Textbooks say that e-learning should have a personal approach, yet reach a lot of people. It sounds like a contradiction in terms but in reality this is one of the many up-sides of e-learning: the options are very varied and tech advances make more and more things possible all the time. Great instructional designers share a few common characteristics. Here are just 3:
In today’s dynamic and very challenging business world only the organizations that are able to adapt as they grow will thrive. Companies that fail to nurture good learning cultures experience high turnover rates among top talent and end up falling behind their competitors and disappointing their customers. Here are a few helpful tips on how to avoid that.
E-learning has many perks and moving learning online is the logical thing to do since all arguments made these days are in favor it. However, in spite of all the obvious benefits, it’s best if those in charge of the putting in place are also aware of the obstacles that can arise when such an endeavor is underway.
By creating training programs that are bite-sized, are based on real life situations and have a social component, they can maximize the chances of employees to not only remember what they learn but to actually apply that knowledge.
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One of the greatest challenges of L&D professionals is assessing the results and being able to present them in a form that makes them easy to follow both for HR specialists and managers. Measuring the effectiveness of e-learning, the rate of knowledge transfer and the benefits it has for the organization is a more intricate process than it would initially seem.
Since one of the biggest challenges in the face of learning is lack of time, on-demand online courses are becoming increasingly important in all business organizations. L&D teams as a whole are beginning to embrace digital learning and are open to experimenting more with various other instruction methods. E-learning on demand is the win-win solution to keep both the learners and the CFOs happy.
Games have found their way to the training room quite a while ago. Initially, their purpose was to animate the room and bring some fun to learning. With the transformation of generations, however, much has changed in what is perceived as the norm in corporate training and games became the go-to for effective learning. Read on to find out why games matter in workplace training.
Hiring talent is the first task of any HR department. Once this is accomplished however, the trickier part begins. Competency based training is the key in making sure that every talented individual receives the training they need, since their levels of knowledge and skill vary, as do their learning preferences and speeds. Unlike content-based training, competency-based L&D programs place the trainee in the middle of everything.
Corporate mentoring is meant to aid both career development and talent management as employees acquire new skills and have a clear image of where they want to get within the organization. With the emergence of a new type of employee, however, the types of mentoring need to change in order to accommodate the non-traditional young adults. Read on to find out three new faces of mentoring.