January, 2018

Workplace Learning Trends in 2018

Origin Learning

Here’s wishing all our readers – ‘A Happy New Year’. The beginning of a year is a great time to take stock of the year gone by and plan for the year ahead. In this blog post, we will have a quick glimpse of what we believe would be some of the key trends in workplace learning this year. AR and VR.

Is 2018 Going To Be a Step-Change Year for L&D?

Living in Learning

There is urgency to this step-change requirement that needs to address Moments of Need at the Point of Work when they manifest and where they manifest. Productivity and profitability are hard-wired into this mission-critical capability. These requirements are currently out of scope of the Training Paradigm regardless of the new training system technology implemented. DPS EPSS LES LMS Performance Support Rants & Ramblings Technology performance point of work

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2018 E-Learning & Training Conferences

LearnDash

Get out your calendars because it is time to start saving some dates! Every year there are a number of really great e-learning and training conferences taking place across the United States. If you haven’t been to one then make it a resolution to attend an event that matches your interests. Not only will you learn something but you will come away from the event with a stronger network and renewed enthusiasm for your craft! Some of these events do come with a pricier admission fee.

Reflections on 2017

Clark Quinn

The end of the calendar year, although arbitrary, becomes a time for reflection. I looked back at my calendar to see what I’d done this past year, and it was an interesting review. Places I’ve been and things I’ve done point to some common themes. Such are the nature of reflections. One of the things I did was speak at a number of events. My messages have been pretty consistent along two core themes: doing learning better, and going beyond the course.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

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Choice is Key in Learning

Association eLearning

I was in Girl Scouts when I was younger. And I have clear memories of the merit badge book. Each badge required me to do something different to earn it. Looking back, that book offered a lot of choices. I could pick which badge I wanted to work on and choose the activities that sounded best to me.

It’s Time to Go Ninja!

Living in Learning

Who “woulda thunk it” possible to be swept up…or is swept out more appropriate…into the chaos of three corporate downsizing events in less than seven years? Could that even happen to the same guy? Oh, but yes it can…and it has. You’re reading his words right now. January 26th is when I will be jettisoned through the window of opportunity. Bring it! It's time to go Ninja!

In Real Life: Your 2018 L&D Strategy by JD Dillon

Learning Solutions Magazine

What’s your 2018 L&D strategy? I’m not talking about your massive project list. How are you going to help people do their jobs. even better this year? Management Training Strategies

2018 Trajectories

Clark Quinn

Given my reflections on the past year, it’s worth thinking about the implications. What trajectories can we expect if the trends are extended? These are not predictions (as has been said, “never predict anything, particularly the future”). Instead, these are musings, and perhaps wishes for what could (even should ) occur. I mentioned an interest in AR and VR. I think these are definitely on the upswing.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Changing How People Feel About Change

CLO Magazine

Change is everywhere and learning executives are right in the middle of it. The C-suite is calling for faster and more dramatic change to keep the organization competitive. But employees are experiencing change fatigue or worse, change revolt.

5 Resolutions the Best Leaders Commit to Every Year

Learnloft

It’s that time of the year again. We’ve all come up with resolutions to make 2018 our best year ever. This first week of January, everyone is on his or her best behavior but the problem is never getting started. The problem is keeping the resolutions going throughout the year. The latest research says 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by the second week of February. So the odds of your New Year’s resolution lasting 365 days are as Flo Rida says, “low, low, low, low.”.

5 Professional Soft Skills for Rock Star Customer Service

eLearning Brothers

Chris Willis, Product Manager for Customizable Courseware, wrote a great article for D2L on developing soft skills for customer service.

Is It Really That Cold?

Living in Learning

Have you ever repeated a saying you’ve heard before to fit a circumstance perfectly and have no clue where that saying came from or know exactly what it means? I’ve done it for no other reason than it fits the occasion, and I’m guessing you have too. It was -1 degree this morning here in […]. Continuous Learning Humor Short Stories

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Short Course on Evaluation of Training and Learning in Knowledge Economy

The Peformance Improvement

LAD Global , in partnership with the Singapore Training and Development Association , has made my short course on evaluation of training and learning available for free online.

Why We Need to Focus on Personalized Learning by Jeff Batt

Learning Solutions Magazine

Instead of one-size-fits-all learning, designers need to focus on personalized learning that tailors content to give individual. learners options. Design Strategies Instructional Design Training Strategies

Learning and Support Through a New Lens

CLO Magazine

Bob Mosher is a senior partner and chief learning evangelist for APPLY Synergies, a strategic consulting firm. The other day my new refrigerator’s water filter needed to be changed. How did I know that?

The Unsung Power of Establishing Audacious Goals (Even if You Fail)

WBT Systems

How failure led to a mentoring relationship with Marshall Goldsmith. Pivot: Reinvention Central

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

And Listen

Clark Quinn

Listening is a vital skill. It’s something that made my mother very popular, because she listened, remembered, and asked about whatever you said the next time you saw her. She cared, and it showed. I wish I was as good a listener! But it’s critical to really listen (or as some have it, not just listen, but hear ). It’s part of a skillset necessary to innovate. Innovation can be about problem-solving, and design thinking has it that it’s really about problem- finding.

Is Your Curation Tied to Intentional Design?

Living in Learning

Intentionality is borne out of perspective and scope, where in the traditional L&D sense…solution scope shapes perspective and/or limits relevance, effectiveness, and applicability at the Point of Work. Methinks that fact alone is enough to spark a step-change in L&D. Continuous Learning Discovery & Consulting DPS EPSS Five Moments of Need LES Performance Assessments Performance Support Rants & Ramblings Sustained Capability Technology

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! What is a trend, anyway? And how much do trends matter? As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag.

Using Storytelling in eLearning Can Drive Behavior Change by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

Humans have engaged in storytelling throughout history. Through their power to engage listeners (or viewers) and influence their behavior and even their belief systems, stories are an essential element of eLearning strategy. Using storytelling in eLearning can help drive behavior change and influence a company’s culture. Design Strategies Instructional Design Training Strategies

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Becoming Tech Wise in 2018

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie is the chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium and CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity.

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Training vs. Just-In-Time Resources: 5 Tools You Can Use Today

Bottom-Line Performance

Eight years ago, I wrote a blog post on training versus learning. I was frustrated because clients often asked for “training” courses (eLearning, in particular) when what they really wanted to do was communicate information.

Translation Guide for Instructional Designers and SMEs

Association eLearning

You’re working on a new project. There isn’t a lot of time left and you need answers to your questions soon. So, you type up an email and send it to the SME. Two days go by and you don’t get a reply. On the third day, you send another email asking for help.

How to prepare your webinar speakers to deliver an amazing presentation

CommPartners

The truth is that all subject matter experts don’t always make great speakers. Additionally, some people can deliver a killer in-person presentation but fall short when presenting to a virtual audience. Here are a few tips that will help ensure that your webinar presenters are equipped to deliver an amazing and memorable presentation experience: Deliver […]. Blog association e-learning elearning online events webcasts webinars

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Three paths to personalised learning

Clive on Learning

A computer is much more than a slide projector or a video player. Yes, it can do the work of those devices without breaking sweat but this is hardly what they were designed for.

Nuts and Bolts: Getting Back to Our Roots by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

Somehow we lost sight of eLearning’s mission: just-in-time, just-for-me learning opportunities, quick to deploy and easy to. access. Back to our roots! Design Strategies Emerging Topics Training Strategies

Investing for Soft Skills: Build, Buy or Both

CLO Magazine

When many people are asked to describe an “engineer,” it elicits an immediate reaction. But whether they think broadly about the work or more narrowly about a specific person, emotional intelligence, caring and soft skills are not often at the top of the list.