The Blog

Is Classroom Training Dead?

As we come to the end of 2017 and prepare to face 2018 the old question of eLearning replacing classroom training is raised at budget time.  In 2018 companies will continue to look for ways of doing more with less and so the pressure to have better trained people...

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Working Smart

Productivity isn’t about becoming a robot.  It’s about focusing when it’s time to focus, getting work done and having them to do the things you want to.   Here are some tips to help your time focused thinking:   Know Where You Spend Your Time Do you end the day...

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The New Approach

“Self Service” learning is emerging as a dominant feature of digital learning This is radically different from the conventional approach to instructional design, which not only defines learning goals, it determines the path that all learners will take to reach those...

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Is the Training Industry in Decline?

In a recent post on the LinkedIn ‘Training Managers’ Group’, SK Jumah wrote “In this short post I would like to get some feedback from different areas around the globe about the current situation of the “Training Industry”.  This post attracted replies from a number...

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Bringing Your Customer On-Board

All great, successful enterprises or activities have both a goal and a strategy.  Although strategies can often be complicated this is seldom the road to success, and you will save yourself a lot of time, energy and stress by creating a simple strategy that is focused...

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What Comes Next . . . Generation Z

The greatest number of learners we have in the work force today are millennials and we have addressed them in a previous article.  However, Generation Z born since1999 are coming around the corner and we need to be thinking now about the challenges they will offer us....

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Top 2017 Workplace Learning Trends

The following trends are selected from the LinkedIn 2017 Workplace Learning Report which includes insights from 500 L&D professionals across the US and Canada.   Organisations are investing more in talent development 69% of L&D professionals say that talent is the...

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Learning to Learn

Associate Professor Sandra Milligan at the University of Melbourne analysed the data from over 100,000 learners on the University’s various MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses), every click, tap, swipe they made, every document they consulted, and every word they...

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Using Mobile for Onboarding

When we recruit new hires, we are expending a lot of time and it can be expensive.  The HR department does its very best to get the best talent onboard and with skills that fit the vacant role.  So why would we not provide the sort of welcome that prepares the new...

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Be a Great Listener

When creating on-line learning modules, we often have to collaborate with Special Matter Experts and this requires special listening skills so we can differentiate the important stuff if we are designing Just-in-Time Learning.   So, this is when I was reminded of the...

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Take the Transport Out of Training

The old saying is still true.  “Your employees are your most valuable asset”.  Just like the maintenance of machinery, it makes sense that companies should invest in updating and developing their workforce.  Today there is an increasing appreciation for the importance...

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Sometimes “Just Listening” is the Best Approach

Have you ever been in the situation where you have been explaining a situation to someone and they kept interrupting with thoughts and ideas that were either irrelevant or you already knew, and all you wanted to yell at them was “just listen”. Listening is a gift you...

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