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Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

Wacky but completely true (there is a great article here if you are curious to learn more) – it also highlights well the connection between training and rewards. We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits. We aren’t pigeons and we can learn to do things in more way than one. But if we can’t get training to our people as needed, they will inevitably start losing faith in our ability to train and support them.

Learning Vs. Performance -- The Dichotomy

ID Reflections

The focus has moved from “learning” to “performance”. Training wasn’t necessarily leading to the desired performance outcome anymore. It’s rapidly becoming evident that training will increasingly have a tiny role to play in workplace learning and performance. I will instead focus on few other aspects that we (L&D) miss out or don’t focus on enough when thinking of workplace performance in the Knowledge Era. That is, it has a direct impact on performance.

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Re-thinking Learning and Performance from a Business Standpoint

ID Reflections

Yesterday, I wrote a post on Learning vs. Performance – the Dichotomy. It was more of a theoretical exposition on why learning doesn’t necessarily translate into performance, and delved into some of the psychological and behavioral aspects of the same. Why is it that learning and training don’t translate into performance? Why are employees still not performing as expected? What should L&D do about it? Performance looks for the gaps in business.

Coaching Employees to Improve Performance

Unboxed

Coaching employees to improve performance starts with effective leadership. Employees respond best to motivation, positivity, and support – not micromanagement or intimidation. Did you know that coaching employees can actually boost productivity and create more positive morale? Here we’ll describe and define the purpose of workplace coaching and share tips on how you can start coaching employees to improve performance. Share This Article.

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?

Heading towards high performance

Charles Jennings

This article was initially published on the Totara website on 4th January 2017. Charles is a co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute , as well as a leading thinker and practitioner in learning, development and performance”. Of course we might need face-to-face specialists, but everyone in L&D today needs to be able to operate within a technological environment and enhance what they’re doing through the use of technology.” What do people need to be able to do?

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide. We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?”

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide. We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?”

How to Build a Simple Digital Learning Strategy that Works

Litmos

Or do you? The truth is that executing in such an overly simple way will not be the most impactful thing to do. To start, you have to first ask your organisation the right questions, then build your solutions around the answers if you are to be more impactful to your organisation’s performance. Knowing your organisation’s context and priorities should help drive the right approach to become an agent of value, as well as a cost efficiency driver.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

The future is bright: corporate learning gets smart

Torrance Learning

This article was also posted in Education & Career News. What’s more, these “event-based” learning models often fail to take into account the on-the-job, in-the-moment needs for training and information: all those little reminders, tips and troubleshooting tricks that we all use to translate what we’ve learned to what we do on the job. Smart learning includes a myriad of digital education and support tools that adapt to the individual’s needs in the moment.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect. Sushant Singh Even i am interested to know about the same, can anybody help please. 2) Understand the parameters of performance analysis.(KPI's

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?

How to Develop Leadership Competencies that Work

Avilar

We all know that future business leaders don’t emerge by chance. Do you know how to develop leadership competencies that work? . Business judgment : Make business decisions that drive positive bottom-line performance. Mentoring.

April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

E.g. simulations, social learning, gaming, mentoring. xAPI helps bridge the gap between formal and informal learning”. xAPI data can also help identify just-in-time performance interventions while completing a task.”. Organizations want to know if their learners are… well… learning. AWerkenthin said that, “If you want to analyze all learning to improve performance, you need xAPI.” How do we disclose that?“ Do we go #xapi or #cmi5 or both?”

What would happen if there were no L&D department?

Jane Hart

Your thoughts for an article I am writing. In advance of the publication of the article, I thought I would share some of the responses I received, and offer the opportunity for others to contribute their thoughts in a comment below. There were quite a few who thought that organisations couldn’t do without a Training/L&D department. learning design would disappear and performance design would replace it. People would find a way to do things.

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

Pract.us

But also refers to informal conversations, micro-mentoring sessions and learning from others. It builds trust between team members and encourages employees to develop support networks within the company that reach beyond their immediate colleagues and managers. If employees can find the people or information they need to help them when faced with a challenge, they can use that resource to best advantage and get past knowledge gaps quickly and seamlessly.

Actions To Implement Successful Employee Onboarding Process

Wizcabin

In this article, I’ll be showing you a few steps to implementing a successful employee onboarding process at your organization. Give them pre-assessment to determine their learning gap. As an organization, to achieve the best results with your onboarding program , you need to determine your new hires’ gap. You can do that by pre-assessing them and asking what they are interested in knowing on the first day.

What Employees Worry About Between Training Classes.

Pract.us

Employees need support and guidance after class to help apply new skills. The second article will discuss management concerns, and the third will look at what experienced employees, who often serve as ad hoc trainers, have to deal with. That is time in which they have structure and guidance supporting their efforts to learn new skills. hours of the year, they’re doing their jobs and presumably applying what they learned in class. Where do I start?

Creating an environment for effective learning measurement

CLO Magazine

In relative terms, the progression is simple: The learner does research (in consultation with mentors) and decides on the credential that fits with their career aspirations, fills any minimum requirement gaps, registers for the exam, studies a prescribed curriculum and passes the test.

LearnTrends: Reinventing Organizational Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Article they wrote for CLO mag: “Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer&#. If you don’t know the solution & need to network/collaborate to find it, that’s learning. How networks evolve: hierarchies are crumbling, rate of change much faster–we don’t know what’s coming next. What is the Chief Meta-learning officer to do when we don’t know what’s coming? Most CLOs don’t think CoPs do their jobs at all.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

Diverse hiring practices don’t always translate into a more diverse workplace or improved employee retention,” wrote Zoe Mackey in her 2019 article, “Here’s How Workplace Diversity Impacts Employee Retention.” If employees — particularly those from different cultural backgrounds — feel they are not adequately invested in or supported in their skills development, it may be because they aren’t. A November 2019 article in ATD’s TD Magazine , “Future-Ready or Not?”

Trends in Learning - No LMS Left Behind [LSG Webinar Notes]

Learning Visions

Learning where you work: Embedding learning launch points – in company portals, crm apps (salesforce, support portals (zendesk) Access learning at the point of need – through apis/web services Capture learning activities of theuser – wherever they may occur (bookmarklets, learning record stores) Tie learning access to skill assessment – workflows “The rule for Learning Management Systems is we shouldn’t call them Learning Management Systems.” Do it at the point of need.

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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. According to SHRM’s Skills Gap 2019 research, 75% of HR professionals say there is a shortage of skills in candidates for job openings. One of the “most effective remedies” mentioned in the report for this growing skills gap is to improve employee retention rates.

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

Avilar

What leadership competencies do Millennial managers need to develop to effectively lead our next-generation workforces? It’s no surprise, then, that Millennials tend to believe in themselves (rather than employers) to find new, better ways of doing things. What competencies do they need to develop to get there? For employees to build leadership competencies at any job and experience level, it’s important to know their starting point.

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Determining The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation

EI Design

In this article, I outline how you can use the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure training effectiveness, its impact, and the ROI of eLearning. How Do You Begin The Exercise To Measure The Effectiveness Of Online Training? This is the baseline and will be eventually used to measure the desired gain for the learners (acquisition of new skill or fixing a gap) and if this gain resulted in the required impact the business had sought.

Technology Helps Put the Power of Learning in the Employees' Hands

ATD Learning Technologies

Hilti had a vision to increase performance by changing the way its employees learn. We defined our aspirations as: Create an engaging learning experience that strengthens performance and attracts top talent. The #XM2020 program was touted as the learning journey to ensure a rapid time to performance for new marketers at Hilti. What and who do marketers need to know to perform? What key skills do they need to differentiate?

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Determining The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I outline how you can use the Kirkpatrick’s model of training evaluation to measure training effectiveness, its impact, and the ROI of eLearning. How Do You Begin The Exercise To Measure The Effectiveness Of Online Training? This is the baseline and will be eventually used to measure the desired gain for the learners (acquisition of new skill or fixing a gap) and if this gain resulted in the required impact the business had sought.

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Three Ways to Motivate Employees to Learn

CLO Magazine

If you have kids, you also know this first-hand. If you tell children they have to do something, there is resistance, but if you help them figure things out for themselves, they own it. For decades, HR departments have been focused on managing an employee’s performance: how to rate them, how to fit them into a standardized model, and how to communicate deficiencies and skill gaps so their performance will improve. Provide guidance, support and input.

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Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

Greater access to online resources, white papers, academic articles can keep teachers and students abreast of the latest developments in their field of study/interest. 1.Helps teachers assess gaps and identify learning needs Multimodal learning is essential to engage students with varying preferences. One of the greatest benefits of digital learning is the ability to help teachers and trainers use scientific tools to assess learning gaps and identify individual learning needs.

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Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

Greater access to online resources, white papers, academic articles can keep teachers and students abreast of the latest developments in their field of study/interest. 1.Helps teachers assess gaps and identify learning needs Multimodal learning is essential to engage students with varying preferences. One of the greatest benefits of digital learning is the ability to help teachers and trainers use scientific tools to assess learning gaps and identify individual learning needs.

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Training Employees for Motivation, Success, and Retention

ProProfs

You know the reason this happened is that it was not given proper care in the form of sunlight and water. You know one of the top factors millennials consider when looking for a place to work is the training and career development opportunities. In this article, you’ll learn why you need to invest in employee training including the use of online employee training software and what are the ways to do it well. You’re doing it wrong.

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Investing in your Personal ROI without being Self-Centered

Mindflash

First, Know the Business Needs. Then make sure that those needs, goals and outcomes can be supported by the learning objectives of the program you choose to undertake for yourself and your team – whether the you are employing online training , seminar-based teaching or a blended learning approach. Leaders who are open about their vulnerabilities contribute to an organizational culture of learning and performance improvement.

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7 Tips To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate eLearning Strategy

eFront

In this article, we’ll share 7 tips to use informal learning into your training strategy. This prompts them to hop online and look up relevant videos, articles, and cheat sheets. However, informal learning in a corporate environment must also support the learning objectives , such as bridging performance gaps or improving workplace efficiency. Offer A Microlearning Repository For “Moment Of Need” Support. Informal learning is impromptu.

7 tips for developing an online training culture in your organization

LearnUpon

Your employees need a structured training culture in order to develop skills, fill performance gaps, and master work-related tasks. In this article, Christopher Pappas shares seven tips that will help you to create and promote an online training culture in your organization. It also provides them with the support they need to achieve goals and improve on-the-job performance. Turn managers into mentors.