Crowdsourcing Curriculum Development – The Low-Cost Option for Building Content within Organizations

Origin Learning

Crowdsourcing capitalizes on this basic functionality of the internet so beautifully to tap into the knowledge and experience at a fraction of the cost that would be incurred otherwise. For example, instead of hiring dedicated photographers for images on their company websites, organizations use the skills of passionate photographers who may sell them at a price. In either of the cases, diversified content and significant cost savings will make you think about it seriously.

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


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. Keeping your employees and processes up-to-date and ready to adapt easily to the introduction of technology is a surefire way to prevent your company from falling behind the competition. Read more: Why companies should consider long-boarding their employees.

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

The companies who can manage it well will outperform those who don’t. In particular, you have to make sure that exiting employees don’t leave a skills gap in their wakes. And even younger employees are spending less time with one company. Lawler, III, writing for Forbes , suggests that employee turnover can be a good thing because it introduces new skills and fresh perspectives into the workforce. They didn’t address the skills gap before shaking up the workforce.

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!)

The 5 Investments Your Company Should Prioritize


While investment risk and losses are inevitable, there are a few ways your company can help mitigate negative returns. Outlined in this article are five investment opportunities your company can take to ensure stability and minimize the risk of an adverse event taking out your entire portfolio. Investing on an LMS website is a low-cost high-reward venture that will enable your organization to view training reports and data to monitor the growth and development of your employees.

The Importance of Training Your Staff in Essential Interpersonal Soft Skills


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.

Can Companies Transform Themselves into Universities for Employees?


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. Little wonder then that the term “corporate universities” is becoming the norm, with the launch of massive up-skilling or re-skilling initiatives being undertaken by major companies. Why are companies so keen to transform into learning organizations?

How to Improve Your Company With Continual Learning Right Now


It’s a shift in the culture of your company that helps employees improve their performance. And that, in turn, helps your company grow. Let’s take a look at what continual learning is, how it helps your company, and how you can use it right now to improve performance. That means people undergo all sorts of training (on- and off-the-job, formal and informal) to build new skills on a consistent basis. Employees build skills.

This is When Your Company Needs to Make A Digital Learning Investment


We’ve worked with companies large and small, and one of the most common questions we get isn’t about content or delivery; it’s about timing. That is when a company should transition from small scale training efforts into the big leagues of custom content and digital learning solutions. If you’re interested in custom learning for your company, contact us here. You don’t necessarily need to spend big when your company is still growing.

The Stay Conversation: It’s How to Retain Top Talent


Immediately following a merger, acquisition, or reduction in force announcement, smart company leaders turn their attention to the remaining employees. In the category of “how to retain employees without money,” a stay conversation is a low cost/high benefit activity.

6 Learning and Development Trends You Need for 2019


Top notch learning and development is a low-cost way to stand out from the pack when it comes to recruiting. Employees who feel like they’re not getting the professional development they need to move forward in their career are 12 times more likely to leave a company as those who are receiving ongoing employee training. Addressing the Soft Skills Gap. In a 2016 Deloitte survey , 90 percent of respondents said soft skills were a “critical priority.”

We Need to Create an Individualized Skills Cloud

CLO Magazine

With an eye on these challenges, some companies in the private sector have demonstrated they have an important role to play in providing career pathway opportunities that provide economic mobility for those who want to work hard and commit to self-improvement. Many companies in the quick-serve restaurant and hospitality industries, for instance, have created standardized, industry-recognized training credentials. Our nation’s workforce development system is at a crossroads.

Get Ready Africa: Degreed Is Coming For You


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 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

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. At, we’re dedicated to giving you the easiest way to effective, low-cost training.

Degreed Raises $21M Series B To Make All Professional And Lifelong Learning Matter


The new investment will fuel continued growth of lifelong learning and skills measurement for companies and professionals. Our award-winning platform enables people to discover, curate, share, track and value all kinds of learning–from internal portals, external training vendors and over 1,200 providers of free and low-cost informal learning resources–all in a single, unified system. It’s changing the way companies think about learning and development.”

How to Use Online Learning to Grow Employee Engagement


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. Recognizing this, businesses have invested millions of dollars in initiatives to build engagement, from company retreats to team-building exercises and more. As it turns out, many employees are attracted to companies that help them achieve their learning goals.

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!”.

Manufacturing Sector Training Challenges That E-Learning Can Help You Overcome


E-learning can help overcome the key training challenges currently faced by manufacturing companies. Bridging Skills Gaps. era mean the skills required in manufacturing organisations are changing. E-learning provides a solution to bridging skills gaps.

The Science Behind Gamification And eLearning Design  


By focusing on interaction, eLearning tools can help boost employee engagement, and aid in the development of employee skills. An example of this would be an eLearning course that details company policies on sexual harassment and employee misconduct, then gives an employee a real-world scenario, where they must give proper responses to quiz prompts that are based on the source material.

Big Skill: Applying and Maintaining the Right Governing and Economic Structure

The Learning Circuits

I have suggested that there are Big Skills out there, the most important skills for all of us. The inability of traditional formal learning programs to spread these big skills should be considered a canary in the coal mine both for educators and trainers, but that is a different issue.) Big skills share a lot of interesting properties. One big skill is the ability to apply the right models, including governing, economic, and value.

Powerful Employee Learning for Small Businesses on a Budget

Consider some low-cost training strategies. They have to fill skills gaps and onboard new people as efficiently as possible. 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. Surprisingly, one of the most cost effective ways to develop employees is to train all the time.

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

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.

Get the Benefits of Employee Training with Lower Costs

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

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 explains what good feedback is, why it’s important, and how you can learn the skill or help others learn it. Whether you’re training a sales team or other departments, this article offers well-researched strategies for helping people practice and improve in their most valuable skills.

Temporary Employee Engagement

The Performance Improvement Blog

These are the temps, contractors, contingent workers, and free-lancers who fill the gaps when a company has a job to do but would rather hire short-term employees than make a long-term commitment to so-called “permanent” employees. Because of technology, operational efficiencies, a project focus, and out-sourcing, many companies are finding that they can be more productive with fewer employees. Business Week calls them the “disposable worker”.

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

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! 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? This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training.

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

I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. This article provides five tips for setting up a good mentoring program at your company. Employees who do best in your company have the values that align with your mission. In fact, cultural fit is so important, some experts advise hiring more for the appropriate values than specific skills.

I, Robot; You, Learn

The Performance Improvement Blog

Tom Friedman, in his op-ed column in the New York Times yesterday, describes his visit to Rethink Robots , a Boston-area company that develops easy-to-program, safe, low-cost robots for business and personal use. These are small robots designed for doing repetitive jobs that low-skilled workers have been doing in all kinds of businesses for more than a century. . However, they are a bore at the company party.

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

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, we’re dedicated to giving you the easiest way to implement effective, low-cost training.

Artificial Intelligence And How It’s Changing E-Learning

Your Training Edge

With Augmented Intelligence in the grind, students can now look up for study course material on the internet, often free of cost or at minimal charges. Educators and IT companies like Content Technologies Inc. With adaptive testing, educators and trainers can now monitor a student’s progress and measure skills beyond the grades they have scored in their academic papers. He is also associated with a reputed company for the past couple of years.

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

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.” At, we’re dedicated to giving you the easiest way to effective, low-cost training. This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training.

Reskilling your Employees for a Future-Proof Workforce

Time to Know

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. Employee recognition programs are essentially low-cost high impact initiatives, but to be successful, it has to be done right. Promote Reskilling and Up-Skilling.

The 5 Best Open Source Learning Management Systems

Your Training Edge

It includes a course catalog, skills management, complex configurations, SCORM support, and certificate generation. Low-cost. billion by 2021, and a large percentage of Fortune 500 companies already use these types of educational systems to instruct their employees.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning


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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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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Training in the Reality of Work

Most companies who offer training provide formal courses for which employees take time away from work. Research has shown that the real world, complete with stress and distractions, actually helps people master and apply new skills. A recent study of medical school graduates in the UK found they felt prepared for what they’d been taught, such as clinical skills and communications. Read about a low-cost, easy way to extract learning from work.].

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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?

#MlearnCon Recap: Where are we now with mLearning?

Challenge to Learn

It is possible that the Guild thinks it is sexier to present case studies from fortune 500 companies instead of SME’s but the conversations I had with other attendees suggest it is more than that. Smaller companies are not yet ready to take the mobile step. In fact people are suddenly placed outside their comfort zone and skill set, which makes them insecure. But the pack doesn’t have their resources (knowledge, skills, culture and budget).