Learning to survive the tech skills shortage

Your Training Edge

The digital age has put the world’s small pool of skilled tech workers firmly in the spotlight. In an ideal world your tech stack will operate pretty smoothly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t challenge your staff by giving them the opportunity to learn and further develop their skill set.

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Frustratingly Effective Learning

Association eLearning

I worked on a particular course that had it all: pre-work, an individual practice activity, and then a live event assignment that drew on the earlier pieces. The learners demonstrated the skills they were supposed to be learning and came up with a range of creative solutions to the assignment.

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How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better


His pioneering work in instructional design led to a systematic approach to learning that we know today as Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction. Here are Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction, and how you can employ them in your course design.

Design Your E-Learning Course Using Gagné’s Nine Events Of Instruction


To follow the behaviorist approach of e-learning, most industry experts have adopted Gagné’s ­9 Events of Instruction. E-learning is a cost-effective way to deliver online learning courses to learners worldwide. Given below is the list of Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction: 1.

7 Soft Skills You Need To Succeed In Your Career

Your Training Edge

Soft skills or people’s skills are set of skills that are different from job-specific skills or hard skills. Unlike hard skills, they involve your personal attitude, outlook and behavior towards your colleagues. Leadership Skills Paves Way to Promotions.

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Managing Skills in The Face of Continual Change


Managing skills in the digital age means harnessing technology to enable a data-driven approach to lifelong learning and smarter upskilling. In fact, nearly 90% of HR and learning leaders feel skills gaps continue to grow.

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21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. This was due to the fact that the role was almost entirely focused on designing, developing and delivering training or learning events in face-to-face workshops and classes.

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Past Event: Enterprise Learning! Conference 2016 (Jun 6-8, Anaheim)


The good news is that because of neuroplasticity we can train the brain to learn new skills, process information in new ways and develop a mindset that is open to new possibilities. Identify at least two ways to change your current method of delivering training to make it more “brain aware” and effective. Events LearningToGo Blog Past EventsThe Enterprise Learning!

Still Too Much Reliance on Instructor-Led, Event-Based Employee Training

The Performance Improvement Blog

The content of these programs runs the gamut from basic skills to executive development. . The cost of learners traveling to events off-site, in terms of time, money, and effort, is not worth the investment if the goal is improved organizational performance.

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Improving Employee Engagement with Effective eLearning Solutions

Origin Learning

Learning is not a one-time event or a periodic luxury. Unsurprisingly, a vast majority of employees seek knowledge and skills, which help them do their current job better. What are your thoughts on improving employee engagement with effective workplace learning solutions?

Effective Learning Strategies Are Never “One Size Fits All”


Join us April 19 to discover how to create effective personalized learning experiences and how Docebo’s Pages helps you bring them to life. Personalized training helps organizations make training more effective and efficient.

ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events

Kapp Notes

In a workshop we called “Play to Learn-Designing Effective Learning Games.” The goal of the exercise was to apply the skills learned in the beginning of the workshop and to provide the attendees with concrete evidence that they could design learning games for their organizations.

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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

Consuming information without taking the time to reflect is bad for the development of critical thinking skills. Keeping and contributing regularly to a personal learning journal can be an effective way to encourage reflection and develop critical thinking skills.

8 Live Event Ideas To Boost Learner Participation In Online Training


In this article, we’ll share 8 Live event ideas that can help you boost learner participation in online training. . 8 Live Event Ideas That Can Help You Boost Learner Participation In Online Training.

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Investing for Soft Skills: Build, Buy or Both

CLO Magazine

But whether they think broadly about the work or more narrowly about a specific person, emotional intelligence, caring and soft skills are not often at the top of the list. Engineers are generally known for their technical skills and proficiency. To do that, leverage soft skills.

Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training

Upside Learning

The Centre for Performance Development has released the results of their Learning & Skills 2011 survey – which was held both at the event and online. Over a period of time it works out to be more cost effective but won’t always be saving you dollars in the first year.

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Emphasizing the “Doing” in the Nine Events of Instruction

Integrated Learnings

We know that Robert Gagne’s nine events of instruction is a helpful guide for designing engaging eLearning. At a glance, it may seem as though the first five events are telling-oriented, or invoke passive learning tactics. That we must spend a lot of time presenting information before skills practice occurs. And then the grand finale of hands-on activities begins at the sixth event. For a quick overview of the nine events, click here.). By Shelley A. Gable.

Soft skills in the workplace: Which are they and how you can develop them?


Soft skills are an essential part of any successful career, but developing soft skills in the workplace doesn’t come easily to everyone. Here are some of the most important soft skills a successful team member requires. 5 Soft Skills and the Value They Add.

Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Interactive Services

Designing effective learning experiences is both an art and a science that incorporates a number of strategies, including: Empathizing with learners’ challenges. Skills : Do they possess the right information but lack the ability to apply that knowledge?

4 Takeaways for L&D Leaders from Degreed Lens NYC Event


The Degreed Lens event in New York was an evening of drinks, dialogue, and debate as over 150 L&D leaders came together to discuss ways to reinvent the learning experience for their organizations. Here’s an exclusive look into the Lens NYC event: Events Strategy Leading L&D LEN

Q&A with Eduardo Salas: Learning Is Not a One-Time Event


As the skills required to stay competitive expand and become more complex, arming your employees with the right knowledge is critical for business success. In fact, it shouldn’t : Thanks to new technologies and recent research on how people truly learn, there are several new strategies companies can integrate that are not only more affordable than the classroom approach, but also more effective. Companies] think that training is a one-time event.

Stupidly Simple Strategy to Demonstrate Training Effectiveness


One of the most important aspects about any training initiative is gathering user metrics in the effort to analyze the effectiveness of the training. For example, let’s say you have a two day workshop that you are going to be training to a particular skill.

8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Scenarios provide learners the opportunity to: apply knowledge and practice skills relevant to the situation they face. Elements of Effective Scenarios. events are in a logical order. Here is more research done about the effectiveness of scenarios.).

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Upcoming Workshop On Designing Effective Learning Games

Bottom-Line Performance

When you decide you want to make instructional games, you are really bringing the two skill sets together. The Main Event: Game Design Prototyping. That’s why the majority of the event is spent doing just that.

How to Make Training More Effective at Your 2017 SKO


The annual sales kick off, or SKO, meeting is an important event for every sales organization. This ROI cannot be achieved as effectively via technology. Event professionals are focused on producing the event. event training. post-event performance support.

Adaptive Learning Methods Could Close the Trained Worker Skills Gap

CLO Magazine

But for low-skilled factory workers who are increasingly shut out of jobs that require technical skills and updated knowledge, retraining may be the only way to tap this potential — that is, if their knowledge and skills gaps can be filled in a meaningful and cost-effective way.

How To Add A Live Event To Your Mostly Online Education Business Mix With Mike Morrison From The Membership Guys


Learn about how to add a live event to your mostly online education business mix with Mike Morrison from The Membership Guys in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. It is an event in Newcastle upon Tyne in the U.K. I really want to get to the event.

7 Steps to an Effective Serious Game or Gamification Implementation

Knowledge Guru

One of the reasons serious games are hard to create successfully in-house is the lack of game design skill most organizations have on their teams. Games might be a great addition to the mix, but you should not plan to replace all of these existing training events with games.

Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

WBT Systems

Today’s workforce is caught in a relentless skills gap that grows wider each year. The most effective solutions may emerge from lifelong learning initiatives based on micro-credentials. The post Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar appeared first on WBT Systems.

How To Measure Employee Engagement : 6 Most Effective Ways


Here’s a short video on the Best Employee Engagement Strategies: But how do you ensure that these strategies are effective? To find out the effectiveness of the engagement strategies you need to measure employee engagement levels frequently.

CaboPress Review and How to Run a Quality Mastermind Event Chris Lema Style


This episode of LMScast is a CaboPress review and how to run a quality mastermind event Chris Lema style with co-founders of LifterLMS , Chris Badgett and Thomas Levy. Today we are doing a review of Chris Lema’s CaboPress event, which is something we’ve been to several times now-.

Rockstars on the Road: Hear Marty Rosenheck Speak at These Events

eLearning Brothers

You’ll delve into the design of an experimental study that carefully controlled for confounding variables to determine the effectiveness of the hospital’s investment in building the virtual hospital. In this session, you will learn: How to design effective learning experiences.

5 Presenting Skills For Live Training


On these projects (and in many projects that I’ve seen), this combination of elearning and live training is extremely effective. Often times the elearning courses are for the simpler topics while the live event is tailored to in-depth practical application.

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Skills Series: A Beginner's Guide to Influencer Marketing

General Assembly

Skills Series: A Beginner’s Guide to Influencer Marketing Discover the strategy marketers are leveraging to drive brand awareness and increase ROI. marketing tech-skills digital-marketing influencer-marketing ga-skills-series

Measuring The Effectiveness of Your Blended Learning Program

Obsidian Learning

People and their skills represent strategic functions of the business. We should consider how to measure the effectiveness of that investment. This type of assessment might involve direct observation, an interview, a skills demonstration, drill or another form of skills test.