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Micro and macro learning: a match made in L&D Heaven
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Micro and macro learning: a match made in L&D Heaven

Course design

Lately, learning specialists were required to create short training interventions, focused on essential information or skills. Now it’s time to start designing learning paths that are targeted at building competencies and improving results, which requires a balanced blend of macro and micro learning.

What you need to know about intercultural communication
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What you need to know about intercultural communication

HR

“Multiculturalism in today’s organizations comes with many opportunities for development and improving the bottom line. It also brings some challenges that need to be tackled properly, by openly acknowledging differences and finding ways to bridge them positively and inclusively.

3 Leadership styles that work in times of crisis
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3 Leadership styles that work in times of crisis

L&D leaders

There’s at least a dozen established leadership styles, each effective in the right context and executed by the right person. Managers have to adapt to the current context and do things that will be good for both the organization and the employees. Let’s explore three leadership styles that work in times of crisis!

How to handle information overload in instructional design
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How to handle information overload in instructional design

Course design

In today’s corporate environment, training content can become stale or obsolete in a matter of months, and it’s the learning specialists’ job to keep them updated. Sifting through heaps of information is no easy task, but these strategies will help you find what is relevant without spending too much time doing so.

become the leader of an existing team
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How to successfully become the leader of an existing team

L&D leaders

Becoming a leader of an existing team can be difficult but it’s also a challenge that constitutes a valuable learning moment. If you go into it with an open mind and do your best to know your new team and communicate with them properly and honestly, there will only be positive results in sight.

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Experiential learning
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Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Experiential learning

Course design

Adult learners need to practice new skills after the learning intervention is over, and this has to happen often enough so that it becomes a habit. Experiential learning goes hand in hand with immersive technologies. It’s a relevant model with excellent success rates, especially for younger, more tech-savvy learners.

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Transformative learning
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Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Transformative learning

Course design

Instructional designers strive to create A-ha! moments to include in training modules because they are extremely powerful in terms of retention. It’s a well-known fact that behavioral change does not occur easily, and these transformative experiences can work wonders when it comes to getting employees to walk a different path.

Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Andragogy
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Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Andragogy

Course design

Instructional design for the 21st-century learner may entail sophisticated technology and state-of-the-art props, but at its core, it needs to be founded on well-researched principles of adult education. The Andragogy theory provides helpful insights and the structure to ensure great training.

include adaptive learning in instructional design
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Getting ready to include adaptive learning in instructional design

Course design

Organizational learning has seen tremendous transformations in a short period of time. This is the reason why adaptive learning no longer seems like a major shift but a natural evolution. Moving forward requires thorough preparation and involvement from various departments across the organization.

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