Virtual training involves a live instructor, a virtual platform, and learners who are located remotely. This differs from a webinar in many ways. Planning for successful virtual training events incorporates best practices: frequent interaction, collaboration, learner engagement, and assessments. Here are the standards for effective virtual training events!
Training organizations are moving toward an ideal: personalized learning. However, there is little agreement about what “personalized learning” means. In this article, the authors examine what personalized learning is in the corporate environment, and how organizations can prepare to meet this new learning need.
Including ongoing performance support as part of the solution strategy underlying the design of formal learning is good insurance against later failure. The failure may go undetected until it produces a disaster! The design process ought to include identifying and supporting tasks to allow learning through safe failure. Here’s how you can do that.
The learning and development field is changing dramatically. There are new expectations about how we do our work and the contributions we make. Informal learning, social learning, narrating our work, and learning in the flow of work don’t necessarily need L&D support to flourish. Here are some guides for updating how we scaffold learning by using learning environments.
Few would dispute the convenience, low cost, and high efficiency of eLearning. However, dozens of ROI studies show the results, in terms of transfer to the job and impact on business results, are usually less than facilitator-led versions. It does not have to be this way. Here is an analysis of the reasons, and some recommendations that will make a difference in your real-world results.
by Kapil Bhasin
Sooner or later, every learning and development or training department will come to a decision point about gamification. There will inevitably be discussions and disagreements about the details! This article provides some best practices in a helpful framework that may be very useful as you begin.
by Carol Leaman
Identifying the effect of transfer of knowledge to the job and on operational and financial results has long been a challenge for training managers who wish to demonstrate to executives the value of training, even though this has always been possible. Here is a look at how retrieval practice, which is grounded in research, supports the needed link.
Can we really have avant-garde video in eLearning? If by avant-garde you mean innovative, you bet we can … and with good reason—to challenge and to engage learners. Here’s a quick look at making video that is outside the box, yet achieves the goal of supporting learning.
There is considerable controversy over MOOCs, and their value is still a matter for debate. However, there are examples of MOOCs that work. The question is, why? Another question is, how? The engineering education team at Google has found strategies for creating MOOCs that appear to be effective, and in this article you will find some of their “lessons learned.”