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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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Using an LXP to Fix Learning Gaps in Customer and Channel Partner Education

Origin Fractal LXP

If you have some knowledge about the desktop publishing industry, you would know how important QuarkXPress was in the 80s and 90s. In tandem, Adobe came up with InDesign with a whole bunch of innovative features and since then there was no looking back.

3 Reasons You Need to Reinvent Your Corporate Training Program

Your Training Edge

Employees do not have the opportunity to apply what they learn to real-world problems and situations. Whatever the reason your training isn’t effective isn’t important (well, it is, but that is for another article). Here are three reasons you need to reinvent your training programs. If your organization is facing a skills gap, you know this to be true. Gary Beach of CIO.com wrote that the “IT skills gap is really an education gap.”

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? We don’t typically create the new tools in eLearning – that innovation is happening in other places – e.g., marketing. How do they measure success?

7 Reasons Why Developing a Corporate Learning Program is Necessary for Your Business

Your Training Edge

All these innovations have become true game changers and turned the image of a typical workplace into something unconventional (in a good way). But making your Millennial employees more loyal is not the only reason why developing a corporate learning program is necessary for your business. Regular employee training as a part of a corporate learning program benefits overall employee performance.

How to Link Your Training Programs to Your Business Goals

ProProfs

Did you know that only 36% of organizations have learning strategies aligned with the long term problem that they are trying to solve? Usually, the goal of an employee training program is to enhance the skills, knowledge, and productivity of employees. Find the gaps.

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.

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.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to do this we need a better understanding of the context and the type of learning you want to apply. When you surf the internet you will find some indications when to use eLearning (mostly directed at a formal course): When there is a significant amount of learning to do. Innovation and continuous improvements. When you need to know more.

Increasing your ROI with Video Learning

Your Training Edge

In this article, let’s have a look at success. How do you see and define the term success being a training manager? But do you know there is a universal goal for the success? While technological innovations and advancements are making it easier for the trainers to access and even create high quality learning oriented videos, it’s a simple decision to use video learning for higher learner engagement. Video lets your learners to see how to do particular things.

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

Litmos

Disengaged employees slow productivity, make innovation nearly impossible, damage customer experience and as a result, diminish revenue and brand perception in the market. We know that a strong learning program can help push those numbers up further.

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Online training in empathic mode

KnowledgeOne

We will focus in this article on a definition that is meaningful and applicable in a pedagogical context. This reality, coupled with the need to do everything possible to “reduce the distance” inherent in this type of training, makes it essential to optimize the human and communicational dimension between the teacher and learners. Related articles: The 3 Speeds of Thought. 3 Cognitive Biases to Know in Education. Articles Catherine Meilleur

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. As authors of Disrupting Class, a useful manifesto on how innovation will change “the way the world learns&#. might not like every beer that I taste, but I do enjoy the diversity in flavor.

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?Specialized Job Skills—How to Find Employees with the Right Stuff

KnowledgeCity

Of course, there’s no real problem finding educated people who know their way around the Microsoft Suite, but, part of the issue is most universities weren’t built to keep pace with today’s fast-changing, tech-driven workplace. Sure, no business is entirely immune from the skills gap conundrum, but there are some better ways you can find the right talent for the job. Most employers fail to document employees’ skills, which could worsen the skills gap.

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.

Transform Unused Learning Data Into Valuable Business Predictors

CLO Magazine

Everything we do online — from our Google searches to our Facebook posts to our online purchases — produces data. It’s no surprise that the world’s most innovative companies are already leveraging this data and the insights it provides to drive engagement and profit. In fact, according to a recent TechCrunch article, organizations that rank the highest for leveraging data have: A return of 5 to 6 percent higher output and productivity than less data-driven counterparts.

15 performance questions L&D should ask (before running)

Learning Wire

The Learning Needs Analysis has always been THE approach to aggregating common development needs and delivering a standard program. L&D professionals must recognize that a learning performance analysis is an essential part of effective learning programs and therefore must be able to understand and perform this analysis. Business leaders want learning programs to target relevant and measurable business results. Article Case Study

7 Tips To Use Branching Scenarios As eLearning Assessment Tools

EI Design

Branching scenarios help build real-world experience, but they also have the power to gauge employee progress and identify gaps. In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to use branching scenarios as eLearning assessment tools in your corporate eLearning program. The purpose of using branching scenarios as eLearning assessment tools is to determine whether employees have achieved the goals and bridged gaps. Do you need to boost employee participation and motivation?

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. A product of our Innovation Lab , our unique framework is now ready.

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? What can we do? This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program.

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?

Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

Talented Learning

Everything changed with the dawn of modern learning technology and other digital enterprise innovation. Now, businesses large and small are expanding their internal training programs to serve the serve the needs of learning audiences outside of organizational walls. Meanwhile, for the brave souls who do respond, extended enterprise learning programs can be an eye-opening experience. Join our upcoming LIVE webinar: Custom Learning Experiences: When No LMS Will Do.

The Most Popular Blog Posts for 2016

Litmos

I'm always looking for new innovative learning solutions to share with the L&D industry and this got me thinking of a lot of things. 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. Stop doing that.

Q&A with Nicole Tarasoff

Interactive Services

Nicole later served as a head writer and compliance program consultant for NYSE Governance Services (formerly Corpedia), where she advised both public and private companies across a broad swath of industries on E&C best practices, authoring over 100 codes of conduct and related policies during her tenure. In your opinion, what makes an effective compliance training program? What communications strategy do you use to help launch mandatory training efforts?

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

As Stephen Johnson tells us, in his book Where Good Ideas Come From , the openness of standards fosters innovation. . The ability to track learning, critical to a Learning Management System (which really is a Course Management System), requires knowing who has done what, and how well. If we need to track compliance, we may need to know not only that the person completed, but the amount of time spent or the successful completion. Articles

Introducing eBridge: An Online Review And Collaboration Tool To Optimize eLearning Course Development

EI Design

In this article, I introduce you to eBridge , a one-of-a-kind online eLearning collaboration tool that will ease off several of the pain areas in your custom eLearning development process. Not only do we understand the practical dynamics, challenges, and constraints of custom eLearning development; we also know what reviewers and developers need. This unique tool’s blueprint was designed by our Innovation team. Want to know more? Do contact us !

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

Convergence Training

Industrial employers want excellent performance, including efficiency and even innovation , from their work forces. And robust, well-designed industrial training programs give employers a better chance of getting just that. Tip 1: Know the Employees You Need to Train.

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.

7 Unexpected Ways To Use Serious Games In Online Training

InfoPro Learning

In this article, I’ll highlight 8 unexpected ways to incorporate serious games into your online training strategy. The trick is knowing how to incorporate gameplay into your eLearning course design organically so that it supports the desired outcomes. Here are 7 innovative ways to use serious games in your online training program. Serious games are a great way to test your employees’ compliance know-how.

Re-thinking Learning and Performance from a Business Standpoint

ID Reflections

What should L&D do about it? I have just tried to explore various reasons as to why even well-designed programs fail to achieve the desired business results. The outcome of the training programs. Today’s employees cringe at the thought of having to attend training programs when they know that they can figure out how to get the work done more quickly and effectively – either by asking their network or by going to Google.

Customized Corporate Training: What It Is & Why You Need It

Unboxed

Even if you provide employees with more than 12 minutes of corporate training, you likely could still be doing more. A customized corporate training program can help employees better retain knowledge, improve productivity, and boost your bottom line. . Custom training program examples include: Onboarding training. Custom training programs give employees the information they need to improve their professional skills and scale the corporate ladder. Share This Article.

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? Trend #3: More Innovative Event Management.

Scalable Learning Will Be the Strategic Differentiator in the 21st Century

CLO Magazine

A world of near constant disruption requires near constant innovation. In a world requiring near constant innovation, doing the same thing repeatedly is a recipe for obsolescence. How Do We Get There?

Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem

mLevel

Let’s take a step back and look at why employees perform the way they do in the first place. In other words, we may act contrary to what we like or know best when there are environmental influences that have an impact on our behavior. Google wanted to know what made one team vastly more productive than another. LinkedIn recently did a study and found that “ 90% of business leaders believe that learning and design programs are key to closing skill gaps.

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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7 Considerations when building your Training Strategy for 2017

Your Training Edge

In my previous posts, I have highlighted various innovative concepts and technological advancements to be prevailing in 2017 in corporate learning, training and development industry. In this article, I would be highlighting some of the considerations I took while working on the development of training strategy for 2017. Current online training programs are increasing in number, making it clear that e learning is an essential means for the business development. Know yourself.