The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Skills define us. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride. These could be physical skills – our ability to knit jumpers, drive vehicles, perform gymnastics, play the violin, cook tasty food, swim or make beautiful furniture.

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Skills: The last frontier for digital learning

Clive on Learning

Beyond the basics – vocabulary, times tables and the like – the knowledge we really need is what helps us to make sensible use of information. Reducing the knowledge burden would allow us to concentrate on the real purpose of training in the workplace – developing skills.

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21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

The core skill for instructional designers is creating learning experiences. Creating job aids or supporting informal learning could be a core task for instructional designers too.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

skills in working with diverse populations. Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. learner forgot to use the new skills or knowledge. custom-made inspirational posters around the office would reinforce the skills they.

Best Practices for Using eLearning in Soft Skills Training

Bottom-Line Performance

Or perhaps you need to help sales reps practice their selling skills. Why is teaching soft skills so hard? I interviewed Alicia Ostermeier , Senior Learning Designer at BLP, to learn more about how she approaches eLearning projects designed to teach soft skills.

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Beat the Machines with these 10 Employability Skills for the Future!

TalentLMS

You really won’t be that surprised that some of the skills to be mentioned have already been part of our repertoire for quite some time. There will also be new skills that hinge on the advances in technology. Employment skills for the future require one to be a lifelong learner.

Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach

Gyrus

Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach. In a skill-centric program, Organizations can identify traits and aspects of successful members of their current competencies and roles, and address the precise capabilities that need to be established to excel within those positions.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills.

Skills for Learning 2.0

Learning with e's

Although these are essentially characteristics of modern life, we can contextualise them as skills or literacies. A lot of what is learned (some claim up to 70 per cent) is informal, and with a powerful enough network of connections to a PLN, there is no limit to what a learner can achieve.

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.

Rocking Training Leadership: Personal Skills

Litmos

We identified 6 core competencies last month and we are going to kick off this month with "personal skills". Now, as you probably know - personal skills are classified as "soft skills". The workplace would immeasurably improve if "soft skills" were classified as "core skills".

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures. informal learning

10 “Super” Instructional Design Skills

LearnDash

Generally speaking, a good instructional designer is someone who can take information and present in a way that effectively changes (or reinforces) a particular behavior or way of thinking. 10 Instructional Design Skills.

Ways to Use LMS for Business Beyond Just Skill and Compliance Training

AbaraLMS

Nowadays, organizations are taking the lead to train their employees efficiently by providing access to information and training material on the go via Learning Management Systems. An LMS can provide so much more than just basic compliance and skills training to employees.

Informal Learning

CourseArc

While formal training plays a tremendous role in improving learners’ competencies, most real learning occurs on the job through informal knowledge sharing, coaching, and direct observations. Thus, informal learning is now becoming an indispensable part of a blended learning solution.

Keep It Casual: Crafting Better Informal eLearning Experiences

TalentLMS

Whether you’re short on time, learner motivation, or just need to improve your learning culture, informal eLearning experiences offer a fresh, less rigorous way of thinking about learning. Now, informal learning is no new thing. Why Choose Informal eLearning Experiences?

5 Presenting Skills For Live Training

LearnDash

It’s important that whoever is presenting the information does so in a way that is conducive to learning. Whether they just don’t know the content or they have poor presenting skills the end-result is the same: we don’t learn as much as we should.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

ID Reflections

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills.

Top 5 Job Skills to Look for in Job Candidates

KnowledgeCity

The challenging part of the matter then becomes understanding which job skills fall into the “must-have” category and which don’t. With costs like these, identifying employees that possess the right job skills for your organization has never been more important.

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Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning). SKILLS: 6.

Marketing Your ELearning Skills

LearnDash

The idea of marketing your own skills can be somewhat intimidating, and understandably so. It is very important that you take the necessary steps to remove any sensitive information.

How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

” According to the American Library Association, by 2020, information on the Internet will be doubling every 15 minutes. Consuming information without taking the time to reflect is bad for the development of critical thinking skills. Remember reflection?

What is Informal Learning?

Growth Engineering

According to supporters of the 70:20:10 framework, informal learning could form up to a whopping 90% of everything we take in! Informal learning. Informal learning can take place at any time, completely unannounced. Informal learning on the other hand is like riding a bike.

Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

This method of learning is called informal learning. A whopping 80 percent of learning happens informally , outside of a classroom. After all, people don’t stop learning informally when they step into an office. How an LMS Encourages Informal Learning.

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith. New graduates aren’t equipped with the critical skills that they need to execute their roles, and even experienced hires are failing us. Rolling out Informal Learning.

What Skills Will Leaders Need in the Future?

CLO Magazine

The study asked leaders at all levels, including CEOs, for their views on what skills future leaders would need to be successful. Each selected a different set of skills for success (see Figure 1).

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. Teach me what I need to grow my salary and my skills.

How to Teach Conflict Resolution Skills with Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

The best tool in resolving conflict is having all the information you need to make an informed decision, so it makes sense that learners should be armed with the definition of “conflict” itself before learning how to manage it. Need more soft skills training?

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict.

Teach Your Team Negotiation Skills with an eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

Negotiation skills certainly come into play in those instances, but they are also very useful when it comes to smaller concerns, like business deals, customer service, asking for a raise, or even haggling for a good price at a market.

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Employee Skill Sets: Build Through Innovation

Designing Digitally

Building Employee Skill sets Through Innovation and Adaptation. Building skills. Shrinking life cycles make it difficult for an organization to allow for skill building within their teams. Shorter lifecycles. Faster production.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Pract.us

Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Read this article to find out more about Guided Informal Learning. For these, have your lists of skills ready.

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21C Workplace Skills and L&D

ID Reflections

Going through my blog-roll, I read two related posts – Four Basic Skills for 2020 by Harold Jarche and Technology Changes Everything by Jane Hart. Harold’s post also pointed to a report called Future Work Skills 2020 published by the Institute for the Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute. The report talks about the key drivers of change as well as the skills needed to ride the wave of these disruptive shifts. You Think We Have Skills Shortages Now?