learning through stories at the workplace

How to use stories for workplace learning

Instructional Designers

Training should definitely capitalize on how using story telling can enrich the learning experience. Turning training objectives into story-like units means being able to organize the information into a narrative that has the ability to drive the listener forward. What better way to get somebody to perform a certain task than showing how it starts, what the desired outcome is and how it all fits with all the other processes in the organization?

e-learning on a budget

E-learning on a budget – five tips on how to do it

E-learning

In today’s economy, L&D budgets are under more scrutiny than ever before and even though there is consensus about the importance of training your employees the jury is still out on what is a reasonable sum to invest in people who tend to change numerous jobs. Luckily, it’s not hard to make e-learning on a budget. Here are some tips about how to go about it.

science of teamwork

The science of teamwork and true leadership

Managers

Teamwork and collaboration are qualities that inevitably show up in any job description when companies publish ads for hiring new people. It’s every manager’s daily challenge to ensure the team is functioning smoothly but each chooses to go about it in different ways. In this article I will take a look at what scientists (more specifically neuroscientists) have to say about it.

microlearning

5 Questions about microlearning — and their answers

E-learning

Microlearning is on everybody’s lips these days. It’s probably the latest in terms of effective learning. Even though everyone’s talking about microlearning — or precisely because of that — discutions ofen get to contradictory terms. So here are five questions about microlearning and their corresponding answers.

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?

LMS success

What does achieving LMS success really mean?

LMS

Rather than just going for the LMS version with the most features, you need to figure out what exactly would meet the needs of your organization in terms of learning and training metrics. A well-chosen LMS platform can be the best investment. If the managers are happy and the employees engaged and retained, organizational success is a given.

adaptive learning

Adaptive learning – perfectly tailored to the individual

E-learning

Adaptive learning is mainly seeking to employ modern day technology to better the education or training process by ensuring that people are enrolled in individualized learning programs built around data that is gathered both before and during the entire learning process. Although still in its infancy, adaptive learning definitely represents the future of training.

Calculating the ROI of training

Why it’s important to calculate the ROI of training in order to ensure the L&D budget

Managers

It can be challenging to calculate the ROI of training but it is not impossible. Specific numbers can be obtained fairly easily, but if you are looking for numbers that are indeed impressive and will guarantee a generous learning budget, you’ll need to make sure that the goals of the training units are in line with the objectives of the company. This way, everybody is guaranteed substantial gain.

types of mentoring

How many types of mentoring are there?

E-learning, Managers

A real-life modern-day mentor could do wonders for one’s professional development and as such many organizations have started to recognize this and have established programs to aid younger employees get in touch and receive guidance from more experienced peers. But how many types of mentoring are there, and how can an L&D professional decide for the best option?

real-life learning experiences in online training

Useful tips on how to create real-life learning experiences in online training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Learning is greatly aided by emotion so personal experience is the best teacher of all. While in life one can’t find any way around these ‘teaching’ moments, there is an alternative in corporate training – incorporating real-life experiences in e-learning can prove very useful and efficient. Here are a few tips on how to create real-life learning experiences in online training.

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