Turning Data into Learning Strategy

The Business of Learning
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It’s human nature for employees working through the diagnostic process, on a given project, to want to rush ahead and jump to solutions. It’s natural to try to arrive at conclusions intuitively, but while intuition, experience and opinions from team members have their place, there needs to be discipline around the process in order to [...]
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In search of personalized learning: A path to improved performance

The Business of Learning
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Companies used to take a standardized approach to training. They would run the same courses year in year out, regardless of changing business objectives and individual employees’ specific development needs. Today’s fast changing business environment has made companies think more carefully about the training they offer employees. Study after study shows that employee development is [...]
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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality – What works best in the learning space?

Technology & Learning
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There is lots of buzz around the various “Realitys”, particularly due to technology finally catching up with expectations. Before looking at when to use each type, let’s touch base on where the technology is today. From AR Software Development Kits (SDKs) to AR/VR/MR headsets, it’s been loads of fun watching the various technologies evolve. Apple, [...]
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It’s A New Year. Time to Rethink Your Learning Strategies

The Business of Learning
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The world of learning, driven by technology, has changed a lot in past year. New technologies are flooding learning conferences. The new buzzwords are micro-learning, content curation tools, learning record stores (LRS), xAPI, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality. This new technology hype raises the eye-brows of learning officers and capital investors. New start-ups are [...]
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Why Organizations Need Critical Thinking Training

Workforce Development
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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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Technical Questions to Ask Before Designing Micro-learning for Success

Technology & Learning
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Micro-learning is hot! Creating smaller nuggets of learning information has been a hot trend over the past couple years. In a recent Training Industry research survey, the majority of organizations, 60%, said they believe micro-learning can improve the efficiency and application of their training initiatives. Companies are developing this method of learning with both great [...]
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xAPI: NOT FOR DUMMIES

Technology & Learning
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Starting the Journey The xAPI learning concept is a simple concept of actor – verb – object: I did this.  It can be very powerful but putting this new learning standard into practice is not for "Dummies". The evolution from SCORM to xAPI appears logical and simple but also has to include governance standards and [...]
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