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Student Memberships: How Associations Can Fill Skills Gaps for Grads

Association eLearning

Many Millennials, like myself, don’t realize that there’s often a huge gap between the content they learn in college and the skills they need to succeed in the workforce after graduation. For example, the careful research, organization of ideas, detail-oriented revisions, and time management that produce a quality term paper can be applied to more than just the content of that assignment. It’s your job to make sure Millenials know your association exists.

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.”

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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. And many have recognized its value in a training program. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2018, 80% of learning and development programs will incorporate user-generated content. But it’s more than just finding an article or video that a peer created.

4 Tips to Keep Your Custom Training Programs Fresh

Unboxed

So, you have a shiny new training program custom-built for you. Even so, if there’s one thing you can count on with custom training programs and off-the-shelf alike, it’s change. Just like you, we continue to learn with every training program we build and support. In this article, we’ll share some best practices and suggest some tips to make maintaining your training program more resource- and cost-efficient. Where do you need outside help?

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.

Developing a Training Program That Assists Hiring of Maintenance Techs

Convergence Training

Recently a commercial real estate maintenance company came to us looking for help putting together a comprehensive maintenance technician training program to meet the needs of not only their new hires but of their maintenance techs throughout their careers with the company. Although this company had many reasons to want to improve their training program, one was that it was becoming difficult in a tight labor market to hire without being able to offer that benefit to their job candidates.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

In this article I will dive into these questions and how your LMS Feasibility Study will answer them. Let us go back to your LMS Needs Assessment , which I covered in a previous article. You can read up on these requirements in my article “8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment” Gather the responses in one master document to make it easily comparable. At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Where do you draw the line?

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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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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. Product and service quality.

Big Data & Training 101: What You Need to Know

Lemonade

I know, I know. And if you haven’t calibrated your content correctly, the data you do collect can be inaccurate. Why Do We Need Big Data In Training? Big data analytics help fill in the gaps so you see which employees are struggling, which are excelling, and where your organizational knowledge gaps are. And that data is useful for evaluating both your employees and your program’s efficacy -- not to mention planning future training initiatives.

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. Think Beer - Rapid eLearning Blog , July 13, 2010 Did you know that Portland, Oregon has more than 30 breweries? might not like every beer that I taste, but I do enjoy the diversity in flavor.

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How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget. When taking on any new initiative, it’s best to develop a strategy so you don’t squander resources, especially when you’re trying to create an online learning program with a limited budget. What did they need to learn to do their current job? Where do they get their education now?

5 Best Practices for Using Competitive Intelligence in Sales Enablement

Sales Hacker

The key to this internal success is sales enablement and quality, competitive intelligence. In this article, I’m going to show you the best practices for sales enablement and how to get the most out of your competitive intelligence so you can increase alignment and stay ahead of your competitors. Most sales reps don’t know why they’ve won or lost a deal. If the product marketers update the battle cards with no context, most salespeople would do one of three things.

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Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? No, do not insult the culture of learning that way.

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. 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. At the end of the day, learning professionals want to know how their people are performing, who is at risk and why they are having difficulty.

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. As you arrive to work and check your messages, you find a link to learn more about a new corporate quality initiative. How do you stack up against other teams in the organization?

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? No, do not insult the culture of learning that way.

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.

Essential Training KPIs You Should Be Measuring

Litmos

How do you demonstrate beyond doubt that your online training strategy is providing tangible return on investment? In this article, I’ll highlight the essential online training KPIs you should be measuring. . So, how do you demonstrate that your online training program is delivering value for money? What Key Performance Indicators do you need to put in place from day one to support your business case? Quality Indicators.

Building a Content Monetization Portal? Do These 5 Things to Create Content People Want To Buy

All Roads

When it comes to selling content online, which do you think is more important: High quantity of content, churned out rapidly? High-quality content, created with purpose? The way the map is organized can help you determine your highest-priority content, and gives you a visualization of where each piece of content fits into the big picture; preventing overlaps, repetition and gaps. Know Your Audience and Create Content For Them. You know to whom you’re talking.

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?

Interfacing with Subject Matter Experts

ID Mentors

Ford (1992) in their article Getting Inside the Expert’s Brain. To quote from the article Business Experts and College Faculty Collaborate to Design Instruction by Gloria Palumbo Holland (1998), “Corporate America is demanding that education programs ‘achieve specific, real-world goals’. Instructional Gaps. Two key questions in the questionnaire were: 1) What support do you expect from the SME and what support does the SME actually provide? Introduction.

How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

Find out what you can do. Do a google search on ‘challenges in the healthcare sector’. Yet, can e-learning provide a viable, quality learning experience to be a solution? Repeatable – if a learner needs to go back and refresh their knowledg e, they can do so at a moments’ notice. And do some one-on-one consultation. The example Ruggeri cited to illustrate his model was for a Program on Clinical Record Forms and Evaluation.

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5 Ways Online Learning is Vital to Education

LearnDash

If you ever need to make the case for online learning in your classroom, then this article is for you. In some ways, educational institutions are doing their students an extreme disservice if they ignore online learning in their institution. Learning professionals know the benefits of elearning from top to bottom, but sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of some specific examples. This of course is a misconception, and I think in time this gap will certainly close.

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. This past year we started doing more video interviews with SMEs using Flip cameras over the XL1. Sure the quality isn't as good but for internal clips embedded in Articulate courses, they're "good enough" for us.

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Developing the next generation of physician leaders

CLO Magazine

From cost containment to patient privacy concerns, questions about quality care and transparency to an uncertain future, there is a responsibility to address the needs of the business and health care consumer simultaneously. According to a 2014 Gallup Workplace article, “Why Your Workplace Wellness Program Isn’t Working,” leaders can account for up to 70 percent of the variation in how engaged employees are with their employers.

The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

This article is designed to be your A-to-Z guide to learning analytics. As a refresher , here is an article on What is Learning Analytics ?). While it’s impossible to completely isolate the effectiveness of online learning from all other factors in your organization, you can take a broad systems approach and use learning analytics as one of many factors that measure the overall effectiveness of your training and development program. Skill (“I can do it right now”).

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.

To Train or Not to Train: Analyzing Performance Problems

Avilar

It may even result in a loss of support for your training program. So how do we know when training isn’t always the answer when an individual, team, or a whole organization is experiencing performance problems? First you need a crystal clear picture of the gap between what you want and what you’re getting. Perhaps deadlines aren’t being met, quality is declining or customer complaints are increasing. Is there a knowledge or skill gap? .

5 ways to Boost Training ROI with Evaluation Tools

Kitaboo

Knowing the effectiveness, reliability, and outcomes of these training programs offers a benchmark for future improvements. Hence, in this article, we will discuss the impact of training evaluation tools and how you can improve training ROI with it. Why Do You Require Training Evaluation Tools? Without evaluation, there is no way of knowing the impact of training and learning. What changes should be done in the future training programs?

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.

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. Find the gaps in the current market. Pharma sales reps automatically know that the content focuses on their professional background and objectives. Just make sure there’s a market for your certified course and that the gap actually needs to be filled.

Adaptive learning is possible – right now!

Axonify

I recently read an article that bemoaned the challenge of implementing an adaptive learning strategy within an organization. The author stated it is extremely difficult to execute an adaptive learning program that has true value to the employee. I’ve written a few dozen articles and an eBook. You can do this! Here’s how you do it: 1 – Expand your definition of learning data. Adaptive learning is possible. Today. Right now. In your organization.

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How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size

BrightCarbon

Including high-quality images and videos often adds hugely to audience engagement, but it also adds file size. Adding to your file size means that your presentation is likely to sit on the unfriendly size of email etiquette, but it also means your PowerPoint will run a lot slower (and it may crash – see this article for more on that ). The content from the video can be found in the article below. Did you know PowerPoint has a built-in picture and video compression tool?

ILT vs. VILT vs. eLearning vs. Video Learning: Traditional or Digital Learning

Roundtable Learning

But let’s take a deep dive into how they can add value to your training program. In this article, we’ll provide clear definitions of ILT and its digital cousins, and we’ll note important considerations for building a program anchored in each solution.

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How Important is the Design Phase?

Design2Train

How important is the Design Phase in producing a high quality online training (eLearning, wbt, cbt) program? If you do not complete the Design Phase the right way, you will end up with cost-overruns of re-work, redefining the project scope, and lots of stress. . How do you know if you have completed the Design Phase properly? Knowing who you will work with and their specific roles and responsibilities is important. Article Author: V.