Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)

Docebo

By reflecting on Learning and Development (L&D) as a whole and the strategies we know don’t work, we can rewrite our approach to talent management. Playbook: Just Do It (Right). Usually learning and development will encompass the following: onboarding , professional development, leadership development, upskilling, reskilling , skill gap training, elearning, etc. Playbook: Just Do It (Right). And how do I consume that piece of content?

Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It

Pract.us

You’re the best person to bridge the skills gap for your team. Economists and researchers like to argue about whether there’s any evidence for a skills gap, but as a recent article in Inc. points out, if you cannot find qualified candidates for your business, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the country is doing. You have a skills gap. Those who agree that there is a skills gap love to argue about whose fault it is. And it’s your job to do so.

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?Mind the compliance gap - changing behaviour with learning

Unicorn Training

eLearning is one part of your compliance toolkit. It won’t make your staff compliant and it won’t stop breaches occurring, only your staff can do that; but the right eLearning solution coupled with some follow up actions can take what is perceived to be a dull (but necessary) part of working life and turn it into a relevant, focused and interesting education for them.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). These are terms that I have learned (some relatively recently) and thought, why didnt I know this ten years ago if its so important? Perhaps we just include this in the wiki and the informal learners can go off and do their own research (because we learn best by doing, right?).

Ranting on the Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Usable Learning

In it, she referenced the significant gender pay gap: According to research results, men on average make $10k more than woman. Yes – even in the eLearning biz: There continues to be a consistent gender gap in pay between men and women. This gap is most notable in part-time employee pay, where women receive an average hourly rate that is 49.4% <rant starts here> A few days later, this article showed up in the New York Times: A Toolkit for Women Seeking a Raise.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, I’ll be doing a virtual presentation around it as well. Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. But if that’s the only thing you are doing and something that has to come before you begin to do tactical solutions, then I think it’s fair to say you are moving more slowly. They will they proceed to wonder why you aren't doing something similar.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. There are generally many ah-ha moments as people understand the why of the rationale folks do things so differently from the way they do. I prefer to get the big picture view first, and often a diagram or metaphor will do that for me. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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? . This likely means that employees will have skill/knowledge gaps that we will need to identify and fill. It’s time to start planning our return to the workplace.

How to Support Culture and People during Learning Transformation

Watershed

However, differences across employees’ regions, cultures, and/or knowledge and skill gaps posed a challenge to changing mindsets. We also created employee toolkits to help apply the new vision. What was the purpose of the employee toolkit? The toolkit served as a job aid for the deployment efforts to ensure whichever channel we used to contact our dealers, we were effectively communicating our direction and showing its value.

4 Key Benefits of Custom eLearning Solutions

Obsidian Learning

So what does my laundry have to do with custom eLearning? The decision comes down to: What do I REALLY want? What do I want to achieve? When you consider the unique nature of your organization, taking into account its processes and standards, and attempt to overlay off-the-shelf Learning and Development products, you will almost certainly see gaps. If the gaps between the performance vision and reality are obvious, they should be relatively easy to address.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS THAT WORK

PDG

Part of that is because leadership content is easy to understand, but hard to actually do. And that’s where things get dicey, because sometimes these behaviors are very hard to do properly. These models are not stand-alone solutions; they are tools in a toolkit. The tools need to help you do that. In simplest terms, they didn’t know what they were getting themselves into. by Rich Mesch. Many of us have been in “Leadership Training” since we were very young.

8 LearnDash Plugins To Make Student Management Easier

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

‘LearnDash Toolkit’ for Modern login forms. You can improve your students’ learning experience to a great extent with 15 different functionalities in your artillery using the LearnDash Toolkit. Drop a comment to let us know!

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Using an LMS to Modernize Your Hospitality Training

eThink Education

Instead of completely abandoning traditional models of training, however, the right LMS can bridge the gap between old methods and the new, providing a customizable toolkit that works hand in hand to meet specific business goals. Why is Hospitality Training Important?

Getting Started With Learning Data and Analytics

CLO Magazine

You’re ready to get started with learning data and analytics, but where do you begin? Data is a powerful tool in the CLO’s toolkit, but figuring out how to start using it can be overwhelming. Do you have a learning system that is already producing data? Do you already have tools in your ecosystem that are experience API, or xAPI conformant? Here, we look at competencies, skills gaps, learning patterns and preferences.

Gameful Approaches to Motivation & Engagement: Recap of #WhartonGame Summit

Kapp Notes

However, when asked…”what can we definitively say about gamification…what do we know for sure about gamification?” The panel consisted of Moderator Ethan Mollick (Wharton) who described some interesting work he has been doing related to a player’s sense of choice. The goal of the panel was to see what evidence currently exists related to gamification and what gaps remain about the effectiveness of gamification.

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Why Should Employees Pick Your Company?

CLO Magazine

The site also includes advice on how to create a network, do interviews and prepare for the future. “It According to Martha Soehren, senior vice president, chief talent development officer for Comcast, the company created a new Individual Development Program toolkit with three main areas of focus: What problems do you want to solve? What experiences do you want to build?

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Cryptocurrencies are clearly at the peak of the general-purpose (non-eLearning) hype curve – a couple of thousand percent increase in value will do that. As we know, these transactions are often managed in the most labor-intensive way possible. The data is there, and the demand is there; it’s just a matter of doing the work.

Workforce Insights: The Only Skill That’ll Last You a Lifetime

Degreed

Here are 3 things you can do to study smarter: 1. Thus, it’s helpful to generate metaphors or link an abstract concept to something concrete that you already know. When you make a connection with something you already know, you learn and remember it better. Do it yourself. The best way to learn something is through experience because it bridges the gap between knowledge and skills. If we don’t know something, we can find out about it.

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. Simon: So, Paul, just to get started then— can you tell us a bit about yourself, what you’re doing at Utility Warehouse, and your role there? So, we have thousands of independent people who, alongside whatever else they’re doing in life—whether that be another job, or being a full-time parent—they recommend our services to people. So, how do we understand business problems?

Free learning & development webinars for June 2020

Limestone Learning

This session will fill up your toolkit with the things you should have learned long ago, but never bothered to because the software is pretty easy to start using, so that’s what you did: you just started using it. Organizations are rapidly exploring new ways to get these frontline employees the support they need to do their best work, but traditional training isn’t an option. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 10:30AM – 11:30AM PT: Virtual Facilitation - What to Do and How?

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Free L&D webinars for December 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, December 3, 2018, 10AM –1AM PT: Taking charge of your professional development (Free to ATD members) As a learning professional, do you spend so much time developing others that you don't make time to develop yourself? Doing so, however, is often easier said than done. How do organizations improve the employee experience and keep their people engaged? Do you feel stuck in a dead-end job with limited opportunities to advance?

3 Things to Look for in Your LMS Reports

eFront

Learning management systems (LMS) have become an essential part of an effective classroom — helping teachers bridge the gap by automating processes and collecting data that helps them differentiate learning. Managers must know what to look for in their LMS reports in order to take proper action. Do they have an increased interest in a particular area? Another factor Gallup uses to measure employee engagement is “I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day.”

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. Remote Work ToolKit. To help organizations continue to engage, motivate, develop and drive distributed team performance, Engagedly is offering its free remote work toolkit to new customers until September 30, 2020. Google is also doing its part to support workers and educators who need to communicate effectively in distributed environments.

5 inspiring microlearning examples (with added tips and tricks!)

Elucidat

A diagnostic and personalized toolkit. There’s no reason why microlearning can’t be a super-smart personalized toolkit. Why it works: It’s pared right back to only the practical content the user needs to do their job. Only addresses what the user really needs to know. It includes a jump menu so users can jump to the section they need or use it to know where they are and what’s left. The microlearning examples above all do this really well.

The 6 hottest learning trends for 2018 – Part 2: Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Limestone Learning

AI can do the heavy lifting when it comes to collecting data, finding correlations and drawing inferences, building learner profiles, evaluating content, generating test questions in a variety of domains, and adjusting course content to fit individuals’ learning needs. By leveraging AI, course designers can apply their energy to what they do best (and what still eludes AI): developing awesome content. This helps you know how to tweak your content as well as how it’s delivered.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device , etc.) Where do you see today’s organisations in the midst of these radical shifts? We know that adults at work develop the majority of their skills and capabilities through experience, practice, interaction with others and reflection.

Start Before Day One: How Learning Can Inform Talent Acquisition

Leo Learning

We know their characteristics and how to assess them. We know what strong learners want. In so doing, we can build a skilled and nimble workforce and we can deliver on the promise of L&D to drive business success as markets evolve. The first step to finding what you want is knowing what you’re looking for. Or my favorite so far, from May Knight and Natalie Wong at Korn Ferry Hay Group in Hong Kong : “Knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do.”.

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The big digital learning trends for 2019, according to the experts

Elucidat

We reached out to 15 industry experts ranging from experienced in-house learning managers, established solutions providers and consultants, presenters, authors and thought-leaders, with two key questions: What digital learning trends do you think we’ll see rise in 2019? So please do so, L&D! Read more on how to do microlearning well – going beyond a mass of meaningless content. ” Hopes: A culture where everyone knows how to learn, and can go do it.

Start Before Day One: How Learning Can Inform Talent Acquisition

Instilled

We know their characteristics and how to assess them. We know what strong learners want. In so doing, we can build a skilled and nimble workforce and we can deliver on the promise of L&D to drive business success as markets evolve. The first step to finding what you want is knowing what you’re looking for. Or my favorite so far, from May Knight and Natalie Wong at Korn Ferry Hay Group in Hong Kong : “Knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do.”.

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The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device [BYOD], etc.) Where do you see today’s organisations in the midst of these radical shifts? We know that adults at work develop the majority of their skills and capabilities through experience, practice, interaction with others and reflection.

Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

Businesses should always look for an easy-to-use toolkit that facilitates rapid creation and distribution of eLearning at scale. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Using Simulations to Bridge the Gap Between Intention and Action (Free for ATD members) A well-executed business simulation is designed to create aha moments, where knowledge and understanding translate to a change in behaviour. In this respect, there is often a “knowing-doinggap to be filled.

Elearning innovation: examples, tips and technology

Elucidat

So then, how do you keep your ideas fresh, your production process smart and your elearning strategy current? I know this sounds obvious, but too often I hear learning impact measured in business KPIs. Trend prediction: “A recognition that classic, instructional e-learning doesn’t deliver – it doesn’t close performance gaps and it doesn’t provide a satisfying learning experience. It all depends on what your ultimate objective is, what the gaps are, and who your learners are.

Listen: Parexel’s Greg Friedman shares how learning benefits from an organizational development spin

CLO Magazine

But learning how to do so effectively is one of the most critical skills a CLO can learn. In this episode of the Chief Learning Officer Podcast, Greg talks about the perspective his background as an organizational development professional brings to the work of employee development and what learning executives can do to set aside the busy work and do more of what’s meaningful. Justin Lombardo: Hey Mike, how you doing? Mike: I’m doing well. Do they?

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Free L&D webinars for April 2019

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Avoid Buyer’s Remorse: A Guide to Procuring Learning Technology (Free for ATD members) Why do so many learning technology projects fail to deliver sustained value to their organization? Brandon Hall Group and Blue Circle Leadership created a toolkit that provides resources for leaders who are working to expand the pipeline of women technology leaders so your organization can compete in the global marketplace for the best talent.

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Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

L&D can’t prove ROI using the same methods other parts of the business do. A concise job aid of best practices for UX, UI, ID, and game design Clear guidelines on what to do—and what not to do—in each quadrant of mobile game design Join the webinar and click here to download the 2018 LEARNING TRENDS REPORT by Sharon Boller. What should an organization have in its toolkit? You feel stuck and don’t know what to do. How do you measure training ROI?