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How To Close Your Workforce Skills Gaps with Reskilling

Avilar

More companies are looking at upskilling and reskilling the workers they have to address essential skills gaps. RELATED ARTICLE: Is the Skills Gap a Myth? Upskilling generally describes skill improvement – doing what you do now, only better. The terms have been around for a while, but they are starting to take center stage in workforce development conversations because of recent headlines like these: “IBM Announces AI Reskilling Initiative.”

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. This article will help you prepare for those conversations and handle the drama as it comes. If you know you need to do more one-on-one meetings with your team but you’re not sure how to make them successful, take a look at this very practical article.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

How to Build and Execute an Effective Coaching Program

KnowledgeAnywhere

Adding coaching into your current training and development program can have many benefits. This article will outline: How coaching increases the effectiveness of online training. How to build an effective coaching program. Let’s dive into why coaching is such a powerful accompaniment to training and how to build and execute an effective coaching program. How to Build an Effective Coaching Program. Identify the Objectives of the Program.

Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience

General Assembly

Users interact with a product through many different channels and modes of communication, and bridging the gaps between them is essential to your product’s success. Encountering any gaps in the product-experience loop is frustrating to the user and these points of friction jeopardize your businesses. I call these gaps mode-shift friction. Lynn Shostack’s 1984 Harvard Business Review article on measuring and improving the processes and services the bank delivered.

Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program

Pract.us

But the power of peer-to-peer communication, whether face-to-face or across space and time, can actually help you capture your company’s tribal knowledge, enhance your training program, and build a learning culture. But also refers to informal conversations, micro-mentoring sessions and learning from others. And many have recognized its value in a training program. But it’s more than just finding an article or video that a peer created.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

The word “gamification” has received a lot of hype over the last few years, and as designers and developers we continue seeing the term misused and misunderstood in the media and in conversation. Since then, the conversation around gamification and its application in things like marketing and learning continue to rise in popularity as more and more businesses look to gamify different aspects of their work with the intention to increase both engagement and motivation.

9 Strategies to Make Your Peer Learning Program Thrive

CLO Magazine

If you’re sponsoring or developing a peer learning program, you know that professional communities of practice are a cost-effective way to leverage the collective wisdom and experience of a group of leaders with similar roles, challenges or interest areas. Stakeholders — sponsors, program staff, community partners, champions and participants — all have goals and expectations about what participation in a peer learning program will yield.

8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

What resources do we need to implement the LMS? A Needs Analysis turns the conversation on its head. In this article I will review what needs to be considered for a thorough Needs Analysis with the effect that as an organization you are able to make the most educated choice when selecting your new Learning Platform. In those instances, you do not need to create technical eLearning files that provide you with detailed tracking.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

The word “gamification” has received a lot of hype over the last few years, and as designers and developers we continue seeing the term misused and misunderstood in the media and in conversation. Since then, the conversation around gamification and its application in things like marketing and learning continue to rise in popularity as more and more businesses look to gamify different aspects of their work with the intention to increase both engagement and motivation.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M. On principle, practice, experimentation, and theory - Learnlets , July 28, 2010 On twitter today a brief conversation ensued about best practices versus best principles. How do you blog then?

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SHRM 2018: People at the End of Every Policy

CLO Magazine

“The conversations we are having have said ‘HR is evolving’; I don’t think it has evolved entirely yet, but it is evolving.” “This internal program is strictly voluntary, and the effects have been tremendous.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. My argument is that if the information is presented as 'real' conversation it is more believable, more engaging and ultimately more effective. I wrote an article recently about this -> [link] 4:01 AM Joel Harband said.

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Aging Members Will Stick Around (& Keep Learning) Longer Than You Think

WBT Systems

Businesses will have to bridge that gap with older, 65+ workers. An article in Nautilus , where many of this post’s statistics and quotes were sourced, shares the story of two companies that welcome older workers. “We’re At Goldman Sachs, a ‘returnship’ program provides training to retirees who want to restart their careers. Are employers encouraging older employees to continue working in some capacity to bridge that gap? What do employers and aging members need?

Part 3/3: Facilitating learning experiences with AI

Everwise

Welcome to the third article in a three-part blog series on the role – and potential – of AI in Human Resources, specifically Learning and Development (L&D). The previous articles addressed AI as a transformative force in HR, followed by the role of AI in learning programs.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems. Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". He quotes an article by Dion Hinchcliffe in ZD Net in which Dion states, The idea of DIY (Do It Yourself) is to get developers and IT departments out of the demand loop and letting users self-service themselves. What do you think?

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 Everyone loves to talk about the work they do. But it depends on the intent of each conversation. Stop doing that. Planning and research are vital to the success of your online training program.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. Do you think you actually add any value these days? [I

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter

Learning Visions

Monday, May 18, 2009 eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter You probably already know that Twitter is the 140-character microblogging platform. While youre there, be sure to check out the previous 22 tips -- all great articles written by Stephen Walsh, one of Kineos founding partners.

Augmented Intelligence, Not Artificial Intelligence: E-learning’s Game-Changer

Litmos

In reality, however, there are limits to what artificial intelligence can do: machines don’t make good decisions on their own, and they’re not creative. Simply put, IA pairs the things people do well (creativity, learning, and making appropriate decisions) with the things machines do well (remembering, storing and parsing data) so both humans and machines can be better at their jobs. Articles Learning Management System AI augmented intelligence eLearning

Part 3/3: Facilitating learning experiences with AI

Everwise

Welcome to the third article in a three-part blog series on the role – and potential – of AI in Human Resources, specifically Learning and Development (L&D). The previous articles addressed AI as a transformative force in HR, followed by the role of AI in learning programs. This article discusses how AI can help facilitate learning experiences–our experience is that facilitated experiences outperform purely instructor-led or self-directed ones.

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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.

Part 4 of 6: Key Features to Look for in an LMS: Learning Modes

Overnite Software

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a six-part series on the six key features to look for in an LMS.). Now, it’s time to decide how you want your learners to go about doing the learning.

Fight The Fatigue: 8 Tips To Prevent Corporate eLearning Burnout

InfoPro Learning

In this article, I’ll share 8 tips to prevent corporate eLearning burnout and keep employees fully engaged. Many employees are willing to participate in online training if they know there’s something in it for them. In fact, trying to overload your employees with information may diminish the value of your online training program. But how do you give them the chance to interact with peers if they are geographically dispersed?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

As you may know, Ive only been there once. Donald does a great job recapping various articles and provides some useful links, including the following: 2) Second Thoughts on Second Life by Sylvia Martinez. Christopher Simpson also comments: As for doing business, holding meetings and such in SL, its really a matter of what works and what doesnt. But they do like to use it to visit new places or do group activities." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling

Learning Visions

A basic premise of the book is that gamers are on their way into the workplace and will be changing how we do business. I think there may be a difference in whether girls identify themselves as gamers or not, even if they do play games. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

This August 21 article posted by Sharon Gaudin in Information Week reports that Half of Companies are Blocking Facebook: "Employers are increasingly blocking access to Facebook because theyre concerned about the time wasted and the information leaked when workers use social networks on company time." The article gives no specifics, making me wonder if the threat is real or just imagined by the corporate control freaks. Of course, no company can do so, but many of them still try.

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.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Both articles--in their different ways--are talking about creating and facilitating communities at the workplace. So far, the role of L&D has been to identity existing skill gaps, design training programs to bridge the gaps, and get supervisors or the individuals concerned to nominate themselves for the training, attend the "requisite" training and get back to work and be efficient. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today''s context.

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How women can build powerful mentoring relationships

CLO Magazine

They are the people who engage in conversations that help you think about things differently, who are available to answer your questions, can act as a sounding board, give advice, or provide ideas and insights that are different from your own.”. How then do women make themselves continually open to creating a developmental network that matches their career goals and ambitions? Know yourself first: Research proves that the makeup of a developmental relationship determines its value.

Corporate Training Trends 2020

Unboxed

Based on what we’re seeing with our clients, and in the L&D industry overall, we have compiled the top four future trends in training and development that you need to know for the upcoming year. The question is, do you believe it? Share This Article.

This Week on #TalkTech: The Quantitative-Qualitative Divide, Making Training More Effective, and Skeuomorphic Design

Bottom-Line Performance

Not much will change format-wise… we’ll still publish the weekly post here and the topics will still be tweeted by @BLPIndy , but a guest curator (besides yours truly) will pick the topics and be ready to lead the conversation during the chat. If you are interested in being a guest curator for TalkTech, let me know! How do you view the “problematic” divide between quantitative and qualitative learning? ” Do you feel there is such a divide?

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Transitioning to a Data Driven Learning Department

CLO Magazine

So why do we let the group responsible for improving the value of our most important asset get by without any accountability for results? How do we let them get by without being able to demonstrate and quantify the impact of improving the knowledge and performance of our people?

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2014: The Year of the Corporate MOOC?

Your Training Edge

If you’ve been following the MOOC news, you’ll know that massive open online courses have had their ups and downs. Hopes for the courses were high and so was the pushback, but the conversation had begun. More organizations became faced with skills gaps, which came in two major flavors. But many companies remained skeptical about MOOCs, perhaps waiting to see their results in higher education before overhauling their own training programs.

How to Engage and Retain New College Grads

Avilar

You already know that, for the vast majority of new grads, there will be a skills gap between company expectations and university curricula. What skills do your new employees have? Where are the gaps? Optimize Your Internship Program for Recruitment.