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Gig Economy Learning and Development: A Whole New World

The way work happens is undergoing a profound shift as an increasing number of people participate in the “gig economy.” There have always been independent workers who hire themselves out for specific tasks or projects, but the explosive growth of the gig economy in recent years has been enabled by specific technologies designed to connect freelancers with consumers and companies who need something specific and limited, whether it’s a ride to a destination (Uber, Lyft), everyday tasks (TaskRabbit), or a limited-scope project for a business (Upwork). The far-reaching implications of this new way of working demands a whole new world of gig economy learning and development (L&D). Continue reading

eLearning Outsourcing to Get the Job Done

If your company is on the smaller end of the business landscape, getting started with eLearning for your employees can feel like a daunting task. After all, you probably don’t have a whole learning department at your disposal. One route you can take is to take the time to find existing eLearning courses and modules that fit your needs, which I just wrote about in my previous article, eLearning Content Curation. But if you really want to produce original content for your company’s unique context and needs, you can still do it with eLearning outsourcing. This article will explain what aspects of eLearning are good for outsourcing and how to find and hire the freelancers who can do it for you. Continue reading