The Promise of Virtual Reality Learning in Corporations

There is a certain amount of frustration people might feel concerning various technologies. It seems like the driverless car technologies have been in the news for a long time now and yet we’re still waiting to see it become a widespread reality that makes a real difference in people’s day-to-day lives. I think there’s a similar frustration when it comes to virtual reality, and especially as it applies to corporate eLearning and training efforts. Will virtual reality learning have a role to play in companies looking to boost their learning programs? Continue reading

Five Types of Training to Improve Employee Performance

When employees are performing at their very best, so is the organization. After all, any organization is really just the sum of its parts. If the parts are rusty, stuck, old or broken, the whole is not going to be an effective machine. This is why attending to employee performance is critical. In the past, many organizations have done this with annual reviews, but the problem is that all too often, these reviews are largely punitive and do little to improve employee performance. A more effective way to drive employee performance is through effective coaching and training. Below are five types of training known to improve employee performance.

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Leverage Training to Drive Employee Performance

Over the past decade, there has been a growing preoccupation with measurement in the workplace. Increasingly, employees are being watched and measured on every possible level from productivity to interpersonal skills.  In most workplaces, these metrics form the bedrock of annual reviews. While metrics can be useful, there are now a growing number of experts questioning whether or not this approach is in fact working. In the training and development sector, there is also a growing push to move away from pure metrics and annual reviews and back to training. Continue reading

Training for AR, IoT and Blockchain Technologies

Every year, consultants at Deloitte issue a Technology Trends report.  In 2016, the report focused on the growth of several new and relatively new innovations, including blockchain technologies, augmented reality and the Internet of Things. This post examines the highlights from Deloitte’s 2016 report and considers how these trends will impact training and development over the course of the coming year. Continue reading

2017 eLearning Trends: Student-Driven Learning

Ask any educator and they will tell you, learning is not a one-size fits all experience. Some people learn best when they are alone and hunkered down in a library with a stack of books. Other people learn best when working as part of a team. Some people learn by repeating skills over and over again and others only need to encounter a new skill or concept once or twice before they are up and running. In traditional classrooms and workshop settings, developing learning experiences for everyone can be a major challenge. While one can try to incorporate different Continue reading

2017 eLearning Trends: Micro Learning

Micro Learning is a term that has now been around for at least a few years, but it is also one expected to gain ground in 2017. The concept is generally used to describe any type of learning, but especially eLearning, that breaks down the learning experience into small and easily consumable bits. Download our free presentation on MicrolearningHow to make a long story short. A piece of information that can be conveyed in a minute-long video or a new skill that can be acquired by playing an interactive game for just a few minutes would both be examples of micro learning. In this post, we explore what micro learning is, why it is become more popular, and how it is expected to impact eLearning in 2017. Continue reading

Make Training More Accessible with eLearning

Every year, more people with disabilities enter the workplace, but this is not a surprise. After many years of lobbying, the U.S. school system is finally making modest progress. More students with disabilities are now graduating from high school and college than ever before. There is still more work to be done, but the trend is moving in the right direction, and this means that more people with disabilities are also now on the job market and in the workforce. Of course, this means rethinking how we deliver workplace training too. As it turns out, eLearning is the most affordable and effective way to develop training courses that are accessible to every employee. Continue reading

Do you really need e-learning for your employees?

E-learning is perceived as a competitive advantage for organizations, especially those that are multinational in nature and have a diverse workforce at different locations. Online education does have immense tangible and measurable benefits. But, blindly jumping into the bandwagon will not work. You need to gauge your requirement and plan your way forward. Use it only if you need it. Continue reading

2016 Top Workplace Training Stories

Over the past twelve months, eLeaP has posted on many subjects concerning workplace training, eLearning and mLearning. From time to time, we have also investigated breaking news stories and explored their impact on workplace training. This week’s end-of-year post recaps the year’s top stories in workplace training with an eye to analyzing how the will likely continue to effect workplace training over the coming twelve months. Continue reading

Virtual High Schools on the Rise

There is now a growing movement to offer high school programs in 100% or nearly 100% online formats. While this may sound like a bad idea, for many students, the format is highly appealing to teens but also holds the potential to support parents’ lifestyles too. First, today, most teens are already tech savvy, spend many hours online, and consider virtual friendships just as important as face-to-face ones. Second, for families on the move–and in a global economy, a growing number of families do cross borders on a regular basis–the development of robust virtual programs means that their children can now attend the same high school wherever their work takes them in the world. But how does a virtual high school work? Continue reading