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Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. By reflecting on Learning and Development (L&D) as a whole and the strategies we know don’t work, we can rewrite our approach to talent management. What is Learning and Development? Playbook: Just Do It (Right).

How (and Why) You Should Promote Informal Learning with Trainees (and the Boss)

Mindflash

Do they learn more about their job from formal training (classroom, online, etc.) or do they learn more informally (from peers, managers, etc.)? In the past many companies viewed informal learning as a negative reflection on their formal training programs.

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The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics. To explore the practicalities of user-generated content, the Learning Cafe sponsored a webinar entitled Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, mechanics and chaos? What should Ron do?

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A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: 3. Tie Learning to Performance Goals

Challenge to Learn

If learning doesn’t support the goals of the organization, what is its value from a business perspective? Now the question is how to do it? Get integrated into the business. In the first two posts I wrote about the importance learning integrating with the business and day-to-day business processes, which is the best way to live up to this principle. How to connect to the business: Cathy More – Action Mapping.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Like many enterprise learning companies, we are actively brainstorming ways to incorporate collaborative Web 2.0 technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components.

Top 10 Online Learning Platforms

Pinlearn

Losers fail to learn from their failures. Achievers know the importance of continuous learning. Organizations and businesses love to recruit achievers. Employees should acquire new business skills, enhance their existing skills, take up challenging projects and fulfill expectations. As a consequence, organizations started embracing online learning platforms. Online Learning Platforms for Businesses. Schoology facilitates blended learning.

Valuable Insights from ATD’s TechKnowledge 2018 Conference

ReadyTech

Covering numerous topics such as elearning, virtual classrooms, management, strategy, and emerging technologies—this 3-day event was both eye opening and informative. For attendees interested in learning actionable tips on how to use reinforcement to improve training and increase results, Wurth outlined practical tips on building reinforcement objectives; measuring knowledge retention; closing the common training reinforcement gaps, and achieving the three phases of behavior change.

Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

Today’s leaders are faced with ever-increasing demands on their time as well as a plethora of leadership development information. Many leaders are simply too busy to focus on their development or don’t know where to start. This webcast will help you navigate the crowded landscape, focus on the leadership development activities that will have the greatest impact, and learn how to incorporate them into your regular routine. Do you know how well you’re doing?

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Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

New learning helps too, and September is full of free webinars that can add to your knowledge stores! The key to learning success in these instances, though, is getting this high-quality material to trainees as quickly as possible. Where to find learning evaluation resources.

Choosing a New Learning Management System

Growth Engineering

Are you thinking of choosing a new learning management system ? The reasons vary, but the major issue is that companies feel their learning management system can’t meet the challenges of the future working environment. The benefits of online learning are too great to ignore, but it’s a field that is constantly changing as the users’ evolving needs are recognised. If your learning platform can’t adapt to these changes, your learners won’t be able to engage with it effectively.

Free L&D webinars for October 2018

Limestone Learning

However, choosing the appropriate customer learning technology to automate many of the operations for managing users, training content, and data analytics is not an easy task. We have moved from course catalogs and compliance to micro-learning and personalization.

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Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

Personalized learning has different applications for different audiences. Personalization in the K12 context is used to enable each student to learn at his or her own pace, and the curriculum is tailored on-the-fly to the meet the unfolding needs. The subject of this post is a vision of personalized learning in the 2013 workplace. Almost everyone I know has changed jobs several times in the past ten years. Corporate Learning Use Cases. So how do we get there?

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

awards honor best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology marketplace. awards program was first implemented to formalize the recommendation and purchase process for the e-learning community. Research indicated 85 percent of readers had recommended an e-learning solution to a peer over the most recent 12-month period, and 61 percent claimed that award recognition “impacts their decision” to consider a product or service. The “Best of E-learning!”

MOOCs for Organisational Learning – Conversation with Kevin Werbach – Wharton School

Learning Cafe

Kevin is a leading expert on the legal, business, and public policy aspects of the Network Age. Kevin is a leader in the emerging field of gamification, and was named Wharton’s first Iron Prof for his presentation, “ All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in World of Warcraft.” The co-organizer of the first-ever business school gamification course, Werbach is also the co-author (with Dan Hunter) of For the Win , a guide to gamification as a business practice.

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, June 4, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Well-Connected Employee: Networking Competencies That Foster Engagement, Collaboration, and Business Results (Free for ATD members) In a survey of 2,000 employees from many different organizations, only 20% said, “Yes, I have the network I need to get the job done.” Unconnected employees hurt your business when they fail to see the big picture, don’t know how to uncork bureaucratic bottlenecks, and don’t contribute to enterprise-wide results.

Onsite Training: An Ideal Solution for Any Size Company 

Continu

And by controlling the environment, the more your employees will be engaged during training and the more likely they will retain the information learned once training is complete. If you are a smaller company and do not have a learning department, hiring an outside firm to run your training may seem beneficial. In today’s world, customers want to do business with an organization who cares about the environment, gives back, and doesn’t spend money they don’t have to.

MOOCs for Organisational Learning – Conversation with Kevin Werbach – Wharton School

Learning Cafe

Kevin is a leading expert on the legal, business, and public policy aspects of the Network Age. Kevin is a leader in the emerging field of gamification, and was named Wharton’s first Iron Prof for his presentation, “ All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in World of Warcraft.” The co-organizer of the first-ever business school gamification course, Werbach is also the co-author (with Dan Hunter) of For the Win , a guide to gamification as a business practice.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s a great time to take stock, assess knowledge gaps, and focus on new learning. Participants will learn how to: Determine when team coaching is beneficial Develop basic and sustained team coaching approaches Utilize the best tools and techniques for team coaching Measure the results of team coaching Take part in this webcast to dig deeper into the benefits and challenges of team coaching and how to make this practice an important part of your toolkit.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s a busy time of year. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: 9 Things You're Doing Wrong with Video (Free for ATD members) Video has become the de facto medium for delivering employee training at scale. Join Panopto to learn nine things you may be doing the old way, why they're no longer necessary, and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value. About the benefits of peer-to-peer video-based learning.

Free L&D webinars for January 2018

Limestone Learning

And once you’ve defined it, how do you cultivate a strong, positive culture? Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Connecting Compliance to Business Strategy (Free for ATD members) Are your compliance training programs strategic and aligned to business, or simply an obligatory duty with a check-the-box mentality? When compliance is not integrated into your business system and culture, the outcomes are clear. How do we manage this new set of expectations?

5 Ways to Crush the Forgetting Curve

CLO Magazine

He was the first to describe the learning curve, which depicts the rate at which people learn information. He also discovered the spacing effect, the superiority of “spaced” vs. “massed” learning. For example, when students cram for a test, they may do well yet have little to no retention beyond the exam. The same material learned over a more extended time period, however, will produce greater long-term retention. The same applies to learning.

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Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Then discover specific tactics for applying all five to your organization’s business and training needs. Learn the method and you can make your own magic. treatment of customers and results in increased business profit. Edit your learning videos from any web browser.

Free learning & development webinars for June 2017

Limestone Learning

With good weather tempting us away from our desks, now’s the time to work efficiently and capitalize on short bursts of learning. Thursday, June 1, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Beyond Video: Why Every Learning Organization Needs a "Knowledge Hosting" Strategy With video on the rise for online learning in organizations, it's time to ask the question: "Is my approach to video learning really up to snuff"? What you'll learn: What "knowledge hosting" is, and why it matters.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Reuben on the downside of rapid e-Learning tools: The emergence of "easy-to-use" authoring tools, however, has tempted us to believe that the instructional designer can do it all!

The Geography of Bliss and recent findings on well-being

Jay Cross

What I learned from the book. “You can have a disease and not know it but if you’re happy you are aware of it,” notes Veenhoven. What’s more interesting is well-being , the quality we see when we reflect on the arc of our lives. Ruut Veenhoven: What do you mean? ” Who do you think is happier? busy people or idle people? ” Progress report on my learning. I’ll share what I learn.

Free L&D webinars for February 2018

Limestone Learning

In this webcast, Maria Ho, senior manager of ATD Research, will discuss learning benchmarking data from ATD’s 2017 State of the Industry report. The webcast will explore trends in key learning metrics, including: Direct learning expenditure The average number of training hours used by employees What methods of training companies are using Content areas that companies are focusing on Whether companies are using on-the-job learning. How to do sustainment right.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Consider this part two of my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question for February: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Design - Audio - Podcasting - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Marketers And Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! <!–( Growing Your Business - Innovative Marketing Using Social Media <!–( Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness <!–( Learning Strategies You Can Use - Road to Learning , September 9, 2009. Games lessons - Clive on Learning , September 8, 2009.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 28, 2009 What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer? Someone got to my blog the other day by searching on “what’s the difference between learning designers and instructional designers?&# Now I’m the VP of Learning Design. Is Learning Designer more descriptive? What do you think??

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. – the names we know and associate with eLearning – Jay Cross , Ellen Wagner , Tony Karrer , Brent Schlenker , [insert your name here]. Learning is a complex thing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. When do you cross the line and enter the hallowed world of Instructional Design? The quality of those courses? Your desire to figure out a better way, so you can create a better learning experience the next time around? Is it your business card? Does it matter where on the instructional design spectrum you fall and the types of learning experiences you create?

Curate versus Create: Making Sense of Off The Shelf

Litmos

First, we should be certain that what is to be learned absolutely, positively has to be ‘in the head’. There is a persistent belief that all learning has to be in the head, but it turns out to be really hard to get knowledge reliably in the head (and when we do it’s really a time for tarted-up ‘drill and kill’, which is not really a ‘course’). We should resist trying to present a bunch of information and expect it to be retained, and save courses for more obvious situations.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0,

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. Developed over 60 e-learning programs. Emerging" = kinds of e-learning that are just starting to show up -- in labs, new company offerings.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory. If you do not know the ADL, they are a part of the U.S. We all do it.

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Why do companies continue to pay huge dollars for products that are now being offered for free? That means your IT department has to know how to do all the code. Do you think were at a tipping point? or course I don't know that for sure.it's a hunch). of course I don't know that for sure.it's a hunch).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I have never taken a course in adult learning theory. My current business card says Im a "Manager of Instructional Design". I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. I started my professional life in operations -- behind the scenes helping people do their jobs better. I would not do it any other way.