Corporate Learning And Development

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November 20, 2014

3 Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid - and 16+ Solutions

Instructional designers and facilitators: Are your tried-and-true techniques for instructor-led training killing your participants with boredom? Instructor-led training continues to be a critical component of many organizations’ training offerings. Yet it has the potential to become stagnant, as instructional designers and facilitators fall back on the methods they’ve used for years. Shake things up by recognizing three pitfalls to avoid and by getting new inspiration from Catherine Davis, SweetRush’s Instructional Design Practice Lead.
by Catherine Davis
November 19, 2014

Tips To Use Blended Learning In Corporate Training

In this article, I'll explore how to use blended learning in corporate training in order to create an immersive and engaging blended learning experience for your learners. Also you'll find out about the 4 blended learning models and the 4 sub-models, as well as, how to apply each one of them in your corporate training course.
by Christopher Pappas
November 17, 2014

Dear Jo: Corporate Training Program Evaluation Should Be a “Habit”

Program evaluation for corporate training—so often it’s postponed, swept under the rug, becomes mired in discussions, line-item budget vetoed, or skipped altogether. Why is this? Consultant and former learning organization leader Jo Coulson answers a reader’s question and reflects on her own and her colleagues’ experiences to uncover this deep mystery of corporate training. With her insight, you can make program evaluation a habit in your learning organization.
by Jo Coulson
November 7, 2014

Social Media Tools - Taking Informal Learning To New Heights

In today's Internet-driven world, more and more knowledge workers prefer to have a say in how the company facilitates their learning. With so much of the world's workforce connected to Social Media, that's where most workers are turning to informally seek their knowledge. In this article, I will cover informal learning and how Social Media tools can be used in learning. I will also cover the points that need to be considered to ensure effective learning through Social Media tools.
by Marina Arshavskiy
October 29, 2014

4 Virtual Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid

With the increasing popularity of virtual instructor-led training events in corporate training, instructional designers and facilitators need to master the art of making the classroom virtual. SweetRush Instructional Design Practice Lead Catherine Davis shares 4 common pitfalls in developing effective virtual training, along with creative solutions for taking your events to the new heights. And don’t miss the bonus material - a downloadable checklist for virtual instructor-led training preparation!
by Catherine Davis
October 29, 2014

Theme-based Learning for Heightened Retention: An e-Learning Perspective

Theme-based Learning can be utilized to create a common thread of familiarity for all learners and build strong connections with the topics being taught. Theme based learning is a common approach in the K12 scenario – but the benefits for corporate training are also manifold. A theme is the existence of common ideas and topics across multiple contexts. By building relationships between topics, themes provide a common ground for understanding multiple topics in detail. This approach works very well when catering to a diverse learner group or learners who are new to the idea of technology-aided learning.
by Arunima Majumdar
October 28, 2014

How a Culture of Learning Impacts Business Performance

As research has already found, a culture of learning brought about by regular and relevant training can improve performance significantly. However, it can also attract and retain talent, integrate new and effective forms of technology as well as streamline and modernize internal operations.
by Jon Davies
October 14, 2014

Why and How To Use Performance Goals in eLearning

Performance goals pertain to measurable skills and talents that can be achieved during eLearning. They can be beneficial in both public and private eLearning settings, given that they allow learners to explore their strengths and improve upon weaknesses by fine tuning behaviors. In this article, I'll talk about why performance goals add value into your eLearning deliverables, how to develop and use performance goals in eLearning, as well as how to link them into your eLearning deliverables.
by Christopher Pappas