The role of Mentor in e-Learning: Adding the Human Touch


The traditional meaning of ‘Mentor’ is one who offers support and direction. In the corporate scenario, mentoring is an established way of transferring knowledge, developing skills and fostering confidence. In an ideal world, learners can benefit the most out of regular interactions with mentors and gain professional insights to do their jobs well. Building case for Mentors in e-learning. Mentors in E-Learning.

9 Definitive Blended Training Strategies to Coach and Mentor Your High-performance Employees

EI Design

One way to bridge that gap, between the discovery and utilization of talent, is to train high-performers through coaching and mentoring. What Does Coaching and Mentoring Mean? How Exactly Does Coaching and Mentoring Help Organizations and High-performance Employees?


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Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool


The key is to assign responsibility to individuals who will monitor, mentor and manage this system. The tools that aid in this process include: Instant messaging and intranet forums. Mentoring: Is the support given by experts to novice to support their own learning? What makes knowledge so hard to capture?

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Remote onboarding: How to make it work

Learning Pool

Although our digital infrastructure allows for instant messaging and posting it can feel more daunting to ping someone rather than drop by their desk. Set the expectation for new hires and their colleagues that it’s okay to initiate contact via a text or message.



One interesting example that you give is instant messaging apps to quickly guide people through a new process or a challenging set of tasks. According to one research report, pedagogical chatbots have three main roles: learning , assisting , and mentoring.

The Waste of Motion

Torrance Learning

Now when a less experienced team member has a question their mentor is just a chair swivel away. Instant messaging: An open floor plan means that group conversations can sometimes be disruptive to those who are hard at work on unrelated projects. Before there was LLAMA (lot like Agile management approach), there was Agile. And before there was Agile, there was Lean. Each approach owes some of its principles to the one before. Sounds awfully iterative, doesn’t it?)

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The Most Important Drivers of Employee Engagement

Your Training Edge

Millennials, who will comprise 75% of the workforce by 2025, want mentoring, coaching, and support at work. Nowadays, when almost all business communication is reduced to emails, memos, and instant messaging, it’s important to make sure that you talk to your employees in person. This especially applies to situations when you have to discuss some sensitive issues, which means that face-to-face communication is irreplaceable when it comes to delivering some tough messages.

How To Stay In Touch With Online Learners When Traveling

Vignettes Learning

There are many instances when online learners need to have their questions answered by a mentor while in the middle of their "learning". However, if the mentor is traveling a lot, how can he or she stay in touch? We can learn some effective techniques from some "globe trotters": Set a regular time for participants to contact the mentor by phone, emails and instant messaging. Use instant messaging as a "prompt" or (indication) that the mentor is present.

It’s Time To Focus On Remote Workforce Management


Some of the more common challenges are: Inability to download files, communicate or collaborate – owing to lack of access to the right video conferencing tools, high-speed internet, instant messaging, or role-specific software.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Short Text Messaging. Text message that are short bursts sent from a cell phone or a computer directly to another cell phone or computer. Instant messaging is the ability to write a quick message to another person and enter into a dialogue in real-time via only text-based messages. Text-based messaging systems allow for quickly communicating with someone in a synchronous environment. Online mentoring. Unlimited Text Messaging.

Benefits of Education Streaming Platforms to Students and Tutors


But online streaming platforms provide several hackathon challenges or online coding contests where students, no matter what their age is, can apply and get hired instantly by companies. . eLearning platforms may not be a new concept among students and tutors worldwide.

Training Method Trends

Clark Quinn

What was my biggest surprise - online mentoring / tutoring shows a drop. In-person tutoring/mentoring shows a drop in education while it shows an increase in overall and corporate. I don't even have a guess why you would see a drop in education both for in-person and online tutoring and mentoring. Some notes on Government training method trends: Online mentoring in Government shows a big increase.

Creating a Consistent Virtual Learning Environment


Check-ins and reminders: Alongside Teacher strategies, the development of interactions, small number training, and one-on-one mentoring do seem to be areas of sports that educators and their paraeducators can take on more throughout the period of economic significant distance. We all know that something has become clear in the educational technology world over the last couple of years; it is the challenge of integrating a compelling virtual classroom for our potential students.

SimWord of the Day: Communities

The Learning Circuits

Roles when there are multiple people include: opponents and team members, buddies, instructors, facilitators, leaders and followers, mentors, support and front-line, just to name a few. The less someone knows about computer games, the more he or she thinks of them as a solitary activity. Instead, computer games have driven and modeled online virtual organizations, and educational simulations will have to go even further.

Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at the Moment of Need #ls2010

Learning Visions

FAQs Help Desk SIMS Pod casts coaching ereference webinars recorded webinars instant messaging. Planners (before) – reference guides, CoPs (wikis, blogs), e-learning Sidekicks (during – in the moment of the problem) – job aids, context sensitive help, faq’s, coach/mentor, helpdesk, CoP’s (twitter) QuickChecks (after – to get better) – checklists, assessment tools, feedback loop Brokers Environments that help make performance support more consumeable.

Your next employee training techniques are on this list!(Part 2)


Coaching and mentoring are two other experiential learning methods. Furthermore, activities like shadowing, mentoring, and coaching involves working around the schedules of both the moderator, the mentor, and the mentee. In addition, these can also be used in preparing potential managers and executives through mentoring programs. Hands-on training methods like shadowing and mentoring can be used to slowly transition a new employee to his or her role.

Is Your Organization Losing Its Brain? Collecting Stories to Transfer Knowledge

Vignettes Learning

This is being disrespectful and you will instantly cut off your connection with the person you are talking to. Training leaders and experienced workers on passing stories It's easy to assume many experienced workers know how to train, coach, mentor and pass stories. Are you perceiving symptoms of your organization losing knowledge and expertise?

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Top Benefits of eLearning (With Examples)


This will keep the content new and dependable, and the online learners will have instant access to current information. It allows student-student interaction via message boards, discussion forums, and bulletin boards. It will enable learners-learners interaction and learners-instructor interaction via instant messaging, chat rooms, audio and video conferencing.

Leadership Qualities of a Millennial Leader

CLO Magazine

We learn best by being taught and mentored by those above us and want that relationship established. • Tech savvy: Many baby boomers learned to use a computer at work. To catch up, Welch instituted a reverse mentoring program at GE. He required more than 500 of his top executives to find a younger, tech-savvy Web mentor to teach them how to use the web and understand e-business. Although the prospect of baby boomers retiring has been delayed by the recession, it is coming.

Summarizing Learn for Yourself

Jay Cross

We’ve looked at blogs, wikis, FAQs, instant messaging, crowdsourcing, sharing ideas, discussion among colleagues, discussion with experts, discussion with customers, learning on demand, chat, prediction markets, outsourcing innovation, communities of practice, subject matter networks, collaboration, expertise location, video learning, podcasts, coaching, use-generated content, experiential learning, mentoring, and peer-to-peer learning.

Top Benefits of eLearning (With Examples)


This will keep the content new and dependable, and the online learners will have instant access to current information. It allows student-student interaction via message boards, discussion forums, and bulletin boards. It will enable learners-learners interaction and learners-instructor interaction via instant messaging, chat rooms, audio and video conferencing.

Top Benefits of eLearning (With Examples)


This will keep the content new and dependable, and the online learners will have instant access to current information. It allows student-student interaction via message boards, discussion forums, and bulletin boards. It will enable learners-learners interaction and learners-instructor interaction via instant messaging, chat rooms, audio and video conferencing.

At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

Examples of such informal knowledge transfer include instant messaging, a spontaneous meeting on the Internet, a phone call to someone who has information you need, a live one-time-only sales meeting introducing a new product, a chat-room in real time, a chance meeting by the water cooler, a scheduled Web-based meeting with a real-time agenda, a tech walking you through a repair process, or a meeting with your assigned mentor or manager.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

Tutoring, mentor tools. Instant messaging. LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. These expand past the standard feature sets, which I call 90/10. This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise. Sure there are exceptions, but they are exceptions to the rule.

In Learning, Size Matters

CLO Magazine

Consider current standby microlearning examples such as instant messaging, blogging and even the telephone and water cooler. For synchronous microlearning, techniques such as instant messaging, social media and email are well understood. Subject matter experts and mentors may be anywhere. Microlearning has not only stood the test of time, it is uniquely suited to facilitate business in today’s largely informal, development-driven work environment.

Searching for a Higher Purpose

CLO Magazine

While Fierce, a small, growing company, doesn’t have a formal leadership development program, Engle said company leaders and mentors taught her how the business works and gave her a sense of connection to the company. Talk about email, Slack and instant messaging rather than business letter writing,” she said. “It Stacey Engle worked her way up to become the president of the company she began her career with almost a decade ago.

Building a Performance Ecosystem

CLO Magazine

Former Thomson Reuters CLO Charles Jennings highlights the 70:20:10 framework for thinking about organizational learning: 10 percent of what we need to know to do our jobs comes from courses, 20 percent from mentoring or coaching, and 70 percent is learned on the job through independent initiative. Dan Pontefract, head of learning and collaboration at Telus, has gone beyond courses to include coaching and job aids, micro-blogging, community forums, instant messaging and virtual worlds.

Come Together

Jay Cross

The use of instant messaging migrated from high school to corporate life. Every participant in the career advisor program has at least one mentor. Come Together, Right Now. Jay Cross. Organizations have woken up to the power of people working together. Collaboration gets things done and is the most powerful learning tool in the CLO’s playbook. Twenty years ago, colleagues at far-flung enterprises communicated by phone, mail and fax. The world moved at a slower pace.

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The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

Consider whether you read the cc: line in email messages you received. Boyd defines social software more broadly as the sum of these categories: Support for conversation online : Instant messaging, e-room, etc. If you accept that CD-ROMs and classrooms are poor substitutes for mentoring and real-time advice, social software starts to look more impressive.