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Learners

The posts in this category cover subjects that are interesting and useful for adult learners who want to develop professionally through training programs.

millennials training needs

Top 3 ways to meet Millennials training needs

Learners

Millennials’ need for independence, flexibility and a great work/life balance means all learning programs have to allow them to move at their own pace and choose when and how they develop their skills and competencies. These programs should include both formal and informal learning, allow for mentorship within the organization and most importantly, be mobile friendly, micro-designed and gamified.

onboarding new managers

The most important things to consider when onboarding new managers

Learners

Being new at anything is both a stressful and an exciting situation. When it comes to management positions, the excitement is most often shadowed by all the challenges they pose. This is why onboarding is an essential step in ensuring a smooth and short transition for all involved. Although integration programs are in place for most new hires, companies tend to neglect implementing them for newly appointed managers.

impact of LMS software on business

How to understand everyone’s needs in a multigenerational workplace

Learners

Diversity in the workplace is ultimately a good thing as different ideas and various perspectives will always lead to better solutions. It is the job of managers and learning professionals to acknowledge and value these differences to build and maintain a positive and inclusive organizational culture.

learning and sleep

Learning and sleep or why you should let your employees nap

Learners

Learning is universal and though businesses can’t really control how much sleep their employees get and how high the quality of that sleep is, raising awareness about the issue can’t hurt. Moreover, allowing workers to take short naps while on the job, especially after they have been involved in a learning experience, can do a lot of good. So what do you say: will you allow your learning employees to sleep on it?

adult vocational students

Why you should inform adult vocational students of their funding options

Learners

Being a student later in life requires much more than having the willingness to learn, motivation to go through the whole process and putting in the necessary time, all while juggling being a child for your parents, a spouse for your loved one, a parent for your own kids, a friend for your friends, an employee for your boss, and so on. Being a student later in life comes with a cost, and that cost must be covered with real money.

adult learning

3 Brain science insights about adult learning

Learners

Even though every adult is different and the brains act differently during the learning process, there are some things that all adult learners have in common. If you’re in any sort involved in designing courses for adults, you might want to tune in, as I’m about to go into three brain science insights that are true to all learners.

technology can change formal learning

How technology can change formal learning

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners

Formal learning may count for only approximately 10% of all the learning that happens at work, but it’s nevertheless important. And technology can transform it. Currently, only 26% of formal learning is currently e-enabled. I find it shocking that only a quarter of formal learning can be done online. The use of technology can bring along a lot of potential for successful learning at work.

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners, LMS

Even though both social learning and social media witness a lot of human interaction, social media plays a very small role in social learning in the workplace. Instructional designers need, besides real face-to-face collaboration during the learning process, a digital watercooler around which employees gather, have high quality conversations and discuss about possible solutions to business problems.

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