L&D

5 Interesting Discoveries From Our ELM 2017 L&D Industry Report

By | Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

It’s the start of a new year, and with that comes new strategies, technologies, and a new resolve to improve L&D initiatives across the board. But we’re not the only ones making resolutions for an effective 2017: We reached out to 85 L&D pros across a number of different industries to see what their focus for 2017 would be and the results surprised us. Check out some of the most interesting findings and see if they align with your organization’s L&D goals.

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Why the Best Digital Learning Has An Even Better Storyline

By | Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

Cave paintings are more than just pretty pictures. Our ancestors used stories as a way to pass information from generation to generation. Whether the message was genealogical in nature or just “Stay away from sharp teeth”, stories have had a way of capturing attention and relaying information that really sticks.

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performance evaluation

3 Reasons A Performance Evaluation Should Look like a Marketing Campaign

By | Building A Learning Culture, Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

Think about the most effective marketing campaign you’ve ever seen. Maybe it was the empowering Always #likeagirl campaign, or you wanted to Share a Coke after watching the latest round of Coca-Cola commercials. Maybe you teared up watching Google’s Year in Search spot. Whatever pulls at your heartstrings, makes you laugh, or makes you act, the same is true across the board: marketing has a way of connecting to your emotions.

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learning gaps

The Goldilocks Effect: And Other Signs that You have a Learning Gap

By | Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

1. The Goldilocks Principle in e-Learning

The Goldilocks Principle is the cognitive effect that people, when confronted with similar choices, tend to gravitate towards the more moderate option. It derives from a children’s story in which Goldilocks finds that she prefers the bowl of porridge that neither too hot nor too cold, but has just the right temperature.

The Goldilocks effect can also be found in many other scenarios in which people have to deal with choices that are similar. In e-Learning, the Goldilocks effect can be applied to learning difficulties and learning gaps that may arise when students either do not engage with learning content that they find overly familiar, or steer clear of training content that is overly complex, both resulting in a superficial knowledge transfer.

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training

How to Use The Golden Rule for the Perfect Training Balance

By | Building A Learning Culture, Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development

If the golden rule is “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” then why are so many learners forced to go through mandatory training that only serves to benefit their organization? Sure, improvement on a company-wide level is important, but it can also seem self-serving–and not for the individual.

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resolutions

2017 Resolutions: 4 Soft Skills Corporate Employees Need This Year

By | Building A Learning Culture, Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

It’s the beginning of a new year, and you know what that means: crowded gyms and New Year’s resolutions. As far as goals go, most resolutions are of the personal variety. But what about the goals your company has for the next year? Do you give the same attention and effort to corporate resolutions?

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digital learning

How To Turn An Elevator Pitch Into Effective Digital Learning

By | Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning Trends

If you’re interested in startups, business, and finance, there’s a good chance you’ve seen an episode or two of Shark Tank. On the show, small business owners get about two minutes to pitch their life’s work to a room of investors, for better or for worse. In most cases, first impressions are very telling: concise, driven entrepreneurs do well, while those that lack direction and relevancy are torn to pieces by the sharks themselves.

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corporate training

The Top 10 Requested Corporate Learning Blog Topics for 2016

By | Building A Learning Culture, Developing Leaders, Disrupting Learning, eLearning Solutions, Gamification, Learning and Development, Learning Trends

From marketing to microlearning, we’re always getting requests for blogs and questions about trends and best practices in corporate learning. Luckily, we’ve also been cultivating our own library of articles, opinions, and expertise, all while keeping track of the trends. As 2016 winds to a close, we wanted to take stock of some of the most requested corporate learning blog topics for the year (and show you where to find the answers to all of your burning blog-based questions).

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learning

Why Sending An Email Isn’t Enough To Inspire Employees To Learn

By | Building A Learning Culture, Developing Leaders, eLearning Solutions, Engage and Retain, Learning and Development

You put a ton of resources into creating a learning initiative for your team, all just to have it be neglected to wither away in an LMS graveyard. Sound familiar? It’s frustrating to put all of your time and energy into a program that doesn’t really get a response. Maybe you even tried to send out an email to drum up support–and still; nothing. Read More