Microlearning at Vector Solutions

Not that long ago, our parent company Vector Solutions undertook a large project to convert some existing courses into microlearning courses that their RedVector customers could use. Very cool.

Even cooler, that microlearning project won a prestigious Award for Excellence in Learning award from Brandon-Hall. Which we’re proud of–congrats to all involved.

In this interview, Vector Solutions Vice President of Content Michael Schreiner will talk with Jeff Dalto of Convergence Training & Vector Solutions about microlearning, what it is, why there’s so much talk about it these days, why it’s useful in training, some common uses of it, about the conversion project itself, and most importantly about how Vector Solutions/RedVector customers can access these microlearning courses.

If you’re a Vector Solutions customer and want to use these microlearning courses, begin by getting our RedVector Go app.

Enjoy and let us know if you have any questions!

 

Here are some resources related to topics Michael brought up in this conversation:

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Adding Online Maintenance Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Companies have been using online training more and more in recent years. But this COVID-19 pandemic, which really became an issue in the United States in early 2020, is making all sorts of companies think even more about using different forms of online training to help transfer knowledge to their employees while assisting employees in the continued development of skills.

Just like any other department, maintenance departments are thinking the same thing, thinking of safe ways to deliver training to maintenance techs while observing social distancing and trying to prevent passing a dangerous viral infection from worker to worker.

In this article, we’ll discuss a few different types of online training in this article and give you some tips for getting some online training to your maintenance techs instead of using instructor-led training.

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Home Safety Tips: Second Free Coronavirus/COVID-19 Video from Vector Solutions & Vector Cares

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As we’re all struggling to respond to and protect ourselves during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, our parent company Vector Solutions has been creating a series of free videos on COVID-19 and releasing them at their Vector Cares website.

The first video explained some basic facts about COVID-19.

They just released the second video, which provides tips for preparing your home to stay safer.

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Vector Solutions Recognizes 2020 “Safety Champions” in Tampa

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Vector Solutions honored a select group of exceptional men and women for their special dedication to reducing risk in the workplace during a recognition event March 12 in Tampa, Florida.

These Safety Champions were nominated by peers, co-workers and others for going above and beyond to make their workplaces happier, healthier, safer places to be. Our honorees hailed from a variety of industries, including industrial manufacturing, construction, water treatment  and others. Below you’ll find excerpts from those nominations.

Read on to learn more about all of these safety champions. And congrats and thanks to all of them, plus everyone working in safety.

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What Is “Online Learning” And How to Do It Quickly and Easily During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many people to work from home and reducing or entirely ending meetings for classroom-style, instructor-led training, there’s an understandable move to put instructor-led training online.

In this article, we’re going to give you some general guidelines for transitioning your instructor-led training (ILT) online, give you a better idea of what online training is, and also link you to some additional articles we’ve created that will help you develop the different types of online learning we’ll explain in this article.

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Free Coronavirus/COVID-19 Video from Vector Solutions & Vector Cares

Our parent company Vector Solutions is creating a series of free videos to help people learn more about coronavirus/COVID-19 and how to stay safe.

This is the first of those videos, and more will follow in short order. You can watch them at the Vector Cares website and we’ll also let you know about them here when they’re available.

Here is a link to the first free coronavirus video, which explains:

  • What the virus is
  • How the virus spreads
  • How to recognize the symptoms
  • How to avoid the virus
  • Treatment for those who are infected
  • What do to if you’re sick

Let us know if you have any questions about coronavirus; stay safe and healthy by practicing social distancing, washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, and following the other tips in the video and from trusted sources like the CDC; and stay tuned for more free videos on the coronavirus soon.

 

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Free Downloadable Guides and More

From time to time, we create stuff that you can download for no cost right here from the Convergence Training blog. These include a wide variety of things (guides, interactive word games, checklists, etc.) on a wide variety of topics (online safety training, lean manufacturing, job hazard analyses, corrugated board manufacturing, and so on).

We figured you might appreciate it if we created one blog post that includes links to all those different free downloads we offer. And that’s what this post is.

Please note: Although there’s no financial cost for any of these downloads, we will ask for you name and email address. 

Hope you find some downloads that are helpful for you! And let us know if you’d like us to make anything specific for you–we’ll see what we can do!

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Vector Solutions Monthly Blog Round-Up, January, 2020

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You may know that Convergence Training is part of a larger company called Vector Solutions, and that there are several other business units under the Vector umbrella dedicated to commercial, public, and education sectors.

Once a month, the Vector Solutions blog invites the blogs from the different Vector business unit to share an article from the previous month in a blog round-up article that appears at the Vector Solutions blog.

They’ve done it again, with a series of articles written in January. Here’s what they’ve got for you:

If we’ve sparked your interest, check out the November, 2019 Vector Solutions Blog Round-Up.

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Vector EHS Safety Management Software Demo (Recorded)

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If you’ve been following recent happenings at Convergence Training lately, you may be aware that we can now offer to you our Vector EHS safety management software application.

If you’d like to learn more about Vector EHS, you’re in luck. Our partners at Industry Safe, who created Vector EHS, recently did a demo webinar and we’ve got a recording of it for you below.

Also, feel free to check out the recording of our recent webinar on OSHA recordkeeping & reporting and stay tuned for the arrival of a free guide to OSHA recordkeeping and reporting (we’re working on it now).

Let us know if you’d like to learn more about the Vector EHS safety management software we’ve got available for you.

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Vector Solutions Monthly Blog Round-Up: November, 2019

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As happens twelve times a year, the month has changed. And in a like-minded effort to keep up with and note lunar motion, our parent company Vector Solutions has published their monthly round-up of articles from the blogs of different Vector Solutions business units, including your friends here at Convergence Training.

This most recent round-up includes articles published in November, 2019 and includes the following:

  • Vector Solutions on innovations, trends, and predictions for 2020.
  • IndustrySafe with a profile of their new employee, Elizabeth Munz.
  • RedVector with tips on how engineers can write the ultimate resume.
  • SafeSchools with vaping prevention resources.
  • TargetSolutions with some news on recent LMS updates.
  • And your favorite industrial training blog, Convergence Training, with one of our two recent interviews with Dr. Will Thalheimer on training evaluation models

If we’ve sparked your interest, check out the November, 2019 Vector Solutions Blog Round-Up.

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Upcoming Webinar: OSHA Reporting & Recordkeeping – Dec. 4

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We’ve now held this webinar. You can listen to a recorded version here for free.

Also, you might want to download our free Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping & Reporting.

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Free OSHA Injury & Illness Reporting & Recordkeeping Guide Download

Download this free guide to learn what you need to know about OSHA requirements for injury & illness reporting and recordkeeping.

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