It’s the final stretch of Q4 and most businesses are trying to run out the clock while staying on budget. We always have a few companies reach out to us, as they need to use their eLearning budget or lose it for the following year. Here’s how we advise them to maximize their eLearning budget to get the biggest return on investment. Read More
Albert Einstein famously said, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” This quote is at the heart of teaching: whether your concept is theoretical physics or how to sell more product—break it down into simple, engaging components. How do you engage a six-year-old? A sixty-year-old? One way is through animation. Animation, when used thoughtfully and intentionally, is a powerful tool for teaching complex concepts in deceptively simple, engaging ways, whether your audience is six-years-old or sixty.
Creating a Personalized Learning Environment
Creating a personalized learning environment starts with outlining your goals and striking a balance between personal and company growth, as you want learning to payoff for everyone. Focusing on the learner through data analytics and responsive and adaptive design allows you to custom tailor a learning experience that’s effective and efficient. Read More
Anyone working in a creative capacity has been subject to the dreaded mental block. No matter what you do, inspiration is hard to find and you can wind up feeling like you’re stuck in a rut. And, if you manage others, it’s just as frustrating when you notice your usually high-functioning employees stuck in a creative slump.
If you were to compare a Learning Management System (LMS) to home entertainment, then a traditional LMS would be a DVD and a modern LMS would be streaming HD media (Netflix or Hulu.) Just like Netflix completely revolutionized the home entertainment industry, the digital learning industry is seeing more corporations turn to the newer LMS products. By improving the user experience, emerging LMS platforms are disrupting the learning experience.
We may be living in the Information Age, but most of us can’t conceive how massively informative it really is. The Internet is growing at a rate of 3.7% per quarter, for a conservative estimate of 330.6M top level domains by Q1 2017. In the past two years alone, humans have produced more data than existed in our entire history. How do we avoid sinking in a vast sea of data? We use information skimming.
In just a few short years, AI went from sci-fi thriller fodder to everyday reality. As soon as Amazon released Alexa and Apple’s old standby Siri started acting as a personal assistant, artificial intelligence became a part of just about every average Joe’s daily routine. But for some reason, that slow progression to mainstream hasn’t translated as adeptly to a learning strategy. In fact, a study performed by CLO and Raytheon found that only seven percent of organizations were leveraging predictive analysis in training.
The average adult human has a sustained attention span of 20 minutes, but some researchers are saying that’s been reduced to 5 minutes, with the internet to blame. If you’ve got a particularly long training session or meeting coming up, your brain needs all the help it can get. Mindful eating. Recent research says that certain foods improve cognition, while others are harmful to your brain. By minding what you eat, in other words, mindful eating, you can lengthen your attention span, retain information better and even decrease your risk of getting Alzheimer’s Disease as you age.
Employee attention: it’s the holy grail of any training program. But while shiny new methods and the latest tech aim to grab ahold of employee attention and drive engagement levels, the foundation still needs to be in place to make sure employees are really listening. Before you buy into new programs or the latest in training tech, make sure you always utilize the proven science of learning to make sure your learners are truly getting the most out of every moment. Here are 5 things you can do in order to get your employee’s attention:
Spending time with employees pays off—not just for them, but for the leaders and the entire organization. The question of how much time can be explored in a Fast Company post, “Why Managers Should Spend Exactly 6 Hours A Week With Each Employee.” But here at ELM, we’ve found that it’s not necessarily quantified time that’s made the biggest difference—it’s qualified time.