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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.

How Do We Get Employees To Adopt Technology For Learning?

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Classroom training can seem like a real treat. Especially when we consider that more than 3 quarters of people haven’t attended a course in the last two years. But if they’re not attending courses (even if they like them), then how are they developing themselves? If they are like you and I they are likely to be self-directing their own learning. Web-searching when situations arise or asking a colleague. In that respect, ‘learning’ is wedded to the work itself – on a ‘grab-and-go’ basis.

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why the Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) has us all working on the wrong things

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Just to qualify the title of this post, we (as L&D) might be working in the right direction as a result of our LNA but when individual performance and capability needs are aggregated into common and anticipated themes, and then packaged into courses, the actual needs are likely to be lost.

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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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.

Digital L&D pt 2: What Are Resources?

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As Director of Talent, Learning & OD at Disney, I learned that I wasn’t actually accountable for Learning. I was not charged with embedding, accelerating or transferring learning. At a time of huge shifts in consumer, technological and wider societal shifts, I was responsible for preparing the workforce to operate in fundamentally different ways, and to operate with enhanced (if not different) skill-sets.

Building an “Everyday Learning” Culture at Discovery

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“Looop helps us to deliver fresh learning content to targeted audiences through an easy-to-use mobile-friendly platform. Looop is a key part of our future learning strategy.”. Jennifer Wrigley, Learning and Development Manager, Discovery Communications. Discovery’s Challenge. Engaging Learners with Fresh, Easy-to-Access Content.

Digital L&D pt 3: How To Run A Resources-First Initiative

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‘Resources-first’ describes the approach of tackling employee performance and capability issues with digital resources, addressing specific work challenges for distinct employee groups, accompanied by supplementary activities (which may include a face-to-face or educational element… or may not).

Are shorter attention spans hampering your best efforts In L&D?

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“According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer” The Daily Telegraph, 2015. We know this, right?

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.

How Looop is Helping Edwardian Hotels Deliver Consistently Exceptional Client Care

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“Instead of having to get to a PC or hunt through paper files, the learning is accessible anytime, anywhere… Our staff are no longer wasting 10-15 minutes looking for something or someone to answer their question; now they can find the answer immediately. That’s been massive.” ” Cesaltina De Andrade, Group Housekeeping Manager, Edwardian London. Edwardian’s Challenge. Inconsistent Training and a Disconnected Team.

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?

Looop Receives Two Awards For Corporate LMS Software Category

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“Looop is a robust and user-friendly learning management system (LMS) created to help you design the perfect online learning environment for your workplace.”. Looop recently received two fantastic awards from the popular B2B software review platform FinancesOnline.

HarperCollins’ Challenge

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“Three months in we had 80 percent of people viewing at least one piece of content on Looop. 80 percent of the business would never have taken part in face-to-face training; it might have been 30 or 40 percent in the old model. That increase is hugely significant.” ” Jo Taylor, Learning and Development Consultant, HarperCollins. HarperCollins’ Challenge. Embracing a digital learning strategy.

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!

What Is L&D For In This Day And Age?

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This question was posed to me by Sukh Pabial (@SukhPabial) recently, following a blog he wrote, Adapting, Change and L&D , and a subsequent Twitter exchange. Sukh finished this blog by expressing: “L&D is fundamentally broken and we’re unfit to lead our organisations as they need us to.”.

The changing skill set of the learning professional

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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

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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.

6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls

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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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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.

How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

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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

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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.

Workplace Learning Trends in 2018

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Here’s wishing all our readers – ‘A Happy New Year’. The beginning of a year is a great time to take stock of the year gone by and plan for the year ahead. In this blog post, we will have a quick glimpse of what we believe would be some of the key trends in workplace learning this year. AR and VR.

Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

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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 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.

The Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI

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Why is ROI not a commonly used metric for success in learning? Over the past 4 years, I have come to know many learning professionals. I’ve met ones who specialize in content creation, instructional design, learning technology and general instruction. When I ask the question of how they measure the success of their programs, ROI (Return on Investment) are three letters that are not often heard.

The e-learning revolution is finally there

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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?

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

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This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle.

What Is Performance Support? And Why Won't People Stop Talking About It?

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by Jolene Rowan. Education experts have said for years the important role performance support plays in building competency. It tackles head-on two fundamental challenges of learning: the limits of human memory and learner motivation.

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.

4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

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By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better.

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The Forgetting Curve: What It Is and Why It Matters

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If you’ve been in the industry long enough, you’ve probably heard about (drum roll please) the forgetting curve. It’s an often-used, and sometimes over-used concept that refers to the human tendency to rapidly forget what we learn without subsequent relearning or reinforcement.

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

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At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report.

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Microlearning: Overcoming 4 Assumptions

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By Ellen Burns-Johnson , Instructional Designer / @EllenBJohnson. If we’re not focused on the right problems, we can’t be sure that microlearning is the right solution. The training industry’s interest in microlearning shows no signs of slowing.

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!