Our learners face a chaotic, complex, and overloaded world. They can (and do) access information immediately when they need it, and often dread training because they see it as a distraction from their pressing responsibilities.
So how do we encourage enthusiasm and participation in formal learning programs? Through contextualization and authenticity.
Ultimately, it comes down to strong instructional design.
Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design,
Blended Learning Instructional Design,
Practitioners and experts alike believe that modern learning is blended learning. Gone are the days where events, job aids, or resources stand alone. Ideally, we strive to create learning ecosystems that support our learners whenever they have a moment of need, whether it’s in the classroom or back on the job.
Fundamentally, informal learning constitutes a critical part of every blend. And while many learning professionals understand its value, we’re struggling to gain support from our learners and stakeholders. Try one (or all!) of these three options to more purposefully include informal elements in your modern blended learning.
Modern Blended Learning,
Community of Practice,
Training and development are extremely important components of employee satisfaction and engagement. Appropriate training and development opportunities also play a factor in your staff's ability to be productive throughout the day. In fact, a recent study found that 87 percent of Millennial-aged employees list opportunity for training and career advancement as extremely important in their job search.
Clearly, training plays a huge role in your company's success, but training sessions can quickly turn into a disaster if not implemented in a structured and professional manner. A training company can offer valuable structure to your training process and are highly skilled in engaging the audience in a way that is conducive to learning. Even if you don't seek the help of a professional company, here are some tips for conducting a productive training session with your employees.