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.

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. We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith.

Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

However, I posit that executive coaching is still the best way to help leaders develop skills that are difficult to teach, measure and sometimes articulate — soft skills. 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. The Soft Skills Gap.

How technology can bridge the skills gap it created

Gnowbe

This article is part of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN. But how do we empower billions of people who may have never set foot inside a classroom? How do we give them universal access to education and enable them to be future-ready? One of the biggest challenges we are facing globally today is how to close the rapidly growing skills gap. And how do we leverage our strengths to remain relevant at scale? So how do we develop these 4Cs at scale and speed?

How technology can bridge the skills gap it created

Gnowbe

This article is part of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN. But how do we empower billions of people who may have never set foot inside a classroom? How do we give them universal access to education and enable them to be future-ready? One of the biggest challenges we are facing globally today is how to close the rapidly growing skills gap. And how do we leverage our strengths to remain relevant at scale? So how do we develop these 4Cs at scale and speed?

Everything You Need to Know About Why Customizable Courseware Rocks

eLearning Brothers

But on the off chance that you HAVEN’T heard all about our new and amazing Customizable Courseware and you want to know all about it, then the following articles are for you! The Announcement: Interactive Soft Skills Training with New Customizable Courseware. “… between Templates and Custom Development, there is a huge pay gap, time gap and resource gap that has never been filled… until now.”.

How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Do you feel like you don’t have the time to learn online learning best practices? Do you struggle to connect with your students in this new, fully-online environment? Do your online classes feel more transactional than conversational? If you need to instruct, support, and teach students online, but struggle to do it in an authentic and personal way, then this guide is for you. You don’t need to spend years or months learning a new way to teach.

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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?

Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

The shift to digital teaching does not have to be overwhelming because – More than 90% of students use a smart device to derive educational benefits like accessing online resources outside the classroom, setting reminders for test dates, scanning homework, and assignments, etc. 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.

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Create Flexibility of Learning and Teaching with Online Publishing

MagicBox

The shift to digital teaching does not have to be overwhelming because – More than 90% of students use a smart device to derive educational benefits like accessing online resources outside the classroom, setting reminders for test dates, scanning homework, and assignments, etc. 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.

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What Sports Teach Our Kids and Why Video Games are Better.

Kapp Notes

Then he contended that video games can't teach ethics, empathy or other important skills. Do sports always teach these laudable values? According to one article "The defeated, scoreless team had eight girls on its varsity roster and about 20 girls total in its high school.

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What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). But contrary to many articles in the media, because eLearning is so individual and specific to topic, learner motivation, and application, it’s fairly impossible to create a one-size-fits-all, tiered solution, even with a method as versatile as gamification. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right? What do you know about your learners?

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. It should do more than repeat the content of the formal course; it should focus on application.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). But contrary to many articles in the media, because eLearning is so individual and specific to topic, learner motivation, and application, it’s fairly impossible to create a one-size-fits-all, tiered solution, even with a method as versatile as gamification. How do I know if Corporate Gamification is right? What do you know about your learners?

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. This game teaches about Nobel Prize winning Chemistry Research. How do you blog then? Do you agree?

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5 Best Practices for Using Competitive Intelligence in Sales Enablement

Sales Hacker

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. Having a thorough understanding of what worked and what went wrong can help you identify gaps and opportunities for success. Don’t try to do everything at once. Sales Enablement Articles

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Why Is Learning And Development Failing To Produce Consistent ROI For Businesses?

The Game Agency

I should know. Successful training builds confident and competent people who do the right thing at the right time. In doing so, they are identifying potent opportunities that training organizations can affect to achieve optimal business performance and increased ROI. Successful training builds confident and competent people who do the right thing at the right time. Find the full article at FORBES.

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Digitization, individualization and self-determined learning belong together

Adobe Captivate

Digitizing at school is much more than just putting a few computers in the classroom, putting a cell phone, tablet or laptop in each student’s hand, but continuing teaching as before. Digitization is a completely different way of teaching and learning, because when individualization and self-determined learning do not belong together, you don’t use 90% of the benefits of digital technology. Even if no smartboard hangs in front, you can teach digitally.

The future is bright: corporate learning gets smart

Torrance Learning

This article was also posted in Education & Career News. At the same time, elearning frees instructors and experts from the chore of teaching the same classes over and over again, allowing them to focus on more advanced, more unique, or more specialized work. At the end of a shift full of observations, the medical assistant’s performance is rated and she’s offered additional learning opportunities to fill specific gaps. Articles elearning Instructional Design News

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] The 3 Speeds of Thought

KnowledgeOne

“The performance gap (success/failure) is the rule of cognitive development, not the exception! And we know that the coexistence of approximate heuristics and exact algorithms is never favourable to algorithms.” The discovery of the inhibitory system challenges the traditional view of learning and, by extension, teaching. We do the same thing for curiosity and regret. ” So, do we start cognitive resistance training right away?

Thinking Beyond the Course

Litmos

My initial reaction to this is negative, since I think teaching subject matter experts (SMEs) to be instructors is generally not the best idea. In the case of another organization, they were working with SMEs, and generally doing what those SMEs wanted. And, at times, even if there are complexities, you can do a blended online approach and have some synchronous online time as well. We know how to do this. How do you go about changing that? So, what to do?

Learning Management Systems: Meet the Internet of Things

Brella

Buckle up—it’s time to speed up the future of learning and teaching. What IoT Can Do . IoT is whatever you want to make it do,” says Anthony Biondi, Brella’s programming director. “It The City of Chicago is doing just that with some of their statues around the city.

How to Find, and Embrace, Your Company’s Hidden Experts

Mindflash

Because the more we know what our “thing” is — the more we know our unique abilities — the better we can identify our inner “expert.”. Every company has hidden “experts” who, with some effort, can help support the organization by teaching what they know best — by sharing their expertise with the entire organization. This helps us identify their unique abilities, as well as what they want to learn, and what, if anything, they could help teach. “

Manage Customer Satisfaction with a Crisis Management Plan

Sales Hacker

The do’s and don’ts of crisis management. In the heat of the moment, your team may struggle to remember who needs to do what. If it’s not written down, people won’t remember to do it. How do you want your team to communicate during a crisis?

5 Integral Skills to Cover In Sales Manager Online Training

Litmos

But can you really teach someone to be a better boss, especially through an online training course? In this article, I highlight five integral sales skills to cover in sales manager online training. . And many of us think you have to be a certain type of person to do it. They have to know when to push and when to pull back, so they avoid putting off the customer. They should know when they’re about to close the deal or crush it.

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New thoughts on design thinking

Litmos

In the early 80’s, I read an article calling for a cognitive engineering: designing systems that matched how our brains work. As it happens, I subsequently ended up teaching interface design for a number of years, and so followed the field as it grew. As an aside, given that you don’t know the answer when you start, it’s also learning, but informal, not formal.). Did we know we needed music with us wherever we go? Design processes should help us do this.

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. Tobias states: Some adaptations to learning styles may lead instructional developers to teach concepts using multiple illustrations. and now I know all about your background: you do it all!

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.

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

Convergence Training

In this article, we’ll share some tips for improving your industrial training program. Tip 1: Know the Employees You Need to Train. And that means you’re going to have to know the employees you will be training. What can they do now and what can’t they do now?

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. I wrote an article recently about this -> [link] 4:01 AM Joel Harband said. Lose sight of those things and everything you do is poo.

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Learner First Model Part 3

Coassemble

If you’d like to read more about the learner-first model, you can check out the other articles in the series, or download a free copy of our ebook. For this article, we will focus on learning about identifying learning goals. Identifying Your Learning Requirements: What Do My Learners Need To Know? Defining your learning requirements means knowing exactly what your learners need to learn. Realistically, most trainers simply won’t have the time to do this.

How to start an online school in 2020 [An Ultimate guide]

Pinlearn

As a result, education has changed dramatically with the distinctive rise of online learning where teaching is undertaken online on digital platforms. They want to learn in their own time, from anywhere, and from anyone who can teach. How to teach online classes.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | June 12, 2020

Mike Taylor

Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. I’m doing a fun program on how us ‘mere mortals’ can use the little known multimedia features in PowerPoint for doing things like graphic design, ebooks, motion graphics, and videos. You can learn more about the conference below and if you’re interested, let me know. How do we do that? Video] – Five YouTube tips every teacher should know.

Learning in the Flow of Work

KnowledgeAnywhere

In a recent talk with Josh Bersin, we asked “what technology do you think will have the most significant impact on corporate training and performance support in this decade?” Let’s say I am doing research on a company as a part of a larger project.

Games And Simulations

The eLearning Coach

We do that too much in training and education, a new technology or technique comes along and we apply it to everything as a great panacea. We know that distributed practice (or spaced rehearsal) is an effective learning technique and a well designed games naturally embody that concept.

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.

How to develop an employee reskilling program — the fast and easy way

TalentLMS

And what does an employee reskilling program has to do with it? According to McKinsey , “87% of executives said they were experiencing skills gaps in the workforce or expected them within a few years.”. The same article also suggests that today’s employees need to find out how to adapt to all these rapidly changing conditions in the business world. Then, they build a career path based on which they develop a plan to close skills gaps or meet new industry standards.