Prepare to Fail: The Hallmarks of Ineffective Onboarding Programs Ever hear the saying “If you fail to prepare, you should prepare to fail”? Of course you have. And chances are, you’ve experienced this at some point in your life. Whether you’re going for a big interview, delivering an important presentation at work, or you’re planning to run a marathon, preparation is vital.
5 Considerations for Using MOOCs for Corporate Training MOOCs, for those who may not be familiar with the concept, are Massive Open Online Courses. Online access to learners is unlimited and the principle purpose of this type of education is to facilitate open communication between those who are teaching and those are learning. The potential of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for learning at a corporate level is significant. But developing the right model for implementation and management of these courses is still a work in progress.
Blended Learning 2015: What does it look like? Blended learning has changed. No longer is defined by classroom training with online learning components added to it. As new technologies emerged and learner behaviour and attitudes have evolved, blended learning models have taken new shape and form. In 2014, Interactive Services ran a comprehensive research campaign to gather survey-driven data on the topic of blended learning and what the future of learning looks like.
5 Ways to Make Training Real in the Workplace There is no doubt about it – training is most effective when it reflects what employees experience in their day-to-day jobs. Every training programme should bring learners as close to what they experience in their work environment as possible. In this way, they identify with their training and it transfers knowledge and skills that are both relevant and beneficial to them and the business. In 2014, Interactive Services carried out a research campaign to determine what blended learning would look like in 2015.
5 Considerations for the Gamification of Corporate Training An increasing number of organizations are turning to gamification. It has been tried and tested at corporate level to increase learner engagement and has met with varying degrees of success. In 2014, Gartner reported that by 2015, 50% of organizations managing innovation processes will gamify aspects of their business.
Mobile Learning in Corporate Training: Tablet vs. Smartphone The world is obsessed with mobile!We just can’t seem to live without it, right? If we’re not texting family or friends, we’re sharing the latest news updates or checking out the latest app we’ve downloaded – it’s fair to say, we’re on our phones round the clock! Considering our level of mobile usage, it is hardly surprising that mobile Learning has become a popular element in blended training.
How Did Your Corporate Compliance Training Vendor Perform This Year? Over the course of six weeks this summer, Interactive Services asked the question “How is corporate compliance training performing today and how can we improve?” We conducted one-on-one interviews with over sixty learning and compliance professionals who shared both their organizations’ successes and personal frustrations with the state of corporate compliance training. Here’s what we heard. Top Headache: 66% Stated Managing Customization 66% of participants highlighted managing the customization of compliance training products to their firms’ unique needs as their biggest headache. A major bank described how customizing an
Corporate Training: 5 Rules for Hiring Contract Training Consultants In today’s competitive world, training employees so they can perform their roles effectively is vital to the success of any organization. This means a strategic effort in enhancing training and development must be a top priority. Finding and retaining good people with the right skills to develop training for your employees can be a real challenge, not to mention costly. Many organizations choose to hire training consultants – such as instructional designers or elearning project managers they need on contract, recruiting them for specific projects over set periods of time.
eLearning Trends: Blended Learning 2.0 The following article was published on eLearning Industry blog on May 8th, 2014. Organizations globally are recognizing that blending different training types is the most effective and cost efficient way to improve performance. But what does the blended learning look like in 2014? Introducing Blend 2.0 Interactive Services has engaged in the development of blended learning projects for many of its clients. ‘Blend 2.0’ is the term we are using to describe the type of blends we are developing right now.