Inclusive Delivery: Ensure Your Blended Learning Strategy Meets Diverse Demands

InSync Training

What do you know about the changing demographics of the United States? Pew Research Center found that, “Americans are more racially and ethnically diverse than in the past, and the U.S. is projected to be even more diverse in the coming decades.” With the U.S. becoming more diverse, and with this shift in the population demographic, comes the need to diversify learning solutions.

Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my post on Name Generators for Learning Scenarios , someone asked, “Does it really matter if we choose John instead of Bob?” “For example does the name have to be of a certain neutrality or a certain ethnicity?

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How to keep a diverse workforce engaged?

Origin Learning

Learning needs, pace, moods…. The command and control economy era is over. Clearly, learning too is undergoing fundamental shifts – a metamorphosis of sorts. Traditional learning methods have either gotten a makeover or have become obsolete. Learning is a liberated.

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Diverse Workforce – How to Meet Learning Needs?

Origin Learning

How does an organization meet the learning needs of a diverse work base? What are the learning strategies it adopts to make its workforce stay focused and engaged? After all, business takes its cues from the world economy, and talent development follows suit.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-Shelf Course Success. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. Secret 1: Align with the Organization. the performance needs of the organization, which will help learners see that these courses.

Diversity or conformity?

Learning with e's

''You can have it in any colour you like, so long as it''s black'' - Henry Ford on the Model T Ford Motorcar. His batch processed, large scale industrial model rationalised resources, maximised the labour of his work force and minimised errors and guesswork. We live in a diverse world.

Apple Leads in Tech, But Microsoft Dominates in Diversity


In fact, when you think about revolutionary companies, Google and Apple have become the gold standard, with Microsoft bringing up the rear with an old-school image and sometimes lackluster software offerings. But there is one area in which Microsoft has a surprising jump on the competition and a forward-thinking mission operative. With the tagline “Come as you are. Proactively Encouraging Diversity in Tech Outside the Office. Adopting Diversity.

14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes


THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. The industry and our clients move slowly. The research isn’t heartening.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)


THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. The industry and our clients move slowly. But only 10% walk the social talk!”.

Training Isn't the Answer

The Peformance Improvement

And then there are the many workplace complaints of sexual harassment that are no less harmful to women but, perpetrated by mid-level managers, don’t get the same attention as the one’s involving celebrities and CEOs. is not more training.

Why Your Diversity Training Is Backfiring


Studies show that diverse teams are more creative teams. But the research is just as clear that having folks with very different backgrounds working together is also a source of conflict , and that teams need solid communication skills to reap the benefits of that diversity.

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators


QUOTE: “ The future belongs to those who not only have the courage to shout, “The emperor has no clothes!” but also the wisdom to channel the forces that actually bring about genuine change. INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation.

Culture and Language Diversity in Online Learning Environment


If there is one dimension that needs careful planning when designing an online learning program or a course, this is the culture and language diversity. While they all may speak the commonly spoken English language, they may decipher certain phrases and concepts differently. While immigrants living in the English speaking countries may not have these content perception issues, those living in non-English speaking countries may not adopt the content as desired.

Monitoring informal learning with a Learning Record Store

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

It was written on the basis of a session with Ben Betts organized by MOOCfactory called 'Meeting more minds'. Experience API, XAPI, Learning Record Stores, TinCan API do you know what this is about? We may call this a learning landscape. elearning learning analytics

How To Improve Memory Retention In Online Training

Growth Engineering

Are your employees really absorbing the information? Or is the forgetting curve putting a strain on workplace productivity and company profits? In this article, I’ll share 9 sure-fire ways to improve memory retention in your online training program.

Training Alchemy: Disruptive Training Technologies

Your Training Edge

Using technology in training can be disruptive – but answer these questions and you can turn disruption into efficient and advanced training. In order to use technology effectively, you have to ask a few questions and understand how to use each of the technologies offered.

How Elearning can Solve Restaurant Training Challenges


In the restaurant industry today a quality training program plays a big role in how successful a restaurant is and how it stacks up against the competition. A proper training program ensures that all employees have knowledge required to perform and excel in their roles.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today


While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.

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Practical eLearning Experience for Universities

B Online Learning

One of the great aspects of our Master eLearning Course is that it brings together people from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds and many are brand new to the eLearning space.

Formal Learning vs. Informal Learning


Workers learn more in the coffee room than in the classroom.” – Jay Cross. While studies vary on the exact percentage, most learning in today’s workplace is informal. What is informal learning? How can you design something that is informal?

6 Tips To Create Customized Online Training Content For Your Corporate Learners


Are your employees looking for online training courses that meet their individual needs? Do you need to provide them with targeted online training resources and activities to help them improve their job performance? If so, then customized online training is your best bet.

Year In Review - 2017

The Peformance Improvement

As I usually do at this time of year, I’ve selected five blog posts from the past year that seem to have had the most interest from readers. And I have examined an employee’s responsibility for continuous learning in the Knowledge Economy.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. This brings me back to the point I started my post with.

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7 Tips To Apply Microlearning In Online Training

Obsidian Learning

New post 7 Tips To Apply Microlearning In Online Training on Obsidian Learning. From increasing knowledge retention to filling performance gaps in a fraction of the time, microlearning offers a variety of different benefits. How To Apply Microlearning In Online Training.

8 Things That Modern Learners Look for in an Online Training Course


Or is your online training course falling short of expectations? In this article, I’ll highlight eight things that today’s tech-savvy modern learners expect to see in an online training course. What Modern Learners Look for in an Online Training Course. Modern learne rs have unique training expectations that would have been unimaginable in the past. Thus, modern learners expect collaborative online training activities.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC


@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.

Videos in eLearning: A Snack Sized Solution

Association eLearning

According to the website, YouTube is the 3 rd most visited website in the world. Additionally, the total number of hours of video watched on YouTube each month is 3.25 Make it realistic and the learner will better relate.

Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

WBT Systems

There are a multitude of blogs and articles outlining the benefits of taking free online courses for professional development to advance your career, but do these courses actually deliver the value and opportunity they profess to provide to adult learners?

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities


The world has gotten complicated. Organizations are struggling to keep up with the shifts: in technology that are vastly impacting how people work, in the demography of their workforce which has become culturally diverse, multi-generational, and globally dispersed, in the nature of work that has moved from complicated to complex and emergent, and with the general fragmentation and breakdown of all aspects of the known ways of doing things.

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Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”


I just finished reading an HBR article by Thomas Davenport and Julia Kirby called Beyond Automation , which is the trigger for this post. With automation, AI and robots looming over the job scene, there seems to be a constant fear of humans losing out to computers and technology.

Practical eLearning Experience for Universities

B Online Learning

One of the great aspects of our Master eLearning Course is that it brings together people from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds and many are brand new to the eLearning space. Lately we’ve noticed increasing numbers of people enrolling from the University (Higher Education) and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sectors.

How To Incorporate Skill-Based Learning into Your Online Course


Skill-based online learning helps learners put their knowledge to use. Have you ever considered the difference between a course that teaches knowledge versus one that teaches skill? For most of us, the distinction may not seem all that important, but it actually has a significant impact on how we teach an online class. That’s because coding is a skill most of only learn by doing. Identify the skills you want your learners to acquire.

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

Online Training vs eLearning

Tony Karrer

I don't remember what I was reading, but the post/article differentiated learning as what the learner does and training as what we do to the person - and hopefully they learn. What's interesting is that eLearning has become pretty much synonymous with Online Training as opposed to use of technology for various kinds of learning. This relates to the discussions in Learning Systems and EPSS and ePerformance

Binge Training

Your Training Edge

If you have gone through few of my previous posts, you must have an idea of how rampage and competitive is the training industry going nowadays. In particular, if you take into consideration the digital era, the training is going through huge paradigm shifts than ever before.

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Equality & Diversity: Still a Difficult Formula to Resolve for Many Organisations


Since becoming UK Law in October 2010, the Equality Act has received a great deal of press with recognisable discrimination cases in international football, sports media, healthcare, leisure and the police, to name but a few. Can be deployed to organisational LMS or training systems.

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Give Your Service Technicians An Edge With Online Training Formats

CommLab India

The market for consumer electronics is growing at a rapid rate. Competition is intense with companies vying with each other to sell the best products to consumers. However, training technicians on a continual basis can be a challenge. Micro-learning.

eLearning Strategies: Creating Employee Development Training


In addition to the compensation, job security and career advancement opportunities, Learning and Development opportunities are also very important for the new-age corporate worker.In The more an employee is ‘engaged’ in the workplace, the more he or she will be able to perform.

eLearning Brothers Provides Customizable eLearning Courses for Bridge

eLearning Brothers

We’ve often been asked in our custom development adventures if there were some sort of off-the-shelf product that we offered for common training topics. How do you handle the effects of a claim on the accuser, the accused, and your team?