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?

Designing a Performance Support Program for a Global BFSI Leader

InfoPro Learning

Most industry leaders already know this and have comprehensive training programs in place to ensure that they are providing quality service. However, the most successful organizations do not approach employee training and development as a one-time event. Stage 1 Online Learning.

When should you use Informal Learning?

Upside Learning

In his webinar titled ‘Learning isn’t what you thought it was’, Jay Cross made a strong case for informal learning. While there doesn’t seem to be any doubt about its popularity in the learning domain, the webinar set me thinking about the possible pros and cons of informal learning. What I understand from this is that informal learning mirrors this process in two ways. Firstly, it’s learning through sharing and collaboration.

Why Informal Learning Demands Informal Assessments

Degreed

For those of you like me that aren’t math wizards, that’s about 45 years where most of your learning happens in a professional setting, i.e. while you’re on the job. And most of that on-the-job learning happens outside of training classes, in the job-related information you consume and tasks you complete each day. That’s a huge amount of informal learning over the course of a career. Strategy Informal Learning Learning Analytics

Pro Tip: Support Informal Learning with Formal Training

ATD Learning Technologies

Modern learning truth: everything’s a blend. Our audience learns perpetually; they turn to Google and each other when they need to know something immediately. As learning and development professionals, we need to adapt our design and facilitation approach to accommodate this new global, mobile, social, and always-changing reality. We already struggle to gain buy-in from stakeholders when we update technology or learning models. How to Bridge the Gap.

7 Tips To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate eLearning Strategy

eFront

Informal learning is impromptu. But that doesn’t mean you should exclude it from your structured corporate eLearning program. In this article, we’ll share 7 tips to use informal learning into your training strategy. How To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate Training Strategy. Informal learning usually takes the form of causal knowledge-seeking and spontaneous problem-solving.

How (and Why) You Should Promote Informal Learning with Trainees (and the Boss)

Mindflash

Do they learn more about their job from formal training (classroom, online, etc.) or do they learn more informally (from peers, managers, etc.)? You should find out, and here’s why: Informal learning accounts for over 75% of the learning taking place in organizations today. In the past many companies viewed informal learning as a negative reflection on their formal training programs.

Pro Tip: Support Informal Learning with Formal Training

ATD Learning Technologies

Modern learning truth: everything’s a blend. Our audience learns perpetually; they turn to Google and each other when they need to know something immediately. As learning and development professionals, we need to adapt our design and facilitation approach to accommodate this new global, mobile, social, and always-changing reality. We already struggle to gain buy-in from stakeholders when we update technology or learning models. How to Bridge the Gap.

Bridge the eLearning Gap with Effective Feedback

360 Training

Apart from the learner’s frustration, ineffective feedback can erect learning barriers that prevent learners from meeting the learning objectives of the course, and result in your hard work going in vain! Here are a few tips to help you fill in learning gaps and maximize learning transfer by writing effective feedback for your elearning courses. Keep in mind that assessments can be effective tools to support learning, not just measure it. You can do it!”

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, February 22, 2007 Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions In a post on informal learning by Ray Sims (thanks to Tony ), he lists out a whole bunch o good things "to do on behalf of increasing informal learning aligned with company strategy and goals." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! When he listens to game developers talk, feels like they’re in the learning prof. Everything IS about learning.

Managers: How To Know When You Need to Add Training

Mindflash

High-society events aren’t my scene but when an opportunity came up recently to mingle with a group of independent business owners over free wine and hors d’œuvres, I couldn’t pass up the chance to build my personal learning network (and enjoy a free lunch). A high-stress work environment where (because everyone is always new) no one knows what they’re doing and customers receive poor service. Recognize what training CAN’T do.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? How do you explain yourself? I create learning material.

Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program

Pract.us

But the power of peer-to-peer communication, whether face-to-face or across space and time, can actually help you capture your company’s tribal knowledge, enhance your training program, and build a learning culture. Employees create training content for their peers to learn from. User-generated content refers to anything employees create for their colleagues to reference or learn from. And many have recognized its value in a training program.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

To explore the practicalities of user-generated content, the Learning Cafe sponsored a webinar entitled Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, mechanics and chaos? Ron has made sure that there is a comprehensive training program to cover all aspects of the job. Kit, the Learning Consultant insisted the videos should be loaded on the LMS so that the time spent and results could be tracked. What should Ron do?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me.

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, December 29, 2008 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me. Does this cover me for the 7 Things You Dont Need to Know About Me Meme that Sue Hickton just tagged me to do? I could also say that its exhaustion -- a by-product of motherhood -- three kids ages 5 1/2 - 7 months will do that to a person. So Im just doing six. And of doing it better.

Powerful Employee Learning for Small Businesses on a Budget

Pract.us

They have to fill skills gaps and onboard new people as efficiently as possible. So what can you do that will effectively help employees learn without killing the budget? Even the most cost effective program wastes resources if you aren’t training people in skills that improve your business. If you don’t already know what these are, take time to observe your best employees. What do they do well? What regular habits do they have?

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

In the post 5 Gifts for the HR Department , John Stepper describes working out loud as a “different kind of talent program” writing, “as more employees work out loud, more of their work is visible along with public feedback on it”. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Thus not only do we lose out on diverse inputs and knowledge, we also proverbially reinvent the wheel many times over and feed into systemic inefficiency.

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Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

In our love of everything instant, we tend to develop “primitive-like” behaviors in learning and lose significant insights present in a “contemplation mindset”learning environment. In “The Spaces of Contemplation” eLearning, we can provide an environment that promotes learners to reflect, ponder,work, collaborate and produce outputs applying the meaning of context learned. The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. The learning frameworks will have to evolve accordingly. “On-the-job”

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In the post “ 5 Gifts for the HR Department “, John Stepper describes working out loud as a “ different kind of talent program ” writing, “ as more employees work out loud, more of their work is visible along with public feedback on it ”. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. We live in an age of information abundance but lacking in insight and wisdom; it is almost impossible to make sense of it as an individual.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. ” Read in conjunction, the two pieces shed a lot of light not only on how today’s workplace is changing but also on its impact on how we learn. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context.

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Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing. We know there’s a skills gap for young workers that colleges and universities seem unable, and employers seem unwilling, to bridge.”. Attracting New Members with Association Education Programs. “We

Do You Need An Instructional Design Degree?

Rapid eLearning

I don’t care if they acquired the skills in a formal or informal setting. However, I do appreciate what it takes to get a degree in instructional design and know that what’s learned is valuable and can only enhance a person’s base of knowledge. Because of this, I usually tell people “No, they don’t,” and “Yes, they do.”. You don’t need a formal degree to learn the skills required to build good elearning courses. You DO Need an Instructional Design Degree.

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

In our love of everything instant, we tend to develop “primitive-like” behaviors in learning and lose significant insights present in a “contemplation mindset”learning environment. In “The Spaces of Contemplation” eLearning, we can provide an environment that promotes learners to reflect, ponder,work, collaborate and produce outputs applying the meaning of context learned. The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free the Learners -- Free the LMS

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 12, 2007 Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Jay Cross in Free the learners talks about his afternoon omelette and anarchy and then goes on: People ask how to track informal learning in their LMS; my response is don’t. But how will we know if they are learning? Im mean -- do they really use all that data?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Brent Schlenker

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. First, I sat in on a Brent webinar: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! A nice follow-on to the webinar, we talked a bit more about learning campaigns, emerging technologies and, of course, the upcoming DevLearn 09. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Name That Tool

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 01, 2009 Name That Tool I just got a FaceBook query from someone and I thought you all could help: Im looking for a tool you might have come across, but I dont even know what product/programming group it belongs to. Id want to be able to do a couple things with the data before giving the user feedback. What tool do you think hes looking for?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 09, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe As you may know, I struggle with describing what I do. My personal elevator speech when people ask me what I do for a living. "I teach people to do stuff using technology." My best is something like "I create training programs." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Ive been involved in I dont know how many training modules, ranging from the overly long to the shorter chunked variety. Remember, all I do is online, self-paced eLearning). What have you been doing in the software training world of late? Cammy, thanks for doing this! watching someone else do their daily tasks using the software) gets to that model point you make.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged. We learn on the job to do the job. In a time of increased business speed, learning is vital. To stay ahead and create more value, you have to learn faster, better, smarter. It’s up to them to figure out what to do.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Conversations do matter

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, April 14, 2007 Conversations do matter I am still quite brain dead from the the eLearning Guild event. I didnt learn anything new about the technologies or even how they are being used. But what I did learn is how much other people still dont know about this stuff. Some folks dont know that they will have to change.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Stress

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. If youve read my current job description , you know that I do a lot of other things for this small company. I havent worked with a SME and thought about appropriate learning activities and chunked out the content. Ive blogged about much of what Ive learned , right here. And now Ive actually got to do some better eLearning myself. You can do this.