It’s Time to Get Personal in eLearning

2016 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

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Take Control of Your Personal Learning Journey

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. There’s no real discrepancy between these two facts. Clearly, if you happen

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How to Sell Training Internally

Learning professionals spend a considerable amount of time trying to convince management that the training ideas we have are worth doing. Whether it is that new conflict management training or switching to e-learning for the first time, we too often run up against blank stares or direct rejections. We know our ideas will make things

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How Trainers Can Manage Their Social Media 'Brand'

Social media and social networks, to say the least, have become one of the most common ways for people to communicate. Just about everyone — even your mom, probably — has connected somehow with someone else through as social-media tool. That makes it an exciting time, but also one with entirely new risks, especially for

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Twitter for Trainers: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ideas

How do you know an idea has gone thoroughly mainstream? It appears in melodramatic primetime television. This is even true of training. Take the ‘Twitter for Training’ episode of sudsy medical drama Grey’s Anatomy from last year for example. Training blogger Jane Bozarth summarized the action at the time: “The new episode of Grey’s Anatomy …  included a whole storyline about

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‘High Stakes’ Employee Training: The Crucial Role of Simulating the Consequences

In high-stakes training, one powerful technique to make training stick is to simulate the consequences as much as possible. The idea comes from anesthesiology training: In simulated surgical environments operating on a test dummy, the patient dies. The team has to give the bad news actors posing as the patient’s family. “Despite the fact that

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