Whether it’s classroom or e-learning, training is costly in terms of money and time. So it is only natural for businesses to want be able to quantify the value that training sessions bring to the organization. Of course learning itself is never really over but a training cycle is deemed complete once its effectiveness has been evaluated and plans for the next steps on the learning path have been drawn.
The LMS market is booming, as more and more business organizations realize the importance of having a centralized system for as much learning that happens in the work space as possible. But despite the growing presence of LMSs in the organizational training world, there are still people who don’t get how these systems work and how they can help their businesses.
What’s in a name? More than you’d think! Why should we keep the numbers in the name of the 70:20:10 model for learning and development if they are just guidelines and should change depending on each organization’s learning needs? Why not call it the Experience:Exposure:Education model of professional learning?
A Learning Architect will help ensure you create a clear vision, with a clearly defined roadmap, bringing together the learning tools, learning platforms, and learning content into a form that is easy to use, scales and delivers a great learner experience.
Employees can be trained either to acquire more skills OR for developing their competencies. These are not the same thing and their value is not equal in the workplace. Skills are very specific activities, some more complex than others. Competencies are the capability of employees to apply a set of related knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform critical work functions.
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.
Building a learning culture is the best way to ensure your company will navigate successfully through the ever-changing business environment of today and of the future. The first step is focusing on the people. They are an organization’s best assets and as such they should be provided with diverse and flexible opportunities to learn. Once this is achieved, all employees are given the opportunity to excel at what they do.
By using e-learning in business training you can reach everybody in the company and if your courses are designed right, there is no challenge in getting them to stick with you. A great content design is critical for learner engagement, so you need to consider at least micro-learning, scenarios, gamification and responsive design.
The MATRIX team will be in Atlanta very soon, attending the largest event for talent development professionals worldwide: The ATD International Conference and Exposition 2017. Drop by our Booth #2015 in any day of the event to meet the team, chat about the latest trends in the professional learning industry and see what we’ve been up to lately. We have prizes and surprises awaiting you!
If you’re involved in getting a new LMS for your company, read on to learn about some of the most common hidden costs that usually — but not always — creep into the acquisition process. Some of them could easily go to the turn-off category. But in the end, it all depends. What matters most is transparency and the meaning behind each fee. Sometimes, it’s better to pay a fee and forget about the issue, than to try to deal with it yourself, only to get into bigger trouble.