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Project Managers Are 'Glue' Holding Learning Projects Together

Caveo Learning

To achieve business stakeholder satisfaction with a completed learning & development initiative, learning project managers must aim for success in three key areas. The first two are rather obvious: complete the project on time and on budget, and successfully fulfill the end business objectives. But the third item can be a little trickier—deftly manage the stakeholder relationship.

Mining for Gold Among Learning Trends of Today and Tomorrow

Caveo Learning

A number of trends in learning & development are exciting and promising… but not all that glitters is learning gold. What's important is not necessarily that learning leaders jump on trends, but that they pay attention to them to assess whether or not their organization would benefit from them. Learning is getting more customized, more adaptive, and made available however and wherever—and budgets are not increasing at the same rate as expectations.

Plan to Make Review Cycles Part of Learning Project Success

Caveo Learning

The process that learning & development professionals follow when designing and developing learning deliverables helps all players on the project team complete their specified tasks. The review cycle stage—when the deliverables are examined by the stakeholder—is perhaps most critical. Before the learning project begins, it's crucial to determine when reviews will take place, what needs to be reviewed (and to what depth), how long reviews should take, etc.

Caveo Named to Training Industry's Top Content Development List

Caveo Learning

Training Industry Inc. has named Caveo Learning to its 2017 Top 20 Content Development Companies List. Selection to the list is based on the following criteria: Industry visibility, innovation, and impact. Capability to develop and deliver multiple types of content. Company size and growth potential. Depth and breadth of subject matter expertise. Quality of clients. Geographic reach. The prestigious list is designed to help organizations search for the right learning content development partner.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

5 Best Practices of Effective LMS Administrators

Caveo Learning

Administration and operation of a learning management system typically falls to one person or a small team, and it can quickly become a full-time responsibility. Effective LMS administration can be tricky, because the concerns and challenges facing the LMS administrator may not always align with the issues facing the end users. To meet the needs of the learners interacting with the learning management system, LMS administrators should keep in mind the following five best practices.

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Use Knowledge Retention Tactics for More Effective Training

Caveo Learning

Why do some learners seem to forget more than they remember? The reality is that the human brain is wired to forget—not all information is needed beyond the immediate moment or situation. It's up to instructional designers and training facilitators to help learners maximize knowledge retention. Memory is essentially the process of encoding (inputting), storage (organizing), and recall (accessing) of information, and there are tactics that can be used in deliverables to reinforce these functions.

Virtual and Augmented Reality: Glimpsing the Future of Learning

Caveo Learning

Emerging technologies offer new opportunities for learning & development organizations to deliver learning that is immersive, exciting, and impactful. Innovations in virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality are poised to revolutionize L&D in ways not seen since the internet went mainstream a quarter century ago. These technologies pose tremendous promise and possibility for the L&D industry, limited only by learning professionals' creativity and budget.

Caveo Strategist to Share Military L&D Insights at SW Learning Summit

Caveo Learning

Ray Valenzuela, a learning strategist with Caveo Learning, will be a featured presenter at the 2017 Southwest Learning Summit. The event, hosted by the Association for Talent Development, Dallas Chapter, will be held August 24 in Plano, Texas. Valenzuela's session is titled, "Address Performance Issues, Not Symptoms: Approaching L&D the Military Way.". Before joining Caveo, Valenzuela spent 12 years on active duty in the U.S.

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.

Building Business Credibility and Impact Beyond the L&D Bubble

Caveo Learning

Learning professionals tend to surround themselves with others who speak the same language of L&D and face similar industry challenges. That’s fine and understandable, but regardless of one’s expertise and preparation, the result is that business stakeholders may. fail to understand and appreciate the value of L&D and the challenges facing learning leaders. This is frustrating, but not surprising.

Seasonal Training Needs Pose Particular Learning Challenges

Caveo Learning

Creating effective training is especially tricky for organizations that face embedded seasonal variables. A company may need to skill up its workforce to prepare for a busy time of year—part-time holiday staff at retail outlets and summer workers for theme parks are some obvious examples. Seasonal training poses short-term learning challenges, but with planning and thoughtful strategy, the organization can nevertheless reap long-term benefits.

Corporate L&D Institute Features Session on Caveo Maturity Model

Caveo Learning

Ray Valenzuela, a senior learning strategist with Caveo Learning, is among the presenters at the 2017 Corporate L&D Institute , September 17–19 in South Carolina. The event, to be held at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, is hosted by the International Performance Management Institute. Valenzuela's presentation is titled, "Using the L&D Maturity Model to Improve Your Learning Department and Deliver More Measurable Value."

Strategies for Successful Learning Outsourcing Partnerships

Caveo Learning

At some point, all learning & development organizations are faced with the need for outsourcing—business objectives or performance gaps may demand L&D personnel and expertise that can’t be organically added in a timely or cost-efficient manner. Large-scale outsourcing arrangements are more common than many learning leaders realize, but so too are potential pitfalls.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

2 ATD Conferences Invite Caveo's Davis to Speak on Learning Curation

Caveo Learning

A pair of regional talent development conferences have invited Robert Davis, a senior instructional designer with Caveo Learning, to speak on the topic of learning curation. Davis will present "Cohesive Learning Curation: The Future of Efficient and Effective Content Development" at the ATD Houston 2017 Fall Conference and Expo on September 21.

Tips for Creating Reusable Learning Objects

Caveo Learning

With the influx of more blended programs for the learners in our organizations, Learning & Development is challenged to design training programs that are more complex and could possibly take more time to develop. With a variety of deliverables in play, those who manage L&D teams and efforts are wise to keep their eyes on the horizon to strategically design programs that service their client’s needs while also taking advantage of efficient ways to develop those comprehensive programs.

Understand the 'Big Picture' of Cross-Cultural Learning Initiatives

Caveo Learning

Structuring, designing, and delivering training across cultures is challenging, and an array of factors need to be taken into consideration. To ensure success of a cross-cultural learning program, it's necessary to understand the "big picture" by analyzing all the external and internal obstacles that could impact the initiative.

University LMS Administrator: Be Willing to Take on New Roles

Caveo Learning

This is part of our ongoing series, Interviews with Learning Leaders. Linda Cronk is a communications specialist for Iowa State University’s Environmental Health and Safety division, which provides training for employees and students, plus an outreach program providing training to private companies.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Learning Retention: Beyond the Classroom

Caveo Learning

In a recent blog , we pointed out strategies to increase learning retention by using what we know about human memory, but what about after the training event is over? How do we make sure it sticks? In many organizations, learning is seen as a one-time event, often in a different location from the job site, and once it's over, the learning on that content is over.

Learning Leader on Trends, Technology, Challenges, and Passion

Caveo Learning

This is part of our ongoing series, Interviews with Learning Leaders. Cathy Mazan Murata studied marketing/advertising as an undergrad and spent time in marketing research. She brings varied experience to her career, including teaching English in Japan and working in higher education as an Assistant Dean. She consulted with Walgreens and other companies for many years.

Success as a Solo Learning & Development Leader

Caveo Learning

This is part of our ongoing series, Interviews with Learning Leaders. Patti Guenther is the learning and development leader at MaxYield Cooperative, a farmers’ cooperative grain elevator in north-central Iowa. She works with fellow leaders and team members to assess and identify training needs and develop learning strategies and solutions. She is passionate about helping people improve and innovate with an eye focused on creating relevant solutions and effective results.

Join Us for CTR Week and Annual Conference

Caveo Learning

Caveo Learning CEO Jeff Carpenter and our client development leadership team will be attending the Center for Talent Reporting's 2018 Annual Conference, February 19–23 in Dallas. The aim of the fifth annual CTR conference is to increase knowledge and understanding of the measurement, reporting, and management of human capital, with a focus on learning and development. Conference attendees will learn about the latest trends and challenges facing in L&D. Caveo News and Events

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

CUNY Learning Leader on Business Skills, Keys to Successful L&D

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This is part of our ongoing series, Interviews with Learning Leaders. Patrick Dail is the director of workplace learning with the School of Professional Studies at the City University of New York. Dail manages teams charged with designing, developing, and facilitating learning and development programs for New York City agencies on topics ranging from emergency preparedness and business continuity to energy efficiency and child welfare.

Caveo's McClay to Deliver 2 Sessions at August Iowa ATD Event

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Caveo Learning Project Manager Renie McClay will present a pair of sessions for Iowa learning professionals on Friday, August 4. Unlocking Innovation In Your Learning Organization" is hosted by the Central Iowa Chapter of the Association for Talent Development. McClay will speak on strategies for boosting workplace creativity and how to create effective eLearning on a budget. The event in West Des Moines is open to the public, but registration is required. Caveo News and Events

The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride.

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The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Performance Learning Productivity

During a meeting at Cambridge University around 30 years ago I was thoroughly chastised by a Cambridge academic. I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls

Bottom-Line Performance

Remember when you were new to learning and development? If you really are new, congratulations and welcome to the field! If you’ve been around for a little while, I want you to think back: what do you wish you could tell your former self about what he/she is getting themselves into?

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How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

HT2 Labs

Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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Emerging Learning Technologies: Promise vs. Hype

Bottom-Line Performance

Go to any of the big L&D conferences or trade shows and you’ll hear buzz and conversation about virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360 video. Explore the pages of Inc., Forbes, Tech Crunch, or Mashable and you’ll find articles.

Employee Generated Learning, a transcending role for Instructional Designers 

Challenge to Learn

The e-Learning landscape is fundamentally changing. A while ago month I published a blog post about this change. In this blog post, I elaborated on how this transformation boils down to a shift away from content creation by instructional designers.

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Chatbots and Virtual Assistants in L&D: 4 Use Cases to Pilot in 2018

Bottom-Line Performance

Tech analysts predict that 2018 will be a big year for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in all its forms.

Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

Your Training Edge

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. If there is something quite certain about the future, it’s the emerging eLearning.

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The e-learning revolution is finally there

Challenge to Learn

We are talking about fundamental changes in corporate e-Learning already for years. But I did not see a real fundamental change for a long time, but now it is finally happening. The world of e-Learning is changing rapidly and fundamentally. An e-Learning revolution?

Elearning Trends for 2018

Experiencing eLearning

At the end of last year, Bryan Jones from eLearningArt reached out to me for my predictions on the top 3 eLearning trends for 2018. He then took the responses from me and 56 other experts and put together a summary video of the top trends here and an article of the top eLearning trends here.

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.