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Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

How can you develop leaders in a way that is fast, cost-efficient and guaranteed? Companies spend time and effort developing leaders, but the return on investment is often questionable or the company doesn’t know how to measure it. The Soft Skills Gap.

Is your company know-how about to leave? How to close the skills gap before it opens.

Pract.us

When people take their know-how with them, the whole team suffers. In particular, you have to make sure that exiting employees don’t leave a skills gap in their wakes. They didn’t address the skills gap before shaking up the workforce. Prevent the gap with a culture of learning.

8 Ways to Cut Costs on your Next Compliance Online Training Course

TalentLMS

Here are 8 ways to cut costs on compliance online training courses. How To Cut Costs On Your Next Compliance Online Training Course. Evaluate your current compliance online training program. Invest in a rapid eLearning authoring tool.

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Closing the Leadership Gap in Your Organization

HT2 Labs

The need for effective leadership is obvious, yet it seems training and development programs focused on cultivating new generations of leaders are not typically allocated sufficient investment. This is also begs the question: when the time comes for mid-management level employees to step up, are traditional onboarding programs enough to thoroughly integrate a new leader? The Leadership Gap. Bridging the Gap. About the Author.

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus 

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, author and diversity and inclusion expert. What is the cost of not focusing on this topic? On the flipside, the person experiencing discrimination is left feeling confused and powerless to do anything.

Bridge the eLearning Gap with Effective Feedback

360 Training

Here are a few tips to help you fill in learning gaps and maximize learning transfer by writing effective feedback for your elearning courses. Include opportunities for learners to explore and confirm what they know throughout the course—and provide prompt coaching feedback during those elearning interactions (activities, games, quizzes…) to guide student understanding. This can leave gaps in their knowledge that may negatively impact their performance on the final exam.

How to Design an Effective LMS Training Program

TOPYX LMS

Like many decision makers, you may be more than ready to improve the effectiveness of your company’s LMS training program. However, before moving forward with such a venture, it’s important that corporate leaders determine if they feel confident in their LMS ( learning management system ) program-building skills. This may seem like a tough feat, but an effective corporate training program streamlines the process. 3 Steps to Designing an Engaging LMS Training Program.

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?

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again. It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. The Rise of Authoring Tools. In the early 1990s, the industry was largely dominated by PC-based applications that required programming to “author” computer-based training (CBT).

Why Smart Companies Build Employee Training Programs

LearnUpon

Building employee training programs that plan from A to Z what your organization should be doing, that’s what. But if you’re about to jump into your first employee training plan or you want to elevate your current training, how do you get started?

How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool

TalentLMS

Have you a selected an authoring tool? In this article we uncover the tips to help you choose the perfect course authoring tool. We are helping you to match your course development needs with the features available in popular course authoring tools. Do you have an LMS in place?

Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience

General Assembly

Users interact with a product through many different channels and modes of communication, and bridging the gaps between them is essential to your product’s success. I call these gaps mode-shift friction. Find your gaps. Illustration of a flow, with some experience gaps circled.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. API (Application Program Interface) : Provides an interface that allows developers to interact with programs and applications, including learning management systems.

What You Need to Know About Delivering SCORM on Mobile

CommLab India

A common question I see doing the rounds is whether the reporting is affected when SCORM courses are viewed on a mobile device. This means that you must ensure that mobile learning is an important part of your training program. Criteria for choosing the right authoring tool.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver and alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor. ROI (return on investment): A ratio of the profit accrued by an investment versus the cost of the investment.

Managers: How To Know When You Need to Add Training

Mindflash

Over the next hour we chatted about her small retail business and about her need to migrate an existing manager-led training program to online training as a way to lower employee on-boarding costs and increase efficiency. Recognize what training CAN’T do.

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. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? Content authoring.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

How much does it cost? At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Now it is time to find the answer to those gaps so you have a full understanding of how each of the potential solutions will match your needs. How much does it cost?

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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. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? Content authoring.

8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

What resources do we need to implement the LMS? 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.

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.

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.

Q&A with Nicole Tarasoff

Interactive Services

Currently, Nicole is a senior compliance manager on LinkedIn’s small but mighty Global Compliance & Integrity team, where she spearheads the company’s compliance training and program build, communications, and culture initiatives.

The Importance of Training Employees for your Business

Kitaboo

It is more cost-effective to train existing employees than it is to find new talent. On average, it costs $11,000 to make a single hire. Training gives you an opportunity to monitor existing strengths and weaknesses: A good training program begins and ends with a review of a learner’s skills. Reviews allow you to take a close look at what your employees do well, and where they can improve. About Author. WANT TO KNOW HOW KITABOO WORKS?

7 Considerations when building your Training Strategy for 2016

Your Training Edge

Current online training programs are increasing in number, making it clear that e learning is an essential means for the business development. If your organization is also doing the same, be aware it would just not do. Know yourself. However, you must be having an idea in advance regarding what should it entail, how long it should be, what should be its cost and what technologies are going to be used for implementing this training strategy.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. Why do companies continue to pay huge dollars for products that are now being offered for free? Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. That means your IT department has to know how to do all the code. Do you think were at a tipping point? I do know that reporting is crucial.

Fire Up Learning: Tips to Motivate Adult Learners

360 Training

To effectively face the challenges of the changing world, more and more adult learners are turning to professional development courses and online learning programs. Sadly, most of those training programs are not very interesting, which poses a test for online course developers. What can we do to create an engaging training program? Surprise your learners by doing something beyond expected. Do share them in the comments section.

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What Is Important in Order to Create the Best eLearning Courses?

Your Training Edge

Reduced production costs, ease of tracking and the obvious technological advantages, have made it imperative that all organizations make e-learning an integral part of their training. What do you hope that the learners will achieve through this e-learning module?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. We know to avoid narrating text word for word, for instance.

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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. Free of cost. What do you think?

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. The advantage: the text content can be corrected and polished by a text author and missing topics can be added, now and in future revisions.

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7 Considerations when building your Training Strategy for 2017

Your Training Edge

Current online training programs are increasing in number, making it clear that e learning is an essential means for the business development. If your organization is also doing the same, be aware it would just not do. Know yourself. Automated Course Authoring.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Only through scientific observation and analysis do we know otherwise. All too often we respond with any metrics we think might help, even when we know they have little to do with the efficacy of training.

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.