Augmented reality is the interface of the Internet of Things and promises infinite possibilities in different industries, including business learning and development. While it may not be a silver bullet, overcoming all challenges, AR technology aims to helping companies get an added value through increased quality of services and support and lower costs.
The working world changes fast and the only way to keep up with it is through learning and development. Employees need to learn and develop themselves if they want to have thriving and flourishing careers. Companies need to learn how to attract the best talent and how to clearly align individual learning objective with the ones of the organization.
At the end of the day, companies need a happy workforce, in order for them to be happy, because that is a sure fire way to solve business problems and make profit.
What do workplace learning and Uber have in common? Just like Uber does a great job in delivering the best user experience by being reliable, punctual, simple and convenient, business training needs to be the same in order to provide the best learning experience.
In a world of constant change, it’s not enough for instructional designers to create engaging business training courses; they also have to focus on marketing their courses to employees. Promoting the benefits employees have by attending and being involved in courses, finding people that could influence the number of attendees and using emails to communicate about training are just three simple marketing strategies instructional designers can use for this purpose.
There are many ways to include gamification in a business training strategy, so L&D professionals need to test various techniques to find out exactly which ones best suit their specific organizational learning needs. While there is no perfect recipe for this, including levels of progress, rewards and offering instant feedback could be part of a success story. Read on to find out more about each of these three gamification techniques.
Micro learning has a lot in common with the Impressionist art movement. Each micro learning activity is like a dot, a line, or a messy paintbrush stroke of color in such a painting. Embrace all small learning activities and connect them all into a big picture. Your company’s learning strategy will have impressive results.
Millennials in the workplace. Love them or hate them, they are here to stay. And you have to adapt your ways of office training if you want to benefit from the sometimes surprising minds of the largest generation today. Because between a cat video and an Instagram post there can be a tutorial on how to create extended reports in SalesForce or any other video related to a tough task everyone else avoids to do. Video learning rocks!
The paradigm surrounding workplace training is that while everyone agrees upon its importance, almost nobody puts it on their high priority list. Managers know that their company’s competitiveness is directly related to employees’ skills development, yet L&D departments are often the first to be hit by budget cuts. Employees are perfectly aware that developing their skills directly contributes to their professional development, yet they always have something urgent to do and simply don’t show up at training sessions.
How can instructional designers destroy this “too busy” attitude towards learning?
It’s impossible to tell what features should have the perfect LMS. With so many types of organizations, multiplied with so many types of learning needs, this is a rather impossible task. But I’m pretty sure that most L&D professionals faced with the challenge of getting a new LMS know by now what they DON’T want in an LMS.
They say a picture is worth 1000 words. If that is true, how much is a video worth? One million words, maybe? Taking a step even further, what about an interactive video? Should we keep doing the math?It is probably invaluable, anyway. At least in today’s day of workplace learning and the strive for engaging learning materials.
Interactive videos in e-learning perform the best when it comes to emotional engagement, time spent on page, attention grabbing or later recall of the learned information.