Transitioning from Class-Based to Blended Training

In the practice of talking to trainers about implementing blended learning tools, an important business question comes up repeatedly. How does a training agency or an individual trainer transition from a traditional to a more flexible blended model? Based on discussions with quite a few trainers, it’s become obvious that no one has the answer […]

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The case for face to face learning

Author: Dan R. Tobin, “The Next Generation of Leaders” For the past two decades, there has been an increasing emphasis on the use of e-learning, with many e-learning advocates arguing that not only is e-learning less expensive than bringing employees together in a classroom, but also that e-learning is actually a more effective learning method […]

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A comprehensive outline of training format types

On-the-Job Coaching Training Delivery On-the-job coaching is one way to facilitate employee skills training. On-the-job coaching refers to an approved person training an employee on the skills necessary to complete tasks. A manager or someone with experience shows the employee how to perform the actual job. The selection of an on-the-job coach can be done […]

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Students learn faster by doing, not by watching

Learning is not a spectator sport Free, or very inexpensive, online courses have become a trend in education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) providers currently offer thousands of courses and have enticed millions of students to enroll. The format of MOOC is often lecture videos. However, a study published in the Proceedings of the Second […]

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Face to face still leads the way in management training

Two studies were recently conducted by Training Industry, Inc. that focus on leadership training, which often addresses a range of soft skills considered essential for success. The first study discusses the attributes of effective first-time manager training – more specifically the delivery methods deemed most effective by learning leaders. The second study focuses on training for […]

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Online versus face to face training: choosing a format for your organization

Author: Erin Roberts-Hall, Corporate Advancement Developer, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Trend watchers in the training arena have kept a close eye on e-Learning programs this year, as they were predicted to rise in popularity (again) in 2015. As a training professional, this topic is one of hot debate as there seem to be strong beliefs […]

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