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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. points out, if you cannot find qualified candidates for your business, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the country is doing. You have a skills gap. Those who agree that there is a skills gap love to argue about whose fault it is. And it’s your job to do so.

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. Companies spend time and effort developing leaders, but the return on investment is often questionable or the company doesn’t know how to measure it. They are exposed to knowledge, but the success of any program is in the follow-up.

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How to Measure the Business Impact of Your Training and Development Programs

EI Design

This article offers insights on a set of practical cues that can be used to measure the business impact of your training and development programs. Organizations make steady investments in training and development programs every year. Introduction.

Online training in empathic mode

KnowledgeOne

We will focus in this article on a definition that is meaningful and applicable in a pedagogical context. Empathy consists of two dimensions, one emotional and the other cognitive. In order to use empathy as a pedagogical tool, it is imperative that the teacher be interested in the cognitive dimension of this notion, which is, in fact, the dimension on which he or she can intervene. Related articles: The 3 Speeds of Thought. 3 Cognitive Biases to Know in Education.

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.

How Can L&D Contribute to Creating Highly Engaged Employees?

Litmos

We know that a strong learning program can help push those numbers up further. Yes, you can do more to improve employee engagement than just delivering courses. In practice, LXD should enable the learning experience cognitively, behaviorally, and emotionally.

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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. Skill gap analysis : Compares a person’s skills to those required to do a job they have been, or will be, assigned to. This article will help you to decide if SSO could work for you.

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 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. Why do I need to do that? Why enable people who have disabilities relating to hearing, vision, mobility, or cognition to access the training that your organization provides?

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 When anyone asks, you're happy to tell them all about the cognitive theories of learning, and how your work is backed by the latest research. Everyone loves to talk about the work they do. 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?

7 Industrial Training Tips: Get Better Job Performance from Better Training

Convergence Training

And robust, well-designed industrial training programs give employers a better chance of getting just that. In this article, we’ll share some tips for improving your industrial training program. Tip 1: Know the Employees You Need to Train. Learning Myths (article).

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. In fact, it’s best to stick to just one subject and focus on the bare necessities, such as the key takeaways that learners need to know to carry out a task. This helps to prevent cognitive overload and ensures that they fully comprehend every idea and concept.

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!

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. Hiring an SME allows you to narrow down the content so that corporate learners get the essentials, which prevents cognitive overload and enhances engagement. Find the gaps in the current market. Make sure the articles or blogs you write are relevant and high-quality.

Skills for an Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

Convergence Training

Except, who’s going to do the work during this era (other than robots and computers)? And those are going to be the skills we’ll discuss in this article. A robot can lift loads heavier than a human can, and that robot can do it 24 hours a day. Likewise, robots and computers can do many things more quickly than humans can. Or, if you do, you’re the exception. But I do know people do at times display an unwillingness to change.

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. As we know, to create a positive ROI on your training spend, the biggest enabling factor is the learning effectiveness or learnability of online courses. Identify the gaps. Provide recommendations on exactly how the identified gap can be bridged.

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.

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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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. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Learning and performance gaps are analyzed. New training programs are suggested.

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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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. In reality, digital skills go much further than knowing how to use digital tools. It’s important for your organization and your teams to know where they stand when it comes to digital literacy.

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. In this article we uncover the motivational secrets behind a game-based eLearning program and how to create a perfect game goal before designing a serious game. Why do you think context-centric learning environments like serious games work? What do they know regarding your course topic?

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.

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. Employees can access support tools based on their needs, goals, and skill gaps. Employees may not know that they are performing the task incorrectly οr that they lack important compliance knowledge.

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. 2017 is definitely the year of the Instructional Designer and in this article, we bring to you the top trends instructional designers should be actively engaged in to develop. Instructional designers are quickly bridging the gap between learners and knowledge providers.

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. Thus, every member of your staff should respect and honor the cognitions of others. You can also provide your employees with one-on-one support through a mentorship online training program.

How to help the modern learners with microlearning

Ed App

When you last needed to find a new piece of information what did you do? The chances are you used a search engine, read an article, or watched a Youtube video until you closed the gap in your knowledge. Types of training where a mobile-first approach really shines include: Employee onboarding: With intuitive, easy-to-use social learning tools, new employees can quickly learn what they need to know to get started in their jobs. . Who is the modern learner?

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. If you have exhausted all your eLearning evaluation checks and still can’t determine the gap, allow us to help you. In this article we explain the benefits of Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping when integrated in the eLearning design. You must be familiar with the term “cognitive overload”.

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. Even though you know that you are creating compliance online training, you still need a firm grasp of who you’re creating it for.

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? In the past, L&D‘s focus had been to design training programs based on defined learning needs, skill gaps and business goals. Do you foresee this (style) as the future of workplace learning?

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The Ultimate Guide to Game-Based Training

Lemonade

1] Even if you do successfully implement gamification, there’s still another issue with this approach: your content isn’t engaging. While game-based training does have the added benefit of making training programs more enjoyable, the real benefit lies in the improvements to learning outcomes. Game-based training uses four main cognitive psychology techniques to improve learning outcomes: active learning, distributed practice, practice testing, and interleaved practice.

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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. The 21st century workplace is built on changing skills that require lifelong learning and development: not doing so will result in planned obsolescence. 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. The original focus of L&D was to build “programs” to solve these issues. What do people want from their learning experiences?

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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. The first step in the process is to identify the problem, performance gaps, and primary goals. What do your corporate learners currently know and what do they need to know in order to do their job effectively?