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In theory, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) would appear to be a training slam dunk, allowing thousands of participants to learn and collaborate anywhere, any time at a reduced cost. But countless organizations have missed the mark with MOOCs in the last few years, never fully realizing the potential of this technology.

Best practices for developing Massive Open Online Courses and Small Private Online Courses.


Formal training and assessments are a good first level of training, but what about learning needs that are ongoing, and more subtle? For decades, companies have looked to mentoring programs to provide a second level of training.

Mentoring—a seasoned expert guiding a newbie—is the oldest form of training. But some companies are finding ways to take mentoring to the next level with digital and online technology.

Today, consumers can provide brands with instant feedback before, during, and after nearly every interaction—and when they do, they expect a speedy response and an effective resolution. As a result, this “consumer first” mentality is starting to spill over into the employee/employer relationship.

Tapping into your employees’ collective voice can directly affect your bottom line, improve effectiveness, and boost engagement.

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Human Resources: A Valued Department or a Burden?

In some regions, HR is perceived as a burden because it does not bring in direct business. But what many business leaders don’t realize is that HR actually does contribute to profit by eliminating potential losses.

Teaching Positive Attitude

When you can make “attitude”—good and bad—less vague and more about specific observable behaviors, it helps people become more aware and more purposeful about mitigating their negative behaviors and accentuating their positive behaviors.

You Can’t Beat Olympic Athletes, So Join Them

Would your company be open to allowing work groups to watch some of this year’s Olympic games at the office together, and then to use this activity as a learning tool? What do you think the Olympics’ elite athletes and teams can teach your employees?

4 Ways to Build Gold Medal Teams that Power Company Culture

There is no “I” in team. We all need the support of others. The greatest wins come when people join together to overcome tremendous odds or collaborate to bring something amazing to the world. It’s no different in business.

Leader Problem? Or Leadership Problem?

Leadership involves far more than the person who holds the leader title. It is a social process that enables individuals to work together as a cohesive group to produce collective results. To diagnose the source of problems in this process, one needs to take a whole system rather than an individual leader perspective.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: Meaningful Use at Miami Children’s Health System

“Meaningful Use” entails using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to improve quality, safety, and efficiency, and reduce health disparities. To implement Meaningful Use across all clinical disciplines at Miami Children’s Health System, 1,800 new workflows were developed and just-in-time training was created to achieve compliance.

4 Ways to Calculate Employment Engagement ROI

By calculating potential productivity gains, absenteeism reduction savings, a shortened training cycle, and reduced attrition, you can build a solid business case for a gamification strategy to increase employee engagement.

August 2016’s Top Reads

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.

Cultivating the Learning Leader

Having the ability to listen attentively should be an initial interpersonal qualification. The quality that really should put a person over the top as a good candidate for promotion is having a passion for listening and learning about others.

5 Fundamentals for a Successful vILT Program

Virtual instructor-led training (vILT) is here to stay and will continue to evolve as technology allows. The key to success is proper planning, preparation, and talent to bring it all to life.

Becoming a Better Achiever

You don’t have to accept your past performance as a measure of your future performance. But before you step forward to take the leap toward achievement, recognize that you can learn to become a better achiever.

Virtual vs. Classroom Training

Best practices for designing virtual training that performs equally as well as traditional classroom training.


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