ART OF DESIGN: Bringing Creativity Back to Training Solutions

March 26, 2015 by
Posted in General Topics, Learning Content

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Let’s bring the art back into training with some creativity in how we think about design. All too often we get bogged down with the content or the deadline that we limit our creativity to a pretty header bar and some flashy navigation buttons. But if we take the time to focus on four key areas, we can bring some creativity back to our training solutions. This blog post will give you some ideas of how to be creative about your content, templates, interactions, and assessments. Read the rest of this entry »

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Webinar Q&A | Mobile Learning Strategy: How to REACH Your Learners

March 23, 2015 by
Posted in General Topics, Learning Content

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Your learners are ready for your learning content to be mobile, but are you? With the continued growth of employees bringing their own devices to work, organizations are challenged with the expectation that all training content will be accessible. Without a mobile strategy, the end result can be app confusion and an overall frustration with the training solution. How can an organization quickly ramp up with the possibilities and limitations of mobile learning to be successful? Read the rest of this entry »

Why Learning Should Be the Driving Force in Your 2015 Talent Management Strategy

March 20, 2015 by
Posted in General Topics, Learning Operations

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Innovations in core HR over the past few years have made many new, world-class human capital management (HCM) solutions available. As a result, organizations are increasingly adopting and integrating the talent management modules these product suites offer, paving the way for more complexity and advancements in the field of talent management. External enablement, talent development and retention, and compliance are just some of the objectives organizations are now seeking to address. Even Gartner has responded to this shift—they have not provided a Magic Quadrant for corporate learning systems since 2011. Instead, they have looked holistically at talent management suites to plot leaders in the marketplace. Read the rest of this entry »

Designing & Delivering a Synergistic Learning Experience

March 9, 2015 by
Posted in General Topics, Learning Content

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Predictive Learning. 70-20-10. Gamification. MOOC. These are among the buzzwords in the learning industry today. Which, if any of these, creates or leverages a truly synergistic learning experience?

Wikipedia defines synergy as “the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.” In Stephen R. Covey’s classic The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the sixth habit is “Synergize.”

In its simplest form, every successful learning experience where two or more people gather or interact creates some level of synergy. Everyone, including the instructor, learns from one another and all leave the experience more enriched for having participated. But can (or should) learning be designed and facilitated with synergy being an integral part of the experience? Read the rest of this entry »

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