April, 2019

Don’t Target Top or Bottom Performers: Move the Middle

Gameffective

Is your Instructor Led Training Agile?

mLevel

Is Your Instructor Led Training Agile? Agile is defined as the ability to move quickly and easily. Of course, everything from software development to project management is agile these days, yes, even learning – but it’s limited to the learning creation side of the business.

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7 Components of High-Quality Online Content

CourseArc

Students of today are very different from those in the past. Is education changing to keep up? Probably not fast enough.

Focus on What’s Important for Learning

Experiencing eLearning

My daughter is in kindergarten this year. It’s been so much fun to watch her process of learning to read and write. During their unit about animals, my daughter wrote some facts about fish. A fish moves with its tail and fin. Its covering is called scales. Fish do not have eyebrows.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

In this eBook, we will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Micro-learning’s unsung sibling

E-Learning Provocateur

Micro-learning is so hot right now. But I’m not going to deliberate over its definition. If you’re into that, check out Shannon Tipton’s Microlearning: The Misunderstood Buzzword and 7 Deadly Myths of Microlearning.

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7 Creative Ways To Make The Most Of eLearning Pre-Assessments

Dashe & Thomson

How much do your online learners really know, and how well are they able to apply it in the real world? That’s the million-dollar question when you’re designing an eLearning course. It’s all about identifying the gaps so that you can bridge them as quickly, and stress-free, as possible.

What’s Your Story? Narratives in Blended Learning

InSync Training

If you were unfamiliar with L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz and read a description of the elements of the story, you’d likely see a list something like the following: a haunted castle with flying monkeys, a poppy field. a tornado in Kansas, a village populated by wee folk.

5 Ways To Manage Your Training Resources More Effectively

Accessplanit

The acquisition and proper use of internal and external resources to deliver a project on time and on budget is one of a training provider’s biggest concerns. Buying Software Automation Management

How much time do you spend self-learning?

Jane Hart

So how much do YOU spend on some planned self-learning a week – not just formal learning (i.e. by taking online courses) but in informal ways like accessing online resources (videos, blogs, podcasts, web articles, etc). as well as interacting with the people in your professional network?

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

Improve Employee Social Awareness Through Workplace Empathy

ej4 eLearning

People appreciate when you show care and concern. Empathy is defined as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” It’s a skill that can be and should be trained in the workplace.

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3 Shocking Facts About Knowledge Retention

Docebo

Employees forget up to 50% of what they learned within an hour. One of the biggest obstacles preventing L&D effectiveness is an employee’s ability to retain knowledge that is critical to their job.

Surprise and safety

Clark Quinn

As I reflect further on the improved surprise model, I realize there’s one thing I missed. The model gives a motivation for learning, and an implication for design. But there’s one thing more in the model, and one more implication for design. And this has to do with safety.

Not All Remote Workers Are Lonely

InSync Training

Recently, a Reuters article titled How to Create Connections at Work in the Age of Isolation went viral on LinkedIn. The main point that resonated with readers? The loneliness of remote workers. Today, organizations look wildly different than they did even ten years ago.

The Better Way to Onboard Customers

Speaker: Skilljar Experts

The best onboarding programs have a super power: they’re constantly improving. Here at Skilljar, we’ve learned a thing or two about onboarding, both by crafting our own experience, and by collaborating with the best Customer Education professionals in the world. In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to share these learnings with you.

7 Things to Know About Your Learners Before Launch

LearnDash

Gathering information about your learners can help you create and market a better course. You have a great course idea. The subject is one you love, you’re excited about the content, and you’ve been blissfully outlining lessons for a week and are still going strong. There’s just one question you’ve forgotten to ask, and if you don’t think about it now, it may come back to haunt you: Who is your course for?

Build the bridge to self-learning: Help individuals help themselves

Jane Hart

n the workplace individuals learn in many different ways for, through and at work – in what might be termed the 4 D’s of Learning: DIDACTICS – ie being taught (aka education or training) DISCOVERY – ie finding out for oneself (aka informal learning) DISCOURSE – ie interacting with others (aka social learning) DOING – […].

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LMS Software: The Difference Between SCORM Compliant and SCORM Certified

TOPYX LMS

The corporate LMS market is large, and growing, expected to reach $7 billion globally¹ by 2023. There are an enormous number of vendors for corporations to choose from, each offering a different suite of content, features, and pricing. LMS Software LMS Features

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3 Critical Questions To Ask A Learning Technology Vendor

Docebo

Win over IT leadership when building your business case for learning technology. Understanding the many benefits that a modern learning platform can bring to your organization is easy. Presenting them to your executive team to gain executive buy-in? That’s a little more difficult.

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There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

Reflection on reflection

Clark Quinn

Of late, there’ve been a few dialogs on Twitter. As I opined in the recent podcast I was interviewed in, using Twitter for a dialog is kind of new. I’m not talking about a tweet chat like #lrnchat (which I think is a great thing), but a out-loud dialog with others weighing in.

How practicing mental math can make managers better at business

Your Training Edge

Managers who influence decisions and strategy must see through the numbers to avoid expensive and foolish mistakes. One out of 5 adults in the United Kingdom struggles with mental arithmetic, according to a study by YouGov.

5 Ways to Improve Online Course Completion Rates

LearnDash

Understanding the factors that affect course completion rates can help you retain students. When you first recruit students for your courses they are enthusiastic and committed. But over time that commitment wanes and some students end up dropping out without completing the course. How can you prevent drop outs and increase your online course completion rates? That might seem like an impossible question to answer.

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Are your managers driving or diminishing frontline employee performance?

Axonify

Frontline managers are the most important people in workplace performance. More important than the training team. More important than the subject matter experts. More important than the employees themselves. Managers have an undeniable influence on the day-to-day workings of your business.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

On-demand training is a powerful tool you can leverage to support new customer onboarding and ongoing education through the customer lifecycle. In this eBook, we’ll delve into the 3 key benefits of on-demand training for your customer onboarding process.

3 Ways Companies with Over 1,000 Employees Can Reduce Time to Productivity for New Hires

TOPYX LMS

It takes the average employee 5 to 6 months to become fully productive.¹ This can end up costing large businesses a lot of money in lost productivity.

How to Leverage Your eLearning Investment for Business Growth

Dashe & Thomson

Learning Tools and Uni Change

Clark Quinn

As part of a push for Learning Engineering , Carnegie Mellon University recently released their learning design tools. I’ve been aware of CMU’s Open Learning Initiative for a suite of reasons, and their tools for separate reasons. And I think both are good.

Quality Training: A Solution for Labor Shortages and Skills Gaps

ej4 eLearning

With unemployment rates at a historic low, the U.S. is in the midst of a labor shortage: There are about 7 million job openings in the U.S. right now, with only 6.2-6.3 million people looking for work. This is making the growing skills gap even worse. Training & Development

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.