Learning Technology

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Why Are Companies Ditching Their Old Learning Management Systems?

In their desire to enable employees to continue growing and learning professionally, many companies have fallen hard for the lure of Learning Management Systems. While LMSs are capable of doing some great things, they are far from the end-all, be-all of Learning and Development. In fact, more and more companies are realizing that pure automation isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.


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3 Essentials For Getting Your Company To Embrace The Future

There is one thing that consistently holds companies back in their efforts to achieve goals and grow. That thing is an unwillingness to let the past be the past, and to openly embrace the future. The world is changing very rapidly, from a changing workforce to changing customer expectations. What led to business success years ago will no longer do the trick. Here are 3 actions you can take to make sure your company is ready to take advantage of an accelerating economy.


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The Surprising Benefits of Gamification in eLearning

Games have long held a position of power in the world of online content. Even before mobile devices became a popular form of game consumption, computer games were an excellent way for a user to interact with the online world. Gamification is so powerful because it is fun and addictive. People want to keep playing, they want to compete, they want to win prizes, and are happy to learn some important lessons along the way. So, if you are at all interested in exploring how gamification can play into your eLearning strategy, read on for 5 surprising benefits of this learning strategy.


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Summer Micro-Learning Series: Don’t Miss Out On Video

Micro-Learning is an immensely powerful learning and development tool. If you aren’t already bringing it into your professional development programs, especially paired with mobile learning, summer is the perfect time to try it out. What micro-learning comes down to, is taking a complex skill or lesson and breaking it down into smaller, more consumable pieces. Think about how you can be challenging your team to learn new skills, while at the same time not overloading them with content that eats away at their valuable work time. Micro-learning is easier to create and consume, often with minimal cost involved. One of the most interesting formats of micro-learning is video. Here are a few ideas for you to try out this year.


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Are You An Early Adaptor?  Virtual Reality Online Training May Be For You

There are so many ways to teach a student in our modern age of learning. From massive online courses to social media peer study groups, we are always surprised and excited to hear about the next big thing in learning and development. What’s next on the horizon for forward-thinking companies and learning with technologies? Virtual Reality training may be the learning tool that businesses need to bring their online training to life.


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Are You Using Microblogging as an Effective Learning Technology Tool?

Your employees are often the single greatest training resource available for new hires. But sometimes, it’s hard to get that one-on-one facetime that is so critical to helping people learn the ropes. Even team members who have been around for a while can benefit from the crowd-sourced information available from a larger group of compatriots. Here’s how internal microblogging can tap into that well of information and how it serves as an excelent learning technology tool.


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How Can You Use L&D for Ongoing Employee Training?

Today’s hiring managers are fighting against an obstacle that has plagued the recruiting process for years, the skills gap. College graduates and even experienced professionals are lacking the latest skills and training that is required to meet the quickly changing demands of their employers. This is a very real problem that even big-name employers like Microsoft and Google are struggling with on a daily basis.


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Input Social Media Into Your L&D

Social Media integration can be a real game-changer when it comes to staying ahead with your learning & development efforts. The flexibility and unique learning opportunities offered through social channels can be surprisingly effective. You might not immediately think that social media is a valuable way for your trainees to spend their time, but in today’s modern and highly mobile workforce, a new perspective on L&D might be just the spark you need to fan the fire of innovation. Here are four ways you can incorporate social media into your programs for real results.


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Essentials for Your Business Presentation Toolbox

Every construction job requires a different set of tools. Similarly, every presenter needs to have their own “toolbox” of skills and strategies for presenting in a variety of situations. Identifying which of your skills are the right one for the job, or appropriate in the given situation, will help you land your message better and see longer lasting results. This article will help you identify some of those skills for your own “toolbox,” and describes when they might be useful to you.


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eLearning Should Tell a Story

Research shows that learners gain a deeper understanding when their training is built on a story. The story presents real-life scenarios in which employees are to apply their knowledge to solve a problem or construct a plan. Here are a few examples of how to incorporate storytelling in to your training sessions.