Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. By reflecting on Learning and Development (L&D) as a whole and the strategies we know don’t work, we can rewrite our approach to talent management. What is Learning and Development? Playbook: Just Do It (Right).

How to Avoid and Mitigate Skills Gaps

KnowledgeAnywhere

matter what industry you’re in, you’re bound to face the challenge of a skills gap at some point. A skills gap is when a gap exists between the skills of a team member and the skills required for their position. So how do you, as an organization, mitigate this?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 10, 2007 Learning Styles In 1996, when I first started working as an "instructional designer", I was taught about learning styles. In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. Obviously, there is diversity in learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. Came across this post on Guy Wallaces Pursing Performance Blog, Debunking the Myth -- There Is No Such Thing as "Learning Styles".

How to Choose an Effective Employee Training Program

Unboxed

How to Choose an Effective Employee Training Program. A whopping 70 percent of employees don’t feel like they’ve mastered the skills they need to do their jobs well. Of course, you do! Keep reading to learn all about the benefits and features of employee training.

Leverage a LMS to bridge talent gap

Aptara

Leverage a LMS to bridge talent gap. On top of the already present skills gap many organizations are experiencing, there is also the challenge of retaining top performers. . Instead of spending a significant amount of time and resources on replacing workers by onboarding additional staff members every time a different need emerges, companies can leverage a faster, more efficient and cost-effective solution: a Learning Management System.

How To Identify Employees Training Needs And Improve Effectiveness of Training Programs

WalkMe Training Station

Do you know what they are? You probably know this already if your training budget has been cut. And yet, we all know how valuable employees training is to morale, productivity, and performance. Remember: the work you do is integral to the success of your organization. They are: Account for all different learning styles and personalities. Tie your learning objectives to business strategy. Be flexible and let employees learn at their own pace.

Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process

CommLab India

The success of outsourcing in e-learning depends on the quality of people management on both sides, especially the vendor side. Working together becomes smooth when both parties know their individual roles and responsibilities better. Once they clearly know what they are supposed to do and expect from each other, the process becomes streamlined. This blog explores the roles and responsibilities of each individual involved in e-learning outsourcing.

Using Design Thinking To Create Better Custom eLearning Solutions

Adobe Captivate

In my previous blogs on Whole Brain Learning and Kolb’s learning styles, I talked about how we can improve the learning process by using certain strategies that are targeted to individual learning styles. From Kolb’s theories, we know two important styles that are converging and diverging. These two styles are used in Design Thinking which will be explained little later. Same can be applied to the learning context.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work? In Dr. John Currys recent interview series with practicing instructional designers , he asked Dr. Andrew Teasdale what advice he would give to ID students and what he himself did not learn at school that he couldve used.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, August 20, 2007 Getting Started in Instructional Design Many readers find their way to this blog because they are interested in learning more about instructional design. Ill share with you what I know and point you in the direction of some great resources where you can learn even more. My learning has all been completely informal.

Applying The Goldilocks Principle To Create E-Courses- All About Delivering The Right Content

G-Cube

E-learning courses that are too difficult may frustrate learners, while easy ones may result in boredom. Wondering what is the relevance of the story of Goldilocks in e-learning? The Goldilocks Principle and E-Learning. The Goldilocks principle is defined as the cognitive effect that people, when given multiple options, seem to divert more towards moderate choices. Essential Tips to Apply Goldilocks Principle in E-Learning. Know the target audience.

Is Knowledge Transfer Part of Your L&D Strategy?

Bottom-Line Performance

There is a gap in your organization. On one side, you have your business objectives, your subject matter experts and all of the knowledge, skills and content employees need to know to meet your objectives. On the other side are your employees: human beings trying to do their jobs in an imperfect environment. How do we pass the baton? What’s the problem and how do we fix it? What can you do to make sure knowledge transfer happens and the baton gets passed?

Creating Custom Learning Programs for Online Learners

Hurix Digital

The basic concept and idea of ‘wisdom’, as we know it, has altered with time. At present, wisdom is considered to be the ability to perceive and learn. . And do you know what has facilitated this unique form of learning? . Form Personalized Learning Pathways.

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Learning and Development

Hurix Digital

A lot of enterprises have already incorporated AI in their learning strategy. We will now explore the role of AI in learning and development. Identifying Knowledge Gaps. Most enterprise learning strategies depend on holistic teaching.

How to Develop a Sustainable Remote Onboarding Program for Your Virtual Teams

Obsidian Learning

Read on to learn how to rapidly convert or create a virtual onboarding program that ticks all the boxes. If creating a brand-new virtual onboarding program , this step is also valid, but should be applied to the rough mass of content rather than existing learning resources.

Best Practices To Save Training Costs Using Blended Learning

Wizcabin

Blended learning provides learners with the opportunity to take self-paced learning, including e-learning and microlearning. Benefits Of Blended Learning. A well-planned blended learning strategy can help to deliver efficient training to a broad audience.

Actions To Implement Successful Employee Onboarding Process

Wizcabin

Give them pre-assessment to determine their learning gap. As an organization, to achieve the best results with your onboarding program , you need to determine your new hires’ gap. You can do that by pre-assessing them and asking what they are interested in knowing on the first day. By so doing, you can be able to focus on your business objectives, their responses, and results from the analysis to deliver them a successful employee onboarding process.

How to revamp your sales training and close more business

Docebo

In short, your sales team has to always be learning to “always be closing” Making sure your sales team is coming to the table prepared and knowledgeable isn’t just a nice to have anymore. So, how do you do this, you ask? This is all well and good, but this is a new age, and modern learners need a learning experience that feels as organic and easy as searching Google. Learning content needs differentiation to ensure that it works for everyone.

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What is an LMS, and how can it help your business?

Overnite Software

SUV, DBA, BRB, IRS… In a culture that is teeming with abbreviations and acronyms for just about everything, “LMS” is one acronym every business should make a point to learn and become comfortable with. An LMS, or Learning Management System, is a vital tool for educating and training employees that does exactly what most of those handy abbreviations do – it makes things easier and more efficient for you. LMS crosses generational learning styles.

What is an LMS, and how can it help your business?

Overnite Software

SUV, DBA, BRB, IRS… In a culture that is teeming with abbreviations and acronyms for just about everything, “LMS” is one acronym every business should make a point to learn and become comfortable with. An LMS, or Learning Management System, is a vital tool for educating and training employees that does exactly what most of those handy abbreviations do – it makes things easier and more efficient for you. LMS crosses generational learning styles.

How to Grow Skills and Identify Learning Needs with Phylise Banner

TechSmith Camtasia

Sometimes the most effective tools are the simplest. Phylise Banner is an innovative Learning Experience Design Consultant. Her career spans experience in instructional design and online learning. Often, people’s skills stagnate because they don’t know what steps to take next.

Response from an eLearning Creator

Matthew Guyan

We don’t dig to deeply to find out more because it’s always a knowledge gap and creating courses full of information is always the most effective solution. Our motto here in the creation team is “ if we build it, they will learn ”. But they are so much more than that as they are usually experienced writers, graphic designers, assessors and learning theorists. As you mentioned, you didn’t want to miss anything which is great because you need to read all of it to learn.

A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Hallmark is for you (do people even send them anymore? I’m too e-oriented to know). I will go thru several areas for e-learning, not just learning systems, although by far, it will be the most, since a lot has happened in 2020. . I know it seems odd.

How to Boost Revenues With Improved LMS-based Sales Training

Docebo

Ensure your sales team has the knowledge and learning resources they need to succeed. Training your sales team using a Learning Management System (LMS) provides the opportunity, for example, to increase the product knowledge they need to do their jobs effectively and conduct regular performance assessments. Online learning can also help your sales teams stay up-to-date on products and procedures on an ongoing basis. Identify Your Skills Gaps.

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Evidence-Based Training: Learning Maximizers & Learning Myths (An Interview with Dr. Will Thalheimer)

Convergence Training

In this article, the continuation of our series of interviews with noted learning researcher Dr. Will Thalheimer, we’re going to discuss evidence-based training methods and learning myths with no supporting evidence. The focus on evidence-based training methods is central to Dr. Thalheimer’s career and work, and it’s been the central focus of our earlier articles with him, which looked at smile sheets , spaced learning , and elearning effectiveness.

Blended Learning: What It Is, Why It Matters & How to Apply

learnWorlds

Blended learning is an educational approach that combines both traditional ways of teaching (e.g., If you are an educator interested in getting to know more about blended learning, you have come to the right place. What is Blended Learning in the Classroom?

Megatrends in MOOCs: #12 Training for Millennials

Your Training Edge

places to learn and then move on), work-life balance (they believe balance is important), and the place of technology (they grew up with technology and much of their educational and social lives is already spent online). What do Millennials want? As the Allen Communications website puts it: “As learning professionals, we know we have to keep up with our audiences or be left behind. Learning games company Sweetrush also offers tips for training Millennials.

In the world of contact centers—customer services rules all

Axonify

Knowing when it’s time for a new approach. Jasha Fletcher, Head of Learning Solutions Architecture at BT, and her team were clear on what wasn’t working. Rather than simply put out a call for proposals and have vendors dictate their options, Fletcher and her team decided to do their own research. “We We needed to tap into all of these different styles and make the learning stick.”. What they discovered was that hands-on experience is what truly cements learning.

The other 5 principles of learning reinforcement

Matrix

On his quest to find the best way to reinforce organizational learning, Anthonie Wurth identified seven principles for achieving this. The first two had to do with closing the various gaps between the actual situation and the desired one and with mastering the steps towards lasting behavioral change. The following five principles refer to what the organization should do to ensure employees not only learn but get to apply that knowledge in the workplace for better results.

5 ways to Boost Training ROI with Evaluation Tools

Kitaboo

Knowing the effectiveness, reliability, and outcomes of these training programs offers a benchmark for future improvements. Why Do You Require Training Evaluation Tools? Without evaluation, there is no way of knowing the impact of training and learning. Today, professionals of every industry are expected to adopt a culture of constant learning. Is it possible for the employees to utilize this learning in their work? Learning.

Tips and Strategies to Shorten New Hire Time-to-Productivity with Employee Onboarding Training

EI Design

And the lynchpin to effective time-to-productivity is the employee onboarding training that each new hire receives. Along with other Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) associated with HR and staffing processes, such as time-to-fill, time-to-productivity sheds light on the effectiveness of an organization’s hiring and onboarding process. Trainers and new hires must know exactly what productivity targets to hit and how long they have to achieve them. Learning Summaries.

WordPress Learning Management System Website Accessibility with Susan Wheeler-Hall

LifterLMS

We discuss building WordPress learning management system website accessibility with Susan Wheeler-Hall in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. She had always lived writing, public speaking, disability advocacy, and teaching about how to sell a service to the disabled population, so naturally she extended out into offering services to help companies do that. How you doing, Susan? Work is, there’s so much to learn.

4 Ways to Boost Learning in the Workplace

Your Training Edge

If you were to look around your organization today, how would you describe your learning culture? If you fall somewhere in between, what steps are you taking to improve your learning culture? You must get a pulse on your learning environment and work to improve it if you want a healthy workplace. If you are serious about boosting learning in the workplace, here are four ways to help you take it to the next level. Align Business Goals with Learning Objectives.

Divergent roads on the path to training success

Matrix

This situation is unfortunately true in assessment – standardized tests have been trying to do this for decades – and it’s true for training and teaching as well. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you how to do that. We know the way.”. Given how differently people learn, it is an illusion to believe that a one size fits all approach has ever worked in education. Here are three different ways to approach training that ensure better learning experiences for everyone.

Transform Your Training Program with Learning Paths

Hurix Digital

Traditional learning and development programs aren’t obsolete, but they are incomplete to a large extent. Corporate training has evolved from classrooms to eLearning, and learning paths have become your liberator in times of digital revolution in learning. There is a new paradigm in corporate training emphasizing the employee’s desire to learn in the flow of work. This can be a result of tedious, monotonous content and lack of a clear learning path.

6 Pro Tips to Create Great Custom eLearning Paths

Hurix Digital

Custom learning paths follow a learner-centered approach that emphasizes the goals, preferences, and objectives of learners. An opportunity to address an individual’s needs and specific learning styles. Custom eLearning paths give employees complete control over their own eLearning experience where they can acquire knowledge and retain skills more effectively. Also Watch the Video Below on: Transform your Training Program With Learning Paths.