E-Learning = Innovation = Science

E-Learning Provocateur

I know you have. While a lot of talk is bandied around about e-learning, it’s evident that relatively few of us are actually doing it. To help bridge the gap, I was honoured to moderate a panel session at last month’s AITD National Conference. In other words, e-learning is innovation. For all of us then, viewing e-learning through the lens of innovation offers us a crucial advantage: it reframes failure. Beyond innovation, e-learning is science.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? What are some of the primary and secondary functions that a business expects from a learning consultant? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning.

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LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. That’s where modern learning technology is thriving, making a measurable difference and where LMS innovation is rampant. Lately, I’ve been teaming up with other like-minded experts to deliver a series of free webinars on LMS innovation to help spread the word.

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

For another, when they do review and/or develop learning strategies, those strategies don’t always mesh well with business priorities. Further, CLOs need to know how learning drives business-centric concerns like revenue and market penetration. A focus on learning objectives versus business objectives: Learning leaders should use training needs assessments to identify skill gaps and pain points.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. design project you know that it can feel like there. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? Apply what you know about your problem, audience, desired outcomes, and constraints, and envision the. How do they connect to the business.

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. An effective strategy Chris shares for taking down those roadblocks is to embrace that you don’t know everything and may not even be asking the right questions. When we’re executing on a plan, the plan is based on what we know that we know and what we know that we don’t know.

Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

Companies spend time and effort developing leaders, but the return on investment is often questionable or the company doesn’t know how to measure it. The Soft Skills Gap. The HBR authors also acknowledge a gap on most learning platforms and in the traditional leadership development landscape. Specifically, there is a gap in skills that are difficult to teach, measure and sometimes articulate. We know executive coaching works for the hard-to-teach skills.

Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience

General Assembly

Users interact with a product through many different channels and modes of communication, and bridging the gaps between them is essential to your product’s success. Encountering any gaps in the product-experience loop is frustrating to the user and these points of friction jeopardize your businesses. I call these gaps mode-shift friction. Find your gaps. To identify the gaps in your experience, start with an experience or journey map you already have.

Elearning innovation: examples, tips and technology

Elucidat

It can be even harder to be continuously innovative. So then, how do you keep your ideas fresh, your production process smart and your elearning strategy current? Our expert learning consultants have hand-picked some useful resources to kick-start your elearning innovation. Experienced learning designers’ go-to resources for innovation include: The latest online learning examples. Examples of innovative elearning courses. Inspiration can be hard to find.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Skills gap theorists say that formal education isn’t preparing enough candidates for specialized high-skill, high-growth jobs such as data analysis, user experience design and software programming. Skills Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to do this we need a better understanding of the context and the type of learning you want to apply. When you surf the internet you will find some indications when to use eLearning (mostly directed at a formal course): When there is a significant amount of learning to do. Innovation and continuous improvements. When you need to know more.

Learning From the World’s Biggest Brands, How to Consult, and Scaling Up a Niche Course Subscription Platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync

LifterLMS

Learning from the world’s biggest brands, how to consult, and scaling up a niche course subscription platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Gary recognized the different types of people doing voice-over work and created his content specifically to serve them. If you don’t have the competitive edge where you’re always looking for doing something different, improving, and refining, then somebody else will.

10 Years Of The iPhone And L&D Has Some Learning To Do

looop

But, as innovative as the technology was (and still is), it’s the way that smartphones have changed and shaped our lives since then that is the true legacy of what Steve Jobs introduced to the world in 2007. “We’ll Instead, it’s the opportunity to do well; to try new things; to improve themselves; to gain greater capability in their professional field – or just within their organisation.

Managers: How To Know When You Need to Add Training

Mindflash

A high-stress work environment where (because everyone is always new) no one knows what they’re doing and customers receive poor service. Recognize what training CAN’T do. When a severely wounded patient arrives at the Emergency Room do the doctors all stand around debating the cause of the injury? It’s amazing what a simple FAQ job aid can do to help employees provide better customer service. Prioritize the To-Do list.

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. Interest in developing innovative technology. So how do you define data science? But in my opinion, the moment you start playing around with data, you’re doing some form of data science.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

Manual data entry stifles the true potential of this model, however, When it comes to identifying knowledge gaps or potential performance improvement recommendations, automation is the stepping stone to broader application. The lure of a do-it-yourself solution is strong for many associations and organizations working on tight budgets. For example, work your logo into the badge image and make the name of the badge clearly reflect what members had to do to earn it.

What is so Great about eLearning? What Senior Executives Need to Know to Stay Competitive in a Changing World

Coggno

This allows trainees, particularly ones such as busy senior executives to access relevant training courses wherever they are, whenever they are able to find a gap in their demanding schedules. eLearning generally lets trainees work at their own pace and does not require face-to-face consultation, thus eliminating the need to book out entire days for training that can often feel like a waste of time amidst deadlines or other work-related activities.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Join us on this exciting journey as we engage with thought leaders and learning innovators to see what the future of our industry looks like. We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?” Learnnovators: It is exciting to see a growing realization that people learn primarily through ‘doing’ rather than ‘knowing’.

Female Leaders: Building Confidence and Initiative

CLO Magazine

Earlier this year, with the support of her manager, Karin Hogberg, senior vice president of human resources, the 11-year Volvo veteran initiated an effort to help close a gender gap that can be seen just about anywhere in U.S. Austin launched an innovative six-month Women in Leadership program at Volvo. They’re actually doing something about it.”. It felt good to know that I was considered a key talent in the organization.”. We need to know, ‘How do I handle change?’

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Join us on this exciting journey as we engage with thought leaders and learning innovators to see what the future of our industry looks like THE INTERVIEW: 1. Learnnovators: You say that ‘survival requires continual innovation, and at the core is learning faster than everyone else’. How significant is innovation for businesses to succeed? How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? And innovation comes from ‘creative friction’, interactions between folks.

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

If you don’t know what I mean, you must be living under a rock. No organization can afford to overlook innovation indefinitely. Talented Learning Webinar Poll: Innovation Hype vs. Reality. Participants in our recent Technology vs. Innovation Webinar shared their opinions about this year’s most-hyped learning technologies. But how do you know if AI-enabled learning initiatives are hitting the mark if you don’t have relevant insights?

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Join us on this exciting journey as we engage with thought leaders and learning innovators to see what the future of our industry looks like. Just ask anyone you know “where did your greatest learning occur?”

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

So I co-founded Talented Learning as the world’s only research and consulting firm focused primarily on advancing extended enterprise learning. You invest much of your time getting to know today’s most innovative LMS vendors up-close. I see demos, do my own exploration and speak to clients. This helped them become profitable more quickly, so they could continue to drive innovation in their chosen space. Do you see signs of this now?

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

If you’ve ever crossed professional paths with me, you know I’m willing to talk learning tech shop with anyone — vendors, buyers and practitioners– anytime, anywhere in the world. Every day I meet new experts and exchange ideas about what’s good, bad and ugly in the world of learning technology. The most innovative learning leaders are focused on making a demonstrable business impact. 3) How is innovation affecting learning content?

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10 New Years Resolutions for Learning and Development Professionals

Degreed

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” -Henry Ford. Heather Bahorich, Senior Manager, HR &Talent at Centric Consulting?. We want to help them elevate what they can do in their role as well as provide visibility into career options. With our new recognition program, we will reward people who deliver value to others by sharing information and offering learning-by-doing to their peers.

Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

Talented Learning

Everything changed with the dawn of modern learning technology and other digital enterprise innovation. Meanwhile, for the brave souls who do respond, extended enterprise learning programs can be an eye-opening experience. As an independent LMS consultant who has focused on extended enterprise learning for more than 20 years, here’s my quick take on differences that can make a big impact on your results.

In Response: Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09--Part I

ID Reflections

I know what you are saying." Karl Kapp : Good ID programs create good instructional designers and an instructional designer from a good program can do some wonderful, creative and innovative instruction without having to gain experience over 11 or so years before they are able to do so. This meant deep diving into the organization's existing processes, noting how things are done now and pin-pointing the gaps that can be filled to achieve: 1.

What’s the CEO want to see

Clark Quinn

The first is for optimum execution, and the other is for continual innovation. To start with, we need specific responses for the things an organization knows they need to do (until that can be automated? Orgs must do what matters, and address any gaps. Should our glorious leader care about us doing what we’re supposed to? Instead, this individual is concerned with gaps that have emerged and that they’re fixed. Continual Innovation.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Our trends lists reflect how learning systems buyers are actually driving innovation with their dollars! As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time. For example, when you update a popular product, how can you be sure your most up-to-date training is immediately available to all sales, marketing and customer service staff – as well as customers, suppliers, distributors and others who need to know?

JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Join us on this exciting journey as we engage with thought leaders and learning innovators to see what the future of our industry looks like. Given this scenario, do you think e-learning, in its original format, is dead or has become irrelevant?

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

Join Global Digital Learning Innovations Lead at British American Tobacco, Amritha Murali, and Degreed’s Head of Global Communication, Sarah Danzl, for an engaging session about: How to get started with a skills strategy. How do you reach contacts now working for home?

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning? But How Do I Know My Elearning Is Accessible? What to Do with the Elearning You Already Have. Consider an Accessibility Consultant. Thinking About Consultants, Again. What to Do with the Elearning You Haven’t Yet Created. Training Managers Have a Lot to Do. How do you do this?

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. We know that e-learning hasn’t yet started leveraging the incredible power of the internet or the web.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning? But How Do I Know My Elearning Is Accessible? What to Do with the Elearning You Already Have. Consider an Accessibility Consultant. Thinking About Consultants, Again. What to Do with the Elearning You Haven’t Yet Created. Training Managers Have a Lot to Do, Redux. How do you do this?

What is Design Thinking and Why Should You Care?

Pract.us

Adopt the “designer mindset” for more innovative problem solving. 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.”. Going through what customers do to experience what they do. Experts claim that the approach will help us identify hidden assumptions that prevent us from finding innovative solutions.

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The Secret to Organizational Agility? Empowering Your Managers.

Degreed

How would a worker know where to start? Often, the first people to recognize a skill gap are those closest to the realities of the work. In fact, 85% of the respondents in our most recent workforce survey reported that they already knew the skill gaps they have today.

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How CPD Offices Manage Continuing Education with Tight Resources

EthosCE

This can significantly affect how well you’re creating innovative CE courses for your learners. You could be fighting a never-ending battle that can cut into your budget, so low staff turnover is a serious issue when it comes to your mission of creating innovative content for your learners.