Following my presentation to the BCS special interest learning group last month, I was involved in a discussion about the use of visuals in learning. The question was posed - What techniques are 'in' and which are 'out' ? My immediate reaction was nothing and everything - it's not what you do but the way that you do it - anything works as long as it is congruent with the style, context and learning need. But this got me thinking in the wider sense. In a classroom the 'screen' pr … [Read more...] about E-learning – making to transition from classroom to electronic learning
How we learn – and making it work for us With regards to learning are we evolving or regressing Some years ago I was asked to speak at an international conference on elearning. What I was talking about is not relevant, but what I learnt from the keynote speaker has changed my approach to training and learning and development. The speaker concerned was Professor Heinz Wolf from Brunel University (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz_Wolff) . What follows is not ‘word for word’ but roughly … [Read more...] about Learning – are we evolving or regressing – Things Trainers wont tell you! #hrblog
Increasingly as firms look to “do more with less”. Training such as health & safety and compliance training is delivered using eLearning platforms. In the past much of this training was Click next>>Click next>>Click next>>test. You have passed/failed. But thankfully things have moved on. If only a little at times. There are challenges Whilst we are more than 15 years after the turn of the millennium, many internal networks and their capacity set the limits for what … [Read more...] about eLearning – a tick box exercise that fails at ticking boxes? #HRBlog
From time to time it seems like we go from famine to feast. We have no training for months, then like a buss many come along at once! Many of us value learning new skills and knowledge. Indeed this is why quiz shows are so popular on TV. It is also why pub quiz nights are so popular at our local pubs and clubs. It is a mix of the social and the mental stimulation. We like to learn stuff. Some of us prefer to learn things around our specialisms. Others like to learn anything that broadens … [Read more...] about Not another training course – Coping with famine to feast of learning in business
Today I came across this interesting summary of the State of Employee Training 2015. It has been published by Intercall. In their article State of Employee Training 2015 they include the data and graphic shown below. We all know that when done well, training can add a lot of value both to organisations as well as the growth and performance potential of individuals. But with increasing budget and time challenges, training is often the first casualty. How is the state of training relevant … [Read more...] about State of Employee Training 2015 according to #Intercall #infographic
The session was led by Ruth Stuart - CIPD Research Adviser Robert Ashcroft - Senior L&D Manager Santander UK Ruth Stuart got the session off by asking the participants what we thought the "purpose of L&D is?" (L&D = Learning and Development - or "training" in old money) The 2015 CIPD survey reported that the purpose is about: "improving individual and organisational performance through developing employee capability" There are some key external drivers that were identified … [Read more...] about Driving Change and Customer Benefit through Strategic L&D #CIPDldShow
One of the great ways to develop your staff is to have a learning portal, or learning academy site. A resource which contains lots of information and self-development activities for leaders, coaches and change agents in business. These learning libraries or virtual academies can be expensive to compile and maintain, so many organisations choose to buy these services for their employees. It can be a cost effective strategy for the provision of learning materials. Are Learning Library's all they … [Read more...] about Have you just wasted your entire learning or training budget on a learning Library?