Millennials were born during the rise of the digital revolution, while baby boomers grew up in a world mending itself after a lengthy war. Though they are different in a myriad of ways, they both have a thirst for knowledge, and eLearning is often their go-to solution to quench it. In this article, I’ll delve into both generations, so that you can create multigenerational eLearning courses.
Motivation is what prompts us to do better, to learn more, and to take strides toward our goals. This makes it a powerful tool in online learning environments, which is why we must identify the motivational factors for one of the largest learning generations – baby boomers. In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to motivate baby boomer learners and give them an eLearning experience they’ll never forget.
Baby Boomers make up an ever-increasing percentage of your audience, but what really makes them tick? In this article, I’ll highlight the key traits of learners born between 1946 and 1964, so that you can personalize their eLearning experiences.
Baby boomers weren’t raised with computers on their laps and mobile gadgets at their fingertips. As such, teaching these mature learners presents its own set of challenges. Thankfully, there are some tips that can help you create motivational, inspiring, and engaging eLearning experiences for your baby boomer audience.
Your workforce is currently made up of two very distinct groups of people; Boomers and Gen X in one group and Millennials in the other. In this article I will share 5 tips to create successful Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) training programs that appeal to all generations of your workforce.
Have you ever noticed how often the media portrays Baby Boomers as technological idiots? It’s common for movies and TV shows to depict the generation born between 1946 and 1964 as utterly clueless when it comes to operating smart phones and laptops. Of course, those in the business world know that this is, for the most part, inaccurate. Some individuals sincerely dislike using technology and wish the pen-and-paper days would magically reappear. However, most people in the working world, no matter if they are Baby Boomers, Millennials, or from Generation X, find technology to be helpful and necessary to getting work done. This is especially true of eLearning technology.
In today’s learning world there seems to be a huge spectrum between the associated characteristics of the various generations of learners; however, ultimately, whether we are Millennials or Baby Boomers, are we that dissimilar? Do we all have different learning needs?
Employers today are full of anxiety over the growing population of Millennials in the workforce. Millennials make up almost half of the total workforce, with numbers still rising. At the same time, the generation of Baby Boomers is rapidly retiring. Business Insider reports that millions of these Baby Boomers have retired just in the last six years and 10,000 of them turn 65 every single day. With the Millennials coming in and the Baby Boomers going out, the climate of the workplace is shifting. While companies of all kinds want to appeal to Millennials and hire Millennials, they aren’t quite sure how to adapt to their differences. Read why training Millennials is a challenge worth taking.
Do your online training personas pop off the screen? Do they have dynamic personalities and relatable backstories? In this article, I'll share 8 tips to create memorable and engaging online training characters.
Discover which tools you will need and how to implement them when analyzing your eLearning audience. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to gather critical insights about your learners and apply the knowledge to create your next course.
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Are you struggling to get support when making your business case for in-house eLearning authoring tools? It's not just about the costs. When you need an authoring tool, you have to have a game plan that shows how these collaborative tools foster employee sharing.