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Takeaways from Learning 2017

Association eLearning

Trying to require or assign one-size-fits all programs probably won’t go over well in the long run. Not only does it involve them in the process, they can often offer valuable insight, suggest possible solutions, and identify gaps. No Metrics, No Proof.

What is Prescriptive Analytics and Why Should You Care?

Talented Learning

This begs several questions: How do descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics differ? Think of monthly sales reports, web traffic numbers, leads generated from a marketing campaign, customer churn metrics and the like. How can you bridge this critical analytics gap?

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Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Avilar

Or with the limitations of large enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that manage multiple human resources functions, but are inadequate for optimizing learning programs. But did you know an LMS can help match employees to job openings? The post Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. But there’s definitely a gap. We know education is essential.

How to develop an employee reskilling program — the fast and easy way

TalentLMS

And what does an employee reskilling program has to do with it? According to McKinsey , “87% of executives said they were experiencing skills gaps in the workforce or expected them within a few years.”. After that, all you have to do is rank them in order of importance.

The Goldilocks Syndrome: And Other Signs that You have Learning Gaps

eLearningMind

In this case, Goldilocks could be used as a metric for learning gaps –along with a few other signs that you have a bear-sized problem. Learners spend more time trying to understand the framework and not enough time focused on the actual material and information they need to know.

Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience

General Assembly

Users interact with a product through many different channels and modes of communication, and bridging the gaps between them is essential to your product’s success. I call these gaps mode-shift friction. Find your gaps. Illustration of a flow, with some experience gaps circled.

Tips and Strategies to Create a Roadmap to Transform Your eLearning Programs

EI Design

Legendary American professional baseball player Yogi Berra is famously quoted for saying, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”. In this article, I’ll shed some light on how you can do just that.

9 Strategies to Make Your Peer Learning Program Thrive

CLO Magazine

If you’re sponsoring or developing a peer learning program, you know that professional communities of practice are a cost-effective way to leverage the collective wisdom and experience of a group of leaders with similar roles, challenges or interest areas.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. So, at a time when member education programs should be thriving, many have been losing ground. Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move.

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy.

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

General Assembly

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.

Getting Started With Learning Data and Analytics

CLO Magazine

Maybe there’s an executive demanding more visibility into your program, or perhaps you just want a better understanding of how things are going so you can find ways to make them better. You’re ready to get started with learning data and analytics, but where do you begin?

7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

InfoPro Learning

The eLearning content provider handles all of the eLearning content development and Project Management tasks, which gives you the chance to focus on other aspects of your eLearning program. Project Management online tools may also come in handy.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do.

The Essential Guide to Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data

Lambda Solutions

What metrics and sources to use in implementing learning analytics. This data can be sorted, filtered, and correlated to specific metrics, such as activity and course completions. The Kirkpatrick Evaluation Model is the gold standard for assessing online training programs.

Train Where it Counts: Turn Work Into Your Main Learning Engine

Pract.us

As Jac Fitz-enz, CEO of Human Capital Source and Workforce Intelligence notes, these occasional appraisals do little to help employees improve. First, identify the business metrics most important to your success. Assign projects that will help employees grow.

What Is Important in Order to Create the Best eLearning Courses?

Your Training Edge

Before deciding on the design and delivery of any e-learning module, be sure to answer the question WHY do you need to create e-learning for your organization or institution. What do you hope that the learners will achieve through this e-learning module?

5 L&D considerations for returning to the workplace

OpenSesame

What training do you want your employees to complete PRIOR to returning to work, will this be required? . Do teams need to be trained on new goals? For our leaders and management – what do they need to know? . It’s time to start planning our return to the workplace.

Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is a term coined by Etienne Wenger to describe “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” One type of Download discussion is called “Flash Project”.

How to Get Your Workforce on Board for Competency Management

Avilar

When competency management programs struggle to get off the ground or maintain their momentum, it’s often because employees aren’t fully participating. People are more likely to support projects they help to create. Catch (and Celebrate) Employees Doing Competencies Right.

20 things I’ve learned from 20 years of learning measurement

CLO Magazine

Curiosity about your business, how it’s doing, and how to improve it naturally leads to the need for measurement. Do students like my course? Did my program improve customer satisfaction?). 2: Many organizations want to measure but don’t know where to begin. Whether you’re measuring basic Level 1 results or a big business impact study, it’s great to prove that students liked your training or that key metrics went up. How do you know where to dig deeper?

How to Support Culture and People during Learning Transformation

Watershed

As we covered in the previous post , Caterpillar’s Global Change Management Process evaluates transformation projects from four areas: Structure. However, differences across employees’ regions, cultures, and/or knowledge and skill gaps posed a challenge to changing mindsets.

How HR Chatbots Can Improve Employee Self-Service Portals

InfoPro Learning

They can also empower employees to complete training and continuing education requirements online, minimizing the time that these projects take away from each employee’s task list. An HR chatbot can help us bridge that gap. AI chatbot technology can be pre-programmed to answer simple or complex questions by either conducting basic searches for commonly asked questions or performing complex activities, like generating a repair ticket.

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Free learning & development webinars for June 2020

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 11AM – 12PM PT: How Training Managers Can Use Self-Development to Improve Their Programs (Free for ATD members) As a training program manager, you spend so much time and energy developing others that focusing on your self-development may feel less important, but it’s not.

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Designing a Learning Budget You Can Defend

CLO Magazine

First and foremost, understand who ultimately controls the purse strings, what kinds of information they need and want to know and the optimal timeline for submitting budget requests. When discussing project proposals with business unit stakeholders, share cost information with them.

How upskilling turned everyday employees into ardent advocates for change

CLO Magazine

A key element of the program is that it isn’t just for consultants. It’s a rapid way to figure out what you know, and what you need to learn,” he said. The app uses that score to suggest content that will close gaps and help users build confidence with the topic.

CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

For example, it was considered very important for future CLOs to have been involved in enterprise-wide projects such as improving operational performance, changing a culture, managing a high-profile campaign, improving a business process or launching a product — the experience side of the equation.

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What Happened to the Promise of One-to-One Online Learning?

Kapp Notes

The ideal strategic situation would be to have, in a corporate setting, performance-based metrics (number of products sold, number of initiatives presented, projects finished, etc.) In an educational setting, a system could diagnose what the student knew or didn’t know and present her with just the right information to fill her gaps in understanding.

The other 5 principles of learning reinforcement

Matrix

The first two had to do with closing the various gaps between the actual situation and the desired one and with mastering the steps towards lasting behavioral change. It’s also advisable to constantly update the program to make sure it does not become obsolete or redundant.

Learning at Large Ep1: Building a learning culture for 45,000 salespeople

Elucidat

I’ve known Paul for a number of years, but I got a lot from our chat together—and hope you do too. Paul and his team support over 45,000 salespeople with personal learning programs, adopting a strong design approach and a focus on tangible learning outcomes.

Creating Training: In-house or Outsource? That Is the Question

The Learning Dispatch

Over the last seven years working with program managers, I have found that they are terrific at looking at the “big picture” of the program, but they sometimes need help evaluating available resources for creating organizational training that supports the program.

How to Get What You Want from Vendors

CLO Magazine

CLOs and learning leaders who have strong relationships with learning technology vendors know, when substantial learning technology investments are at the center of the conversation, honest and thorough discussions are vital. Kuzel: At what point in the project should they report progress?

Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

Upside Learning

Among the experiences they shared I liked the idea of ‘jamming’ – which I understood as ‘uninhibited experimentation’ – trying to get together to try to do new things without fear of failure. It was not to be instead learnt about some interesting projects that the speaker spoke about.

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Are You Failing Millennials with Your Performance Management?

Avilar

Millennials are projected to overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation in 2019, the Pew Research Center announced earlier this month. Here are four ways companies are failing Millennial workers with their performance management programs. Such goals won’t do for Millennials.

Essential Training KPIs You Should Be Measuring

Litmos

How do you demonstrate beyond doubt that your online training strategy is providing tangible return on investment? Your leadership team will make it very clear during the approval phase of any corporate eLearning project that they expect tangible results.

6 Reasons Why E-Learning is Replacing Traditional Higher Education Courses

Hurix Digital

As online programs surpass traditional higher education courses on many metrics, including popularity, it has sparked a constant debate between the two types of learning. Online learning is fundamentally flexible since learners do not have to sit in classrooms.