This article is the second in a two-part series on mLearning. The first article, Why Mobile Learning is Here to Stay, covered why you should consider embedding mLearning into your overall learning strategy.
Does e-learning have a direct influence on graduation rates — whether it's in high school or employee training? E-learning advocates will of course say yes, but a new study of high school graduation rates offers some new insights into an old question.
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.
If I told you your car was wasting two-thirds of the fuel you put in it, you'd be pretty annoyed (especially considering gas prices right now). And if I told you your brain was only working at two-thirds capacity, you'd feel pretty dumb. So why, then, do so many trainers reap only two-thirds of the benefits of training, executive and blogger Jay Cross asked recently.
After several years on life support, the American economy is starting to show stirrings of life. But it's clear that even if unemployment numbers are dropping, we aren't soon likely to return to our parents' economy (or our grandparents', for that matter).
Almost all of us have been stuck in a training class at some point with a bad trainer. So, to help spare the world from these mind-meltingly lame training sessions, I've compiled a list of the seven worst habits bad trainers exhibit — many of which were suggested over Twitter — and offered simple and practical remedies.
I recently attended the American Society for Training and Development's 2012 TechKnowledge conference, where over 1,200 attendees and 70 exhibitors got together in Las Vegas to talk about training, do some networking, and discuss the future of learning and technology.
Here's a great bit of insight I came across recently on Steve Wheeler's blog: "We Learn by Teaching." Wheeler, a professor of learning technology at Plymouth University, reminded me of similar advice my father gave me about reading when I went off to college. His technique is a three-step process: