I recall many years ago when I was finishing my basement and I felt comfortable doing much of the work myself. Rough carpentry was fairly simple, running conduit was easy, attaching lights was not hard, screwing drywall was quick and forgiving. But there was one thing I would not tackle, drywall finishing. I recall watching the contractor putting on the mud and carefully scraping it away until it was perfectly smooth. As I watched him I commented how good he was at this and I’ll never forget his response: “Hey, I’m a professional, I do this for a living”.
Does your company have a fleet of delivery trucks or vans? Many do and they employ professional drivers to deliver products to customers and act as an ambassador for your brand and in many cases the face of your company.
“We have about 30% of our workforce retiring in the next five years!” my client said with panic in her voice. Her panic is well-grounded. In fact, it’s a cry that reflects a disturbing statistic: 10,000 people are retiring every day, and will continue to do so until 2019. And they’re taking their knowledge with them.
You may have noticed that the average age of the workforce has shifted dramatically recently. It’s getting younger. You may also have noticed that older generations of workers are also shifting: they’re aging out and retiring. Shift happens. Change is inevitable. It’s a part of life. It’s even necessary.
Personalization is a big deal in eLearning. But do we really know the learning styles of our users? Depending on your theoretical reference, there are as many as 7 different learning styles. Your learning style not only determines how you learn, it is also very likely to be the most enjoyable and efficient path for you to acquire new knowledge.
The acronym LMS stands for Learning Management System and is typically associated with online learning programs or e-learning. Simply put, it is the software that makes an e-learning program function. But it really is so much more.
Companies now face a significant roadblock to mobile accessibility, their own courseware. For over a decade, Flash has been the preferred method of delivering rich content to users.
In our previous 3 blogs, we looked at how eLearning can be incorporated into our existing training structures. We focused on the ongoing success of Millennials at our organizations.
There’s a mindset that’s already in the workplace, thanks to us who are, well, older than the Millennials on our teams. We tend to separate work from play, training from entertainment, and tools from toys. Again, our Millennials are far more likely to integrate these seemingly disparate worlds. One of the reasons why eLearning is so vital to personal and professional growth is the blurring of the lines between work and play. It’s a lesson that all of us can learn. Perhaps one of the safest bits of advice for us non-Millennials is this: we gotta learn to lighten up.
Have you ever watched one of those really great documentaries? You know, the kind where you’re pulled into the material, even if you may not be terrifically interested in the topic to begin with? Then you suddenly find you’re able to have a really intelligent conversation about the topic later. How did that happen? It’s simple: you were entertained, and the creators captured, and held your attention.