Managing Remote Employees Effectively

KnowledgeCity

However, do those who only have experience with face-to-face team management have to master a whole new set of skills to be effective at overseeing remote employees? The post Managing Remote Employees Effectively appeared first on KnowledgeCity.

Don’t Underestimate the Effects of Poor Communication

CLO Magazine

The workplace is increasingly connected, with 24/7 email, instant messaging and phone calls pulling employees into work matters both during and after work hours. Surprisingly, the study found a discrepancy between the tools employees know are effective and the ones they continue to use.

6 Effective Ways To Increase Employee Productivity

eFront

By the way, while we focused on monetary compensation in this tip, a kind word and a sign that you appreciate what they do is also an effective way to motivate your employees and increase your team’s productivity.

Modern Communication in HR: Embrace Digital

KnowledgeCity

Between our gradual switch to text messaging instead of calls and instant messaging and social media punctuating our lives in unprecedented ways, human resource departments are facing new challenges. Communication has changed a lot over the last few of decades.

Pros and Cons of Blended Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

With many collaborative tools (online discussions, blogs, instant messages, etc.) An online training platform can provide many communication tools such as news announcements, e-mail, instant messaging, online discussions, online grading tool, dropboxes, and more.

Explore, Experiment and Experience the power of mobile learning

Origin Learning

Do you believe that ‘Instant Messaging’ is the rage? Can setting the right context result in prompt and effective knowledge transfer? Our Top 5 Posts on Mobile Learning. Mobile learning is new and exciting, and we have a passion for it.

Twitter’s Impact on Your Brain-Same as Bilingualism

Kapp Notes

This is much like what people do when they’re updating their Twitter status, instant-messaging friends, or answering text messages and emails while they’re doing something else. This according to a post on the Wall Street Journal’s blog titled Social Media’s Effect on Learning by Maureen Scarpelli.

3 LMS Must-Have’s to Support Synchronous eLearning

TalentLMS

Chat & Instant Messaging While chat and instant messaging programs have been around for some time, their use in synchronous e-learning environments offers many benefits.

Is the Future of Training Microlearning?

ATD Learning Technologies

Employers need to recognize that technology can meet these employee needs, and that microlearning will be cheaper, more efficient, and ultimately more effective. Many Millennials have grown up with devices such as laptops and cell phones.

Why you need an LMS Video Conferencing integration?

Paradiso

Take advantage of the benefits of social learning – instant messaging, quizzes, polling – to make the learning environment a more rewarding and engaging place to teach and learn. This LMS video conferencing integration helps enrich the classroom experience of the learners, saves you time and money and eventually increases the effectiveness of the training program.

The Most Important Drivers of Employee Engagement

Your Training Edge

Every job comes with its fair share of stressful situations, so a friendly and positive workplace climate acts as a buffer and helps employees deal with such unpleasant events more effectively. 71% of all workers in the U.S. are not fully engaged, while 26% are actively disengaged.

How Can e-Learning Fit The Needs Of Small And Medium Businesses?

G-Cube

It is also an efficient and effective solution to the training problems of Small and Medium businesses; who have limited training budgets but a persistent need for continuous learning. In the twenty first century, ours is knowledge-based economy.

The Community Responds

MakingBetter

In almost every comment on the blog and sentiments shared with me via emails and Skype and instant messages, there’s near universal support for a modular approach to standardization. A separation of the Data Model (statement structure and its components) from the Data Binding (JSON), effectively making it possible to work with XML, or other bindings, as an alternative. I hoped in my last post that the community would indeed respond with ideas, insights, opinions and concerns.

eLearning Development: Haste Makes Waste

Upside Learning

We’re getting used to instant search, instant news, instant messages, instant updates, instant food, instant banking, and instant everything. If you wish to create effective elearning do not push for unreasonably difficult deadlines.

Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning: Which is Right for your Learners?

LearnUpon

Whether learning a new skill or completing mandatory training, you need to decide whether synchronous vs asynchronous learning is the most effective way to support your learners. Instant messaging. It’s a cost effective way to train learners that are based in varying locations.

The Work-Life Balance Myth

Tom Spiglanin

Today a quick instant message gets answers in near-real time, resolving questions from wherever we happen to be. Every fifteen to twenty years, a new generation enters the workplace.

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eLearning for Medical Representatives

Enyota Learning

And to add to this ever-growing list, healthcare payers and other customers of pharma companies are demanding better data on the effectiveness of medication and improving the quality of life for patients.

Self-Service Learning – What we need to think about

Connect Thinking

ASTD’s December 2011 T&D Magazine features a discussion on Self-Service Learning (by Patricia A McLagan), and the role of L&D to “help learners make learning more effective, efficient, productive, innovative and fun” (pp 37).

What is eLearning? Concept, Purpose, Types & Advantages

ProProfs

This method relies on communication means such as video conferencing, webinars, chats, and instant messaging for learning sessions. Instant learning and reference. eLearning is becoming increasingly popular and is the most effective education and training method.

Synchronous vs asynchronous elearning

eFront

Any learning tool that is in real-time, such as instant messaging that allows students and teachers to ask and answer questions immediately, is synchronous. Ideally, effective elearning courses should include both asynchronous and synchronous learning activities.

Synchronous vs. Asychronous E-learning

Bottom-Line Performance

A review of more than 350 comparative studies found e-learning modes of delivery every bit as effective as traditional modes of delivery. Use synchronous means such as video conferencing, instant messaging and chat, compliment with face to face meetings. Students expected to work in groups may be advised to use instant messaging as support for getting to know each other, exchanging ideas, and planning tasks.

How to train remote employees

AdaptiveU

With AdaptiveU, you can now train your remote employees effectively without needing to bring them all into a classroom or appointing trainers for each session. With features like challenges to encourage peers compete against each other, badges to show who has completed which level of training, instant messaging and group chats to foster learning via collaboration, AdaptiveU makes training fun and engaging.

How to train remote employees

AdaptiveU

With AdaptiveU, you can now train your remote employees effectively without needing to bring them all into a classroom or appointing trainers for each session. With features like challenges to encourage peers compete against each other, badges to show who has completed which level of training, instant messaging and group chats to foster learning via collaboration, AdaptiveU makes training fun and engaging.

Can Micro-Learning Help Stressed, Unmotivated Learners?

Bottom-Line Performance

If we don’t discipline ourselves to ignore email, disconnect from instant messaging, or mute our phones, we can be distracted every few minutes all day long every day. I’ve published two posts on micro-learning in recent months. One was on this site; one was done for ATD.

Lights, Camera, eLearning: What Project Managers and Hollywood Directors Have in Common

Association eLearning

I recently watched a sci-fi movie with tons of special effects. What are the acceptable forms of communication; for instance, email, phone, instant message, in person? The point is that project management does not have to be complicated to be effective.

How To Train and Retain a Distributed Workforce

Inkling

As remote teams become more common, managers are challenged by the logistics of providing effective training to staff based all over the world. ” Make sure they are working with consistently applied policies, and provide L&D that is accessible and effective, even remotely. . Whether it’s daily hours on Slack for instant messaging or a 5-minute Hangouts call every morning, be sure to stay in the loop with each of your remote employees.

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Mobile Learning and Games: 3 Ways They Mix

Bottom-Line Performance

mobile learning games provide us with the convenience of instant access to information, but deliver it in an engaging way. The effectiveness of mobile learning games, when designed properly, is incredible.

10 Tips for Using Synchronous E-Learning

Capytech

Instead of being in the same physical location, the learning takes place using live streaming, video conferencing technologies, instant messaging, screen sharing, whiteboards, and other communication and collaboration technologies. 10 Tips for Using Synchronous E-Learning.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. Examples include web conferencing or webinar, forums, instant messaging and blogs.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. Examples include web conferencing or webinar, forums, instant messaging and blogs.

Learning not in excess but in nexus!

Origin Learning

Instant messaging, video conferencing and the social media have changed the way we interact and hunt or scout for information. If learning is to be effective and reach its audience, blended learning is the best way out. Remember the famous ‘Hare and Turtle’ story?

Sparking Innovation in Your eLearning Design

Integrated Learnings

So how can we create this effect for learners in training? In some situations, we can set an expectation that email and instant messaging must be off during training. By Shelley A. Gable. In scrolling through the Twittersphere , I clicked on a link to 14 Ways to Spark Innovation by Mitch Ditkoff. The blog post offers advice for finding sources of inspiration for new ideas, which can apply to almost any type of role in any organization.

Creating Courses that Foster Innovation

MagicBox

Storytorials: Story-based learning strategies create effective learning experiences. MagicBox allows educators to instruct using scenario-based learning with real-life problems; Instant messaging: Instant messaging allows communication in real-time via the Internet. The instant messaging client notifies the learners when people from their friend list come online or go offline.

Entrepreneurship Got Plastic Surgery, and it Looks Better: The Changing Business World

OpenSesame

In today’s world of constant communication and instant messaging, location matters even less than it did previously. When compared to the latter, eLearning is more cost- effective for companies and convenient for employees.

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Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

I also looked at Making Intranet Discussion Groups Effective. It can act as an instant messaging service a bit like Yammer, HipChat for companies and other groups, but the layout is designed to make these discussions easier to see, archive, and work asynchronously.

Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug

Tony Karrer

Instead, it focused on Jack’s no nonsense ability to make communities an effect part of learning. Jack Merklein from Xerox Global Services did a really great presentation at LearnTrends 2009 entitled - Common tools for Diverse Communities at Xerox Global Services.

Developing a Training Program: Have You Considered Going Digital?

CommLab India

For the simple reason that we now have at our disposal, faster and quicker means of communication (phones, emails, instant messaging, etc.,).