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How to slash printing costs of training materials

This is the second article on how to slash printing costs in your training manual budgets - this time we turn our attention to distribution and the costs of shipping If you train in more than just the UK then you know what a nightmare international shipping of the courseware can ...

How to slash the printing costs on your training materials – 1 of 4

Print on demand versus stock holding Maybe it is time to have a long look at the cost of printing training course materials – a long look – not just at the headline invoices the printer sends, but the actual costs. This blog is the first in series which will examine ...

How to Write an Effective Training Manual

When putting together an effective training manual there are number of basic rules about the construction and format of the material which can engage the audience and help act as a useful reference guide. There is a super on line article by Mary Lanigan at http://www.hpandt.com/howtocreateeffectivetrainingmanuals.pdf In this article she covers the ...

Reading Digitally versus Reading Paper Part II

Further to a recent post we found some more interesting research on reading on screen versus reading on paper published in Scientific American, the upshot seems to be about the attitude toward engagement which in turn might be seen as both dependent on the learner and also contextual to the reading experience.   Attitude ...

focus on learning, not training

'Training' suggests putting stuff into people, when actually we should be developing people from the inside out - so they achieve their own individual potential - what they love and enjoy, what they are most capable of, and strong at doing, rather than what we try to make them be. 'Learning' ...

Reading Digitally versus Reading Paper

For a business who specialise in the printing of training materials we are fascinated by the work of various academics which point to the benefits of the paper document. Couple of interesting quotes from an Education Week article this week (May 28th, 2016), worth repeating. When it comes to textbooks, students want ...

Practice Eco Friendly Printing with Print on Demand

Do marketers or training managers care whether their service partners practice environmentally friendly business practices? Absolutely! However, you must be careful to look “under the bonnet” when considering working with a company that tosses around the term “sustainability”. You can get swept away by promises and bravado. The printing industry has ...

So what’s happening in digital printing in 2016?

What are the biggest myths you’ve heard about print? A common myth is that print is becoming old fashioned, especially with the growth of digital training. The truth is that print continues to grow, especially as digital printing and printed training manuals is proven to be an effective training tool. It is ...

Your time can be precious and at this busy time of year even more so

Here at PDI we specialise within the training industry and are very aware that September and October are renowned for being extremely busy. We also understand that the efficiency is crucial d during this period of high demand for training requirements. With years of delivery tailored solutions to our clients we ...

How to tell if your Courseware Management Programme is serving you well

If the training services your company offers are growing or you’re adding more courses in more locations and perhaps even in different languages, you need a system to manage this content for you. Courseware management programmes help companies manage and distribute their printed and electronic training materials quickly, securely and cost ...