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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Free Beginner’s Guide to Remote Work eLearning Course

A lot of people are struggling with working remotely as they adjust to the current pandemic. That’s why we’ve pooled our experience and knowledge as a 100 percent remote company to build a FREE elearning course to help anyone trying to work from home for the first time.  This roughly 20-minute, highly interactive course focuses … 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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Top 5 Essential Tools for Remote Work

Everyone is scrambling to get set up to work from home. There are some essential tools that can help you make this process easier. We’ve broken down the top 5 tools and apps we think you might need, including what we use at our 100% remote company, as well as alternatives and some bonus tools. … 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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Quick Tips for Mastering Remote Work

As many of us start to adjust to having to work from home, it can be hard to know where to start to ensure the most efficient, least stressful set up that helps you stay on track with your deliverables. We’re a 100% remote company, so we’ve got tried and tested methods and tools for … 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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