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MOOCs to Bridge the Workplace Skills Gap

Your Training Edge

In business a huge skills gap is hindering the ability of many organizations to achieve their goals because students are not graduating from school with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need for critical jobs. However, out of disruption comes innovation, and if we can set these two trends on a collision course, we might find a perfect solution for the skills gap problem, which is predicted to take a heavy toll on U.S.

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Making new tech accessible in your company

Matrix

Technology is a driving force in just about every sector of business and ensuring that your company not only adopts new tech but thrives when using it is essential to success. Read more: Why companies should consider long-boarding their employees.

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The 5 Investments Your Company Should Prioritize

KnowledgeAnywhere

While investment risk and losses are inevitable, there are a few ways your company can help mitigate negative returns. Occasionally, top review site FinancesOnline publishes companies using essential remote work tools to speed up their processes.

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

Learning Visions

A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. That’s the low price. 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. Or you can contract with a company like Kineo that can host and support your Moodle for you (at the risk of sounding like a company shill!)

Can Companies Transform Themselves into Universities for Employees?

Kea

As the word “disruption” becomes increasingly common in the corporate landscape, companies are realizing that they can’t really just keep hiring new employees to address future challenges. Why are companies so keen to transform into learning organizations?

The Importance of Training Your Staff in Essential Interpersonal Soft Skills

Capytech

The Importance of Training Your Staff in Essential Interpersonal Soft Skills. How high up on your priority list is staff training in soft skills? How high up is training in interpersonal soft skills? Other companies are devoting resources to developing interpersonal soft skills in their teams, so offering similar training to your staff will help you remain competitive. Soft Skills Explained. The Most In-Demand Soft Skills.

Using Assessments Effectively in eLearning

JCA Solutions

An assessment is a device we use to gather information about our eLearning effectiveness. It may be part of the process for certifying someone on a skill or knowledge set. They vary based on complexity as well as the investment required to carry them off effectively.

Get Ready Africa: Degreed Is Coming For You

Degreed

At Degreed, we know the skills gap doesn’t just affect Americans. People outside of the US also have the need for transparent, lifelong learning tools that can help effectively communicate skills, and better lives and careers. This makes it possible for employees to embrace lifelong learning as a daily habit – a massive employee benefit that boosts skills and experience and ultimately helps to secure financial well-being. Degreed News Company News

How to Use Online Learning to Grow Employee Engagement

LearnDash

A qualified individual who leaves one company for another represents a huge loss for a business, both in terms of brain drain and in the time and resources it will take to find and train a replacement. Knowledge sharing offers huge benefits for companies and employees alike.

How to Attract a Loyal Learning Audience, Even on a Tight Budget

Talented Learning

You can design training courses that are highly effective at developing skills and competencies. As adults, many of us pursue continuing education through professional associations, educational institutions or commercial training companies voluntarily. Several decades ago, software companies began offering no-cost access to products for a limited time (or with a limited feature set), hoping to drive more demand for the premium version in the long-run. Company.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. Having a team that’s constantly developing for new ideas and new skills can launch your company into industry leadership. This short piece is packed with practical, low-cost ways to help your folks learn and grow in their jobs. Tips for Training Your Employees More Effectively.

Why MOOCs? Why Now?

Your Training Edge

Institutions and organizations are spending a lot of money on education, but in terms of job skills, they are seeing very little ROI. MOOCs offer a way to decrease costs and (when done well) also improve learning. On the other side of the coin, many workers see MOOCs as a free and flexible way to stay up-to-date in their fields and enhance their skills. The biggest skills gap is yet to come. “MOOCs will destroy education!”.

Ignore This Post If You Don’t Care About Effective Learning

Rapid eLearning

Building Effective Learning. Assuming a ballpark figure of about $100 an hour, here are some rough estimates of what an elearning course can cost. Most of the cost for elearning goes into the development and implementation of the course and leaves little for follow-up.

The Science Behind Gamification And eLearning Design  

Schoox

By focusing on interaction, eLearning tools can help boost employee engagement, and aid in the development of employee skills. In this article, we’ll explore this topic, and discuss the science behind “gamification” and the effectiveness of eLearning! Conceptual learning is a traditional and powerful method of teaching – but it’s even more effective when combined with gamification.

Powerful Employee Learning for Small Businesses on a Budget

Pract.us

Consider some low-cost training strategies. They have to fill skills gaps and onboard new people as efficiently as possible. So what can you do that will effectively help employees learn without killing the budget? Even the most cost effective program wastes resources if you aren’t training people in skills that improve your business. Don’t overlook soft skills. So that will be an important skill to include in your training.

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No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

This week, we learn how to get people to collaborate better, engage employees with social learning and the arts, and calculate turnover cost. I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. You’ll get a better sense for whether social learning is a fit for your company and, if so, how to use it. How Much Does Employee Turnover Really Cost. But how can you determine it for your company.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. This article from the Harvard Business Review has several practical tips on writing negative feedback effectively. Five Golden Rules for Effective Mentoring. Mentoring is one of the most effective ways to help employees improve and progress, especially for new managers or specific job roles.

Get the Benefits of Employee Training with Lower Costs

Pract.us

Formal training, which includes highly structured classes, courses, videos or games often come in expensive packages with high costs for development and instruction. But most companies only use formal training for their employee development programs. The average company spends $702 on training for one employee in one year, and an average employee spends 53.8 And that high cost-to-benefit ratio may keep many businesses from developing any form of training.

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No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. Give Your Team More-Effective Positive Feedback. This article from the Harvard Business Review explains what good feedback is, why it’s important, and how you can learn the skill or help others learn it. We know the traditional approaches may not be effective in every situation.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. The best thing – most of these options don’t cost a thing! Four Tips for Creating Effective Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT). How to Balance Hard Skills and Soft Skills. So how can you strike the right balance between basic competencies necessary for the job and basic people skills necessary for working together?

How Leadership Training Must Change in a WFH World

CLO Magazine

Right now, companies can’t bring speakers into the office for events or workshops, and they can’t send their employees to training seminars. Periodic one-and-done trainings and yearly seminars are often not effective because people often struggle to retain the information and skills they learned without regular reinforcement.

How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

High and rising cost of healthcare. Also, a 2013 study by the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge cited that “In response to these (healthcare) challenges, increasing numbers of medical education and CPD (Continued Professional Development) programs have adopted e-learning approaches, which have been shown to provide flexible, low-cost, user-centred, and easily updated learning.”. “…on It is quicker and more cost-effective to scale up.

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No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. Many companies today strive to create a culture of innovation, but it’s hard to know exactly how. This terrific article crams in tons of advice on how to help people develop skills faster by growing more naturally. At Pract.us, we’re dedicated to giving you the easiest way to implement effective, low-cost training.

Reskilling your Employees for a Future-Proof Workforce

Time to Know

A major challenge for enterprises across industries in 2018 will be effectively attracting top talent. As more enterprises across industries go through a digital transformation, it also creates a skill shortage that will accelerate the need for new recruits. This is evidenced by research that found 33% of companies across the globe that had positions open for six months or more. Promote Reskilling and Up-Skilling.

No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. If you ever have to stand in front of a group and present some training material, you might want to brush up your skills with these 5 “gotchas.” Whether or not you have an incentives program in place, take a look at this useful article for ways to make it most effective. This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

Such individuals are caught in the tension between risk-taking for the growth of a company and making stable decisions for the good of employees, customers, clients, and themselves. A number of these company leaders are interested in investing in eLearning, or online learning. These are questions that should be explored before a company puts much time and financial resources into eLearning. This means companies must choose some type of platform that fosters online learning.

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Motor City’s resourceful learning leader

CLO Magazine

Ware spent the first six months as Detroit’s new CLO building her team and outlining a scalable learning strategy to help city employees develop new skills as the city emerged from bankruptcy. It was a very different experience from the way you provide learning at a for-profit company,” she said. They taught interview skills and résumé building, offered basic computer skills training and helped them apply for appropriate openings in the city infrastructure.

Challenges In Serious Game Development For Corporate Training

Wizcabin

Serious games help employees/learners to put knowledge and skills into practice. Serious games are a useful learning approach to improve learners’ problem-solving skills. Opting for cost-effectiveness.

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MOOCs: Personal Initiative and Professional Development

Your Training Edge

And of those people, a good portion of them are probably doing it to enhance their skill set and improve their career. According to Inside Higher Ed , reports from early MOOCs offered by Coursera and Udacity suggest that between one-half and three-quarters of the students took the courses to enhance their skills either so they would perform better in their current job or so that they could find a better job. How can companies follow this model in their own L&D programs?

The 50:50 learning model

CLO Magazine

According to our research, there are a variety of low-cost (or even free) and out-of-box training initiatives that startups can take advantage of and provide for their employees. The following are a few types of self-driven approaches shared by our participants: On-the-job training: Employees are assigned low-priority tasks on existing projects and allowed to explore to learn deeper. One of the best low-cost and easy-to-implement training solutions is social learning.

What is Design Thinking and Why Should You Care?

Pract.us

L&D researcher Josh Bersin recently described his work with a large telecommunications company which needed to reduce turnover in the retail stores. They found that rather than more intensive training, employees needed a year-long journey of learning that provides key information when needed, helps them build a social network in the company, and coaches them through difficulties. At Pract.us, we’re dedicated to bringing you practical, low-cost training solutions.

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Get started on employee development training

OpenSesame

Human capital is, in fact, the most valuable resource for every company. 92% of these executives recognize a gap in the workforce skill set. . Employee development can appear to be costly for an organization through incurs time, opportunity cost, and miscellaneous training expenses.

3 Reasons to Use Serious Games in Training to Increase Workforce Engagement

Coreaxis

Since they are designed with specific learning outcomes in mind, this engagement boosts knowledge retention and skill development, resulting in improved productivity within the workforce. Serious games provide a safe environment in which employees can practice their new skills and put their newly acquired knowledge to the test with little risk to the company. Practicing skills in the real world can have negative consequences. Cost effectiveness.

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Reskilling your Employees for a Future-Proof Workforce

Time to Know

A major challenge for enterprises across industries in 2018 will be effectively attracting top talent. As more enterprises across industries go through a digital transformation, it also creates a skill shortage that will accelerate the need for new recruits. This is evidenced by research that found 33% of companies across the globe that had positions open for six months or more. Promote Reskilling and Up-Skilling.

5 reasons startups should embrace eLearning

TalentLMS

New skills Startups grow not only when their revenues increase, but also when their employees broaden their skills. It is expected and fairly reasonable that a company of 5-20 people will have various skill gaps to cover at their earliest stages. Unless a good manager effectively monitors the energy levels within a team, it is likely that some staff will become emotionally and physically drained before the end of a project.

What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Many companies are also convinced that “elearning” is the answer to their employee training and development needs. They are told elearning will be cheaper, faster, more convenient, and more effective than traditional, classroom training. The problem is that whether online programs are better than face-to-face depends on the purpose of the course, learning goals of the program, skills of the instructor, and expectations of learners, among other things.

Diamonds in the Rough

CLO Magazine

On top of this, a growing number of baby boomer leaders are leaving their companies to pursue other noncorporate business or personal interests. So it’s not surprising that a 2014 Deloitte University Press survey of global organizations revealed that 86 percent of participating companies said having more effective leaders at all levels was their No. This low percentage represents a huge gap in an area where organizations are spending so much money and focusing so much energy.

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