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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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Helping Consultants, Experts, and Coaches Smash Through Personal and Professional Plateaus with David Shriner-Cahn

LifterLMS

Helping consultants, experts, and coaches smash through personal and professional plateaus with David Shriner-Cahn in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Podcasting really trains your listening skills.

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. Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Our customers benefit from low-cost and self-management with no technical knowledge required. John -- by "bottled pilot" are you thinking more of a tactical implementation -- low point entry to LMS to test the waters? ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for.

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. 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

For example, Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, a leading design thinking consulting house, says in an interview with Forbes , “Design thinking is all about upgrading within constraints.”. At Pract.us, we’re dedicated to bringing you practical, low-cost training solutions.

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The Future of Learning: How to Deliver Tomorrow’s Great Learning Experiences Today

Instilled

This post from Gareth Jones, a learning consultant at our sister company LEO Learning, looks at the future of L&D and explains what training professionals need to do today to better deliver the learning programs of tomorrow. The transferable skills required fall into two areas.

Podcast 24: DNA of High-Impact Learning – With Paul Morton of CrossKnowledge

Talented Learning

Our conversation left me wondering how these new findings are actually shaping workforce skills development. Increasingly, that includes skills development – yet many organizations still struggle to deliver high-impact learning. It’s communication and interpersonal skills.

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. Here are some of the no/low-cost techniques that work for us. It doesn’t need to be overly complicated or costly. “If you build it, they will come.”

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Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

Lisa has more than 25 years of progressive experience building effective people programs in high profile companies across industries, including Consumer Goods, Publishing, High-Tech, and Healthcare. You’ll learn about topics such as: Research behind how EI enhances coaching effectiveness.

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360 Degree Videos: The New Shiny Toy in Corporate Training

CommLab India

Immersive videos are now being used by organizations and have tremendous potential for virtual reality meetings , according to meeting technology consultant Corbin Ball. In fact, the navy even uses VR to train its workforce on interpersonal skills.

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9 of Your Customer Service Training Questions, Answered

Continu

Skills Exercises. Customer service training can involve a lot of skills practice. Most of them fall under the umbrella of communication skills. Different trainings emphasize different skills, but they usually come down to good communication skills.

Ideas, Tips, and Resources for Using Video in Your Online Training

Mindflash

They’re over-produced – replete with unrealistic scenarios, quasi-aspirational music, and distracting animation effects. But if you want or need to do more extensive editing there are numerous free or low cost software options, like: ­ Videotoolbox. ­

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Ideas, Tips, and Resources for Using Video in Your Online Training

Mindflash

They’re over-produced – replete with unrealistic scenarios, quasi-aspirational music, and distracting animation effects. Trina Rimmer is a learning and communications consultant with twelve years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training solutions.

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Ryan Tracey – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: You believe that it is possible to provide engaging, relevant, and authentic learning experiences by creating low cost videos with our smart phones. What would be your advice for producing such low cost and effective learning solutions for today’s learners? My advice for producing low cost learning solutions like video is simply to do it. ABOUT RYAN TRACEY.

4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro

Mindflash

So we need audio, but more importantly, we need to know when to use it for the greatest impact – and how to do so in a way that’s low-cost and high-quality. Online Training Games: Sound effects can build a sense of urgency or simply enhance the excitement of games.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Decades of expensive LMS solutions gave way to a pricing revolution over the last 10 years, as cloud computing paved the way for low-cost LMS competitors that drove the overall price point down. Significant increase in sales effectiveness. 10 Effective eCommerce Pays, Bigtime.

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Building a Learning Culture

Everwise

A seasoned executive with 20 years of HR experience, Diana serves as a strategic HR consultant and sits on the boards of progressive HR companies including Everwise. Do you have the tools in place to effectively collaborate? The best way to start is small and low cost.

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget

Mindflash

Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. Some people think you can’t teach soft-skills online.

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LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

It’s also because I’m a fiercely independent analyst and LMS selection consultant and it’s my job to know what’s happening among the hundreds of vendors who are pushing the boundaries of LMS innovation. These are low-cost, simple solutions.

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4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great

Mindflash

Ideally these tools are easy to use and help me to create better-looking, highly effective content more quickly – and free is always good, too. What free or low-cost tools are you using?

Customer Training Pricing and Packaging: What’s the Best Strategy?

Talented Learning

But an effective approach requires thoughtful pricing and packaging. Even if you offer customer training upfront at no additional charge, the cost of content development, delivery and administration must be included somewhere in the price of your product or service. 3) Network Effect.

Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

Not only is this what most employees want, it’s also a key component of an effective learning strategy. It helps you scale your training worldwide, but every new recording is a pain to produce, and it’d be ideal for just-in-time learning, if only it could be effectively searched.

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Building Informal Learning Habits

CLO Magazine

Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. High-potential employees are especially effective at generating these takeaways. It could be a technical, management or leadership skill.

Free L&D webinars for January 2018

Limestone Learning

More effective communication? Monday, January 8, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: 4 Keys to Enhancing Your Healthcare Culture (Free for ATD members) A healthcare company’s culture has a tremendous effect on the patient experience, and ultimately your survey scores.

Small Businesses: How to Get Started with E-Learning (Without Blowing Your Budget)

Mindflash

While it’s notable that the response pool was larger for the 2011 survey (and we’re all more cost-conscious these days), I still find it remarkable that E-Learning implementation costs are such a big (and growing) concern.

Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

An effective online learning marketing plan has three phases. With the continuing need for people to develop new skills for new kinds of jobs, for-profit companies with deep pockets will also get in the game. Management consultant and business professor Gary Hamel says you need to unleash your organizational imagination. Introduce an entirely new product, perhaps providing education for the whole person, not just industry-specific skills.

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget

Mindflash

Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. Some people think you can’t teach soft-skills online.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

It’s ideal for any organization that wants to connect partners, suppliers and resellers in relationships that elevate employee and channel knowledge and skills. This is popular functionality among software companies that need to educate customers more effectively and efficiently.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

>> Reduce your total cost of ownership. >> The suite of IBM Kenexa talent products includes BrassRing, Skills Assessments, Talent Insights, Talent Acquisition Suite, Survey Enterprise and BrassRing Candidate Relationship Manager. Then, you can quickly sift through talent pools with the right skills assessment test. >> Reduce voluntary turnover as employees understand how to build a career with you and acquire new skills. >>

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C. Dunlap Improving the Odds of Effective Collaborative Work in Online Courses Joanna C. Rops, CAE / President, Mickie Rops Consulting Inc.

What Virtual Assistants Can Do For Course Creators with Expert VA Trainer Kathy Goughenour

LifterLMS

Chris Badgett: So, that’s a skill I would call instructional designer, maybe. Or not the process, the skill, the… I can’t teach them how to blog if they are my independent contractor.