Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap
APRIL 13, 2016
Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., The Skills-Gap Crisis. How bad is the skills-gap problem?
Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace
JUNE 29, 2014
And this mega-shift calls for some key role changes and skill acquisition for L&D. Some of the related skills required to do this are given below. These are some of the critical and macro-level shifts in the role of L&D that are becoming apparent.
Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits. We aren’t pigeons and we can learn to do things in more way than one. We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith.
Doing and knowing
Learning with e's
MAY 15, 2014
This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. Today, I was doing some personal research related to a book I have been reading. I found Saipan in seconds, releasing me to do other research on the island, using the links Google supplied.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. struggle to do this well for is front-line. learning-doing gap. We puzzled over the learning-doing gap and this led us to define a. hope is relevant in many other situations where there’s a learning- doing gap).
L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace
JULY 13, 2015
L&D’s Role in the VUCA World. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today. They want to know the Why and not only the What or the How. Why do you get out of bed in the morning? What would they do differently?
Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO
AUGUST 24, 2016
For some organizations, the shortage of skilled executives, middle managers and individual contributors in critical roles already is having quantifiable ramifications — from decreased production capacity to drops in customer satisfaction. What’s a CLO to Do?
Could Competency-Based Online Training Address the Skills Gap?
MARCH 23, 2015
If, upon graduation, he applies for a job that is not traditionally associated with the degree he earned, can employers expect that he can do the job—and do it well? Meanwhile, there’s a skills gap in the workforce.
The Client’s Critical Role in Custom Elearning Development
The Learning Dispatch
JULY 18, 2016
So how do we get there? It turns out that the client’s role is pretty critical in making that happen, particularly at certain stages. The Client’s Role: Indispensable Ways You Contribute to Project Success. Most of us know the phrase “begin with the end in mind.”
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. KNOWING AND DOING. DO REAL WORK REALLY WELL” I like my. Page 32 What skills do. changes and our learners bring different habits and expectations to work, our roles. But some things do change – and have. You also need to know.
Four roles for social media in workplace learning
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. I won't re-iterate the statistics because you know already what a fundamental difference it makes to be so connected so comprehensively and so continuously. Organisations can do their best to satisfy the needs of employees for on-demand information but they will rarely be able to cover it all on a top-down basis.
The Role of Training in the Wider Productivity Puzzle
OCTOBER 19, 2016
So why is it that systemic under-training and inappropriate training methods are commonplace in today's business environment, leading to skill gaps and a decline in productivity? Workers know more about what they need than most line managers give them credit for.
10 Things Thriving Leaders Need to Know
DECEMBER 15, 2012
Knowing yourself, your people and how to influence are among the most vital leadership skills needed for 2013. Know yourself and your impact. Know your people. Leaders can only know the answer to this by taking the time to really know their people — style, what engages, interests and motivates them to deliver the best work. Know your stuff. Know your organization and how to influence it. Know your customers. And know what they mean.
L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Here, I will explore the role of L&D in the VUCA ( volatility , uncertainty , complexity and ambiguity ) world. I am going to probe each of the aspects of VUCA and share my thoughts on what L&D needs to do. And I know it can''t be. I would love to know what you think.
Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Working together becomes smooth when both parties know their individual roles and responsibilities better. Once they clearly know what they are supposed to do and expect from each other, the process becomes streamlined. Do share your views.
Why Reflect? The Role of Reflection in the Learning Process
OCTOBER 7, 2015
While it may sound a bit extreme, the words of John Dewey come to mind when he said, "We do not learn from experience.we So, I begin to suspect that journaling may have very little to do with writing and going back to your notes.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
MAY 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself?
How Do You Get Leaders to Change?
OCTOBER 2, 2012
Once the goal for the change is clear, the person must receive some sort of learning support or instruction on how to do the new behavior. Most leaders will agree that they often do not get the kind of attention they need to initiate substantial change. “When a gap has been identified, we expect them to be able to make the shifts on their own. “They need to know how it will help today, right now,” Grimshaw said. • What are you doing right now?
Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)
JULY 7, 2016
Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. Examples included “Location”, “Job Role” or “Department” The use of custom fields allows you to deal with groups of learners as a unit and to assign all learners in that group to a specific assignment or learning path.
Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn
JUNE 9, 2010
I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect.
Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 2 – Know Your Audience
JANUARY 14, 2015
If you’ve already caught up with last week’s post , you should be able to get to the root of your training request, and identify a gap that your training program will fill. When the instructor said, “you know how when your tractor…” I had no idea what he was talking about.
A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 7, 2014
This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to do this we need a better understanding of the context and the type of learning you want to apply. It should do more than repeat the content of the formal course; it should focus on application.
Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)
JULY 14, 2016
Simulation: Highly interactive application that allows learners to model or role-play a scenario. Skill gap analysis : Compares a person’s skills to those required to do a job they have been, or will be, assigned to.
When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?
APRIL 13, 2012
The role of an instructional designer needs to evolve to learning experience designer; someone that facilitates learning and collaboration rather than dictating it. How do you create learning experiences that meet the audience where they are? The days of all knowing instructional designer that drives a process of extracting and interpreting information from the SME seems way too mediated. Your users will tell you what they want, what’s working, and where the gaps are.
Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills
JULY 29, 2016
Do instructional designers or learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?
Are You Sure Youre Training People to Do the Right Things
AUGUST 15, 2016
The caller explained that some of their salespeople were doing four times the volume of others. The go-to person who has been there forever: They can provide historical knowledge about how the role has changed over the years. An adjacent collaborator role: Don’t be afraid to bring in someone who is not in the role, but who depends on it. Step Two: Create an Occupational Definition Your training developer should have everyone in the room focused on the role.
Should We Do More Apprenticeships?
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Most companies don’t do long training programs like apprenticeships. industries offer them and most companies complain of a skills gap in the workforce, enterprising businesses could use these programs to jump ahead of the curve and gain a competitive advantage.
How does customizing of learning help to improve competencies?
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
What do conglomerates with highly complex product lines do to keep people charged on gaining skills? So, to make an effective customized content delivery tailored to meet individual skill gaps was indeed a big challenge. The tool could accommodate as many job roles as needed.
Are you missing this critical step when trying to build workplace knowledge?
MARCH 4, 2016
After all, if employees don’t know , they can’t do. Unfortunately, when it comes to arming employees with the knowledge they need to execute their roles to the best of their ability, many organizations skip an important step: providing on-demand access to information.
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Why Sales Managers Struggle with Coaching
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Those who can, do; those who can’t do, teach”? These new sales managers have to then transition their role from the doer (selling products) to the teacher and coach (managing sales reps). It’s not all about the skills gap, though.
Subject Matter Experts vs Learning Experts: What’s the Difference?
MARCH 2, 2016
They know their products inside and out… but they do not know how to close a specific performance gap that is happening or how to give their learners the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their roles.
Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)
JANUARY 6, 2017
After all, they’ve got their finger on the pulse and definitely know their stuff! L&D will have a new role and create many disruptions. This new role has created many disruptions for L&D. What do people want from their learning experiences?
A framework for content curation
JUNE 17, 2015
I should know: I’ve used them as a student, I’ve seen my peers create them, and I’ve created them myself. Instead, its role is to be funny, fascinating or otherwise engaging enough to pull the learners in.
The Importance of Managerial Leaders in the 21st Century
MARCH 16, 2017
Leaders versus Managers “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things” (Peter F. Leaders focus on roles, while managers focus on functions. Leaders walk their talk; in true leaders, there is no gap between the theories they espouse and their practice” (Warren Bennis). This role can be called a managerial leader—someone who can reshuffle their roles and responsibilities according to the situation to accomplish goals.
The Knowledge Crisis: the signs are all around us
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
More than ever before employees need to know more information in less time. In fact, they must know five times the amount of information than was required only two decades ago, including knowledge of hundreds of surgical devices—each with their own intricacies and nuances.