Skill Gap Analysis for Employees – The What, How and Why


Or do you need to hire more or different team members? Or do you need to add additional team member training before this new project is initiated? These are just some of the many scenarios where a skill gap analysis for employees makes sense. So what exactly is skill gap analysis ? After analyzing the gap between the two, team leaders can work with employees to create a plan to fill the gap in skills. Benefits of initiating skill gap analysis.

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

Learning Visions

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! hosted by Training Magazine Network. ** Disclaimers: “I am not a marketer or a game developer.&# (Although he plays a LOT of games). How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? How do they measure success?


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Doing and knowing

Learning with 'e's

This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. Today, I was doing some personal research related to a book I have been reading. It is quite a detailed map, supplied by National Geographic Magazine. I found Saipan in seconds, releasing me to do other research on the island, using the links Google supplied. 2010) The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains.

Closer Collaboration with Colleges Can Close the Skills Gap

CLO Magazine

As businesses turn to community colleges to train talent, some analysts say it just might help close the skills gap many employers are facing. Closing the Skills Gap. While there is general agreement about the existence of the skills gap, the actual skills needed vary by industry and region. If there are skills gaps, the governors and the mayors know what they need in their local communities.”. You can’t do better than that,” he said. If Gov.

Looking the Future in the Face

CLO Magazine

Ridner agreed, saying that the best leaders, “motivate their teams to do the best work possible and achieve the best outcomes.”. They’re more likely to do this, he said, not only because they were brought up in a culture where failure was more acceptable, but because it allows them to tap into that creativity, collaboration and flexibility to problem-solve. Bridging the Gaps. The face of leadership is starting to shift.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Brent Schlenker

Learning Visions

First, I sat in on a Brent webinar: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! hosted by Training Magazine Network. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, October 10, 2009 Interview with Brent Schlenker A few weeks ago, I had a very Brent Schlenker kind of week. Have you ever had one of those?

How to Cultivate Top Tech Talent: What Every Exec Needs to Know

General Assembly

The Economist magazine recently issued a special report that highlighted the importance of “lifelong learning” as a habit that both skilled and unskilled workers must incorporate to keep pace with a rapidly developing economy. The former has to do with the tools, mindset, and organizational structure that will drive the business agenda forward, while the latter has to do with the reskilling that each individual will need to use these tools and thrive in the new organizational context.

How Do We Get Employees To Adopt Technology For Learning?


The real learning occurs in the act of applying the new knowledge or know-how and the immediate feedback (did it go well or did it not?!). And therefore, there are no performance or capability gaps for L&D to fill, right? What do you mean: No, No, No and No? Smart L&D teams are finding ways to use technology to address all of their priorities and are doing so by appealing to what their people are motivated to do. Or do you Google it / ask somebody?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Session hosted by Training Magazine. Can do an awful lot with PPT. Use scenarios – apply what you know to make a decision.Ask the learner to take info that’s not clearcut and apply it using a question (in PPT – picture of a farmer and 3 images of “experts&# to ask for advice. Whose advice do you follow?) Decide who wins the case When you see something you like, try to do it in PowerPoint. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Investing in an Automated Future

CLO Magazine

Mind the Skill Gap. You’re going to have the right technology if you do everything correctly around AI, but unless you have a workforce that’s prepared to design, implement and then manage the results of your artificial intelligence, you’re going to be in trouble.”. They [employees] know that AI is the future, and they’re ready to go there,” LaVelle said. They expect to do the same at work,” she said.

Don’t Know Much About History

CLO Magazine

A lot of people don’t know that.”. It’s not the first time he seemed to express genuine surprise at information many Americans already know. Not a lot of people do know about the French role in the American Revolution, nor do they know much about history in general. That fact, along with the existence of the skills gap, means employers need to play a much more direct role in pre-employment education. Your employer needs you to do it.

15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –10

Upside Learning

At Upside Learning, we have been doing our bit in spreading knowledge. Read this article to know if the tablets will find more success in the education market. Reader’s Digest – one of the world’s most widely-read magazines – has launched its iPad edition. Read this article to know how organizations can benefit from enhanced employee performance by realizing increased productivity and profitability. Bridging The eLearning Skills Gap.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning on Alltop

Learning Visions

Saturday, May 23, 2009 eLearning on Alltop Alltop, a venture of Guy Kawasaki, is an "online magazine rack" that aggregates RSS feeds about popular topics. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Just a sec…

Janet Clarey

What is happening RIGHT NOW as in, “I’m doing it&# and not just “planning on doing it&# or “hoping I’ll be able to do it.&#. Allison Rossett: eLearning Is Not What You Think It Is – Presented by Training Magazine Network. Do we have ten employees who have already looked up the answers and are using The Idiot Test app on their iPhone while the other 90 are looking for their glasses/browser/mobile device/favorite geek/exit?



MARGIE MEACHAM : In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every organization had to pivot to virtual and self-paced training over the past year, forcing us all to rethink how we do our work and collaborate in a digital world. One way to do that is with a chatbot.

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eLearning Content Development: 6 Steps to Create a Learning Problem Statement


How do you determine the research worthiness of a problem? In this article, we answer these questions and help you create a new course from a learning problem or a learning gap. What if you do not have the content available in the form of a PDF, Power Point or Word document? How will you create content based on a learning gap or a performance problem identified by managers in your organization? We do not need new courses that are simply restated from a new angle!

ID and e-Learning Links (3/31/14)

Experiencing eLearning

eLearning Guild Research: Gender Issues in Pay, or What You Don’t Know Does Hurt You by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine. Patti Shank on the gender gap in e-learning pay (almost 10% lower on average). Educate yourself and do a better job negotiating your own salary, at least as one way to improve the issue. eLearning on WordPress: Comparing WP Courseware and LearnDash.

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Diversity: the modern business risk that no one sees


From knowing your customer to reducing business risk by 30%, the case is compelling. But the reality is that until they’re tested to see how inclusive they are, you won’t know. How equality, diversity & inclusion help you know your audience.

20 Key Takeaways from ATD 2019


Only 25% of high-performance organizations (and 10% of low performing organizations) are prepared for the capability gap arising from advance work automation. CLO Magazine found that 71% of organizations are planning to find a way to find the impact and according to another study what’s most important to organizations when it comes to the L&D program is the impact, ROI then awards. Do what makes sense for your audience/learners, don’t just choose a technology because it’s new.

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Ecommerce: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Performance Improvement Blog

Why do online shopping experiences have to be so difficult? It’s as if companies forget everything they know about customer service when they build a Web site. A New York Times article about online books quotes Peter Meyers, author of “Breaking the Page,” as saying: A lot of these [Web-based] solutions were born out of a programmer’s ability to do something rather than the reader’s enthusiasm for things they need.

6 Must-Read Learning Game Design Books

Knowledge Guru

Designing a game is no easy task, but do you know what’s even more difficult? Here are six learning game design books that are on our must-read list: Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games. As a trainer interested in game design, you know that games are more effective than lectures. But how do you become the Milton Bradley of learning games? ” — Noah Falstein, from Game Developer Magazine.

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Learning Rush Alert: Designing Successful Learning Solutions


What do you do? You are not sure if it’s the right size or what fabric it is, you just know that the cut, color, and style are perfect. So how do you make that happen? As Jane Bozarth recently wrote in her piece for Learning Solutions Magazine, “Designing for Learner Success,” visual design can “enhance or interfere with learner success.”. How to do you change the perception that training is “boring” and make sure you’re ready for a new generation of learners?

Workplace Learning 2025 – Learning how to shake up training

Learning Pool

Corporate learning as we know it is too often “rooted in 20th-century management practice”, reflecting an outdated era of fixed responsibilities and single career paths, according to Deloitte’s Will Gosling. Six Part Series: Workplace Learning 2025.

A Framework For Content Curation


I should know: I’ve used them as a student, I’ve seen my peers create them, and I’ve created them myself. This content jumps the knowing-doing gap by helping the learner apply the concepts back on the job. He is also an Editorial Board Member for eLearn Magazine, a moderator for Lrnchat and a co-organiser of Third Place in Sydney. In conversation at EduTECH earlier this year, Harold Jarche evoked George E.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning? But How Do I Know My Elearning Is Accessible? What to Do with the Elearning You Already Have. What to Do with the Elearning You Haven’t Yet Created. Training Managers Have a Lot to Do. What do we mean by “elearning”? What do we mean by “accessibility”? How do you do this?

Let me take a moment…or rather, Eight Moments of Learning Need

Torrance Learning

We see two Moments that come before the first formal training experience: 0. Before people know they need to know something (Aware). As training professionals, we have the opportunity to do something quite intentional as we make learners aware of a learning and performance gap, and as we help them prepare for their training. Pre-course messages need to build this burning platform, ideally without embarrassing people about what they don’t know.

How to Help Your Team Become Continuous Learners

Magazine reports, questions are the key to ideas and innovation, especially “the ambitious, frame-changing sort that send companies down unexpected paths of inquiry.” And if you don’t know the answer, great! Let everyone know that they have stumbled upon an excellent chance to discover something new. Ask the questioner to do a little research and report back to the team. Lead your team to continuous learning.

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21 Kinds of Informal Learning at Work [Video]

But most of learning we do at work occurs informally, through interactions and experiences while we’re doing our jobs. Take a look and see how much crucial learning you do outside the classroom. Most of us have learned one job or another by simply following an experienced colleague around and watching what they do. Cross training helps you grow while making it easier for companies to fill temporary labor gaps.

What is Design Thinking and Why Should You Care?

Going through what customers do to experience what they do. But Steve Fyffe and Karen Lee, writing for the Stanford Business Insights magazine, observe that “the design thinking methodology doesn’t necessarily generate better ideas than competing methodologies.” If possible, do your employee’s job for a few days to really understand where the performance gaps are coming from. Adopt the “designer mindset” for more innovative problem solving.

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Stand by Me: The Latest Innovative Employee Retention Strategies


We now know how to serve clients and customers in-person, from six feet away and digitally, from any location. . Many have stepped back from full-time work to fill the gap, temporarily reducing their income and stepping off traditional career tracks. We’re not going back.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning? But How Do I Know My Elearning Is Accessible? What to Do with the Elearning You Already Have. What to Do with the Elearning You Haven’t Yet Created. Training Managers Have a Lot to Do, Redux. What do we mean by “elearning”? What do we mean by “accessibility”? How do you do this?

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Single songs from CDs, Single articles from Magazines, Ringtones from single songs. From a 2008 microlearning conference “There is a need and pressure to learn continually due to rapid change in society and the economy…Knowledge gaps are widening.&#. To know if it’s effective. need to know. Do you think many people at your organization can do this kind of learning without guidance? So what do we do about it?

What are the Hidden Advantages of Hiring Relaunchers?


In the 2015 comedy film The Intern , Robert De Niro plays a 70-year-old intern writer at an online fashion magazine. A growing number of employers are hiring relaunchers, experienced professionals returning to the workforce after a career break, as a way to reach an often-overlooked talent pool that can help to close an organization’s skills gaps. . How do you make a relauncher’s reentry internship a success? Have clarity about what they want to do.

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Asking the right questions during design to track down elusive content

Bottom-Line Performance

I felt good identifying my first topic: designing an e-learning course with little to no content in sight, and then…do you know what happened next? So, I did what I always do…begin the “content inquisition.”. My first step is to focus on desired outcomes : what do learners need to know and/or know how to do after completing the course? Will they do their jobs differently, and if so, how? How will THIS content help learners DO that?

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The art of training — Is it really art?


Running surveys , figuring out the learning gaps and finding the most appropriate tools to fill them are all very concrete actions. I know they may be pleasing to accountants and mathematicians but they are far from being artistic. People barely have the time to do everything on their calendars and even though learning is more important than ever, the time devoted to it is fractionated into very small intervals. As long as inside you find the hard cold facts of how to do it.

COVID-19 and the next New Deal for artists: “Building the Vibe”


Even on the best of days, there’s always one thing that tickles your brain because you know you could have done something better. The teachers are trying their hardest to reach all of their students, but we all know that is sisyphean in their efforts. Photo courtesy of Arts Corps.

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What is a true L&D professional?


An important point of reflection for any field of endeavor, and members therein, is: where are we and where do we need to be? And if you don’t know how we learn and think, you can’t design appropriate solutions. You have to know better. If you only know the former, you’re liable to use courses when there are better solutions. (If If you don’t know the former, you’re liable to commit learning malpractice !)