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A Training reader sent me an article about a study done at Washington community colleges, which showed that more students drop out and fewer get a passing grade when they take a class online than when they take it in a classroom.
E-learning can be an inexpensive alternative to classroom training, but does it yield the same results?
Digital health agency Klick uses the “technology as a trainer” philosophy to embed data-driven training into its culture and everyday operations. Genome helps Klick identify when someone needs to learn a particular skill. That triggers an automated process that takes the team member’s unique profile into account.
A virtual presentation is still a presentation, so do everything you would for a live event, including interviews, conference calls, audience discovery, research, assessments, and add polls and questions to engage the audience. Practice is especially important, given the technology involved.
Succession planning can be the lifeline of talent development and retention, especially when connected to selection process and strategy. Here are some do’s and don’ts for building a robust succession plan.
Global contract research organization PPD’s Clinical Foundation Program (CFP) for clinical research associates (CRAs) is a six-day, comprehensive program focusing on theoretical knowledge and practical application skills for monitoring clinical trials.
Today’s employee learning and development initiatives need to shift from preparing employees to solve known problems, to preparing employees to fill jobs that don’t exist yet. How do we do that? We have to rethink learning content in order to shift the strategic focus of employee development to reflect the broad influences of demographics, technology, behaviors, and future needs of both employees and the organization.
Humor does not interfere with your ability to educate. The same techniques that keep people watching a TV show after they really should be going to bed can be used to make people focus on your training longer than they otherwise would.
One of the common excuses for not taking action on ethics issues is that it’s hard to reach agreement on just what is the right course of action. How much agreement about ethical issues should we seek? And how much is enough?
A concept becoming ever more prominent in America today is the idea that today’s youth somehow are victimized by competitive contests in which we differentiate between winners and losers. But learning to lose with humility is just as important as winning with grace.
Enacting positive change does not require an overhaul of the performance management system. In the long term, it may be worth making more fundamental changes to streamline your system; however, there is no need to wait for these longer-term changes to happen. Take action today by kicking three bad habits that hold back your organization.
Corporate MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) or online learning portals offer skill-based courses that act as self-paced and on-demand miniature sessions and workshops. It’s learning at your own pace, where and when it’s convenient for you and on the platform of your choice (desktop and especially, mobile).
Full-service dining company Darden recognizes strength in diversity. As such, Darden provides targeted development for women and minorities through a variety of external conference, partnerships, and development opportunities.
Tips to consider when localizing your e-learning programs and assessing the cost, schedule, and consumption goals of your courseware. Taking care with these issues upfront will give your project a higher possibility of success.
More than 11,000 business books are published every year—an overwhelming choice for busy professionals. Therefore, in partnership with getAbstract, Training brings you August’s top three business books recommended to our readers.