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learning process

millennials

First and foremost — get to know your learners

Instructional Designers

Engagement is key when learning is concerned and in order for your learners to get on board with the course and stick to it. To make matters even more complicated with online training courses, the main goal is to educate, not entertain. So in order to keep people not only clicking but also reading and retaining the information it is important to find out who they are, what they need to learn and how they would rather do it.

leadership development

Vertical development or why leaders thrive on experience

E-learning

Leadership development is vital for the survival and growth of any organization. Keeping talented people on board is increasingly complicated and harnessing their leadership abilities seems harder than ever before. In order to grow leaders on the vertical model, a company needs to encourage critical thinking, allow some room for trial and error and most important give leaders enough autonomy.

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?

Individual Development Plans

Individual Development Plans, a really smart investment

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Organizations that manage to hire talented people and help them grow are the most likely to succeed in the long run. It takes skill to balance both new and existing human capital, but creating individual development plans for each employee will surely be worth the effort. As employees grow, so does the success of the organization because the most valuable assets are those who walk into the office or log on remotely each day.

LMS misconceptions

5 LMS misconceptions to look out for

LMS, Managers

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.

hidden costs of an LMS

Hidden costs of an LMS: What to expect

LMS

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.

engaging the modern learner

Engaging the modern learner: 6 tips for instructional designers [Infographic]

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Recruiting and hiring new employees that are eager to learn is not everything a business organization needs to be successful. Aside from getting trained, employees need to be engaged into the whole learning process. So how do you engage the modern learner, which has little or not at all time and patience to sit down in a conference room and listen to a trainer for three hours?

Is the 70:20:10 learning model right for your organization?

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Studies related to the learning process at work show a lot of patterns and models of learning. The 70:20:10 learning model is one of the most valued. According to this model, 70% of learning at work comes from on-the-job experiences; 20% comes from interacting with others, and the rest of 10% is obtained through formal learning. But is 70:20:10 right for your organization?

gamified content in training courses

The power of gamified content in training courses

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Games can be an important asset when it comes to company training programs because they attract learners and make them connect on a deeper level with the content. And let’s face it, people like games. They like the challenge, the competition and the gratification it offers. But if we want to use games at their highest potential, we must keep in mind that the purpose of games in training is to aid the process of learning.

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