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Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It

Pract.us

You’re the best person to bridge the skills gap for your team. Economists and researchers like to argue about whether there’s any evidence for a skills gap, but as a recent article in Inc. You have a skills gap. Businesses aren’t investing in training programs.

Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

The focus of a recent Harvard Business Review article in its Spotlight Series, “Educating the Next Generation of Leaders,” is something that is always on the mind of companies, especially when it comes to high potentials and key employees. The Soft Skills Gap.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." You know -- appeal to multiple learning styles; address the needs of both auditory and visual learners.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

There’s been a lot of discussion around cognitive theory and “how the brain learns.&# Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M. might not like every beer that I taste, but I do enjoy the diversity in flavor.

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Objectives: Course or learning objectives define the knowledge or skills learners are expected to gain from a training program. Training professionals are now often required to demonstrate the ROI of learning programs and software to leadership teams.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do.

The Most Popular Blog Posts for 2016

Litmos

But into what, nobody really knows. One thing is clear, the work we do as instructional designers has been disrupted. Do people just not care any more? These are simply ideas to get you rethinking about the work you do and how you do it. #1 Stop doing that.

How to Create the Perfect Training: Aligning Training Goals with Business Objectives

TalentLMS

A training program that results in wiser, happier, more loyal employees might be considered successful, right? So, how do you create the perfect training? 2: Find the Gaps. Step 2: Find the Gaps. The question is, do they? So how do you measure that interest?

How To Improve Memory Retention In Online Training

Growth Engineering

In this article, I’ll share 9 sure-fire ways to improve memory retention in your online training program. However, the success of your online training program hinges on their ability to retain and recall the information. Are your employees really absorbing the information?

Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning

Docebo

Fortunately, they have technology on their side, and they know how to use it. Here are 7 tips and tricks for creating microlearning materials for your bite-sized eLearning program: 1. This helps to prevent cognitive overload and ensures that they fully comprehend every idea and concept.

6 tips to help you launch a successful online certification training course

TalentLMS

So, how do you launch a certification online training course for an unfamiliar audience? In this article, I’ll share 6 tips to launch it successfully, and increase your sales stats. Find the gaps in the current market.

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Developing Compliance Online Training

EI Design

But only if you know how to use them wisely and avoid the most common pitfalls. This article features 6 mistakes you should never make when developing compliance online training courses. It’s also a great time to do some housekeeping and omit information that’s outdated or irrelevant.

How To Predict And Measure The Learnability Of Online Courses

EI Design

This article will outline key aspects of our unique framework that you can use to predict, measure, and validate the learnability of online courses. Identify the gaps. Provide recommendations on exactly how the identified gap can be bridged.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. Guy includes the text of a 2001 article by Sigmund Tobias of Fordham University. There are generally many ah-ha moments as people understand the why of the rationale folks do things so differently from the way they do. and now I know all about your background: you do it all!

Digital leadership should be at the heart of your digital transformation

Learning Wire

This gap in soft skills is having severe impacts on talent acquisition and retention within organizations, which in turn is affecting organizational performance. However, only 40% of them have dedicated digital training programs for their employees.

Games And Simulations

The eLearning Coach

In this two-part interview, Karl covers everything from video games to virtual 3D worlds, their cognitive advantages and future trends in online learning. We do that too much in training and education, a new technology or technique comes along and we apply it to everything as a great panacea.

Is Adaptive Learning the Way of the Future

Training Industry

What’s a training manager to do? In 2014, Skillsoft and IBM Research completed an adaptive learning pilot program with 32,000 users and found that personalized learning based on data such as user-content interactions, content relationships and consumption patterns improves engagement. As author Marcus Buckingham points out in a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, since “leadership is not generic,” leadership development programs shouldn’t be, either.

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. Learning and performance gaps are analyzed.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

Learning Visions

Reading Well by moriza 73% of Americans said they had read "a book of some kind", according to a survey cited in this fascinating article (I was reading way past my bedtime last night): Twilight of the Books: What will life be like if people stop reading? What do you think?

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Serious eLearning: Course Topic and Game Goal

TalentLMS

Serious games or serious eLearning solutions take eLearning courses to a higher level of cognitive resonance through emotionally cognizant settings naturally found in games. Why do you think context-centric learning environments like serious games work?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

After reading Jane Harts article Understanding Todays Learner , I realized Id better be walking the talk and trying out all the hot new "learning" tools. That sort of freaked me out and I momentarily panicked -- how do I reply back and just how did they find me so fast? (oh, Not a bad start-up time, if I do say so myself. I know that Karyn Romeis has a cold. I know people consolidate and slim down ( Brent , for instance), but Im not sure Im ready for that challenge.

Tips And Examples To Create Highly Engaging Online Compliance Training

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I share tips and examples on how you can increase the learner engagement quotient of your online compliance training. As we know, compliance training is carried out by organizations to ensure conformance to rules and guidelines enforced by governments and/or regulators.

7 Traits Of A Successful Corporate eLearning Culture

eFront

In this article, we’ll highlight the top 7 traits of a winning corporate eLearning culture. But how do you get employees excited about your corporate eLearning program? You see, employees already have established cognitions when they enter the workplace.

Come to Terms with the Basic Terms of E-learning

CommLab India

We all know of the thirsty crow that came across a half-empty pitcher of water. It is often part of a training program, delivered to learners on their computers. Interactivities in e-learning courses involve both physical and cognitive participation.

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The 6 Top Trends for Instructional Designers for 2017

TalentLMS

Accreditation bodies are no longer showing mercy to training institutes and higher education organizations who have laurelled the ropes of an instructional designer, but do not possess a formal schooling of an ID.

Action Mapping for ELearning

eFront

Without the increase in performance measurement, the management will ultimately decrease investments in training programs. You know this would hurt your organization in the long-run. You must be familiar with the term “cognitive overload”.

Asking the right questions during design to track down elusive content

Bottom-Line Performance

I felt good identifying my first topic: designing an e-learning course with little to no content in sight, and then…do you know what happened next? So, I did what I always do…begin the “content inquisition.”. My first step is to focus on desired outcomes : what do learners need to know and/or know how to do after completing the course? Will they do their jobs differently, and if so, how? How will THIS content help learners DO that?

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her writings and articles have been published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K., How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations?

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Why yesterday’s skills and development strategies aren’t enough to survive today’s digital transformation

Learning Wire

an estimated 60M people are shut off from jobs because of a lack of digital skills: nearly 20% of American adults do not use the Internet at home, work, or at school, or by mobile device [3]. Progress generates a skills gap. This article was originally published on Trainingindustry.com.

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)

Axonify

After all, they’ve got their finger on the pulse and definitely know their stuff! Almost every profession is advancing faster than ever, and even employees in sales, service, and operational roles need regular updates on programs, processes, and core skills to stay productive and grow.

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The Knirk And Gustafson Model: A Guide For eLearning Professionals

eFront

In this article, we’ll highlight each of the steps involved in this Instructional Design process and share 5 tips on how to apply the Knirk and Gustafson model in your online training course design.

8 Unexpected Ways To Use Microlearning Online Training Activities

eFront

In this article, we’ll discuss 8 unexpected ways to integrate microlearning online training activities in your corporate eLearning program. Thus, they have the power to bridge the gap with supplemental online training resources.

5 Blended Learning Activities to Consider for Memorable Corporate eLearning Courses

eFront

In this article, we’ll highlight the top 5 blended learning activities you should consider for your corporate eLearning program. This also gives you the opportunity to recommend supplemental online training activities to fill skill gaps.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. This, my friend, is that second article. Or maybe you’ve just heard of it and know it’s very well regarded.

Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach

eLearningArt

For the next few days, I’ll be doing a giveaway of 5 copies of Visual Design Solutions. Solution: Think through the purpose of a graphic, so you know where you want the viewer to look. Here is an article that describes the process in more detail: Subtractive Visual Design.