Mapping Digital Skills in HE
Dont Waste Your Time
JULY 9, 2015
A few weeks ago this image/infographic was doing the rounds and being tweeted in my network (thank you Catherine Cronin!) – mapping digital skills in Irish Higher Education. Related posts: Skills & Attributes of today’s students. Examples include the humble (?) What do you think – do they have everything here? click to enlarge].
Skills you need as an Instructional Designer.
DECEMBER 4, 2014
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! skillful Instructional Designer (ID) breaks away from formal and heavy content. Are you tired of seeing heavy content slides?
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? – Of those job openings, 80% are classified as highly skilled, 20% semi-skilled.
7 Soft Skills You Need To Succeed In Your Career
Your Training Edge
MARCH 4, 2016
Soft skills or people’s skills are set of skills that are different from job-specific skills or hard skills. Unlike hard skills, they involve your personal attitude, outlook and behavior towards your colleagues. Having soft skills not only enhance your performance as a professional, it also improves your relationship with your coworkers.
Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?
skills fall short. CRITICAL SKILLS MANAGING PERFORMANCE. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I eﬀectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. MONITORING.
Skills Instructional Designers Should Have
JULY 1, 2015
If you don’t hone your craft and keep your skills relevant, then you run the risk of being left behind. If so, the infographic below (created by ATD ) gives you a quick snapshot as to what skills are in demand for an instructional designer today, as well as the trends that exist in terms of design methodology. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! instructional design
What is Skills Management?
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
In several recent postings I’ve blogged (a lot) about skills and skill management. So what IS skills management? It being 2015 the first place I looked is Wikipedia (of course) and found this: Skills Management. Terrific, a Wiki about skills management! To be useful, skills management must be an ongoing process where skills are regularly assessed.
Why is Skills Management Important?
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
Last week I defined skills management by referencing and summarizing an existing Wikipedia article. This week I’ll explain why skills management is important and I’ll begin by repeating Wiki’s definition of Skills Management: “ The practice of understanding, developing, and deploying people and their skills. appeared first on Gyrus.
9 Essential Instructional Designer Skills
MAY 2, 2013
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 ? Well, Today’s Instructional Designer does more than create elearning or live instructor courses, they must wear many hats. Problem Solver: Inevitably there are problems to be solved when creating training.
Critical #skills define performances across multiple fields
APRIL 25, 2014
Critical learning/reading/living is an acclaimed skill. With the internet becoming a global content delivery and discussion forum, this skill has become increasingly important for knowledge creation, filtering out crap and manipulation, or simply in order to try and construct your own voice in your own field of interest. clear gain from my PhD journey. nice interview.
Skills for the Networked World
MARCH 6, 2015
".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?
APRIL 5, 2016
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. Do two jobs have the same skills set requirements?
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
skills were gained and what behaviors have changed. Change in attitude, skills, knowledge. b. Of course, there are behaviors or soft skills that are much harder to quantify. Benefits and soft skills: Sometimes the goal of training is to change attitude. training for non-skills-related topics. Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI. But because.
Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations
JULY 9, 2014
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.
5 Presenting Skills For Live Training
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Whether they just don’t know the content or they have poor presenting skills the end-result is the same: we don’t learn as much as we should. This being the case it is important to practice your presenting skills. As much as we love elearning here at LearnDash there will always be a need for in-person (live) training. It’s painful. training
India as a Skill-based Society
Learn and Lead
JUNE 14, 2016
Edited excerpts from the interview: How can the government help individuals with vocational training/ skill development? How are companies providing a helping hand to make India a skill-based hub? The corporate sector in my view is not doing enough for making India a skill-based hub. Additionally, corporates must actively participate in curriculum design, providing support for imparting skills through adjunct faculty and commit to internship and apprenticeship programs. How is India moving towards a skill-based society and what are the hurdles?
Best Practices for Using eLearning in Soft Skills Training
JULY 30, 2013
Or perhaps you need to help sales reps practice their selling skills. Why is teaching soft skills so hard? interviewed Alicia Ostermeier , Senior Learning Designer at BLP, to learn more about how she approaches eLearning projects designed to teach soft skills. Read on to learn more about developing soft skills eLearning… that actually works. Alicia Ostermeier.
Friday Spotlight > Medical Soft Skills
JULY 11, 2014
According to an extensive review of literature published between 1949 and 2008, training physicians in communication skills results 1.62 With this statistic in mind, PRI partnered with Enspire and our media arm, Houndstooth , to create Tuning In: Communication Skills for Partnering with Patients. The post Friday Spotlight > Medical Soft Skills appeared first on Enspire.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
skills in working with diverse populations. learner forgot to use the new skills or knowledge. custom-made inspirational posters around the office would reinforce the skills they. Eleventure® professional skills courses cover a. broad range of business skills to help. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning.
10 “Super” Instructional Design Skills
JANUARY 12, 2014
The inforgraphic below lists 10 skills that every instructional designer should have in order to be successful and effective. 10 Instructional Design Skills. 1. Strong Visualization Skills - Don’t be surprised when you are given a list of requirements for your courses and then are sent on your way to create six hours of elearning. will go a long way. 3. Be organized!
Soft Skills Training – A Necessary Luxury – Today & Tomorrow?
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Soft skills development is a luxury – nice to undergo – even better when it pays off at the workplace. Every year, millions of dollars are spent on soft skills training by enthusiastic organizations. Today, soft skills training stand tall with the hard skills of IT, maintenance, technical, and product training. But – is soft skills training a necessity?
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
practical skills they need. Building a skilled learning team 30. 4. Skills of L&D practitioners: those using 70:20:10 are more likely to equip their L&D teams: Almost 2x more likely to already have blended learning skills (59% vs 33%) and performance. consulting skills (44% vs 24%) in-house. more likely to have skills in facilitating collaboration (24% vs 9%).
Millennials Need Soft Skills Training
JULY 21, 2014
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.
digital workforce skills
Learning and Working on the Web
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
“Are there new ways to think about our digital workplace skills that allows us to take our thinking up to a new plane, the next meta-level of thinking and working where we have much higher leverage, can manage change that is an order of magnitude or greater in volume than today, work in fundamentally better and smarter new ways — and perhaps even work a bit less — yet produce much more value?”.
MOOCs Proving Useful For Tech Skills
JUNE 24, 2014
Skills Your e-Learning Team Needs in 2016 and Beyond
APRIL 21, 2016
Average skills are no longer enough to get or keep an average job, and you need even more when you are working in the technology-driven world of e-learning. As computers and machines take on almost Orwellian levels of skills and abilities, once adequate human skill sets simply aren't cutting it anymore. learning skills
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
the skill at work. employees forget the skills they learn in training. session, they have forgotten half of the skills they learned. morning, they are are unlikely to use these skills on the job as they have most likely forgotten a. material by forcing employees to recall the skills they have. just learned and increases their ability to transfer the skills to.
Marketing Your ELearning Skills
AUGUST 5, 2014
The idea of marketing your own skills can be somewhat intimidating, and understandably so. Instructional design is a booming industry, yet I am surprised as to how many instructional design professionals don’t invest in their own careers through networking possibilities. Truth is, the elearning industry has some of the most prestigious networking outlets.
digital transformation skills
Learning and Working on the Web
APRIL 29, 2015
In looking at Oscar’s expanded canvas I see that digital transformation – the ability to work in a networked ecosystem – requires three interdependent skill-sets. The foundation for these skills is a democratic organization based on loose hierarchies and strong networks. He includes a handy CC-licensed worksheet to go with it. Both are necessary. Internally they share it.
How to Close the Account Management Skills Gap
MARCH 10, 2016
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. The post How to Close the Account Management Skills Gap appeared first on Bottom-Line Performance Here are three areas of focus to consider: 1.
Network Era Skills
Learning and Working on the Web
MAY 28, 2014
The core skills for this emerging workplace are: 1) working & learning out loud 2) cooperating, 3) collaborating, and 4) connected leadership. Developing these skills, like adding value to information, takes time and practice. Working and learning out loud are the base skills that support the ongoing cooperation required in network era organizations.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
Research has shown that it’s the combination of knowledge plus confidence that leads to appropriate behavior and empowers people to act—critical in areas like decision-making skills, safe machine operation, and crisis intervention. With this deeper insight, organizations can more closely identify areas of learning employees should focus on, to achieve true mastery of knowledge and skills. 2.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
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.
Soft Skills / Scenario Based Training Full Source Example for #AdobeCaptivate
APRIL 3, 2013
Together we conceived and created a very cool soft skills training module using Adobe Captivate called ‘Quarantine.’ ’ Quarantine is a scenario based / soft skills training module designed to teach new officers at a prisoner of war camp [.]. A few months ago I began working with a very talented team of developers from eLearning Brothers.
Skills for Learning 2.0
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 11, 2012
Although these are essentially characteristics of modern life, we can contextualise them as skills or literacies. Graphic by Steve Wheeler Skills for Learning 2.0 by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I have been thinking and writing about ' Learning 2.0 ' for some time now. Firstly, learners need to be able to connect.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
ensures every customer-facing person has the necessary knowledge, materials, skills, processes and behaviors to move deals forward. knowledge, skills and behaviors must be progressively developed (in a consi- stent manner) across a large and quickly increasing population of salespeople, and across a growing number of geographies, all in a short time. How to create and drive success.
Skills or literacies?
Learning with e's
MARCH 1, 2013
Some of these divides are socio-economic, others are technical based on geographical location, still others are about willingness to engage, or the skill to be able to use tools effectively. Literacies rach beyond skills. also mapped out some of the skills for Learning 2.0 , based on the work of Mark Federman. In summary, skills are essential elements for any practice.
Four Basic Skills for 2020
Learning and Working on the Web
JULY 13, 2014
In 2011, The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix published a report that looked at Future Work Skills 2020 (PDF). Ten future work skills were derived from these drivers and these were seen to be critical for success in the emerging network era workplace. The report identified six drivers of change. I’ve added links to examples of each, three years later.
Soft Skills and Emotional Intelligence: Can They Be Learned?
Voice of Clarity
APRIL 20, 2015
In fact, companies are beginning to organize themselves around these “soft skills.” What are soft skills? “Hard skills” are the teachable proficiencies that enable one to perform the task he or she is assigned: reading, writing, math, and typing are all examples. Soft skills, on the other hand, are more nuanced. Can EI really be taught?
How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills
JUNE 6, 2013
Consuming information without taking the time to reflect is bad for the development of critical thinking skills. Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills. Mark Here’s an example of how this learning strategy might be implemented for a management skills curriculum: 1.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
Game-based learning is the use of a self-contained game - with a defined start and end. – to convey knowledge, skills and abilities. testing and immediate feedback, incorrect skills and knowledge can be corrected in. GAMIFICATION AND YOUR ENTERPRISE LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K GA I ION AND YOUR E I LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K 2Table of Contents. Introduction.3 Conclusion.16
PIAF - the skills journey
Clive on Learning
DECEMBER 18, 2013
Input: Providing the formal element which hopefully will inspire the learner and act as a catalyst for changes in behaviour and on-going skills development. Application: Providing opportunities for the learner to test out new ideas and skills in the work environment. Skilled performance looks so easy when applied effortlessly by experts - surely it can''t be that hard.
Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills
DECEMBER 6, 2012
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.