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. What is Learning and Development?

Microlearning for Millennials and Generation Z

KnowledgeCity

When it comes to learning, however, there are still gaps between what new generations of workers want and what is available for delivery. Some of these workshop-style courses lasted an entire day, and included what some participants considered the highlight of the training – lunch! They were also based strongly on the way Baby Boomers and Generation X workers learned. It is quality learning delivered in smaller units that can be learned and applied immediately.

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How to revamp your sales training and close more business

Docebo

In short, your sales team has to always be learning to “always be closing” Making sure your sales team is coming to the table prepared and knowledgeable isn’t just a nice to have anymore. So, how do you do this, you ask? User-generated learning content.

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How To Identify Employees Training Needs And Improve Effectiveness of Training Programs

WalkMe Training Station

Do you know what they are? You probably know this already if your training budget has been cut. And yet, we all know how valuable employees training is to morale, productivity, and performance. The Forbes Coaches Council of top business and careers coaches explains it well: “The most important asset any company has is its people. Remember: the work you do is integral to the success of your organization. What skills are needed to do the task?

Divergent roads on the path to training success

Matrix

This situation is unfortunately true in assessment – standardized tests have been trying to do this for decades – and it’s true for training and teaching as well. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you how to do that. We know the way.”. Social learning.

How to Maximize Your Sales Training ROI

Training Industry

Salespeople listen to copious tips, scribble notes on technique, discover account strategies and learn other exciting selling methods. No sooner does the team get back to the office and all that learning quickly begins to disappear. Whether online or in person, classes and seminars are the “seeing” and “hearing” components of learning. Assess your salespeople to identify their skill gaps and learning styles. Reinforce the learning through coaching.

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What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. Learning is all about the interactions we have across all facets of our lives: we talk to people, we listen to what they’re saying, and then aim to apply or consider the insights that person is bestowing upon us (and vice-versa).

In the world of contact centers—customer services rules all

Axonify

Knowing when it’s time for a new approach. Jasha Fletcher, Head of Learning Solutions Architecture at BT, and her team were clear on what wasn’t working. Rather than simply put out a call for proposals and have vendors dictate their options, Fletcher and her team decided to do their own research. “We We needed to tap into all of these different styles and make the learning stick.”. What they discovered was that hands-on experience is what truly cements learning.

How to Boost Revenues With Improved LMS-based Sales Training

Docebo

Ensure your sales team has the knowledge and learning resources they need to succeed. Training your sales team using a Learning Management System (LMS) provides the opportunity, for example, to increase the product knowledge they need to do their jobs effectively and conduct regular performance assessments. Online learning can also help your sales teams stay up-to-date on products and procedures on an ongoing basis. Identify Your Skills Gaps.

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The other 5 principles of learning reinforcement

Matrix

On his quest to find the best way to reinforce organizational learning, Anthonie Wurth identified seven principles for achieving this. The first two had to do with closing the various gaps between the actual situation and the desired one and with mastering the steps towards lasting behavioral change. The following five principles refer to what the organization should do to ensure employees not only learn but get to apply that knowledge in the workplace for better results.

WordPress Learning Management System Website Accessibility with Susan Wheeler-Hall

LifterLMS

We discuss building WordPress learning management system website accessibility with Susan Wheeler-Hall in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. She had always lived writing, public speaking, disability advocacy, and teaching about how to sell a service to the disabled population, so naturally she extended out into offering services to help companies do that. How you doing, Susan? Work is, there’s so much to learn.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #12 Training for Millennials

Your Training Edge

places to learn and then move on), work-life balance (they believe balance is important), and the place of technology (they grew up with technology and much of their educational and social lives is already spent online). What do Millennials want? As the Allen Communications website puts it: “As learning professionals, we know we have to keep up with our audiences or be left behind. Learning games company Sweetrush also offers tips for training Millennials.

Free L&D webinars for April 2020

Limestone Learning

The coronavirus may have robbed us of face-to-face interaction, but it can’t rob us of learning. The effect that coaching has on employee engagement, job satisfaction, productivity and retention is profound. Identify, assess and close skill gaps.

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How Micro-Learning Boosts “At the Moment Performance” - Tip #114

Vignettes Learning

At work, how many times in a day does someone ask you “How do you do this”? You answer it in the shortest possible way and go back to what you’re doing. Now, how many times in an average day do you check something online? It's a natural thing to do. Everyone in one way or the other, do "at the moment performance" everyday. Then as learning professionals we converge at the moment of performance. see more on Instant Learning ).In

Free L&D webinars for October 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Deliver a Coaching Training Program Managers Love! Coaching is much like a foreign language and requires practice and application; therefore, this webcast will teach very specific methodology of how to not only train managers but what support requirements are needed to help them transition from management to management coaching. We have moved from course catalogs and compliance to micro-learning and personalization.

Learning on the Fly

CLO Magazine

Imagine if companies could customize their training so that it met the exact needs of every learner, giving them only the lessons they need and making sure they learned those skills before moving on. This is the premise of adaptive learning and it is going to change the way learning leaders think about training and the content they provide to their people. It uses intelligent educational technology to predict what the learners know, and what they need to learn next.”.

Employee Onboarding Training

TalentLMS

What do successful organizations know about handling and retaining new hires that you don’t? The hire was a logical result of a gap in talent. An effective HR department knows the monetary value of talent and how it will help fulfill the organizational strategy and KPIs. Use the known learning styles of adult learners to guide you. Embed from you organization’s learning curriculum, several work and life philosophies. How can you do that clearly?

What Is Call Center Training?

ProProfs

In particular, you’ll be able to assess how well your employees are implementing through live calls what they learned in theory classes. When it comes to accessibility, speed, transparency, and engagement, online learning is on top of the game. How does an LMS actually help you do that?

How to Build High Impact Courses that Get Lasting Results with Instructional Designer Julie Dirksen

LifterLMS

Learn how to build high impact courses that get lasting results with instructional designer Julie Dirksen in this LMScast episode with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Julie is the author of the book Design For How People Learn. Chris and Julie discuss the various gaps in student’s learning, and how online course creators can optimize their programs to help their students succeed. Chris and Julie talk about the various learning gaps that are holding students back.

Customer Training – Best Practices

eLearning 24-7

I personally, am not a fan of the “customer education” Customer training is a more apropos term because you are doing exactly that – training them on how to use your product, your service, even utilize your membership benefits, which for many professional and trade associations involves training. . I went from a blended training angle, including paper (ugh) to an e-learning one which delivered success at every company, I went to, including a trade association.

Learning at Large Ep4: Decentralizing L&D to support a successful learning culture

Elucidat

In this episode, I talk to Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer at Totara Learning. Lars is an advocate for the positive impact that technology can have on education and learning. We talked about how to demonstrate business value early on to control groups, identifying the right business problems to solve, knowing when to push back the role of a learning team, and how to decentralize learning and development to support a more scalable learning culture.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. How do you think we could tackle this?

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.

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. During the session, you will learn: About the latest eLearning trends, tools, and strategies to consider when building an engaging and future-proofed training program. In this respect, there is often a “knowing-doinggap to be filled.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. How do you think we could tackle this?

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

If you feel like you’re on the back foot and could use a little coaching, why not check out a free webinar or two and get some fresh ideas? Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters When looking for a new Learning Management System, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our eLearning goals?

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => Dunlap Learning 2.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. When I see a need for a text heavy pages, I eliminate audio so as not to "depress learning." At any rate, as we were showing it to some of the faculty and other higher-ups there at the University, we were astounded by some of the suggestions people--people who didnt know anything about what we were really doing--had. How would they know the difference?

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Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mousify Your Organization’s Performance: Five Keys to Disney-Inspired Success Examine the five Walt Disney–inspired strategies for peak organizational performance—Purpose, Priorities, People, Platform, Process—and learn how Walt Disney applied each of them to his theme park business. Learn the method and you can make your own magic. Learning and development professionals use Xyleme to manage the entire content lifecycle in one place.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 29, 2007 e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report The e-Learning Guild presentation of the most recent 360 Research Report on Mobile Learning. Presenters include: Steve Wexler : e-Learning Guilds research guru Brent Schlenker : e-Learning Guild Evangelist. Wrote a book on mobile learning ( M-Learning: Mobile E-Learning ).