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Soft Skills Training that Actually Isn’t

Soft Skills Training that Actually Isn’t

Do you remember taking a “soft skills” training class earlier in your career? Perhaps a sales skills training course? A leadership communication skills class? I’m betting you spent the majority of your training time listening to an instructor, watching a few video segments and taking some notes. What percentage of the time in your class was focused on role plays or other behavioral learning activities that allowed you to practice the skills you were supposed to learn?

Autism Awareness Month: Talking Social Stories

Autism Awareness Month: Talking Social Stories

Social stories, sometimes called visual scripts, are stories that describe with words and pictures different activities or events that happen in life in a step by step detailed way. They were devised as a tool to help individuals within the autism spectrum to better understand situations and nuances of interpersonal communication so that they could interact in an effective and appropriate manner.

How To Assure The Quality Of eLearning

How To Assure The Quality Of eLearning

There is so much eLearning now being developed by so many different methods and presented in so many different ways.  It seems that in some cases there is less and less time to produce the learning and in others there is a determination to be first with the latest development or to prove that eLearning really can be cheaper than face to face. Of course in many cases eLearning has become the way to present ‘compliance’ training.  Perhaps it isn’t any wonder that eLearning has gained a certain reputation for drop-out rates and boredom factors.

What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Online Learning?

What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Online Learning?

Learning is often considered to be a normal part of working and personal life. Both learning for achieving a job as well as for achieving knowledge should not be neglected. Online environment is changing continuously and it represents a great opportunity for learning. It is very important to discover how to learn using all available communication channels and choosing the ones that best suit a person’s style of filtering the information.

How Continuous Employee Learning Helps Boost Performance

How Continuous Employee Learning Helps Boost Performance

Until relatively recently, company training was seen as nothing else than a one-time event: employees went to a course, learned something, and then returned to their daily tasks where everything came back to normal. However, in present days, more and more companies are striving to establish a continuous learning system, one in which both workers and managers take part in regularly. By comparison, with the old time-limited training, this type of learning continues over the long-term, long after the classroom sessions have completed.

How To Earn (and Keep) Trust As An eLearning Instructor

How To Earn (and Keep) Trust As An eLearning Instructor

eLearning answers many needs of a 21st century audience. It eliminates travel, thereby reducing our carbon footprint. It provides immediate results, and is therefore a streamlined training solution. And eLearning is laser-targeted to develop precise skill sets. But eLearning instructors also have to contend with the drawbacks of the online experience; namely, recreating the physicality of a classroom. Better technology makes the training an ever more interactive experience. Still, the instructor-student relationship is not exactly replicated in an online environment.

Mobile Game-Based Learning (Image Designed by Thaleia Deniozou)

Mobile Games for Adult Learning: What’s the Appeal?

This post introduces the potential of using mobile games as effective tools for adult learners living in a society of constant movement, where the massive penetration of mobile technology is an undeniable fact. Examining social practices, technology circumstances of use, the profile of the new learner and changing gaming cultures the emerging potential of mobile games for learning becomes apparent and is here discussed.