Why Organizations Need Critical Thinking Training

As professionals in the workplace, we are educated, experienced, and successful. So the notion that we might benefit from training in thinking seems superfluous at best. More likely, we are offended at the suggestion. Why, then, do so many people who undergo such training rave about the gains? Because they learn that despite our accumulated...

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The Challenges of Delivering Learning in Volatile Times

Did you know that company life spans are shrinking? I came across a study the other day showing that large corporations have a one-in-three chance of going out of business in the next five years. Why are so many companies not making it into middle, let alone, old age? There are all sorts of reasons,...

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Micro-learning Creates Relevant & Effective Learning Experiences

Micro-Learning It is exciting to see the learning industry's interest in developing and delivering learning content in smaller units. As units of learning are designed at a more granular level, we can deliver content that is more relevant to the learner, which leverages the learner's context. As an Instructional Systems Designer (ISD), my goal is...

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Social Learning: Current Trends and Future Challenges?

No discussion on learning innovation could possibly leave out social learning. This form of learning is fast becoming mainstream as interactions at work increasingly replicate those in our social lives. “Social collaboration is one of the most natural and effective ways people have used to share and apply knowledge, so it is common sense that...

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Do mobile devices really improve learning outcomes?

Our response?  Continuous learning support demands mobile access. Today’s work environment is more fluid and changeable, where easy access and flexibility are highly valued. People demand their choice of device and to be in control of when and where learning takes place. Many organisations are already taking advantage of this, however careful consideration must be...

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