A Conversation with Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director/CEO of Sponge UK
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
Our focus is on making learning deeply absorbing so people connect with and apply what they learn. Our clients come to us with a wide range of workplace challenges and we devise learning solutions to fit their exact needs. So rather than dwell on what I wish I had known, it is all about what are the next things I want to learn. Learning to vote, game by Sponge UK.
7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? Here are 7 things about eLearning your CEO/Executive Director will want to know. 1: How much will it cost? Will people actually learn anything? An LCMS?
2015's Top 10 Trends in HR, Talent and Learning Strategies—Part 1
JANUARY 19, 2015
If you share our enthusiasm for the quickly changing work world, you will be keen to learn the trends this year in corporate HR, talent management and learning. cloud based talent management corporate training Performance Management Talent Management Learning Management System LMS Talent Management System HR Director HR trends human resources talent aquisition
Anticipating Risk in Online Learning
MAY 21, 2015
So, you’ve decided to embrace online learning at your association. Have you anticipated the risk in online learning? Not being prepared for the amount of work that goes into creating a successful online learning initiative could kill the program before it even starts. Creating the internal infrastructure to support online learning is a critical first step. Rewards.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Teams who learn. take the same training at the same time also benefit from the social nature of this learning. What are some signs that it’s a good time for individual or team learning? what they learn in training. Finally, they might not be able to apply the learning in their. learned in the training. Secret 4: Socialize the Learning with Others.
Interview with Misha McPherson, Director of Worldwide Sales Enablement, Marketing Software company
APRIL 7, 2014
Misha McPherson is director of worldwide sales enablement with a San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based digital marketing software. Prior to this, McPherson was director of global learning and development at Yammer, and also held senior sales training management positions at Monster and Yahoo! More and more, learning is not owned by a single person or group.
10 Opportunities for Learning Leaders to Drive Change in the Industry
JUNE 15, 2016
In some ways, the learning industry evolves quickly and trends change all of the time ( like these 3 trends we found earlier in the yea r). Innovation in leadership development, employee development, and education is the lifeblood of staying current and competitive in today’s corporate landscape, and it’s up to learning leaders like you to drive that change. Whether you’re an educator, an L&D pro, or a business owner, thought leadership and thinking beyond traditional learning is what separates the greats from those who are willing to follow–rather than lead.
Learning the ‘Dinosaur’ way!
JUNE 30, 2015
Who can forget the world-wide ‘wow’ phenomenon of this Director’s 1993-film Jurassic Park! Then, is it not better to use the visual medium as a learning tool ? The scope of using it in the upskilling and other learning and development framework is immense. Learning need not any longer spell boredom! From a kid to an adult, the impact was beyond the scope of imagination.
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. People need to meet each other, collaborate, and work together to learn. Karl Kapp.
Tips for Working Successfully with an eLearning Partner
JULY 2, 2014
Three of the most common roles in any eLearning production are Project Manager (PM), Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Education Director. Working with the Education Director. The Education Director is the bridge between the learners and the educational offerings. SMEs tend to have years of experience, be in high demand, and may have even written the existing learning materials.
The Popularity of Personalized Learning
JANUARY 5, 2017
As far back as seven years ago, Gene Willhoit, executive director of the U.S. learning and development personalized training elearning adaptive learning learning paths mobile learning microlearning
The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design
MAY 2, 2015
Though we had been following some of these discussions with much interest, and also trying out integrating the internal development process at Learnnovator s in a loosely structured way around this approach, a recent article by Clark Quinn prompted us to embark on a quest to find answers to the following questions: Is design thinking a new subject, at least in learning design? INTERVIEWS.
Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016
Your Training Edge
DECEMBER 23, 2015
New Year is coming and we all are at the edge of planning and redefining a lot of things, so do the businesses and their learning departments. Nowadays, I have been observing that various new online learning solutions are popping every month and conventional classroom settings are getting even keener than ever to integrate new technologies into their content and strategies. eLearnin
Best Practices for Blended Learning Design
AUGUST 28, 2015
Aphra Mednick, Program Director, UW–Madison Professional Life Coach Certificate Program. Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design. 1. In-person Learning.
The Value of Video Learning
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 28, 2015
Most of my previous articles have explicitly established the importance of online learning, online teaching, MOOCs and so on. In this article, I would be focused around one of its most important elements that contributes significantly towards its success, and that is the video learning. When it comes to maximizing the value of video learning, certain design tips can just be great.
Guide to Good Online Learning
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Good online learning is deceptively simple but very engaging with a depth of knowledge that is delivered almost without the learner realising they are absorbing it. Boring content makes boring online learning Look critically at what you want to deliver before you start creating online content. All these tips come from my experience in online teaching and learning.
Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. Give me a learning path, a journey, and support that journey with the courses I need to be better, to grow from an entry level marketing associate to a CMO. The opportunity is there, if only he had access to competency based learning. What can I do?
The Future Role of Learning & Development
APRIL 22, 2016
Michael Moe, Deborah Quazzo and the whole ASU GSV team put on an amazing event. I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion titled “ Workforce Development That Works. ” The panel was hosted by Nathan Blaine, Executive Director at Corporate Executive Board, and included David Blake, CEO of Degreed, Stephen Bailey, CEO of ExecOnline, Sang Yoon, Head of Learning Strategy & Curriculum at Google, and myself as panelists. It was a fascinating discussion covering a wide range of topics around the future of corporate learning and skills development.
The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning
Your Training Edge
AUGUST 29, 2016
My previous posts you must have gone through surely depicted the emergence and penetration of mobile learning in learning and development industry, as one of the means of achieving an advanced leaning experience. Like me, if you have also been engaged in this industry, you would always have immense understanding and recognition for the direction where the learning is led.
Mobile Learning and Certification in your LMS
JULY 7, 2016
Mobile Learning, or mLearning for short, is not the newest trend to hit the LMS market: the “ fall of personal computing ” has been a topic of discussion on this blog for a long time. But mLearning continues to make the top industry trends as the expectation of mobile access to Learning Management System platforms becomes ever more engrained among learners.
Mini-Lessons: A Different Learning Approach
MAY 21, 2015
The learner seeks knowledge and wants to absorb that knowledge; learning activities then help embed that knowledge. Alternatively, learners may want to test themselves for prior knowledge before undertaking any study, or refresh themselves through learning activities. Learning can be approached from various entry points, and there is a recognizable continuum of learning.
Learning Delivery: E-Learning and Mobile Gaining Ground
AUGUST 17, 2016
Two years ago, CLOs reported for the first time that self-paced and instructor-led e-learning courses were used more often than classroom-based instruction content and tools continue to evolve. However, e-learning has its advocates who describe scenarios or situations where e-learning – either instructor led or self-paced – is a more effective option. It’s About Consumption.
Introduction to Blended Learning [Interview with Ben Rimes]
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Blended learning approach has been here for a while and it is likely to have been applied by thousands of teachers worldwide. The question is whether we know everything about blended learning technique and correctly use the LMS potential to create digital spaces and reinforce face-to-face learning environments. Blog articles
2016 Learning In Practice Award Finalists Announced
AUGUST 11, 2016
Chief Learning Officer magazine is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Learning In Practice awards. The awards were established in 2003 to recognize learning leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs. Blaire Bhojwani, Director, Learning Technologies, Hilton. EXCELLENCE IN BLENDED LEARNING AWARD.
Chatbots for Learning
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
According to Niko Bonatsos, managing director at General Catalyst, 90 percent of user time on mobile devices is spent on email and messaging platforms. Chatbots can operate according to a set of predefined rules or, using machine learning, work based on various degrees of artificial intelligence. Homepage Top Story - Left Column Learning Delivery Alexa apps chatbots Cortana Siri
The Race between Learning and Technology
Your Training Edge
APRIL 5, 2016
Well, this post is going to be quite significant since it discusses an ever popular buzz comparing the learning with technology. Well, to be honest, I would first be starting with technology as a compliment for learning, since being a trainer I witnessed a number of technologies since last decades that just transformed the training and development industry. The short answer is “yes”.
The Cognitive Science Behind Learning
DECEMBER 23, 2016
It’s the same with learning. To be able to determine whether a planned intervention — training, e-learning or otherwise — is appropriate, one must understand learning. Instead, learning should apply the results of learning science research, a veritable learning engineering. Time invested in developing learning that is ineffective is only one aspect.
Is technology eliminating the Learning & Development role in corporations?
Your Training Edge
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
You must have seen in many of the previous posts by yourtrainingedge.com  the revolutions taking place in corporate learning and development brought about advancement in technology. Is it really a good news for the businesses or is it invisibly diminishing the learning and development role by providing employees technological ease & functionalities in their respective department?
Agile Learning Design for Beginners (Free White Paper)
JULY 21, 2014
Jennifer Bertram , Director of Instructional Design here at Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper on Agile Learning Design. In Agile Learning Design for Beginners , Jennifer gives a comprehensive introduction to one of her areas of expertise as a Director of Instructional Design: Agile. The Agile White Paper agile agile learning design white paper
Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List
DECEMBER 28, 2016
When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? But as an independent analyst, I spend my days investigating which companies excel at driving learning technology forward. They want to be a relevant, useful voice in today’s learning community conversation. must-read for learning technology decision makers.
2016 Learning In Practice Award Winners
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Chief Learning Officer magazine is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Learning in Practice Awards. Celebrating those who have crafted new and innovative education initiatives, the Learning in Practice Awards recognize learning executives, organizations and vendors in the learning and development industry. Thomas Brady, Director, Department of Defense.
3 Simple ways to gamify your online learning
JUNE 2, 2016
Gamification can help you create a more engaging learning experience. But, make sure you don’t simply take a game and apply it to your learning. Instead, Instead, you should focus on finding ways to use gaming elements to create learning experiences that are not possible with traditional face-to-face training. Here Give learners the opportunity to learn from their mistakes.
Promote Learning to Curb Boredom
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Keep them learning. Then they’ll have a better idea what kind of learning and development they may need. Job descriptions are quite broad and inaccurate, and that doesn’t mean much to millennials,” said Debra Steele, director of marketing and communications at CAEL, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. What’s the best way to keep your employees engaged?
3 Tips for Truly Effective Workplace Learning
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
In a world where almost half of the companies on the Fortune 500 today will likely disappear in 10 years, learning is key. Only companies that have a dynamic workforce can hope to keep up, which means chief learning officers today have a profound part to play in helping their organizations survive and thrive. Learning helps to attract, engage and retain the best people.
Learning Conversation with Liz Griffin, Director, Global People Team, Ernst & Young – Part 1
OCTOBER 6, 2011
We had an opportunity to talk to Liz Griffin about learning and the challenges it faces in a leading professional services company – Ernst & Young. With a career in organisational development, learning and development, HR, line management and operations spanning 27 years, Liz’s experiences have encompassed the education, hospitality, airline and professional services sectors. Jeevan : Liz, welcome to Learning Conversations. Jeevan: Liz, let’s talk about how you got into learning ? How do you get the whole picture of what learning is required?
Building a Culture of Continuous Learning
Performance Learning Productivity
AUGUST 12, 2013
Classes, courses and curricula – structured learning events – don’t provide all the tools in the toolkit. They’re bit-players in a much larger world of organisational learning and performance. There is widespread agreement amongst senior executives, line managers and HR directors that ‘breakthrough performance’ is needed to meet immediate business goals. Most people get it.