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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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?

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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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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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.

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.

Classroom Learning: Ditch the Knowledge Dump, Mix it Up

CLO Magazine

Traditional classroom-based instructor-led training remains the most used learning delivery method.

Open Space Office? Survival Tips for Introverts

Clarity Consultants

When Jennifer’s company converted to open space last year, her ability to concentrate plunged. She likes her tablemates; it’s just that Jennifer needs quiet and solitude to do her best thinking. Without an office door to close, she’s stressed, overwhelmed, and seriously thinking of moving on.

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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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Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Changing How People Feel About Change

CLO Magazine

Change is everywhere and learning executives are right in the middle of it. The C-suite is calling for faster and more dramatic change to keep the organization competitive. But employees are experiencing change fatigue or worse, change revolt.

5 Professional Soft Skills for Rock Star Customer Service

D2L

In today’s global economy, customers have become increasingly price-sensitive, but competing on price alone is a poor business strategy—one that could potentially push your business … Continued. Support

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.