First Responders

Did you know that 1 in 66 children have autism? Or that individuals with autism are 7 times more likely to interact with First Responders than other members of the general public? First Responders aren’t commonly trained to know the specific needs of those with autism, however, so Canucks Autism Network (CAN) wanted to create … Continued

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How We Help Clients Visualize Projects

When you’re working with a vendor to get your web or elearning project built, it can be hard to picture just what the end product may look like, even if you’ve worked very closely with that vendor from the very start. While storyboards, scripts, and documentation all help, we find that working in real time … Continued

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What is Microlearning and Why is it Becoming More Popular?

While there’s no strict definition of what microlearning is – it could be short learning activities or individual modules – as the name implies, the focus of microlearning is on providing learners with brief, bite-sized chunks. Whatever the media (text, video, animation, audio, etc.), microlearning delivers material to learners in an easy-to-consume, less time-intensive way. … Continued

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Why We Use Storytelling in Our eLearning Courses

Stories are how we attempt to create structure out of the many events of our lives. The most powerful stories teach us lessons about living, making choices, building better relationships, and finding deeper purpose in life. We love stories, and we need stories to learn. Children love to hear stories, but adults have story ‘rituals’ … Continued

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Developing a Culture of Learning in Your Organization

“An organization’s ability to learn, and to quickly transform that learning into action, is the ultimate competitive advantage in the marketplace.” – Jack Welch, General Electric Staff turnover, changes in technology, new policies… there are many things that can lead to knowledge gaps in an organization. How your organization adapts to fill those gaps, or … Continued

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The Business Benefits of Training

“Organizations with strong learning cultures exhibit better overall organizational performance in the areas of employee engagement, customer satisfaction, overall productivity, and overall leadership performance compared to organizations with weak learning cultures.” – The Conference Board of Canada Many organizations view training as costly and time consuming, but there is solid evidence to show that nurturing a … Continued

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What is Instructional Design & Why Does it Matter for Training?

According to Purdue University, “Simply put, instructional design is the creation of instructional materials.” But effective Instructional Design goes beyond the creation of instructional materials to carefully analyze how learners absorb information and map out how to best convey information to those learners through effective design, content, and delivery in order to yield measurable results.  Instructional … Continued

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