14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work


Find a Mentor. Many companies will assign a work mentor. Engage in Reverse Mentoring. In reverse mentoring , you pair yourself with a younger or less experienced professional to gain insight and knowledge from a fresh perspective. Actively Read and Apply Lessons to Life.

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite


Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! Instead, try tapping into online communities for professional guidance, informal mentoring, and creative inspiration. It’s easy to get stuck in a design rut whenever there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it.

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5 Lessons for Designing Engaging E-Learning Interactions…From Project Runway

ATD Learning Technologies

The designers’ mentor always makes an appearance rather early during the time allotted. Editor’s Note: This article is reposted from Allen Interaction’s E-Learning Leadership Blog

An Exuberant discovery for Lonely and Stressed-out eLearners

Vignettes Learning

RAD I suggest you read Judy Willis full article on RAD The acronym RAD should remind educators of three important neuroscience concepts to consider when preparing lessons: Novelty promotes information transmission through the Reticular activating system.

Artificial Intelligence And How It’s Changing E-Learning

Your Training Edge

From social media to speech recognition, warfare to writing articles, coding to customer service – machine learning and artificial intelligence have become part and parcel of our urban lives. are joining hands to use machine learning to automate the process and serve up the next best lesson.

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“Automating” your Classroom Training


For now, I’ll stick to today’s reality and avoid Elroy’s Little Dipper School (if this reference isn’t hitting home – check out this article about a popular futuristic show from my childhood). Articles Classroom ILT“Automating” your Classroom Training.

How to Make A Thousand Training Videos for YouTube FAST (Customer Story)

TechSmith Camtasia

Avaya’s video articles receive significantly more page views than their text-based articles. These types of video lessons are traditionally created by instructional designers and can require a dedicated learning management system and special authoring tools. At a glance.

Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies


In this article, we share with you some innovative ways to use your company’s online portal to change the way employees are brought into a company. This is also a great area for addressing performance concerns and sharing “lessons learned”. Do you remember your first job?

The most important time to support a woman’s career development is in her 20s

CLO Magazine

Research shows that young women are much less likely than their male counterparts to seek out mentors and sponsors. In the KPMG study, 67 percent of respondents indicated they had learned the most important lessons about leadership from other women.

10 Keys for a Successful Onboarding Program

Learning Wire

According to Brandon Hall’s 2016 onboarding survey, 98% of respondents want to improve their onboarding process, and more specifically new hire experience , collaboration (mentors, managers, and peers) and time-to-proficiency. Appoint a buddy or mentor!

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Mentoring – a relationship in which senior leaders impart their knowledge and wisdom on employees who are learning to be leaders. Business case-study – drawing lessons from discussing the documented story of actual events in another organization. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Limestone Learning

Friday, May 10, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Leadership Lessons for Any Occasion (Free for ATD members) Periodicals such as "Harvard Business Review" and "Fast Company" recently have featured cover story articles on the importance of effective storytelling in business.

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How To Write Effective Learning Objectives To Support Your Blended Learning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Set Measurable, Specific Task- Or Lesson-Level Objectives. Is it written from the learners’ point of view, or is it describing what the instructor will be doing during the lesson? Multiple mastery-level objectives that require a mentor or expert guidance?

Combat Content Overload

CLO Magazine

The responses showed that today’s workers turn first to their peers, bosses or mentors before searching the internet. It’s a lesson I learned at an offsite event for a tech company.

How Machine Learning and AI are Making Online Learning More Beneficial


This adaptiveness not only ensures students spend their time productively, it ensures teachers, counselors, mentors, and parents also fully understand how best to support applicants both on and off the platform. Similarly, Byjus leverages data, ML and AI to offer personalized lessons.


Wonderful Brain

Learning on the job to get ahead by kneecapping others is not a hard lesson to learn – but the truly dangerous CRZY-MKRs are subtle, selective and have acquired an amazing sense of timing. The Case of the Jealous Mentor. A very experienced long time employee volunteers as a mentor.

Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

This is because the money spent on other methods does not have a positive ROI, as only 28 percent of businesses claimed to be highly effective, as stated in the Institute of Corporate Productivity’s June 2014 article, “4 Ways to Take Global Leadership Development to the Next Level.”

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3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

In a recent New York Times article, The End of Reflection , the author looks at the negative impact of the ever-present smartphone in reducing time spent on individual reflection.

The Learner’s Journey: A Process For Helping People Learn To Change

Dashe & Thomson

The goal of this article is to explain that connection and in the process provide a way to better understand how people learn as well as change. are encouraged by a MENTOR to. Mentor.

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Why do Learners Drop Out of a Course?


In this article, we will uncover the “why” behind the drop-outs and the “how” to stall them to a complete stop. Research also indicates that the number one reason why learners drop out of a course is because the course and/or mentor fail to meet their expectations. Expectations of the course instructor Instructor responses, feedback and the degree of one-on-one interaction with the learner directly reflect upon the quality of the lesson.

How to Select Online Manufacturing Training That’s Right for Your Company

Convergence Training

If you’re looking to add some online manufacturing training to your current training program at work, you’ve found the right article. Read more about that in our Benefits of a Cloud-Based LMS article. Please read our article on 70/20/10 for more on this.

3 Methods of Reflective Practice in an eLearning Environment


In this article, we’ll share with you 3 common reflective practice strategies you can easily introduce between the chapters of your eLearning courses to provoke performance and engagement improvements. Failures also need to be recorded towards developing a “lessons learned” list.

6 Unconventional Social Learning Activities To Consider For Your Corporate eLearning Course


Employees learn best when they can apply their lessons in contextual scenarios. The mentor and mentee can communicate by text or social media. Encourage the corporate learner to take initiative and ask questions that the online training mentor can apply themselves.

The Rise of the Servant Leader

CLO Magazine

In the 20th century, information became as important as materials, leading to what my friend and mentor Peter Drucker called knowledge work. Let’s take an example shared in an article by Matt Peterson, managing director at Aethos Consulting Group.

How to Build a Learning Organization


Bersin’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report suggests that the future of learning will center around coaching and mentoring, rather than simply offering courses on discreet skills. Regular reflection helps people put the small lessons add up over time.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Learning Environment


Books, Articles, and Other Writings. With forums and message boards, seasoned employees can answer questions and offer mentoring and advice for new employees. This could lead to skimming articles or starting a video that turns into background noise as they try to complete another project at the same time. Of course, you can help prevent that by keeping lessons and videos short and simple.

Pathway to Excellence through eLearning Programs


In this article, we’ll share with you the primary factors and stakeholders that enable an organization to achieve excellence. This includes, but is not limited to, lessons learned, experience sharing, peer mentoring and many other strategies that create organization-specific knowledge.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool


In this article, we will define knowledge and how using your LMS, you can share tacit and explicit knowledge using some knowledge management strategies. The key is to assign responsibility to individuals who will monitor, mentor and manage this system.

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Deep Learning, Deliberate Practice, and Desirable Difficulties: An Interview with Patti Shank

Convergence Training

In this article, we’re going to investigate how to help workers develop job skills through deep learning, deliberate practice, and evidence-based training methods known as desirable difficulties. Read the article or scroll to the bottom and watch a recorded video of our conversation.

Online learning vs face to face learning: why you should make the switch


This article can help. Instead, The solution is to incorporate the positive lessons from face-to-face into your digital strategy to create blended learning in the workplace. Face to face role play with manager or mentor. Virtual mentoring/tutoring.

Planning Assessments for your eLearning Course


Without assessments, both learners and mentors might as well pretend they are reading a monotonous story with a “tapered off” ending! Read some tips we have for you in this article. Create questions that force students to apply lessons from the material to real-life scenarios. Build the suspense: Beware of the boredom on the horizon of long, monotonous lessons. Assessment planning is the key to developing meaningful eLearning courses.

Top 3 Collaboration Activities for your eLearning Course


In this article, we’ll share the top three forms of collaboration activities for your eLearning course that have proven to enhance eLearning experiences. Reflections: Here, learners can write down their observations on their performance and their lessons learned.

How to Create and Deliver Cost Effective Remote Training


Conclusion: In-office employees have the advantage of interacting with colleagues and mentors, thus gaining knowledge and lessons through these informal interactions. Suggested Articles.

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Quit Fixing and Start Coaching

Training Industry

I know her frustration very well as a painful lesson I had to learn. Even in mentoring situations where people seek ideas, helping people can actually serve to stunt their development. I never liked receiving performance reviews even though I was always a top performer.

Is 70:20:10 valid?

Jay Cross

Successful managers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. An academic tells me the 70:20:10 numbers are without basis because six PhD students who combed the past 50 years of peer-reviewed articles couldn’t find any empirical research to back them up. The lesson here is not to become stuck on the exact ratios and percentages like a rabbit in the headlights.

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Putting the ‘I’ in Influence: How to establish yourself as a Leader

Learning Wire

If the writer Beatrix Potter is mostly known for her children’s books, the lessons she conveyed in her work are universal. By associating with mentors and leading figures of your industry, you gain the trust of those who also admire these people.

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Online Learning VS Traditional Formats: The Big 4 Benefits of eLearning


Of course, there are many other differences between the traditional and the online learning environment that will be discussed in this article. For first, the instructor posts a lesson and related readings. The Instructor becomes a Mentor in Online Learning.