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The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Skills define us. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride. These could be physical skills – our ability to knit jumpers, drive vehicles, perform gymnastics, play the violin, cook tasty food, swim or make beautiful furniture. Yes, skills are what make us what we are. Skills Journey is that programme. What's changing? Not convinced?

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Skills you need as an Instructional Designer.

Origin Learning

A skillful Instructional designer brings to you both technology and learning combined together not only in a digestible format but also at an appetising pace. Here are lists of essential Skills you need as an Instructional Designer : First things First! A skillful Instructional Designer (ID) breaks away from formal and heavy content. Image Credit – Freepik. First name.

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Skills: The last frontier for digital learning

Clive on Learning

To most learners and most learning professionals, digital learning is a way to meet requirements for knowledge. Even in its most contemporary forms – responsive, massive, open, mobile, point-of-need, video-based and gamified – the priority is still knowledge, whether that is of facts, concepts, principles, processes, rules, procedures or spatial positioning. Skills define us.

Got Skills Gaps? Partner Up

CLO Magazine

Adults are struggling to learn in today’s fast-paced world, and leaders are having a tough time finding employees who already have both the technical and soft skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. But Mika Nash said learning leaders can find ways to elevate workforce knowledge. Chief Learning Officer : How severe is the skills gap in our knowledge-focused age?

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

skills in working with diverse populations. and knowledge that prepares the learner for those day-to-day actions. knowledge” objectives (the ones that start with understand, know, remember) are. learner forgot to use the new skills or knowledge. custom-made inspirational posters around the office would reinforce the skills they. Seven Simple Secrets to.

Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach

Gyrus

Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach. In a skill-centric program, Organizations can identify traits and aspects of successful members of their current competencies and roles, and address the precise capabilities that need to be established to excel within those positions. What do we mean when we say skill? What is a skill-centric design? Skill Definition.

7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning

Obsidian Learning

New post 7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning on Obsidian Learning. They say that knowledge is power, but it’s only powerful if your learners are able to effectively retain and recall the information when the need arises. In this article, I’ll share 7 techniques to enhance knowledge retention techniques you can take into account in your next eLearning course design.

Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: Our staff need to be agile in knowledge and skill development to thrive in an environment of ever faster change. What are the technology options for different states in skill and knowledge? Of course, foundation knowledge or skills should always be couched in learner’s context so that they can understand how the information relates to them.

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

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? – Of those job openings, 80% are classified as highly skilled, 20% semi-skilled.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

employees have the knowledge and skills. new managers transition from skilled individual producer to team. managers develop the skills they need to succeed? struggle with applying their new knowledge on the job. managers will then use these new skills and knowledge. a new skill, there’s a repeatable. ASSESS Practice newly acquired skills and.

Adaptive Learning Methods Could Close the Trained Worker Skills Gap

CLO Magazine

But for low-skilled factory workers who are increasingly shut out of jobs that require technical skills and updated knowledge, retraining may be the only way to tap this potential — that is, if their knowledge and skills gaps can be filled in a meaningful and cost-effective way. Learners also experience satisfaction as they gain greater proficiency and new skills.

Skills for the Networked World

ID Reflections

".learning is ubiquitous in ongoing activity, though often unrecognised as such - Jean Lave (1993)" Recently, I read a series of posts and articles related to digital literacy, 21st Century Skills and the behaviours and practices required for working and learning in a connected world. Last week I wrote about MOOCs in Workplace Learning-Part 5: Skill Learners Need Today.

Is Your Organization Moving Towards a Skills Gap Crisis?

Gyrus

Skills gap can be defined as the difference between an organization’s current competency and skills and the required skills it needs to achieve a goal. With rapid changes in technology, consumer market, business process, it is very important for organizations to have the right skills set among their workforce. The skills gap is widening across many industries and organizations are struggling to find people with right skills set despite the availability of a large pool of candidates. are unaware whether they have the skills gap or not.

Curated Insights: Why knowledge sharing at work is a good thing

Axonify

Knowledge sharing has always been an important part of the workplace. If this sounds familiar, it’s time for your organization to explore best practices and implement technology that will put the knowledge employees need at their fingertips. Here are my curated insights on knowledge sharing for May 2016: 5 reasons your employees aren’t sharing their knowledge from JD Dillon.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

KNOWLEDGE IS THE. Page 32 What skills do. digital age Page 23 5 Up-skill for. done with the new skills on the job. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. skills weeks later when they need them on. knowledge focused on the task at hand. knowledge by checking resources in the. need to top up their skills or knowledge.

9 Essential Instructional Designer Skills

LearnDash

This only makes sense given that they are exposed to the content, and over time develop intimate knowledge of the topic. The point is that we can’t stick to one or two core skills and go from there. So you want to be an instructional designer but you’re not sure the exact qualifications ? Problem Solver: Inevitably there are problems to be solved when creating training.

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Growing From Knowledge-Based to Performance-Driven Learning

mLevel

A consistent observation I’ve made is that the majority of learning deployed to organizations is purely knowledge-based. In fact, many L&D professionals I’ve worked with report that 70% to 85% of the learning they provide their organizations is designed to only build knowledge. A few weeks after the learning, over 80% of the knowledge is forgotten. Something’s got to give.

Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

Association eLearning

There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. I was recently asked to present on the skills gap issue and the opportunities it creates for associations at the ASAE Great Ideas conference in Orlando. College may not be the answer.

Millennials Need Soft Skills Training

Training Industry

The millennials are here and they have a resume full of hard skills to offer. College degrees and internships have afforded them the knowledge and newfound skill sets to add to their portfolio, but inexperience and greenness to the business world have left them with an apparent lack of soft skills.

Bottom-Line Performance Wins Three 2014 Brandon Hall Awards for its Knowledge Guru Platform

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance won two Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology gold awards for its Knowledge Guru Game-Based Learning Platform. One gold award honored Knowledge Guru as Best Advance in Gaming or Simulation Technology. for Cisco’s use of the Knowledge Guru platform. ABOUT KNOWLEDGE GURU. BLP News Knowledge Guru awards news ABOUT CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: How eLearning Puts Job-Seekers Ahead

OpenSesame

Companies preach that prospective employees must have the necessary KSA’s-- knowledge, skills and abilities-- to be successful. Knowledge is defined loosely as a general body of knowledge. “I Skill is defined as an observable competence of an act. “I Knowledge, skills, and abilities can all be acquired; enter elearning. Acquire Knowledge. Building a varied and detailed knowledge base is very important to being a competent applicant. Learn a Skill. Let’s be honest; trying to find a job is scary. I can use Excel proficiently.”.

Two types of knowledge

Jay Cross

Explicit Knowledge. #1 1 is explicit knowledge. By definition, explicit knowledge can be captured in words. Retention of explicit knowledge is easily measured and graded and for that reason it’s where tests focus, over-simplified or not. A wide variety of jobs rely on the look-up, transfer, and interpretation of explicit knowledge. Tacit Knowledge. #2

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

ID Reflections

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills. Those with a fixed mindset are likely to see talent and skills as fixed entities that cannot be further developed.

eLearning For Soft Skills: What works?

The eLearning Coach

How important is it to distinguish between hard and soft skills in the design of learning experiences? Many researchers think that it’s critical. eLearning Design

Virgin Media: Recording employee knowledge

Visual Lounge

Our very own Innovation Strategist, Troy Stein, flew to the UK earlier this year to visit Virgin Media to see how one of the largest media companies was using Snagit to document and share the invaluable knowledge of some of their most experienced employees. Skills have to be refreshed and new software and applications need to be learned. The Problem. The Challenge. Snagit was a hit.

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. Where that student graduates with a basic understanding of their chosen profession, they lack the applied knowledge that will make them a success long term.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills. Those with a fixed mindset are likely to see talent and skills as fixed entities that cannot be further developed.

Is Knowledge Transfer Part of Your L&D Strategy?

Bottom-Line Performance

On one side, you have your business objectives, your subject matter experts and all of the knowledge, skills and content employees need to know to meet your objectives. The bridge between these two sides is where knowledge transfer is supposed to happen… yet many organizations report that knowledge transfer is simply not happening. How do we pass the baton?

How to Balance Hard Skills and Soft Skills Training

Training Industry

When you run a business or work in Human Resource Management, you know that developing your employees and improving their skills and expertise is going to be helpful for you in the long run. However, what is often missed when developing lower-level staff and administrative professionals is that training should not only focus on “hard skills,” such as computer software packages or technical qualifications; soft skills are important, too, for all levels of employees. Which soft skills training courses are key? We shouldn’t forget about hard skills, though, right?

Are you missing this critical step when trying to build workplace knowledge?

Axonify

Robust employee knowledge is a critical component of optimal performance. 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. This is one of the most critical components of workplace knowledge. Written by JD Dillon.

How to Close the Account Management Skills Gap

Bottom-Line Performance

Most of the training that organizations provide their sales functions is centered around frontline selling techniques, product knowledge, features and benefits. The selling skills, product knowledge and features and benefits you previously focused on in training do not build the competencies a key account manager needs to build long-term, mutual value with a customer’s organization.

Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?

TOPYX LMS

First, experiential learning is a process that facilitates the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills through real-life experience. Second, this type of learning has the power to transform employees’ attitudes about training, increase knowledge retention, and create a learning culture in the workplace, among other things. This is because corporate training can be boring.

8 Key Customer Service Skills Every Employee Needs

Pract.us

Good customer service skills make a difference to your bottom line. If your business has customers, you and your team needs customer service skills. Even people who only interact with internal departments still need skills for working with colleagues who rely on them for help. And while some people have naturally developed these skills, everyone can improve in them.

L&D needs New Skills

ID Reflections

While we would love to think that employees will--seeing the looming complexities and unpredictability of work today--become self-driven, autonomous learners keen to acquire all the skills and knowledge required, this is not what usually happens. More importantly, it requires the L&D team to have a set of skills that are typically not considered when building the team.

Learn a New Skill: Data, Knowledge, Google Analytics, and You

OpenSesame

Looking to learn a new skill this year? Learn a New Skill There is something every web-based business, blog, and website is learning to live by: Google Analytics. If you don’t already know why you need web analytics, what Google Adwords offers, or have access to the information Google Analytics offers, you are already behind. Not having access to these tools is a little bit like shooting in the dark— every once in a while getting a flash of insight to whether or not you were hitting the target. Web Analytics turns on the floodlights. Custom reports and real-time reporting.

Measuring And Evaluating Learning – The Top Skill For L&D Teams

Upside Learning

Recent research by ASTD and REED Learning reveals that measuring and evaluating learning is the top-most skill L&D teams are looking for. From the report, here is the list of top 10 skills in demand: How relevant do you think the following topics would be, as part of a qualification aimed at trainers and L&D practitioners? Coaching Skills. Consulting Skills. Knowledge Management. Also I find ‘knowledge management’ – the undoubted torch bearer for Informal Learning for many years now – ranks the lowest on the top 10 list.

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