Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of many methods of organizational learning is a “community of practice”. This is a term coined by Etienne Wenger to describe “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” TorranceLearning has created a kind of community of practice that they call the Torrance Download. We said that evaluation of learning is: Measuring business outcomes.

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.

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Closer Collaboration with Colleges Can Close the Skills Gap

CLO Magazine

Jerry Brown approves a bill passed by the legislature in September, California will join Oregon and Tennessee on the list of states offering tuition-free community college programs. As businesses turn to community colleges to train talent, some analysts say it just might help close the skills gap many employers are facing. Closing the Skills Gap. That’s why a regional and state-level approach via community colleges makes sense. “It’s If Gov.

7 Ways Online Training Can Fill In Performance Gaps

Infopro Learning

Do you want to improve workplace productivity? Do your employees have the skills they need to tackle tasks and increase profits? In this article, I’ll explore 7 ways that online training can help you fill performance gaps in your organization. How Online Training Can Fill In Performance Gaps. Performance gaps are the thorn in your company’s side. Thankfully, there are ways to get over the gaps so that your staff can achieve their true potential.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. design project you know that it can feel like there. critical skills needed to achieve a specific business. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. doing?

Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business

LearnDash

Are you looking for a way to market your online course business but don’t want to write article after article? How do you find experts to interview? Use these strategies to feed to marketing funnel and increase your enrollments: Networking: If possible, choose someone you know or are connected to for the first interview. You’re more likely to get a yes and already know their specialties make a good fit for your students. Influencers are often busy.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

skills gap ” problem. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Traditional education isn’t producing enough qualified people to support today’s rapidly changing business needs.

How to revamp your sales training and close more business

Docebo

Sales training is the key to success for companies across the globe, and for good reason – your sales teams are on the front lines every day, competing for business against your rivals. So, how do you do this, you ask? While the sales skills gained through traditional training provides your sales teams with product need-to-know, often the retention they need to be successful generally doesn’t hit the mark.

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The Emerging Role of the Community Manager #astdl20

Learning Visions

The Emerging Role of the Community Manager with Jim Storer (@jimstorer) of The Community Roundtable Community = shared purpose, common needs Even if you think you’re doing something in private, it is discoverable and you could be outed. It’s not about the tools Responsibilities of a Community Manager: Don’t have a build it they will come mentality. Good community managers know how to channel that. Drama central When someone takes over a community.

What Is The Business Value of Online Learning?

LearnDash

How valuable is online training for businesses, and how can they calculate ROI? You’ve heard a lot about online learning, but how do you know it’s the best solution for your organization? Many businesses have ample need for more efficient training, whether it be for new hires, continued learning, or leadership development. For some organizations, outsourcing training to a community college or special seminar course may be the best option. Close the talent gap.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

I found out several months ago, when I hosted a roundtable with leaders from two prominent member-based organizations – Kevin Pierce , Manager of Digital Learning at The American Academy of Dermatology and Jake Gold , Director of Education at The Community Associations Institute. Do a stellar job of educating their members, and. JAKE SAYS: Over the past few decades, community associations (homeowners associations and cooperatives) have experienced explosive growth.

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. At DataCamp, those factors include a scalable business model, a smart technology strategy, high-quality instruction and customer feedback loops that drive continuous improvement.

Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Growing Your Business - Innovative Marketing Using Social Media. Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness. What is ‘Cloud Computing’, and what can it do for Education? What do online instructors have to know about H1N1? How to build an online community | Community Building , September 16, 2009. Knowing Doing Gap (7). Best of eLearning Learning.

Podcast 30: Learning From Customer Conferences – With Tristan Jordan and Tara Pawlak of Community Brands

Talented Learning

EPISODE 30 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUESTS: Today I’m thrilled to welcome two executives from Community Brands – EVP and General Manager, Tristan Jordan , and Director of Marketing, Tara Pawlak. Community conferences are a powerful way to build a brand – strengthening relationships while you celebrate customer successes and explore common challenges. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: JOHN: First, maybe we should introduce Community Brands. Do you just let it happen naturally?

How to Align Gamification with Business Objectives

Growth Engineering

Find out how to use the power of gamification to transform your business. In the modern business world, one thing is certain – change! The question is, how do we respond, adapt and pre-empt the changes ahead to succeed in the future? They’re using gaming mechanics such as badges, levels and leaderboards to engage employees, boost productivity and drive business success. How Gamification Helps Solve Seven Business Dilemmas. Plug the Skills Gap! .

3 Tips for Effective Title IX Compliance Training

KnowledgeCity

It’s critical to know what steps to take and how to take them for issues that necessitate further investigation. It demonstrates to your campus and the community as a whole that your organization takes these issues and complaints seriously. Faculty and staff also need to know how to respond appropriately and remain vigilant about recurrences. They also need to know the steps to take when someone comes to them with a complaint.

Should We Do More Apprenticeships?

Pract.us

Most companies don’t do long training programs like apprenticeships. industries offer them and most companies complain of a skills gap in the workforce, enterprising businesses could use these programs to jump ahead of the curve and gain a competitive advantage. Businesses who don’t currently offer apprenticeships may be concerned that they’ll train someone for several months and lose them to competitors later. Perhaps we should be doing more of them.

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?

Maine Sexual Harassment Training: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

Like in other states, you must know the existing laws, requirements, and preventive measures in Maine. To help you in that regard, in this blog post, we take an in-depth look at everything you need to know about conducting sexual harassment training in Maine, including how to sucessfully impart it. Watch To Know What Is Sexual Harassment Training? Tie the decisions to your business objectives. Interesting Read:- Best Mindflash Alternatives that You Need to Know About!

6 Steps to Align L&D with Your Business

Degreed

But true transformation cannot come from one siloed sector of the business — nor can it be achieved simply by purchasing a new tool. For technology investments to have a real impact, HR and L&D need to align with the larger business.

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. Encountering any gaps in the product-experience loop is frustrating to the user and these points of friction jeopardize your businesses. I call these gaps mode-shift friction. The success of a product, and a business, can depend on it. Find your gaps. Begin circling your gaps.

Why Is Title VI Compliance Training So Important?

KnowledgeCity

While many believe Title VI applies to everyone, there are certain exemptions, such as religious institutions that do not have to adhere to Title VI requirements if they do not receive federal funding for any programs. Yet routes and reductions disproportionately affect minority and low-income communities. Not only is it important to know and support Title VI in all areas, whether you feel you have been discriminated against or not. In 1963, President John F.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gap ” problem. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Traditional education isn’t producing enough qualified people to support today’s rapidly changing business needs. Skills Gap” Solutions.

Everything Gets Easier When You Know Who Your Ideal Client Is with Agency Operator and Podcaster Jason Resnick

LifterLMS

Learn how everything gets easier when you know who your ideal client is with agency operator and podcaster Jason Resnick in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris Badgett: So let’s start with how do you define the ideal customer?

Obama’s Going to Close the Skills Gap. But Does It Even Exist?

Mindflash

So what could possibly be the trouble with more retraining to close the ‘skills gap’? Skills Gap, What Skills Gap? Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has long led the charge of those asserting the skills gap is mostly fictional. Expert estimates vary when it comes to explaining how much of the unemployment rate comes down to a skills gap.

Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading

Bottom-Line Performance

What do Bobby Flay and Bob Ross have in common? Did you know that a dial is basically a round slider? With a skilled developer and imagination, dials can do cool things, but this is not what you should pay the price of admission for. The responsive player is a stop-gap for now so your Storyline courses are at least usable (in some regard) on a phone. Honorable Mention: Want to know when you get feedback?

4 BIG business problems you can solve with adaptive learning

Axonify

We’re in different communities. That said, the realities of modern business have introduced a new set of challenges that are often shared across companies and industries. As companies grow and roles become more complex, how do we enable our people to be the differentiators we need without radically increasing our training budgets? But you can’t do that in an organization with 30,000 employees and only 30 people in the learning and development department.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Ellen Wagner says, " I Ds help transform intangible information assets into things of great business or epistemological value." How do you explain yourself?

Learning Pathways: How to Fill Your Industry’s Skills Gap

WBT Systems

If you ever hiked up a mountain without the help of a trail, you know how frustrating and, sometimes, dangerous it can be. LinkedIn offers nearly 60 Learning Paths on their Lynda.com platform for hundreds of careers in design, IT, marketing, business, and more. These companies know that people need to acquire new skills to hold onto their existing jobs, move into new jobs, and enter new careers. No longer do they have to wonder, “Where do I begin?

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

Want to know what was missing? Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action! It’s Business 101. Tapping into daily conversations of a community of practice will help identify learning gaps (eLearning course topic) and how (eLearning course content) these gaps need to be fulfilled. Knowledge in this wiki is “community managed and owned”.

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Pandemic Planning: How to Prepare for the Coronavirus

Avilar

Not surprisingly, dozens of business leaders around the world have been warning investors of declining earnings – especially in the industrial, technology, travel and healthcare sectors. Does your business continuity plan include how to respond to pandemics? By using competency management for pandemic planning, you have continuous visibility into the availability of employees that have the skills and competencies you need to serve your customers and run your business.

The Path to a Diverse, Vibrant Tech Community

General Assembly

But many passionate, prospective developers from underserved and overlooked communities do not have the resources, time, or opportunities to pursue their passions and get the skills they need to transform their careers. At General Assembly, our central mission is to create pathways so that everyone with the dedication and commitment to reshape their career can do so, regardless of their prior experience or ability to pay for the training they need to get there.

L&D's Role in a Purpose Driven Workplace

ID Reflections

Here are links to some of the earlier posts: L&D's New Hatrack Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning L&D's Role in the VUCA World Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today One of the running themes across these posts have been about organizational change and how L&D will deal with the trends and shifts impacting us today. They want to know the Why and not only the What or the How.

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Prepping Middle Schoolers for 21st Century Careers

CLO Magazine

Yet, the STEM skills gap still exists today with more and more industries in need of STEM skill talent. If they’re looking at just hiring from traditional talent pools, then they’re not going to have the STEM talent they need to fill those positions because we know that more STEM jobs are opening than other careers. However, some organizations do see the problem, and not only are they working to address it, but they’re working to prepare young people for a better future workforce.

Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things

Cinecraft

The new business-norm is anything but normal. Since we are assuming that you have an existing course, then a business purpose for the course should already be identified. The business purpose, or goal, makes sure that the course aligns with the needs of your organization and is the best use of everyone’s time. If the business goal of your course is not identified, Cathy Moore’s article “ How to Create a Training Goal in 2 Quick Steps ” will help you.