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9 Ways to Bring Talent and Learning Management Together

9 Ways to Bring Talent and Learning Management Together

In this part of my series on how to save the Learning and Development industry from certain doom, I explain why talent training and learning need to come together to create a culture in which the correct things are taught to the correct individuals. I offer nine ways to achieve this, and also explain the importance of informal learning in achieving all-round business success.

A Time of Crisis for the UK Learning and Development Industry

A Time of Crisis for the UK Learning and Development Industry

In this article, part one of my series on saving the UK Learning and Development industry from certain doom, I examine how the L&D industry is struggling to keep up with times and highlight what needs to be done to meet demands and expectations. This is a brutal, no-holds-barred assessment of L&D, taken from my own experiences talking with L&D professionals and research into the state of the industry. Part 2 will establish how – and why – to bring learning and talent training together.

Dear Jo: “I’ve Just Been Handed the Training Department!” - Part One

Dear Jo: “I’ve Just Been Handed the Training Department!” - Part One

Welcome to the first installment of Dear Jo! Meet Jo Coulson, a veteran of the learning industry—a highly respected leader on the client side and a dynamic program manager and consultant on the vendor side. Now she’s taking your corporate training questions and offering valuable insights based on years of experience. First up: You’ve been handed the training department… What do you do?

Using Twitter As A Learning Tool

Using Twitter As A Learning Tool

Twitter is a powerful social media tool used for micro-blogging and social networking. The fact that it is easy to access and simple to use, makes it a powerful tool to include in your eLearning toolkit. So, why not use Twitter as a learning tool? In this article, you will find 5 reasons why I chose to implement Twitter in a distance university course I was recently involved in.

Gamification In Learning Featuring Gains Through A Serious Game Concept

Gamification In Learning: Featuring Gains Through A Serious Game Concept

Wikipedia defines Gamification as "the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems”. While Gamification has been applied in several domains, our focus has been on its application in learning. Research certainly confirms the advantages of learning through Gamification. Let me share a case study that compares the gains in learning achieved through serious game concept vs a traditional eLearning approach.

Introduction to Tin Can API

An Introduction To Tin Can API

If you've been moving around the eLearning space lately you've probably seen reference to the Tin Can API, usually within the context mobile learning. I didn't really know what it was or why it might be valuable to an organization, so I decided to find out. Here's what I learned. Hopefully this will give some good basic insight into a trend that may become a huge part of eLearning over the next decade.

6 Tips To Use Google Hangouts For Synchronous Learning

6 Tips To Use Google Hangouts For Synchronous Learning

There are a variety of advantages associated with synchronous learning, such as increased collaboration and immediate feedback for learners, just to mention a few. To get all of the benefits you have to know which eLearning tools will help you enhance your synchronous learning strategy. In this article, I will share 6 Google Hangouts Tips for synchronous learning that will help you utilize all of the features that Google Hangouts has to offer you.

Mad At Moodle? 5 Tips for Moodle Novices

Mad At Moodle? 5 Tips for Moodle Novices

So, your school, college, company decided they need eLearning on Moodle, and you were put in charge. How difficult can that be? Or, maybe you found yourself in a job role where working with Moodle is your first introduction to eLearning, and you are struggling with the user-unfriendliness of this popular LMS? If you find yourself creating courses in Moodle, here are the key five pointers to keep in mind.

Dramatically Reduce Corporate Training Costs

How To Dramatically Reduce Corporate Training Costs

In this article I'll discuss how transitioning from face-to-face corporate training to online corporate training can help you to dramatically reduce corporate training costs and even share some tips to help you get the most out of your eLearning investment. In addition, if you are still skeptical about converting your face-to-face corporate training into eLearning, I will give you some examples of big brands that made the big transition and got positive results in many respects.

Top 9 Online Corporate Training Mistakes You Should Avoid

Top 9 Online Corporate Training Mistakes You Should Avoid

Every online corporate training project comes with its own unique set of obstacles such as a tight deadline or the difficulty of organizing an abundance of training materials. These issues can make an online corporate training project challenging even for the most experienced instructional designers. No matter the challenges, there are a number of online corporate training mistakes that many projects have in common. So, before developing your next online corporate training course, have a look at this list of the top 9 online corporate training mistakes that you should avoid.