Project Spotlight: NCCDH Free Health Equity eLearning Course

August 4, 2020

Training, Instructional Design, storytelling, free elearning course, pathwise solutions projects, eLearning courses

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 Collaborating Centre for... Read More...

Project Spotlight: TransLink Change Management & Mentorship eLearning Courses

June 25, 2020

Training, eLearning, Instructional Design, change management, storytelling, pathwise solutions projects, TransLink, eLearning courses, Instructor-Led Training

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... Read More...

How to Choose a Learning Management System That Works for You

June 16, 2020

eLearning, technology solutions, Instructional Design, choosing the right vendor, pathwise solutions projects, Learning Management Systems, how to choose an LMS

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 needs, especially as they can be costly? What does your LMS need to do? Read on to... Read More...

Project Spotlight: Autism Awareness Training for First Responders

June 1, 2020

eLearning, technology solutions, Instructional Design, benefits of training, mental health support, Canucks Autism Network, autism awareness training, training for first responders, pathwise solutions projects

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 training to help. PathWise Solutions was proud to be part of... Read More...

How We Help Clients Visualize Projects

April 6, 2020

technology, Training, eLearning, technology solutions, Instructional Design, using whiteboarding tools, online collaboration tools, prototyping, wireframing, discovery sessions, action mapping

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 with clients and providing visual examples is a big part of ensuring a successful... Read More...

What is Microlearning and Why is it Becoming More Popular?

March 31, 2020

eLearning, Instructional Design, benefits of training, elearning trends, microlearning, elearning benefits

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. So is this... Read More...

Why We Use Storytelling in Our eLearning Courses

March 24, 2020

instructional designers, Training, eLearning, Instructional Design, storytelling

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’ too. Like reading articles on CNN while we drink our... Read More...

The Business Benefits of Training

February 28, 2020

eLearning, Instructional Design, change management, helping employees, 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... Read More...

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

December 10, 2019

instructional designers, Training, eLearning, Instructional Design

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... Read More...