Category : education

Three Questions Every Workplace Trainer Should Ask

Right now I'm working on a new education program for our sales team that I call The Art of Questioning. In it, we'll be reviewing what makes a great question, how to ask one, and how to listen for and assess information based on the answers — and all of it is tailored to our organization's sales process.

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Future of Vocational Training Likely to Be Online

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Thursday announced a White House proposal to significantly reform the way vocational training is funded and run — a move that's likely to rely heavily on online training and e-learning.

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Walk the Walk: Does Your Company Promote Continual Education?

When I started at my position as chief performance officer at an e-marketing agency nine months ago, the company's products and services were good. Its business strategy was sound. But the quality of its people — their talent, passion, and (importantly) their way of thinking — was lacking.

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Three Myths About How We Learn

If you were to stroll back into your old elementary school today, you'd probably find that the classrooms look pretty similar to the ones you studied in, and the kids are still learning to read and write the same way you did. Schools change a lot more slowly than other industries. So do we still think about learning the same way we did back when we were in grade school?

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How iPhone Apps Fit Into Online Training

M-learning — mobile learning — is a hot new topic among training professionals, but what, exactly, is it? And who uses it? We know the idea is to tap into the immense power and popularity of smartphones and tablets and to deliver training on-the-go. But, as new as the concept is, most training pros still have more questions than answers about how to use, utilize, and implement m-learning programs. So we turned to Connie Malamed, e-learning consultant, speaker, and author of the popular instructional design website The eLearning Coach, to talk about the benefits and drawbacks of m-learning.

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What's in a Letter? Thoughts on Dropping the E from E-Learning

Instructional designer Melissa Venable posed an interesting question this week on OnlineCollege.org that any training professional ought to consider: Should we drop the “e” from “e-learning”?

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Why eLearning Can Never Be Boring: Q&A with Cathy Moore

Cathy Moore is a recognized elearning and training expert who has helped dozens of organizations (including the U.S. Army, NATO, USPS, and Chevron) and shares her insights on her blog. In February, Moore will be presenting a two-day e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate at the Training 2012 conference in Atlanta, GA.She spoke with The Daily Mindflash about a crucial requirement for all training programs -- to never, ever, be boring.

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A Review of 2011 and the Future of Workplace Learning

Yogi Berra once said, "Predictions are hard, especially when they are about the future." So instead of writing a 2012 prediction post, I decided to review the topics I wrote about in 2011 and rediscover what topics really resonated with people. During my review, I discovered four themes that popped up based on activity from readers and from the number of posts I wrote on each subject. The four themes were business acumen and leadership, social learning, rapid instructional design, and experimenting with innovative ideas.

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Infographic: Which College Majors Lead To Higher Employment, Unemployment?

As students around the country continue to raise their voices against the rising costs of education, former students are also looking for work. But higher education doesn't necessarily mean employment. In fact, many who study the more popular majors are having a hard time finding a job. This analysis of 173 majors shows the top and bottom 15 majors in terms of unemployment rates, along with their rank in popularity.

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Four Ways to Keep Education Alive and Profitable

A quick question. Why do you pay your employees?

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