By now many organizations have moved their training departments online, tapping into the vast potential of e-learning or blended learning programs. With a virtually infinite source of training materials to draw from just a keystroke away, online learning has quickly become a must-do for companies intent on delivering a consistent message to a scattered or
This post first appeared on Brent Dykes' blog, PowerPoint Ninja.
If you work at a company with more than 100 people, you probably have an official corporate PowerPoint template. If you work in a company with more than 1,000 people, you probably don’t know the designer who created your presentation template. There’s a good chance that the graphic designer who created your PowerPoint template doesn’t use PowerPoint on a regular basis — in fact, they probably detest PowerPoint and never touch the presentation software other than to make sure the template looks okay every time the corporate branding is updated.
No matter what sort of training you're involved in, training remote workers requires a particular kind of preparation and execution. The dynamics of teaching and learning change when instructor and pupil aren't in the same room, and with the rise of e-learning, it's only happening more. If trainees are spread out in different locations, things
Lots of employees dread company education. They dread it because often we, as educators, don’t create compelling or engaging programs. Nor do we explain the reasoning behind the materials we use in those programs. Sometimes employees feel they're being force-fed management’s agenda without any apparent connection or value to their day. But in talking with
On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted yet another #TrainChat on Twitter, in which we posed the question: What skills do learning and development pros need now? Mindflash contributor and L&D pro Bill Cushard helped guide our discussion. Here's a recap of the discussion that followed (please excuse the Twitter-ese grammar).
In learning and development, as in every area of business, it isn't simply enough to produce results. You also need to measure those results to prove you're beneficial to your organization and get recognition (and support) for your efforts. There's no doubt you need numbers, but are the numbers you're focused on actually the right
On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted yet another #TrainChat on Twitter. This time we spoke with special guest Jay Forte, who discussed his recent article, "Four Ways to Ensure Your Training Fits Every Learner." Here is a condensed version of our chat. And be sure to tune in every Friday at 10 a.m. PST for another chat on online learning, employee training, and L&D.
Corporate IT is being transformed by the phenomenon known as BYOD, or "Bring Your Own Device." Used to using smoothly functioning, good-looking consumer products at home, the argument goes, workers are increasingly demanding they be able to access these gadgets and tools at work, whether or not IT is totally keen on the idea.
I distinctly remember a classroom program a colleague and I presented to our corporate office several years ago. We were sharing ways for the corporate support staff to work more closely with the field service operations — to make their contact an “event.”
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.