Calculating Return on Investment (ROI) is no easy feat for most any project. And, measuring the ROI for your training programs is no exception.
The 75.4 million Millennials, those ages 18-34, are surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers, those ages 51-69, according to Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. That means that the Millennial generation is clearly heralding in and creating the next generation of leaders. Even more telling is that according to a report by Workplace Trends, The Millennial Leadership Survey, “91% of millennials aspire to be a leader.” This population, however, is choosing not to be loyal to employers, but are rather planning courses to excel in leadership and to work for organizations that support this growth.
2017 will be the year of personalization in eLearning. As eLearning becomes more and more popular, students will demand more interaction, entertainment, and personalization. Going forward, a one-size-fits-all approach will no longer be the norm. Personalization in eLearning can mean a few different things from creating personalized learning plans and paths based on an individual’s job role, learning style, to capitalizing on students’ personal interests and objectives. Simply, personalized eLearning is student-centered learning in which the learning needs of the individual become the primary focus. Furthermore, it has now been shown that when delivery of blanket content is not interesting enough or specifically relevant that learners become disconnected and uninspired or unmotivated to learn. So, the time has come for the learning department or officers to look at the individual rather than the organization as a whole differentiated and diagnostic within an individual’s personal make up as to what will make the their training program and objectives more effective.
What are the advantages of microlearning?
- It doesn’t overwhelm the user with an intimidating amount of information to absorb.
- It easily fits around other work-related tasks as small, regular breaks that provide a stimulating period of mentally engaging activity which helps maintain productivity.
- It allows users to learn only what they want or need at that point in time in relation to their role.
- It encourages users to develop professionally and add value to your organization (in order to gain access to further learning opportunities).
Interested in what microlearning has to offer? Whilst you consider this innovative learning technique as an option for your workforce’s training, have a quick browse of the following tips on how to produce microlearning courses for your staff.
It’s a topic that is widely discussed and is only going to come more into focus in 2016 as the rise of mobile browsing continues.
In the development of eLearning, we’re always creatively incorporating great technology into our interactive courses, including videos, infographics, and animation. Cinemagraphs are the latest trend to join the multitude of resources at our eLearning fingertips, but what makes them so great? A photograph with a spot of subtle movement, a cinemagraph is quite literally a photo come to life, and its simultaneous naturalness and unusualness can be utterly arresting. When trainers custom design courses, the eye-catching nature of cinemagraphs can be used to enhance learning programs with visual cues, to create easy and relatable graphics, and to strengthen marketing and memorability for learners. The actual creation of cinemagraphs used to be a complex process, but newer technology make these great graphics simple to create and great candidates to incorporate into and enhance eLearning.
For today's post, we want to welcome a very special guest from the UK - Liz Bark, Creative Director at Optimised Learning Ltd!
A consistently-used criterion in the annual “best companies to work for” lists is the level of corporate investment in employee training. Yet, 81% of learners are responsible for managing their own personal development, according to a Training Zone infographic released earlier this year.
Disagreed with a co-worker over the room temperature lately? If yes, did you decide to put on (or remove) an extra layer of clothing and grin and bear it? Or did you engage in a contest of wills for ultimate thermostatic control?
Traditional classroom training or online training—which is better? A strong case can be made for either method. But a stronger case can be made for transcending this either/or choice in favor of blended learning.