The Neuroscience of How E-Learning Blends Into Our Brain
DECEMBER 16, 2016
There is a reason why 77 percent of American companies offer online corporate training to improve the job skills and professional development of their employees. employees elearning self-paced learning employee engagement
7 Ways to Improve Engagement with E-Learning
DECEMBER 9, 2016
The old adage in business that “if you build it they will come” doesn't necessarily apply to e-learning courses. employees Corporate Training elearning employee engagement
Multigenerational Leadership: The Key to Teamwork
JANUARY 6, 2017
Today’s multigenerational workforce includes employees between the ages of 18-80 years. Some employees are only starting their careers while others are approaching their retirement. The dominant three generations, which are forming a balanced mix of the workforce environment remain the same: baby boomers, Generation X-ers and millennials.
The Importance of Developing a Learning Culture in Enterprise Organizations
JANUARY 9, 2017
As organizations continue to adopt a digitalized blended learning approach, it is more important than ever to invest and establish a culture of learning in order to be successful. Values, goals and more importantly, employees define a strong corporate culture. learning and development personalized training adaptive learning coaching millennials learning
How to Create a Customer Training Strategy
Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.
eLearning Trends: Outlook for 2017 Puts a Focus on Accessibility, Analytics and Adaptability
JANUARY 4, 2017
According to IBIS Capital, the outlook for eLearning in 2017 is bright. The firm reports that the global eLearning market will grow to $255 billion in 2017. What will fuel this growth? surging interest by global executives to focus training on the critical skill sets that their employees require will lead to more advanced execution of eLearning programs.
The Popularity of Personalized Learning
JANUARY 5, 2017
As far back as seven years ago, Gene Willhoit, executive director of the U.S. Council of Chief State School Officers, predicted that the children of tomorrow would no longer be served well by what he termed assembly-line education that became popular in the industrial age. learning and development personalized training elearning adaptive learning learning paths mobile learning microlearning
Flow Theory: Captivate Learner Attention With Online Training
JANUARY 17, 2017
Deep concentration puts people in a state of calm while immersed in a learning activity that is so engaging that time is forgotten. Research shows that early online training curricula often transmits information ineffectively without factoring the psychology of cognitive flow. learning and development elearning professional development employee engagement learning online training learning culture
Effective Leadership in the New Year
DECEMBER 30, 2016
With the New Year right around the corner, this is often the time for self-reflection. What have we accomplished this year and what do we hope to accomplish in the next? We find ourselves thinking of the type of person we were and more mindful of the person we want to be. adaptive learning leadership development blended learning leadership learning
Take Charge of your eLearning environment
Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.
The Neuroscience Behind Effective Leadership
DECEMBER 23, 2016
Why we do the things we do is a question that can be constantly analyzed. Effective leaders are visionaries who have the ability to influence and inspire others to achieve a common goal. How our brain works , how we make choices, and how we act on those decisions is part of the neuroscience behind effective leadership. Corporate Training learning and development leadership development leadership
Maximize Learning With the ABCs of the Socratic Method
JANUARY 10, 2017
Instruct by asking questions and not lecturing. Answer questions with a question. At first this sounds like a simple corporate learning strategy. However, as you try to implement the Socratic style, you may find it quite daunting. Following the ABCs will help master the technique that will aid in monumental development of those learners you instruct.
Global Trends: The Driving Forces of Corporate Training
DECEMBER 19, 2016
With the holidays right around the corner, spare time provides room for reflection not only on gift lists and vacation plans, but also to focus on today’s acute topics in the working environment. The global trends are clear. To evolve efforts into impact, corporate training is key to directing a workforce that is focused on achieving business objectives through learning and development.
E-Learning: Key to Effective Onboarding
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Most people remember their first day in a new workplace. Without a carefully elaborated onboarding process and approach, the first day can lead to frustration, if not despair. employees Corporate Training elearning alignment blended learning onboarding employee engagement
Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication
We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.
Leverage E-Learning Through Storyboarding
DECEMBER 27, 2016
In many cases, it turns out that even the brightest ideas for an e-learning course may not be effective without a detailed map. For an e-learning course, a storyboard highlights all key elements including learning objectives, interlinked content, engaging media, knowledge assessment and feedback features. Here are some of the distinctive features of storyboarding.
Driving Engagement With a Clear Purpose
DECEMBER 20, 2016
What is the End Goal? The principles of adult learning are founded on the notion that as we age, having a purpose behind learning becomes much more important. When we’re young, we are more likely to accept that the future may yield an unforeseeable need for the information we’re absorbing. Corporate Training employee training workforce alignment employee engagement
Knowing Your Audience: Training Your Employees
DECEMBER 1, 2016
Not Everyone is Just Like You. employees Training Corporate Training employee training employee engagement
How to Design an Effective E-Learning Course
DECEMBER 2, 2016
Most companies and organizations have created manuals and learning materials in the print format over the years. employees Training employee training elearning employee engagement
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.
The Driving Forces of Corporate Training in Europe
DECEMBER 21, 2016
The first part of this blog series discussed the driving forces shaping the demand for corporate training within the U.S. and around the world. This blog will discuss the driving forces shaping the European market of corporate training. employees Training Corporate Training learning and development gamification elearning employee engagement
Benefits of Gamification in E-Learning
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
If you want your employees to learn faster, engage more in their training, and retain what they are learning longer, consider building gamification elements into your e-learning programs. employees learning and development gamification elearning employee engagement
Learning at the Speed of Search: Focus on the Learning Experience
DECEMBER 29, 2016
As technology continues to transform how business is conducted, organizations are becoming more aware of the cybersecurity implications and challenges that come along with today’s millennial and content sharing generation. content security BYOD content delivery content Corporate Training adaptive learning learning
Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Effective Leadership
DECEMBER 15, 2016
In today’s hyperconnected work environment, organizations are continuing to expand, building a multicultural workforce spanning the global marketplace. In order to be successful and stay relevant and competitive, it is critical to develop emotionally intelligent leaders capable of producing bottom line results. employees leadership development leadership employee engagement emotional intelligence
Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]
Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.
How E-Learning is Key to Effective Leadership Development
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Developing effective leaders in today’s ultra-competitive work environment is key to running a successful organization. Great leaders have the power to influence and inspire others by establishing trustworthy relationships based on encouraging feedback and opinion. employees Corporate Training elearning millennials leadership employee engagement
Artificial Intelligence: Transforming the L&D Industry
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Learning and development leaders are continuing to recognize the importance of investing in an adaptive learning strategy that is customizable to meet the needs of today’s modern learner. With that in mind, it is essential to gather and analyze learning data and behavior patterns to create a personalized learning experience and effective training program.
Learning at the Speed of Search: Technical Requirements for Content Delivery Solutions
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
The previous blog in this series discussed why search is critical to effective online learning and development programs. According to a LinkedIn article, " the majority of LMS buyers cite ineffective search as the primary reason they’re looking for a new solution." content delivery content learning and development learning paths search
Data-Driven Learning: Benefits of Big Data in E-Learning
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
With the abundance of information we have at our fingertips, today’s digital native generation understands how leveraging learning technologies is key to promoting professional development and ensuring organizational success. Oftentimes, learning and development initiatives are designed, developed and delivered with minimal strategies in place on how to measure learning outcomes.
Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study
Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.
Learning at the Speed of Search: Set Up for Success
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
In the third and final part of our series on “learning at the speed of search” we give practical advice for setting up successful search-based learning systems that support self-paced online training. Our first two posts focused on why search matters in learning , and the technical capabilities required for effective search-based programs.
Millennials: Leadership Outside the Corner Office
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Millennials have secured themselves as a dominant workforce within a majority of businesses and it’s time for many to take high-level executive positions and occupy the corner office of a reputable company. In such circumstances, an important question arises in regards to determining millennial leadership styles without emphasis on senior positions at the company.
Millennials: A Digital Native and Content-Sharing Generation
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
With the influx of millennials in our workforce, successful organizations are leveraging learning technologies to meet the needs of today’s content sharing generation. The constant use of technologies and increase in social engagement with comments, likes and tweets, have dominated the way we consume information, interact with others and conduct business. Learning and development leaders are starting to recognize how critical social sharing and engagement is for organizational success. social media content Training Corporate Training learning and development millennials
Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)
JANUARY 6, 2017
It’s the beginning of the new year—the perfect time to evolve corporate learning within your organization. So, to help you kick-start your thinking, and maybe even inspire you to try something new, we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on the top learning trends expected to surface in 2017. After all, they’ve got their finger on the pulse and definitely know their stuff! Josh Bersin. Karl Kapp.
The complete eLearning journey
As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?
2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning
DECEMBER 20, 2016
In my work with games and gamification I have the opportunity to travel around the globe talking to folks who are working on various aspects of games and gamification from vendors to practitioners to consultants. During this year, I’ve seen a number of universal trends that are worth noting. Continued Strong Interest in Gamification and Game-based Learning. growing to $11.10 billion in 2015.