Learning Effectiveness

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How Do You Decide What to Measure in Your Learning Program?

By moving your L&D to a digital program, you are making a smart move to collect valuable user data on your learners. That data, when analyzed correctly, can help you optimize learning programs, increase engagement and retention, and demonstrate measurable return on investment for your learning programs. Here are several key performance indicators that you should monitor for optimal effect.


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What Does “Learner-Centric” Really Mean in 2018?

Learning and development is a very dynamic space in corporate America. But like so many other industries, there’s a lot of buzzwords that are thrown around rather carelessly at times. One of those key words in the L&D space has been around for quite some time, and that is “learner-centric”. What does this mean now, in the dynamic learning and technology space we’re working within? Here are a few thoughts that will help bring this abstract concept to life.


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Best Practices For Rolling Out Corporate Wellness Initiatives

Employee wellness is something that many employers are focusing their efforts on these days. Everyone knows that healthier employees are happier and overall more productive. But bringing wellness into your corporate culture can be a challenge. It takes strategic initiatives and thoughtful culture change to really invest in the wellness of your team. If you’re wondering how you can successfully implement a company wellness program for your employees, our recent client success story is a great example.


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What is the Optimal Length of a Training Course? (Trick Question)

The length of a training course can actually have a huge impact on the success of a learning objective. If it’s too long, you can easily lose your audience. If it’s too short, you run the risk of not landing your message or even covering everything you need to teach. But the question many businesses are left asking is what is the right length for a training course?


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L&D Pro Challenges: The People

Continuing the conversation around common challenges L&D pros face, we’re exploring the topic of people and how they have a large impact on the success and ability of your learning and development programs. L&D pros are often challenged with limited budgets, small teams, and an overall gap in demonstrating return on investment (ROI). To tackle these challenges L&D must focus on and demonstrate business impact. When it comes to the people involved in L&D projects, that can be a real challenge.


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Our Training Didn’t Solve the Problem. What Now?

Sometimes we as learning and development experts learn more from our own programs than the students we aim to educate. It happens. Sometimes the training that was developed simply didn’t solve the problem. There are a number of reasons why that might be the case, but often the issue at the root of the problem is that the real problem was more complex than originally thought.

A failure is more than a failure in cases like these, because they provide two valuable assets that companies did not have on the outset: feedback and information. Sometimes, knowing what doesn’t work will help you better identify what will. Here are 3 steps to take when you realize your training didn’t solve the problem you set out to solve.


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Keep Your L&D Flexible Especially Because of These Drivers for Change

Your ability to stay flexible, especially in your efforts for Learning and Development, are critical to allowing your business to have those quick-twitch reflexes to react and operate across different organizational landscapes. Businesses are a constantly evolving. That agility to meet the demands of the market head on are what make companies successful.


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Top 5 Presentation Prep Tips For the On-The-Go Professional

As a busy professional, you know that sometimes you need to prep for important presentations on the fly. Whether you are literally reviewing your notes on and airplane, or you need a mental refresh before running in the door, here are 5 prep tips that will keep you sounding on point and on top of things even when on the go.


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Summer Micro-Learning Series: Just-In-Time Personalized Learning

Micro learning is a powerful tool because it delivers the concepts and information that employees need in less time for greater impact. Just-in-time learning provides an even greater resource for employees to get the on-the-spot resources they need to tackle tough tasks. Here are 5 things you can do to bring this speedy training method into use at your company this summer.


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The Agile Effect:  What are the Benefits and Costs Moving to an Agile Methodology?

The agile corporate-learning business model has been getting a lot of attention in recent times. Companies are seeing the benefits of a more agile production, design, and even leadership development programs. But an agile model isn’t for everyone. Here are some of the benefits and some of the costs to moving to an agile methodology.