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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. If you prefer to avoid drama at all costs, you may have a hard time giving feedback to people who react emotionally. This article will help you prepare for those conversations and handle the drama as it comes. Is There a Culture Gap Between Your Leaders and Employees?

Is your company know-how about to leave? How to close the skills gap before it opens.

Pract.us

When people take their know-how with them, the whole team suffers. In particular, you have to make sure that exiting employees don’t leave a skills gap in their wakes. They didn’t address the skills gap before shaking up the workforce. Prevent the gap with a culture of learning. Here’s an article on managing on-the-job training.]. Here’s an article on the benefits of routine training.]. Employees then have the responsibility to do the work.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. That’s the low price. Why do companies continue to pay huge dollars for products that are now being offered for free? Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. That means your IT department has to know how to do all the code. Do you think were at a tipping point?

8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

What resources do we need to implement the LMS? 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. Imagine going through a lengthy needs assessment, only to find out at the very end that an LMS is not what you need and that there are low cost alternatives that will do the job for you.

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

LearnUpon

Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver and alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor. Despite its low cost and flexibility, Moodle’s weaknesses can make it a costly choice for companies with conflicting needs and requirements. Objectives: Course or learning objectives define the knowledge or skills learners are expected to gain from a training program.

The future is bright: corporate learning gets smart

Torrance Learning

This article was also posted in Education & Career News. Rapid development tools allow the fast and easy creation of new elearning programs, and organizations can choose from a variety of off-the-shelf libraries containing thousands of courses for very low cost. Online learning has widened the reach and decreased the cost of delivering employee training, but it’s often delivered as a one-size-fits-all approach that misses its full potential.

8 Ways to Cut Costs on your Next Compliance Online Training Course

TalentLMS

Here are 8 ways to cut costs on compliance online training courses. How To Cut Costs On Your Next Compliance Online Training Course. Evaluate your current compliance online training program. Outsource time-consuming or costly tasks.

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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. More organizations became faced with skills gaps, which came in two major flavors. Faced with these challenges, a few pioneer companies started to turn to MOOCs as a way to train large numbers of learners in a short time and at a relatively low cost. Companies are using digital learning environments to expand the reach of their training programs.

The 5 Investments Your Company Should Prioritize

KnowledgeAnywhere

Outlined in this article are five investment opportunities your company can take to ensure stability and minimize the risk of an adverse event taking out your entire portfolio. Best of all, it is cost-effective and proceeds a long way past the time you put into a campaign.

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

While everybody likes a low price at the pump, those of us in oil and gas know only too well how important robust oil prices are to the health of our industry. Low cost per barrel means high anxiety for everyone, from the boardroom to the oil patch. If you work in oil and gas, you’ve probably seen the effects of low oil prices in your own workplace. How do you keep your A-Team up to speed? ” There is a lot we can do to address these concerns.

How (and Why) You Should Promote Informal Learning with Trainees (and the Boss)

Mindflash

Do they learn more about their job from formal training (classroom, online, etc.) or do they learn more informally (from peers, managers, etc.)? In the past many companies viewed informal learning as a negative reflection on their formal training programs.

9 creative ways to revitalize outdated online training courses

TalentLMS

Looking for cost-effective ways to modernize your training activities? In this article, I share 9 resourceful ways to revitalize outdated online training courses. This way, they can get the most from your online training program. But how do you breathe new life into your online training without spending a small fortune or enduring lengthy overhauls ? Here are 9 creative ways to do just that. Re-evaluate employee gaps and learning goals.

Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

WBT Systems

Every association wants to recruit millennial members, but the cost of membership may exceed a millennial’s budget. And that’s just the cost of joining. Create an online career center that features professional development programs and other career resources for young professionals. Industry trends job-seekers must know. In a recent Associations Now article , they referred to their strategy as “priming the pump.”

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Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

How to Build a Beautifully Designed Training Based Membership Website with WordPress with Melissa Love from the Marketing Fix

LifterLMS

Melissa Love: And then before you know it, you’ve got something that’s just a bit jumbled and you’re like, “Why doesn’t it look as good as the demo?” I completely understand why people do that, but when I start a project it starts on paper.