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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Are your e-Learning efforts underperforming?

More often than not, the answer comes back that e-learning doesn’t perform up to expectations or that it’s a total failure. Then there’s the good news: It doesn’t have to stay that way. In fact, there are at least four common reasons e-learning programs often fail, each of which can be overcome with a more informed […]

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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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The ROI of online training

Organizations that don’t spend money on training their employees face a hard time keeping up with their competitors. That said, online training has become a common training method for many organizations. However, companies are quite tentative when they have to invest on employee training. This is because they are unsure about the return they will […]

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What’s the value of online learning?

By most accounts, just about everyone teaching anything needs to learn how to “leverage” online learning. Indeed, teachers come across this leveraging phrase in anecdotal urgings time and time and time again. So what happens when adult learners are asked about their preferences in learning format? Despite continued growth  in online courses and programs, learners don’t […]

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