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14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work

KnowledgeCity

Many organizations have formal employee training programs to augment professional development. Find a Mentor. Many companies will assign a work mentor. Engage in Reverse Mentoring. Actively Read and Apply Lessons to Life.

10 Keys for a Successful Onboarding Program

Learning Wire

Want to find out more about the key role of onboarding and to get concrete tips to implement great onboarding programs? Current onboarding program analysis shows that most companies start their formal onboarding on Day 1 and the average duration of the program is 28 days.

Pathway to Excellence through eLearning Programs

TalentLMS

What major factors and key roles need to be considered when creating learning and development programs (L&D) that lead to excellence? In this article, we’ll share with you the primary factors and stakeholders that enable an organization to achieve excellence.

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

ATD Learning Technologies

It dawned on me that the processes shown and practiced in that program perfectly illustrate the critical advantages that an iterative instructional design process—involving sketching and prototyping—could introduce to e-learning design.

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

We also touch on his efforts at Discover to rethink and expand tuition assistance programs from a benefit to an asset. Jon really wanted to rethink that when he was at Discover and put in place a pretty impressive program to do that. We talked about the tuition assistance program.

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.

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.

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

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning programs can include many deliverables. Assuming that preliminary analysis resulted in concrete goals for the program, converting those goals into actual, measurable learning objectives specific to each deliverable is critical for the success of the blended learning strategy.

Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Limestone Learning

Unfortunately, when workers are at work, there are deviations, exceptions, and unknowns that they have not been trained on – mainly because training programs are for perfect solutions, rather than exceptions. How to assist learners and workers go beyond the training programs they’re provided.

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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. Webinars – participating in a Web-based program using video conferencing software; usually a one-session offering by an expert on a specific topic.

Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

According to Development Dimensions International’s Ready-Now Leaders: 25 Findings to Meet Tomorrow’s Business Challenges — Global Leadership Forecast 2014-15, only 37 percent use a formal program to develop a talent bench for a smooth transition.

How Machine Learning and AI are Making Online Learning More Beneficial

QuoDeck

AI provides insights based on the enormous amount of data it has collected and analyzed, which facilitates the creation of customized learning programs, faster than before. Similarly, Byjus leverages data, ML and AI to offer personalized lessons.

How to Create and Deliver Cost Effective Remote Training

Kitaboo

With these problems, how do you expect to efficiently manage a remote training program? The purpose of every training program is for employees to learn new skills and concepts and apply them in real-world situations. Suggested Articles.

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

Elucidat

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. It’s the perfect contender for a blended training program. Face to face role play with manager or mentor.

3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

In this modern world of ‘information at your fingertips’, how can your Learning Management System (LMS) help you to incorporate reflective learning in your education programs?

Why consider Blended Learning for corporate training & development?

Gnowbe

For a good summary of the key mistakes, read McKinsey’s article why leadership development programs fail. Typically, leadership development is an off-site program – a one-off event or a series of intense experiences over a period of time, including simulations, workshops, feedback sessions etc. In other words, how to tackle the challenge of ‘learning transfer’ and ensure the leadership lessons learned in the classroom translate into behavior change on the job?

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her writings and articles have been published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K., In the past, L&D‘s focus had been to design training programs based on defined learning needs, skill gaps and business goals.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Virtual Learning Environment

KnowledgeAnywhere

Virtual learning environment examples include the following and more, all of which can be accessed via an online or computer-based system: Distance Learning Degree Programs. 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.

Would Robots Run the Classroom in the Future?

MagicBox

When a robot acts as an educator or mentor, the children encounter it as an apparently social being. For the purpose of this article, we look at four scenarios that exemplify different roles for robots in the classroom. Technology is improving at an unimaginable pace.

Training Managers? Teach Leaders It’s Not About Them Anymore

Mindflash

A mentor of mine told me that when someone’s an individual contributor, it’s all about success. This is a lesson we need to drill into the minds of our leaders. The key is to pick a program that fits with your organization’s culture, and then to stick with it.

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Free L&D webinars for November 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Selling, Developing, and Delivering a Modern Learning Program for Financial Services (Free for ATD members) Disruption is the new normal in the financial services industry, and that’s made learning and development more important than ever.

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. And they learn about twice as much from those conversations as in classrooms and formal learning programs. 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.

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

eFront

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.

How To Find A Career When Nothing Interests You

Your Training Edge

In this article, we will show you how to find a career when nothing really interests you. Once you are done with it, the program analyzes all of your answers and proposes work activities that really do appeal to you.

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Peer Learning and MOOCs: Using Technology to Maximize Employee Learning

Your Training Edge

Does it align with the goals of your training program? In a previous set of articles, we looked at the advantages of using a massive open online course (MOOC) to incorporate informal learning into training programs.

Top 75 Online Courses for Freelancers To Up Their Game

TalentLMS

Material: 14 video lessons, plus exclusive bonus material. Material: 37 hours of video and 22 articles. hours of video plus 19 articles. Because it includes lessons on every single social medium you can imagine–yes, even Snapchat! Material: 12 online video lessons.

The Advantages of eLearning

eLearning Brothers

I came across this article and thought it listed some nice advantages of eLearning. The mission of corporate eLearning is to supply the workforce with an up-to-date and cost-effective program that yields motivated, skilled, and loyal knowledge workers. Web-based products allow instructors to update lessons and materials across the entire network instantly. A good learning program shows the consequences of students’ actions and here/why they went wrong.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

5) then design and develop these training interventions( training programs both CBT and ILT, coaching opportunities, awareness programs etc) These are the first things that any learning consultant should complete. Never build a training program that dont have a ROI. Lock down and establish the scope, resources, timeframe, deliverables and success metrics, as well as a plan for maintaining the program (if needed) after the project concludes.

Summarizing Learn for Yourself

Jay Cross

When I’m deciding whether reading a lengthy article is worth my time, I’ll sometimes dump it in a summarizer to figure out if it’s worthwhile to read further. I just copied a rough draft of my new book, Learn For Yourself , into a free summarizer.

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

WBT Systems

By sharing this “best practice,” you’ll also increase the audience for your online learning programs. Host weekly staff discussions on hot industry topics and lessons learned from projects (both successes and failures). Another component of their collaborative learning program, Team Reads, is internal software that facilitates book purchases and allows employees to share what they’re reading. Help employees find mentors by working the networks of senior staff.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (4)

Jay Cross

Learning expert Robert Brinkerhoff figures only about 15 percent of formal training lessons change behavior. If what we learn is not reinforced with reflection and application, the lessons never make it into long-term memory. 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.

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Blend East and West for Effective Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

In the Academy of Management Perspectives article, “In the Eye of the Beholder: Cross Cultural Lessons in Leadership from Project GLOBE,” Mansour Javidan, Peter W. White, a psychologist and professor of leadership in global executive MBA programs at Duke Corporate Education.

Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in April 2006. . The e-learning program was augmented by a coaching model to solidify skills. They are also paired with a buddy or mentor to ensure the training is personalized and contextualized.

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Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

My work included writing articles for a monthly printed newsletter that helped system users practice using more advanced techniques, now known as “spaced learning.” I think it’s easier to focus on issues with elearning because it’s easier to examine and critique an online course than, for example, an initiative that combines new job aids with changes in processes, a new forum, and some mini-lessons sent out through email.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Most people in training programs learn only a little of the right stuff, are fuzzy about how to apply what they’ve learned, and never address who are the right people to know. Generic programs do not focus on internal issues: that’s what makes them generic.

Connie Malamed – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

You have many fans out there (including us ), and many consider you their mentor. Before coming up with a training course or program, do a thorough examination and analysis of the problem at hand. My advice would be to read books and articles on app design, purchase and study apps that may be similar to what you want to design and have your app concentrate on one thing. I have a few articles about this on The eLearning Coach in the Mobile section.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

And second, if you’re the kind of person who’d rather watch and listen to the interview than read the transcription, just scroll on down to the bottom of this article to watch the video version. Or do you need a mentor to talk you through it?