Logistical skills are critical for relief workers and humanitarian aid workers, but their “soft skills” are equally important—the nontechnical skills needed to effectively manage problems and work with others in high-stress situations. Thanks to the generous support of Cegos, DisasterReady.org is able to offer soft-skill courses to humanitarian aid workers at no cost.
by Diana Howles
Most virtual classrooms attempt to replicate live classroom lectures, which are known to be one of the least effective instructional approaches. The flipped classroom—converting lecture content into self-paced tutorials and reserving classroom time for interaction—is a proven approach that works. Here’s how to apply this idea to the virtual classroom.
Are we stuck in a rut? An event-based eLearning mindset? A “default to PowerPoint” design paradigm? Maybe it’s about time to get out of that rut through a blended journey that leads to demonstrated performance. This article offers a real-life example of doing exactly that.
by Carol Leaman
Today’s modern workforce is used to accessing tools that help them perform tasks in their daily lives. At the same time, while workers must know more and use more technology in their jobs, this is where training efforts fall short. Read here about how performance support bridges this gap!
The challenge for many learning organizations today is how to change the paradigm from training to performance. This transition includes not just the traditional training organization but also senior business leaders, stakeholders, and even the average employee. Today’s article provides a case study that illustrates the first four of five steps to make this change.
Supporting today’s agile organization with training solutions alone is difficult. And while instructor-led training, eLearning, and blended solutions will continue to be important parts of the L&D toolkit, we also need solutions that address pressing matters and move at the same speed our businesses move. Mentored tasks may be exactly the performance support solution you have been looking for.
by Jane Bozarth
The story of the three princes of Serendip is more than an entertaining fable. It illustrates the limits of formal training, and the value of being able to learn something valuable from information that just came your way. You may not be looking for a lame, one-eyed camel that is missing a tooth and carrying an unusual cargo, but you might also learn something valuable from this column.
The University of Michigan Health System’s Stroke Center team wanted a way to educate the public to recognize symptoms of a stroke and to get potential stroke victims to the emergency department quickly. A combination of the xAPI and tablets is providing a solution that they are now testing. Read about the Stroke Ready App in this spotlight!