We recently released the eBook "Creating Engaging Training for a Millennial Audience," where we discussed the three main cultural forces that have impacted millennial learning trends. So far, we've discussed the internet and smart technology. Today's post is about social media and millennial learning habits.
We recently released the eBook "Creating Engaging Training for a Millennial Audience," where we discussed the three main cultural forces that have impacted millennial learning trends. The first trend we discussed was the internet, and today's topic is smart technology.
Mobile, Video, Games - it almost sounds like a list of trends in on-demand training, but to those of us who attended the FocusOn Learning Conference, these were much deeper than surface-level trends. The conference was hosted by the eLearning Guild, and was bursting with enthusiastic training professionals looking to learn new ideas, evolve their strategies and experiment with different content mediums. Attendees ranged from instructional designers to directors and VPs of Learning and Development, with the majority serving internal audiences.
We recently released the eBook "Creating Engaging Training for a Millennial Audience," where we discussed the three main cultural forces that have impacted millennial learning trends. Today's post is about the first cultural factor: the internet.
I recently came across the article “Your Brain on Learning,” published on the Chief Learning Officer website, and thought it presented a unique and interesting perspective on elearning. In the training industry, we often talk about elearning within the context of trends and data that claim to know what learners want, while we leave out analyses of the biochemical systems that initiate the learning process in the first place.
Skilljar’s Training Manager, Linda Schwaber-Cohen, had the opportunity to write an article for Training Industry Magazine titled “How to Create Learning Pathways That Scale.” We wanted to take a moment to share some of her insights and easy steps for creating clear paths for success! The article was originally published here.
Instructional designers have one overarching goal: to create training that is engaging, interesting, and keeps learners coming back for more. Every decision they make is driven by the desire to create compelling content. And in the past few years, the training industry has been whispering about the latest buzzword: gamification.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend eLearning Guild's Learning Solutions Conference and Expo in Orlando. Session topics ranged from program design and project management to technology, content creation techniques, course development, and data and analytics. There was an equally large variety of professionals at the conference, from Instructional Designers, to Training Managers and Directors, to LMS admins.
It’s an unfortunate tendency in the training industry to create a strategy, build the courses, and then never touch them again after they’ve been published. This toxic habit of allowing for static training courses can be lethal to your training program, especially if the courses are neither mandatory nor free.
Last week, over 1000 assessment industry professionals from practice areas such as Certification/Licensure, Clinical, Educational, Industrial/Organizational and Workforce Skills Credentialing descended on Scottsdale, Arizona to attend the Innovations in Testing Conference presented by the Association of Testing Professionals. The conference was packed with professionals who deal with testing and certification in a variety of industries, and I had the opportunity to meet and mingle, as well as learn about the issues facing the industry.