As organizations continue to adopt a digitalized blended learning approach, it is more important than ever to invest and establish a culture of learning in order to be successful. Values, goals and more importantly, employees define a strong corporate culture.
As far back as seven years ago, Gene Willhoit, executive director of the U.S. Council of Chief State School Officers, predicted that the children of tomorrow would no longer be served well by what he termed assembly-line education that became popular in the industrial age.
According to IBIS Capital, the outlook for eLearning in 2017 is bright. The firm reports that the global eLearning market will grow to $255 billion in 2017. What will fuel this growth? A surging interest by global executives to focus training on the critical skill sets that their employees require will lead to more advanced execution of eLearning programs. The rise of millennials in the workplace, and the retirement of baby boomers will further expedite this shift from more traditional learning environments to emerging eLearning practices.
With the New Year right around the corner, this is often the time for self-reflection. What have we accomplished this year and what do we hope to accomplish in the next? We find ourselves thinking of the type of person we were and more mindful of the person we want to be.
As technology continues to transform how business is conducted, organizations are becoming more aware of the cybersecurity implications and challenges that come along with today’s millennial and content sharing generation. Along with the ability to gather and access large amounts of data, enterprise organizations are starting to understand the importance of developing cybersecurity awareness training programs to protect and secure their intellectual property.
In many cases, it turns out that even the brightest ideas for an e-learning course may not be effective without a detailed map. For an e-learning course, a storyboard highlights all key elements including learning objectives, interlinked content, engaging media, knowledge assessment and feedback features. More specifically, a storyboard enables learners to look from afar at the complete picture even before starting the course. Here are some of the distinctive features of storyboarding.
Millennials have secured themselves as a dominant workforce within a majority of businesses and it’s time for many to take high-level executive positions and occupy the corner office of a reputable company. Nevertheless, by benefiting from the gained experience in large companies and a variety of learning technologies available, millennials prefer to test deep waters of a particular industry with their own start-up vessels rather be circumscribed inside the glass cabin. In such circumstances, an important question arises in regards to determining millennial leadership styles without emphasis on senior positions at the company.
Businesses in today’s competitive marketplace must identify what separates them from the many other companies that do what they do. Innovative learning technologies are changing the way business is done and creating an environment that demands an agile workforce. In order to stay ahead of the competition, it is critical to identify what specific values and characteristics set your organization apart from others.
Training initiatives are not cheap, and oftentimes learning and development leaders fail to see a return on their training investment as a result of ineffective means of measuring business outcomes.
While Uber and Lyft are the poster children of the independent worker economy, a less buzzed about group of freelancers and consultants are changing the way B2B enterprises and Fortune 500 companies do business. In 2016 highly skilled, educated freelance contractors are making a big impact on business. Trainers and managers need to adapt their learning and development programs to get the most out of this unique workforce.
There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all training approach. Successful training initiatives are created and designed with the understanding that people learn in different ways, at different speeds, and it is necessary to meet those needs on an individual basis.