Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., The Skills-Gap Crisis. How bad is the skills-gap problem?

Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

And this mega-shift calls for some key role changes and skill acquisition for L&D. Some of the related skills required to do this are given below. These are some of the critical and macro-level shifts in the role of L&D that are becoming apparent.

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Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

Learnkit

We get trained to do something, perform a task to maximize our rewards, then reap the benefits. We aren’t pigeons and we can learn to do things in more way than one. We’re already struggling to close a widening skills gap and can’t have our people lose faith.

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. I found Saipan in seconds, releasing me to do other research on the island, using the links Google supplied.

Could Competency-Based Online Training Address the Skills Gap?

Mindflash

If, upon graduation, he applies for a job that is not traditionally associated with the degree he earned, can employers expect that he can do the job—and do it well? Meanwhile, there’s a skills gap in the workforce.

How Do You Teach Innovation?

CLO Magazine

To do that they need a workforce that has the skills to solve customer problems by creating new and more innovative products and services. To do that, Robertson said learning leaders should bring customers and executives together as part of the learning process.

Why Reflect? The Role of Reflection in the Learning Process

Vignettes Learning

While it may sound a bit extreme, the words of John Dewey come to mind when he said, "We do not learn from experience.we So, I begin to suspect that journaling may have very little to do with writing and going back to your notes.

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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.

Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

For some organizations, the shortage of skilled executives, middle managers and individual contributors in critical roles already is having quantifiable ramifications — from decreased production capacity to drops in customer satisfaction. What’s a CLO to Do?

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The Client’s Critical Role in Custom Elearning Development

The Learning Dispatch

So how do we get there? It turns out that the client’s role is pretty critical in making that happen, particularly at certain stages. The Client’s Role: Indispensable Ways You Contribute to Project Success. Most of us know the phrase “begin with the end in mind.”

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. I won't re-iterate the statistics because you know already what a fundamental difference it makes to be so connected so comprehensively and so continuously. Organisations can do their best to satisfy the needs of employees for on-demand information but they will rarely be able to cover it all on a top-down basis.

Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process

CommLab India

Working together becomes smooth when both parties know their individual roles and responsibilities better. Once they clearly know what they are supposed to do and expect from each other, the process becomes streamlined. Do share your views.

L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1

ID Reflections

Here, I will explore the role of L&D in the VUCA ( volatility , uncertainty , complexity and ambiguity ) world. I am going to probe each of the aspects of VUCA and share my thoughts on what L&D needs to do. And I know it can''t be. I would love to know what you think.

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The Role of Training in the Wider Productivity Puzzle

OpenSesame

So why is it that systemic under-training and inappropriate training methods are commonplace in today's business environment, leading to skill gaps and a decline in productivity? Workers know more about what they need than most line managers give them credit for.

10 Things Thriving Leaders Need to Know

CLO Magazine

Knowing yourself, your people and how to influence are among the most vital leadership skills needed for 2013. Know yourself and your impact. Know your people. Leaders can only know the answer to this by taking the time to really know their people — style, what engages, interests and motivates them to deliver the best work. Know your stuff. Know your organization and how to influence it. Know your customers. And know what they mean.

How Do We Get Employees To Adopt Technology For Learning?

looop

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? All employees are equipped to improve their employability in readiness for new roles? Everybody is technically proficient to operate in ever-more digital roles and complex global business environment? What do you mean: No, No, No and No?

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

Learning Visions

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? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself?

First and foremost — get to know your learners

Matrix

So in order to keep people not only clicking but also reading and retaining the information it is important to find out who they are, what they need to learn and how they would rather do it. It’s important to know what your audience already knows about the subject matter.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. Examples included “Location”, “Job Role” or “Department” The use of custom fields allows you to deal with groups of learners as a unit and to assign all learners in that group to a specific assignment or learning path.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning. But there would still be some baseline tasks that a consultant would do in this respect.

How Do You Get Leaders to Change?

CLO Magazine

Once the goal for the change is clear, the person must receive some sort of learning support or instruction on how to do the new behavior. Most leaders will agree that they often do not get the kind of attention they need to initiate substantial change. “When a gap has been identified, we expect them to be able to make the shifts on their own. “They need to know how it will help today, right now,” Grimshaw said. • What are you doing right now?

Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 2 – Know Your Audience

Visual Lounge

If you’ve already caught up with last week’s post , you should be able to get to the root of your training request, and identify a gap that your training program will fill. When the instructor said, “you know how when your tractor…” I had no idea what he was talking about.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to do this we need a better understanding of the context and the type of learning you want to apply. It should do more than repeat the content of the formal course; it should focus on application.

10 Years Of The iPhone And L&D Has Some Learning To Do

looop

Instead, it’s the opportunity to do well; to try new things; to improve themselves; to gain greater capability in their professional field – or just within their organisation. People learn from ‘doing’ and also advance their careers within organisations from the results of their ‘doing’.

?Specialized Job Skills—How to Find Employees with the Right Stuff

KnowledgeCity

Of course, there’s no real problem finding educated people who know their way around the Microsoft Suite, but, part of the issue is most universities weren’t built to keep pace with today’s fast-changing, tech-driven workplace.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Simulation: Highly interactive application that allows learners to model or role-play a scenario. Skill gap analysis : Compares a person’s skills to those required to do a job they have been, or will be, assigned to.

When the Learner is the Teacher, Do We Need Instructional Designers?

Xyleme

The role of an instructional designer needs to evolve to learning experience designer; someone that facilitates learning and collaboration rather than dictating it. How do you create learning experiences that meet the audience where they are? The days of all knowing instructional designer that drives a process of extracting and interpreting information from the SME seems way too mediated. Your users will tell you what they want, what’s working, and where the gaps are.

Big Data & Training 101: What You Need to Know

Launchfire

I know, I know. And if you haven’t calibrated your content correctly, the data you do collect can be inaccurate. Why Do We Need Big Data In Training? How Do We Get Big Data? Otherwise, how will people know that it's (a) running and (b) a lot of fun?

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers or learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

Are You Sure Youre Training People to Do the Right Things

Training Industry

The caller explained that some of their salespeople were doing four times the volume of others. The go-to person who has been there forever: They can provide historical knowledge about how the role has changed over the years. An adjacent collaborator role: Don’t be afraid to bring in someone who is not in the role, but who depends on it. Step Two: Create an Occupational Definition Your training developer should have everyone in the room focused on the role.

Should We Do More Apprenticeships?

Pract.us

Most companies don’t do long training programs like apprenticeships. industries offer them and most companies complain of a skills gap in the workforce, enterprising businesses could use these programs to jump ahead of the curve and gain a competitive advantage.

How does customizing of learning help to improve competencies?

Origin Learning

What do conglomerates with highly complex product lines do to keep people charged on gaining skills? So, to make an effective customized content delivery tailored to meet individual skill gaps was indeed a big challenge. The tool could accommodate as many job roles as needed.

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