ELearning is fundamentally changing the relationship between technology companies and their clients. There are a few reasons why customer eLearning is especially relevant to technology companies. First, technology is ultra competitive, and software-as-a-service makes it easy for customers to switch to a competitor if they are not satisfied with their use of a technology. Second, most technologies boast rich feature sets, and customer training is needed to ensure clients get the most value from new technology innovations. Lastly, most technology companies sell globally, and therefore in-person training is logistically difficult and costly to deliver.
Design your professional online courses according to the eight elements of Flow Theory as outlined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a primary founder of the psychology of flow. By appealing to these elements when developing your training program, you can maximize learning and memory recall. All objectives and goals can be achieved as a natural byproduct when placing primary focus on optimal flow to engage learners.
Instruct by asking questions and not lecturing. Answer questions with a question. At first this sounds like a simple corporate learning strategy. However, as you try to implement the Socratic style, you may find it quite daunting. Following the ABCs will help master the technique that will aid in monumental development of those learners you instruct.
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.
Why we do the things we do is a question that can be constantly analyzed. Effective leaders are visionaries who have the ability to influence and inspire others to achieve a common goal. How our brain works, how we make choices, and how we act on those decisions is part of the neuroscience behind effective leadership.
The first part of this blog series discussed the driving forces shaping the demand for corporate training within the U.S. and around the world. This blog will discuss the driving forces shaping the European market of corporate training.
The principles of adult learning are founded on the notion that as we age, having a purpose behind learning becomes much more important. When we’re young, we are more likely to accept that the future may yield an unforeseeable need for the information we’re absorbing. We believe in the need for a well-rounded education, even if we can’t see an immediate need for certain pieces of information.
With the holidays right around the corner, spare time provides room for reflection not only on gift lists and vacation plans, but also to focus on today’s acute topics in the working environment. The global trends are clear. To evolve efforts into impact, corporate training is key to directing a workforce that is focused on achieving business objectives through learning and development.
Developing effective leaders in today’s ultra-competitive work environment is key to running a successful organization. Great leaders have the power to influence and inspire others by establishing trustworthy relationships based on encouraging feedback and opinion. When employees feel like their voices are heard and taken into consideration, they are more likely to acquire a vested interest in a common goal, and have a sense of loyalty and pride in what they do.
The old adage in business that “if you build it they will come” doesn't necessarily apply to e-learning courses.
Most people remember their first day in a new workplace. Without a carefully elaborated onboarding process and approach, the first day can lead to frustration, if not despair.