Sat.Dec 30, 2017 - Fri.Jan 05, 2018

Workplace Learning Trends in 2018

Origin Learning

Here’s wishing all our readers – ‘A Happy New Year’. The beginning of a year is a great time to take stock of the year gone by and plan for the year ahead. In this blog post, we will have a quick glimpse of what we believe would be some of the key trends in workplace learning this year. AR and VR.

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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.

How to Write a Resume with an AI Assistant?

The Peformance Improvement

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.

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.

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[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

Get a Head Start: 2017’s Most Downloaded Course Starters

eLearning Brothers

Why create a course from scratch when you can get a head start with a course starter pack? Course starter templates are made of multiple templates from our library, designed to create an engaging and interactive course. All assets can easily be modified to match your branding.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

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

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.

5 Professional Soft Skills for Rock Star Customer Service

eLearning Brothers

Chris Willis, Product Manager for Customizable Courseware, wrote a great article for D2L on developing soft skills for customer service.

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.

[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

Microlearning, Mega Results

Association eLearning

The new buzzword in learning and development is microlearning. Microlearning is a way of teaching and delivering content to learners in small, bite-sized chunks. It makes sense that shorter courses are gaining popularity.

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."

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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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.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Is 2018 Going To Be a Step-Change Year for L&D?

Living in Learning

There is urgency to this step-change requirement that needs to address Moments of Need at the Point of Work when they manifest and where they manifest. Productivity and profitability are hard-wired into this mission-critical capability. These requirements are currently out of scope of the Training Paradigm regardless of the new training system technology implemented. DPS EPSS LES LMS Performance Support Rants & Ramblings Technology performance point of work

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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

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.

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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.

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3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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

TalentLMS

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.

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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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?

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

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.