Is VR the next step in eLearning technology?

Virtual reality (VR) is an advanced technology used to simulate experiences, realistic and otherwise. It’s growing in prominence as the largest tech companies race to create the most advanced and consumer-friendly array yet. While a growing number of people currently associate the medium with video games and related novelty entertainment, VR got its start as … Continued

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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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Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

PathWise Solutions is choosing to honour the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 by suspending from working that day. We want to offer our team the opportunity to have time to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools and reflect on how the legacy of Canadian forced assimilation policies have … 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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PWS Webinar Recap: File Management Tips for Nonprofit Agencies

As part of an innovative ‘support co-op’ for nonprofit family service agencies in the Kootenays region, PathWise Solutions is delivering a series of skills-based webinars. Learn more about the first in this webinar series, File Management Tips for Nonprofit Agencies, as well as our other work with this great initiative. PathWise Solutions has partnered with … 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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4 Tips for Turning Instructor-Led Training into eLearning

You don’t have to ‘reinvent the wheel’ if you have good training content that needs to shift from instructor-led training to eLearning. You do, however, need to adapt that content for a different delivery format. Where do you start? We’ve put together 4 tips to help you as you move through this process. The good … 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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3 Ways to Create Trust in a Virtual Workplace

Trust is an essential part of any well functioning organization – not just between you and your clients/customers or the market, but also internally between workers. Building trust within a workplace can be a challenge, and it can feel even more difficult when you’re operating in a remote environment and communicating digitally. So how do … Continued

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Project Spotlight: NCCDH Free Health Equity eLearning Course

Health equity is accomplished when every person has the opportunity to achieve their full health potential.. While Canada has made great strides towards achieving health equity, the reality is that a gap between those who are most and least healthy still exists. One of the remedies for this disparity is education. PathWise partnered with the National … Continued

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What is blended learning, and how can you use it?

There’s no easy answer to the question “what is blended learning?” because it can come in different forms, working in different ways for different audiences. But as companies, schools, and other institutions scramble to accommodate learners due to COVID-19, it’s a topic on many people’s minds. We break down what blended learning is, its benefits, … 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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Tips for Overcoming “Zoom Fatigue” & Coping with Online Meetings

There have been lots of articles recently about the exhaustion many of us are experiencing from having to be in back to back online meetings and why using video conferencing tools like Zoom or Google Meet can be extremely tiring. They don’t have to be, though. Here are some ways to manage that fatigue and get the … 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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Securing Confidential Data While Working From Home

Whether you’re in the office or working from home, you need to be careful about information privacy and data security and follow basic computer security protocol. It starts with developing good habits, so we’ve put together some tips on how to make sure you can work securely and safely with confidential data.  Paying Attention to … Continued

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Mental Health Week 2020: Taking Care of Yourself While Working from Home

This week, May 4 -10 2020, doesn’t just include Star Wars Day and Cinco de Mayo; it’s also the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) annual Mental Health Week. The theme this year is “social connection” and during this week, the CMHA is encouraging people to #GetReal about how they feel. Looking after your mental health … Continued

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