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Measuring Your Success as a Modern Learner

InSync Training

Measuring Your Success. In other blog posts published previously, we’ve discussed the modern learner – who they are, and how we can best serve them. We know that as modern learners , we take responsibility for much of our learning by creating our own learning pathways , exploring content, and interacting with other learners. We are essentially curating our own blended learning campaigns , and we end up holding ourselves accountable for a lot of this learning that is taking place.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

A Behind the scenes peek at the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ve been asked about the podcasting equipment setup and software that we use on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. After 220 episodes in one year and over 430K downloads, we’ve settled on a configuration we like. In this post, I’ll share the setup and help you get started. Just today, teacher Eric Walters from Marymount emailed me about the setup I use.

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How to Write a Resume with an AI Assistant?

The Performance Improvement Blog

The hiring industry is continually evolving. If we compare the scenarios of the past to the present, we can find an increase in competition in the overall industry. Nearly 250 resumes are attracted on an average by any job opening. In these resumes, more than half are rejected by the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Just as you might know, these systems are automatic, and they only select people with the right keywords.

2018 E-Learning & Training Conferences

LearnDash

Get out your calendars because it is time to start saving some dates! Every year there are a number of really great e-learning and training conferences taking place across the United States. If you haven’t been to one then make it a resolution to attend an event that matches your interests. Not only will you learn something but you will come away from the event with a stronger network and renewed enthusiasm for your craft! Some of these events do come with a pricier admission fee.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

The Future of Learning: A Conversation with Jennifer Hofmann

InSync Training

New year, new vision! Training and Development is facing a fantastic future, thanks to the globalization , socialization , and mobilization of modern learners. Add to this ever-evolving EdTech and the growing expectations on training to improve performance, and it's a recipe for a complex and complicated landscape. Taking all this into consideration, many of us find ourselves asking, "How do we prepare for this new reality?". Modern Learning personal learning

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2018 Trajectories

Clark Quinn

Given my reflections on the past year, it’s worth thinking about the implications. What trajectories can we expect if the trends are extended? These are not predictions (as has been said, “never predict anything, particularly the future”). Instead, these are musings, and perhaps wishes for what could (even should ) occur. I mentioned an interest in AR and VR. I think these are definitely on the upswing.

Build Your Course for an Audience of One

LearnDash

Creating a course with various lessons, quizzes, and other elements for hundreds (maybe thousands) of people is a daunting task. There are an endless number of instructional design templates and theories that you can follow for building your course. Some are simple and other are a bit more complex. Every one of them is useful when applied properly. But as you go through these different frameworks it can sometimes be beneficial to think about this from a different perspective.

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Branch Out with 2017’s Top Branching Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

Branching scenarios are an eLearning staple—and for good reason! Scenarios are a great way to allow your learner to take a more active role in the learning. Developing your own branching scenario can feel intimidating if you’re new to eLearning development, and that’s why our template library is full of branching scenario templates. In our branching scenarios, users are presented with a scenario and need to make a choice how to proceed. Remediation is then given based on that choice.

Training the Generations

Your Training Edge

We all know that our workforces are changing. But we do have the ability to reach out to all generations with our training and development. The Baby Boomers are not accepting retirement, Generation X is in full swing, and Generation Y is just entering the workforce. Before we talk about how to effectively train each group, let’s determine who’s who. Baby Boomers were generally born between 1946 and 1965 – in many organizations they are the executives.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

Reflections on 2017

Clark Quinn

The end of the calendar year, although arbitrary, becomes a time for reflection. I looked back at my calendar to see what I’d done this past year, and it was an interesting review. Places I’ve been and things I’ve done point to some common themes. Such are the nature of reflections. One of the things I did was speak at a number of events. My messages have been pretty consistent along two core themes: doing learning better, and going beyond the course.

Allegations of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace:  No, HR Didn’t Fail. WE did!

ej4 eLearning

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, in the News and in Hollywood. Right now, leaders are in a unique position to radically change their organizations, for the better. The events of the past six months have made it necessary: The accusations against Harvey Weinstein and others, followed by Time Magazine choosing the “Silence Breakers” as its Person of the Year, and the #MeToo movement on social media.

Year In Review - 2017

The Performance Improvement Blog

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. With the publication of my new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy , I have continued to focus my blog posts on a manager’s role in supporting continuous learning for all employees in the workplace. And I have examined an employee’s responsibility for continuous learning in the Knowledge Economy.

Essential Time Management Techniques That Should be Trained

Your Training Edge

It is said that prior planning saves poor performance. In an organization, it is critical for the trainer or consultant to identify the skills and knowledge that employees possess for paramount productivity and then assess where the gap is and what should be done about it. Time management has been related to work effectiveness, job satisfaction, and productivity. The aim of this article is to analyze essential time management techniques that should be trained.

How to Select the Right Training Software for Your Company

Creating a training program for your organization can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many platforms that offer lots of solutions. How do you decide which one is right for you? Learn about the features to look for and questions to ask before making an important investment in your company’s future.

The delusion of attention

Patti Shank

Two Things at Once - AT&T TV Commercial 2013 In the AT&T commercial above, a man asks a group of children, "What's better, doing two things at once or just one?" All the children yell, "Two!" The commercial ends with "It's not complicated. Doing two things at once is better." Except AT&T is wrong. It might seem better. But our cognitive abilities are not built to allow us to do two things at once. Hell, we often have a hard time doing one thing. (Or Or is this just me?)

MWL Newsletter No 45

Jane Hart

The last MWL Newsletter of the year News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the period 17-30 December 2017. Social learning

Choice is Key in Learning

Association eLearning

I was in Girl Scouts when I was younger. And I have clear memories of the merit badge book. Each badge required me to do something different to earn it. Looking back, that book offered a lot of choices. I could pick which badge I wanted to work on and choose the activities that sounded best to me. Then I remembered that many organizations don’t offer their learners that choice. And those learners are adults.

Building a Corporate University: Resources

Your Training Edge

Summary: Our next step in building a Corporate University is to determine resources. You must take into account the costs, staff needs, delivery systems, locations, and marketing before going to your executive team for funding.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

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

Pract.us

We find the best articles for helping you create a robust training program that gets results. Here at Pract.us, we’re dedicated to making life easier for human resources managers, learning and development professionals, and business leaders. As a result, we regularly post useful articles and advice from other thought-leaders each week. Enjoy and let us know what you think or what topics you’d love to see here. Mental Health Training for Line Managers: Useful Online Resources.

Learning Experience Design Trends For 2018

The eLearning Coach

Here is a look at the trending changes in how learning experience designers work and think. From a change in mission to Agile models, traditional outlooks and approaches are getting disrupted. eLearning Design

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The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

Learningtogo

If you are one of the many people who made a New Year’s resolution for 2018, you may have already fallen off your goal. Don’t feel too badly. After one month, only about 64 percent of resolutions are still in force and by six months that number drops to less than 50 percent. Let’s look at the performance improvement process through the lens of New Year’s resolutions and see what neuroscience can teach us to make both more successful. The Brain on Change. So why is change so hard?

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Building a Corporate University: Assessment

Your Training Edge

Summary: Building a Corporate University is a long-term project with many phases. In our next ten-part series, we will look at each phase of the University project, beginning with across the board assessment of learning needs. Before any solid plans are made for the Corporate University, you have to know the scope of the learning that will be required. Some organizations have multiple business units, each one carrying out a separate purpose but striving to move the organization forward.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

How to Solve Accountability Problems at Work

Pract.us

You don’t have to hate accountability. Try these techniques instead. As a manager, do you struggle with recurring performance problems? Are you trying to maintain quality with a growing team or grappling with organizational change? If so, your group may be suffering from a lowered sense of accountability. Fortunately, you can turn that around. But first, it’s important to point out that accountability is never about blaming people for mistakes, punishing poor results, or micromanaging.

Videos for Mobile Learning and Performance Support

Tsavo Neal

One of the best advantage of videos is that they are mobile friendly. Accessibility of videos on mobile phones proves to be extremely useful for remote workforce. Check out this blog to know why videos are best suited for performance support and mLearning. eLearning Design video based learning

Conversations Over Clicks

The Simple Shift

When I attended my first meeting as a member of the social media marketing committee for Vera House I learned of our team’s call to action. We were to guide the larger, influential steering committee in their effort to get the word out and create “awareness” about the White Ribbon campaign (and the march to […]. Campaign community marketing

Three Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Sales Manager

Your Training Edge

To be a sales manager, a successful one, you must have certain skills and an action plan. In this profession, a plan of work is extremely important despite a human factor plays a huge role as well. When you have a plan, you have a target, and you have a way to reach it. In this way, you may meet different issues, and most of them are related to people you work with or your clients. Another thing you must have prepared is a willingness to learn and be ready for changes.

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!