How the Web is Re-Inventing Employee Training, from Fast Company (11/12/10)
As training budgets continue to get slashed, training directors are scrambling to keep up with the pace of change while still serving their constituents. Like a lot of folks in business today, they're being asked to do more with less -- but with a cruel twist. The organizational model for training is no longer sustainable. The pace of change is here to stay and will only continue to accelerate, so learning leaders need to figure out a vastly different way to design their organizations.
The manner and means by which we learn have changed drastically over the past few years -- in the classrom and on the job. More and more, students and educators, and employees and managers are turning to online environments to experience a new kind of knowledge exchange. This graphic details the growth of that phenomenon, and the online channels it's tapping into the most.
The more I experiment with PowerPoint 2010's new features, the more I'm impressed. Here's a quick video that nicely highlights some of the coolest new features.
Many organizations are considering implementing e-learning projects, but there are always stakeholders who are tough to convince. They have certain objections to e-learning, which makes trainers' jobs more difficult. You know e-learning is the way to go, but how to do you persuade these stakeholders that it needs to happen? Here are some tactics to consider that I've used with success:
How online training can benefit your brand, from BizReport (11/3/10)
Despite ample evidence supporting the bottom-line value of training and professional development, training budgets are almost always the first place business leaders target for cost-cutting. If you haven't had a chance to read Bill Cushard's recent post on smarter ways to demonstrate the value of training to the C-suite, I highly recommend it. His ideas for demonstrating value speak directly to this topic and provide a great framework for strategic training evaluation.
Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010, from eLearningLearning (11/1/10)
October Review, from Jane’s Pick of the Day (10/31/10)
Cartoonist Mark Anderson shares the personal anecdote behind today's cartoon: