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What Corporate Trainers Can Learn from MOOCs (Even If You Don’t Use Them)

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) recently celebrated their third anniversary. What started as an ambitious experiment is now becoming a standard component of education. Learners around the country and around the world are taking MOOCs. Even many students at traditional … Continue reading

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3 Reasons You Need to Reinvent Your Corporate Training Program

Spending on corporate training is rising rapidly. According to Bersin by Deloitte, corporate training spending increased 10% in 2011, 12% in 2012, and 15% in 2013. The numbers for 2014 aren’t out yet, but they were probably even higher. Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Last week, we looked at seven predictions for how technology will affect training and development in 2015. This week, we’ll look more broadly at a handful of corporate training trends—still mostly technology driven—that organizations can no longer afford to ignore. … Continue reading

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Using MOOCs: Self-Directed Development and Workforce Training

This series is exploring the seven main ways companies are using MOOCs as identified by Bersin by Deloitte. In the previous article, we looked at building talent pipelines and onboarding new employees: two uses for the massive courses that come … Continue reading

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By the Numbers: Learning from MOOCs

Big data is revolutionizing all fields, and smart organizations are taking note. According to a 2011 report by global management firm McKinsey: “The use of big data will become a key basis of competition and growth for individual firms. From … Continue reading

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Gamification with Narrative- The story behind the content that drives the simulation

Can simulations tell stories? The affirmative answer of yes suggests that gamified simulations built around narrative may be considered an anomaly by some seeing as how the term of gamification was only recently introduced. But for us it’s just common … Continue reading

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Gamification for Enterprises

Forrester Research (http://www.forrester.com/Gamification+Level+Up+Your+Strategic+Approach/fulltext/-/E-RES95622) recently released a new study that highlights the fact that companies just don’t understand the concept of gamification well enough in order to make it work to their advantage. This helps to confirm the point that I … Continue reading

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MOOCs – Helping organizations learn

A company’s Learning and Development (L&D) function is only as good as the outcomes that it consistently delivers. Are your employees working to their potential? Are there skill gaps that have not been addressed? Is L&D listening to what employees … Continue reading

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Corporate Training Programs Constraints

We all instinctively know that learning and development within the corporate space is ‘supposed to’ make a difference.  Yet, far too often the programs (not necessary the people) fail due to the following reasons.  Some of these reasons are structural, … Continue reading

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Five Resolutions For the Learning Organization

It seems that we have the idea that New Year’s Resolutions should apply only to our personal issues, such as health, career, and family. As learning and development professionals, we can make five simple resolutions for 2009 and pave the … Continue reading

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