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MOOCs to Bridge the Workplace Skills Gap

Your Training Edge

In business a huge skills gap is hindering the ability of many organizations to achieve their goals because students are not graduating from school with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need for critical jobs. However, out of disruption comes innovation, and if we can set these two trends on a collision course, we might find a perfect solution for the skills gap problem, which is predicted to take a heavy toll on U.S.

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Why MOOCs? Why Now?

Your Training Edge

Institutions and organizations are spending a lot of money on education, but in terms of job skills, they are seeing very little ROI. MOOCs offer a way to decrease costs and (when done well) also improve learning. On the other side of the coin, many workers see MOOCs as a free and flexible way to stay up-to-date in their fields and enhance their skills. The biggest skills gap is yet to come. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

What is Design Thinking and Why Should You Care?

Pract.us

They found that rather than more intensive training, employees needed a year-long journey of learning that provides key information when needed, helps them build a social network in the company, and coaches them through difficulties.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. To achieve lower cost, faster time-to-market and to be able to support growing mobile access and specialized kinds of information access, I think we are going to see growth in the use of text-to-speech.

The 50:50 learning model

CLO Magazine

According to our research, there are a variety of low-cost (or even free) and out-of-box training initiatives that startups can take advantage of and provide for their employees. Attitude to network fearlessly and ask for help. LinkedIn is the No.

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget

Mindflash

Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. Some people think you can’t teach soft-skills online.

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How to Attract a Loyal Learning Audience, Even on a Tight Budget

Talented Learning

You can design training courses that are highly effective at developing skills and competencies. Here are some of the no/low-cost techniques that work for us. 9) Share on Social Media. It doesn’t need to be overly complicated or costly.

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MOOCs: Personal Initiative and Professional Development

Your Training Edge

And of those people, a good portion of them are probably doing it to enhance their skill set and improve their career. According to Inside Higher Ed , reports from early MOOCs offered by Coursera and Udacity suggest that between one-half and three-quarters of the students took the courses to enhance their skills either so they would perform better in their current job or so that they could find a better job. Do the students have the opportunity to practice their skills?

Duolingo: The Smartest Business Model in Education Technology

Pinlearn

Value Propositions: The Duolingo provides its services with no cost high-quality language learning resources with no advertisement. It also provides crowdsourced translation services at a relatively low cost. It allows connecting through social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, etc. The language course comprises a tree of skills to complete the challenges to move on to the next section. It translates in an effective and much cheaper price.

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Building Informal Learning Habits

CLO Magazine

Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. High-potential employees are especially effective at generating these takeaways. It could be a technical, management or leadership skill.

5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget

Mindflash

Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development , training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. Some people think you can’t teach soft-skills online.

20 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 13

Upside Learning

As people increasingly embrace social media and new technologies with open arms, social learning, informal learning and blended learning continue to gain a strong foothold in an organization’s learning palette. This post reveals some secret formulas for effective eLearning.

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360 Degree Videos: The New Shiny Toy in Corporate Training

CommLab India

360 degree videos are making great headway globally, across social media platforms, video channels, industries, and just about anywhere else videos can be used. In fact, the navy even uses VR to train its workforce on interpersonal skills.

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9 of Your Customer Service Training Questions, Answered

Continu

Some groups love team building and roleplaying, while others prefer to save their social energy for their work. Skills Exercises. Customer service training can involve a lot of skills practice. Most of them fall under the umbrella of communication skills.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

The second half of the prediction “self directed learning” got less attention during the year than I anticipated, but it was there and certainly was a big part of the discussion around social and informal learning. How can you improve performance quickly and at low cost?

Ryan Tracey – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: You believe that it is possible to provide engaging, relevant, and authentic learning experiences by creating low cost videos with our smart phones. What would be your advice for producing such low cost and effective learning solutions for today’s learners? My advice for producing low cost learning solutions like video is simply to do it. ABOUT RYAN TRACEY.

Professional Development for L&D – Learning To Teach Online MOOC Augmented by LearningCafe

Learning Cafe

How much will it cost ? LTTO can be accessed free but an optional verified Coursera certificate is available for cost 63 dollars. Will the learning be effective? The end results includes the acquisition of new skills and knowledge. People proudly display courser certificates on their LinkedIn profiles. Learning Café & KnowledgeWorking views MOOCs as high quality, low cost learning resource which should be used for employee learning.

Customer Training Pricing and Packaging: What’s the Best Strategy?

Talented Learning

But an effective approach requires thoughtful pricing and packaging. Even if you offer customer training upfront at no additional charge, the cost of content development, delivery and administration must be included somewhere in the price of your product or service. 3) Network Effect.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

There will also be growth in discussions and social networks for collaborative learning. 3 - Increase in Consumer/Education Social Learning Solutions will Increase Pressure for Social Learning Solutions in Corporate Learning Sorry, I couldn't figure out a shorter way to say this. Social learning solutions like social homework help provided by Cramster ; CampusBug , Grockit , TutorVista , EduFire , English Cafe , and the list goes on and on.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

Here are three ways technology is providing upside assistance: Lower complexity and cost: Traditionally, the transition to an LMS was notoriously deliberate, time-consuming and expensive. Those realities meant that decisions were driven more by cost savings than the interests of learners.

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LTTO+ Professional Development Course for L&D by LearningCafe

Learning Cafe

How much will it cost ? LTTO can be accessed free but an optional verified Coursera certificate is available for cost 63 dollars. Will the learning be effective? The end results includes the acquisition of new skills and knowledge. People proudly display courser certificates on their LinkedIn profiles. Learning Café & KnowledgeWorking view MOOCs as high quality, low cost learning resource which should be used for employee learning.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C. Dunlap Improving the Odds of Effective Collaborative Work in Online Courses Joanna C.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver and alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor. Defining clear objectives also helps to assess the effectiveness of a course after its completion.

Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

An effective online learning marketing plan has three phases. Besides other associations, you now have online professional platforms like LinkedIn (now owned by Microsoft) and Udacity to worry about, plus all the MOOCs like Coursera and EdX. With the continuing need for people to develop new skills for new kinds of jobs, for-profit companies with deep pockets will also get in the game. Effective marketing requires research.

Helping Consultants, Experts, and Coaches Smash Through Personal and Professional Plateaus with David Shriner-Cahn

LifterLMS

An effective strategy Chris shares for taking down those roadblocks is to embrace that you don’t know everything and may not even be asking the right questions. To learn more about David Shriner-Cahn you can find him on LinkedIn , Facebook , and Twitter at @smashingplateau.

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with e's

His work around the study of social and cognitive presence in distance learning contexts has been cited many times, and his research has led to a number of high profile keynote speech invitations around the globe.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. Not because they are wrong about social, but because they get so little right about LMS. Without trust, employees become what Judy Bardwick, in her article titled “The High Cost of Mistrust,&# calls actively disengaged. Social Media (95).

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Improving the Recruiting Process (Free for ATD members) Companies see hiring as a cost or an investment. If seen as a cost, expenses are minimized, squeezed and even eliminated. Describe how to make a program effective. No Design Skills?

What Virtual Assistants Can Do For Course Creators with Expert VA Trainer Kathy Goughenour

LifterLMS

I did Facebook Live. Before Facebook Live I was available, “Let’s see, what’s? Whether that’s social media or forums or blog comments, or wherever. Chris Badgett: So, that’s a skill I would call instructional designer, maybe. Social media.