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L&D Is Stuck… And Here’s What We Need To Do About It

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It’s a well trodden path…. A new L&D function is born – or a new custodian arrives into an existing function – and a review is undertaken of ‘what learning is required’. Induction is developed. Courses are created. Programmes are designed. And a suite of e-learning is bought in.

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How To Gain C-Suite Support For Your L&D Transformation

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By being clear on outcomes, you become focused on supporting the organisation with something it cares about; increasing L&D’s currency; and doing things that matter. You also know what measures you’re monitoring to ensure you’re doing the right things. The post How To Gain C-Suite Support For Your L&D Transformation appeared first on Looop. Tips and How-To's c-suite digital digital learning strategy transformation

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Next Generation L&D: From ‘Learning’ To ‘Performance’

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A trend I’m seeing more and more, and which is reflected in the latest Bersin By Deloitte ‘Market Trends’ Keynote , is L&D’s shift in focus from ‘learning outcomes’ to the complex and individually experienced reality of the work itself.

How L&D Is Holding Itself Back From Digital Transformation

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Technology has been commonplace in L&D for decades but in an age in which digital is transforming organisations – and even industries – L&D is falling behind in both its approach to – and adoption – of modern tools. One reason for this is that L&D has scaled its ‘stock-in-trade solutions’ with e-learning and virtual […]. The post How L&D Is Holding Itself Back From Digital Transformation appeared first on Looop.

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Choosing the Right Technology for External Training

According to Talented Learning, more than 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s learning platforms marketplace. But of course, not all platforms are created equal. Before investing in an LMS, it’s important to understand which type of tool would be a good fit for your use case.

How L&D Is Holding Itself Back From Digital Transformation

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Technology has been commonplace in L&D for decades but in an age in which digital is transforming organisations – and even industries – L&D is falling behind in both its approach to – and adoption – of modern tools. One reason for this is that L&D has scaled its ‘stock-in-trade solutions’ with e-learning and virtual […]. The post How L&D Is Holding Itself Back From Digital Transformation appeared first on Looop.

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How Digital Learning Is Working In Retail

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I don’t need to tell you that the retail landscape has changed dramatically in recent years.

What motivates people to learn online at work?

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I asked this question to a group of 20 or so L&D folks last week. The responses I got back included: Accessibility. Speed. It’s ‘free’. It’s just-in-time. They don’t have to leave their desks. Did you notice anything missing from that list?

“We Want Training!”: When Client Expectations Stop L&D From Modernising

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One of the most common phrases I hear from L&D professionals is: “We want to modernise and use more digital but our clients expect, and just ask for, training.” So, how do you change their minds to be able do something else – something more effective – instead? The short answer is: You may not […]. The post “We Want Training!”: When Client Expectations Stop L&D From Modernising appeared first on Looop.

The ‘Less-Time-For-Better-Results’ Induction

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Anybody who’s delivered Induction programmes before will know that, far too often, they’re packed full of content that new starters couldn’t possibly remember.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

10 Years Of The iPhone And L&D Has Some Learning To Do

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It’s unlikely to have escaped your attention over the last week that it’s 10 years since the iPhone was first unveiled. This is significant whether it’s your smartphone of choice or not, as it has provided the blueprint for subsequent handsets, tablets and phablets ever since.

Digital L&D pt 1: Beyond e-Learning

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I’ve been in Learning & Development since the popularisation of e-learning in the late-1990s. Back then, I was at LloydsTSB and e-learning was still called CBT (Computer-based Training).

Designing For How People Really Learn, At The Point-Of-Work

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“We exist in a culture in which fact-based knowledge dominates traditional instruction. People who are good at “knowledge games” like Trivial Pursuit and Jeopardy are considered smart. But life requires us to do , more than it requires us to know , in order to function.

The Future of Learning Technology

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You will have undoubtably read many ‘future of learning’ articles that predict the means and mechanisms for learning, extrapolating peripheral technologies that are entering the vernacular of L&D, but this article is different. This isn’t a crass oversimplification of technologies but a means of extending L&D’s expectation of technology and how it could serve us […]. The post The Future of Learning Technology appeared first on Looop.

Learning By Doing With Digital Guidance

With learning becoming a critical piece to success, it is imperative for enterprises to adopt an integrated learning approach that is aligned with employee expectations. Download the White Paper now to get started!

Are Managers Really Critical To The Transfer Of Learning?

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Over the years, L&D professionals have almost universally advocated that managers are critical to the transfer of learning – and it’s almost blasphemous to suggest otherwise. But why?

Eliminate the Forgetting Curve with Digital

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The modern age continues to present us with challenges and opportunities when it comes to being at our most productive. The speed at which technology is advancing means that many companies and brands are faced with very real productivity challenges.

LMS vs ‘Best of Breed’? Learning Tech (with Adam Harwood)

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By Adam Harwood & David James Introduction by David James At the CIPD L&D Show this year, Adam and I were fortunate to be panel members on a session with the catchy title ‘Identifying The Most Appropriate Learning Technologies To Support Business Performance’. Our panel was completed by Barbara Thompson (PA Consulting) and David Hayden from […]. The post LMS vs ‘Best of Breed’? Learning Tech (with Adam Harwood) appeared first on Looop.

Leading Away From Face-To-Face Training Towards Self-Directed Learning

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If, like many of your L&D peers, employees in your organisation tell you they prefer classroom training, it’s important to understand their preference in relation to the perceived alternatives.

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[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

The #1 Mistake We’re All Making In L&D

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‘Learning Needs’ are too often identified from afar. Whether it’s from our organisation’s leaders; department heads; line managers; or from others in HR. We’ve all been there: “Hi L&D, our managers need to be better coaches, could you deliver us a course, please?” On the surface, this request seems pretty reasonable – and fairly common, […]. The post The #1 Mistake We’re All Making In L&D appeared first on Looop.

When You’re Too Busy Delivering Training To Do Digital L&D

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In my recent experience, it seems many L&D professionals are too busy delivering training to dedicate time to their own digital development. As a result, the L&D provision in many organisations is still predominantly classroom-based, and any individual employee’s experience of L&D is limited to occasional events and technology ‘solutions’ outsourced to vendors or simply bought in ‘off-the-shelf’.

How Translating ‘Business Needs’ Into ‘Learning Needs’ Is Causing Misalignment

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L&D people speak about business alignment as a key strategic priority but how are we not aligned already? We work inside the organisation and work closely with its people – so what’s going wrong? Misalignment occurs as soon as we translate ‘business needs’ into ‘learning needs’, which is usually right at the very outset of […]. The post How Translating ‘Business Needs’ Into ‘Learning Needs’ Is Causing Misalignment appeared first on Looop.

What Is E-Learning Today?

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In the L&D world, e-learning today can sometimes be seen as the poor cousin to instructor-led training. It’s mostly because when we think about e-learning we think about the boring compliance courses we’re expected to complete to protect against organisational risk.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Can You Teach Soft Skills With eLearning?

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I’d like to credit Branimir Trosic for posing this question to me on LinkedIn in response to another post about L&D being too busy delivering training to do digital. The question this post is written to answer presumes quite a lot. For me, it certainly presumes: Soft skills are best developed in classrooms eLearning is […]. The post Can You Teach Soft Skills With eLearning? appeared first on Looop. Insights into Learning digital learning e learning elearning soft skills training

The Secret To Learning At The Point-of-Need

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*The secret*: ‘Learning’ is rarely (if ever) required at the point-of-need. Instead, answers, support, insights or guidance are more likely to be needed.

How Blended Learning Today Is Different In A Hyperconnected World

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With access to the world’s information, industry experts, and instant connection to professionals inside our organisations and around the world, learning can happen continuously, on-demand and in the moments that are most important to us. For these reasons, it’s important to reframe what blended learning today means. No longer does it mean supplementing formal learning events with additional materials, before and after a programme.

3 Steps To Better, Faster, Easier, Cheaper And Less Risky L&D

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As we approach the summer holidays, I want to plant a seed with you that will give you hope, optimism and greater belief in the impact of our function. We read and hear, everyday, that L&D is changing and that we need to catch up or re-skill but there’s more to it than that… The […]. The post 3 Steps To Better, Faster, Easier, Cheaper And Less Risky L&D appeared first on Looop.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Why We’re STILL All Trying To Fix Company Induction

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It seems to me that everybody is trying to fix Company Induction. I hear this from contacts, clients and it’s often a topic of conversation on LinkedIn: “Has anybody got any ideas on modernising induction?”. I remember this perpetual cycle of fixing induction myself from my in-house days. In fact, it was what I was hired to do in my first L&D job back in the late 1990s. And here we are 20 years later….

The Important Distinction Between ‘Digital’ and ‘Technology-Enabled’ Learning

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We’ve used electronic technologies in L&D since the days of the overhead projector (see picture above), when we took pride in creating beautiful and alluring acetates to compliment our classroom training. Since then, PowerPoint and projectors, videos, e-learning, Learning Management Systems and all sorts of other new and novel products have proliferated our profession. But, […].

Ask One Question To Address Your Organisation’s Online Learning Problem

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Amongst the exhibition halls lie silver bullets aplenty. The grand claims made by LMS and e-learning providers turn heads, spark interest, and solve all our problems. If only, our people would engage in online learning. We’ve stuck everything to the same old tosh. Points, leaderboards, drag and drop ‘interactivity’, reveal boxes… and now we’ve got […]. The post Ask One Question To Address Your Organisation’s Online Learning Problem appeared first on Looop.

Why Does L&D Exist In Your Organisation?

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Following on from the fascinating conversation sparked by Sukh Pabial, continued by Myles Runham and most recently by Anthony Williams, I want to make a couple of further points. Last week, Sukh and I enjoyed a rich conversation about the current purpose of L&D, but a key point that has been slightly lost is that […]. The post Why Does L&D Exist In Your Organisation? appeared first on Looop.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.