Training Trends

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Five Ways Online Learning Has Grown Over the Past Five Years

Back in 2013, the eLeaP blog launched for the first time. At the time, we already appeared to be well into the online learning revolution. In retrospect, the industry was only beginning to take off and many of the things we now take for granted about online learning were still emerging. This post looks at just five things that have changed since 2013 when we first launched the eLeaP blog. Continue reading

7 Microlearning Myths Dispelled

Microlearning is buzzing around like it’s the new kid on the learning and development block. But is microlearning new? What qualifies as microlearning? Is it only for millennials? Does it replace all other styles of learning? In a 2017 survey by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), out of almost 600 talent development professionals surveyed, 38 percent used microlearning and an additional 41 percent planned to implement it within the next year.  Although microlearning is becoming more popular as a method of delivering education and training, confusion surrounds this method.

Read on to discover seven microlearning myths dispelled.

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Avoid Big Fails on the Training Front

Organizations spend millions of dollars every year on training. Unfortunately, many of these training initiatives fail. While Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook may embrace the motto “move fast and break things,” failing isn’t always good for business. Indeed, failed training programs can lead to lost revenue and talent. While it is difficult to determine the total value of these losses, a 2016 article in the Harvard Business Review reported, “American companies spend enormous amounts of money on employee training and education—$160 billion in the United States and close to $356 billion globally in 2015 alone—but they are not getting a good return on their investment. For the most part, the learning doesn’t lead to better organizational performance, because people soon revert to their old ways of doing things.” Today’s post outlines just some of the  most common reasons workplace training programs fail and explores how to avoid big fails and big losses Continue reading

The Future of Storytelling

Later this week, thousands of people will descend upon a six-story building in Upper Manhattan to explore the future of the storytelling at FoST Fest. For $75, participants will get three hours of future storytelling experience. So what is the future of storytelling? You can join a flock of birds on a journey, change your gender, or plunge yourself into a violent protest. Sound like fun? Maybe or maybe not. What’s clear is that the potential applications for training and education are tremendous. Continue reading