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Immersive learning environments may become the norm in training

Evolution has been the main motor of mankind since the beginning of time. Lately, this motor has been running faster than ever before, as we have the resources and technology to innovate in all aspect...

What’s stopping companies from learning and innovating?

The proliferation of technology has sparked an era of acceleration, with the digital world now permeating our everyday lives. It’s not uncommon to see people using various tech devices at the same tim...

Individual Development Plans, a really smart investment

Every start-up business requires an initial investment and a comprehensive business plan. That is if the goal is to reach a good return on that initial investment and make a handsome profit. This work...

3 Reasons why online training is cost-effective

Running a business is no smooth ride. The best business leaders are the ones who manage to get a balance between the effervescence, constant change and human nature of the people in their organization...

What will the future of workplace learning look like?

The way we live, work and learn is changing faster than ever before. Technology has made possible some things in the workplace that people from 20 years ago could only dream about. Technology keeps ad...

Measuring training effectiveness — the Kirkpatrick model

This post has been updated on June 11, 2020. Whether it’s classroom or e-learning, training is costly in terms of money and time. So it is only natural for businesses to want to be able to quantify th...

I am a Learning Architect – is that even a thing?

This post has been updated on May 20, 2020. Not long ago I struggled to label myself when I was asked that all-familiar question ‘What do you do?’ Mention ‘training’ and you’re seen as ‘the guy at the...

Training for competencies or merely for skills? A no-brainer, really

Learning is an important part of any business and selecting the proper tools as well as designing realistic and measurable learning paths is paramount in growing and engaging the workforce. When sales...

Want to keep your business strong? Build a learning culture

“Learning culture” seems to be the go-to place for businesses today. It’s like the most hip, exclusive club that everyone wants to be a member of. If you get in, the competitive corporate world can hu...

Blended learning — the special on the corporate training menu

Fusion cuisine is a big thing today. You can take shrimp, soy sauce, some basil leaves and sweet potatoes and come up with a dish worthy of a Michelin star restaurant. Or not. Fusion does not always w...

The solution for happier, more loyal employees? Self-directed learning

These days, self-directed learning (SDL) is a must in the workplace. With millennials making up most of the workforce, controlling each and every person’s learning and development plan is quite a chal...

5 Types of immersive technology for training

Training working adults is a tough job. Well, perhaps not in the pushing physical limits kind of tough, but more in that of getting into the brains of various people. Or maybe it is both. Learning is ...

Maximizing your training budget: instructor-led training, e-learning, or both?

Typically people who know they need some sort of company training will tell you what they want: We need an instructor-led training course developed to [insert desired training outcome]. Or We want a 2...

Why every company should consider training the extended enterprise

You know how the saying goes: It takes a village to raise a child. I don't know who was the first to figure this out, but boy was that a wise person! You just can't do it alone — raise a child or grow...

Micro learning – the big wave of mobile education

I remember my first mobile phone: brick-sized, big antenna and weighing around 400 grams. Then I got my first clasp phone and it seemed tiny and awesome. My current phone is slim, light and wonderful....

How to put to good use wearable technology for training employees

There was a time when a phone was the size of a brick (and just as heavy) and all you could do with it was to make and receive calls. Later a flashlight was added, then a calculator, and some games. R...

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