We all know that a robust training strategy plays an integral role in driving the success of an organization. In spite of this, in my career of more than 30 years, I have spent quite a bit of time explaining that training strategy is not a bunch of PowerPoint slides thrown together to create “training” for staff and customers.
In fact, there is a lot more that goes into putting together a training strategy. In my experience, developing a training strategy is very similar to what engineering teams do to put a product strategy in place.
Before designing your training strategy, it is important to identify the goal of the training team. Why do you need to create training? Is it to drive awareness and adoption of your product or service? Is it because you want to build and validate the technical skills of your field and customers on your product or service? Or is it because your training team is a P&L organization and you want to make a profit?
Let Nash-Boyd Learning Solution help you in identifying the best strategy for your next project.
Is storytelling the right fit for training? The answer is a resounding “Yes!”
Using storytelling to deliver content is effective because it engages learners, helps them retain their learning, and helps you organize your content more efficiently. Indeed, the benefits are clear:
Stories provide a realistic context for content.
Stories convey action versus static information.
Stories motivate participants to connect with content.
Stories add interest to learning programs.
But there are many different kinds of stories, so you need to find one that makes a relevant point and fits the content.
We are preparing a video so that you can view the effectiveness of Storytelling in your learning environment.
Allow Nash-Boyd Learning Solution to bring classroom engagement into your training.
In its traditional definition, a webinar is an online seminar. Like a webcast, a webinar is also primarily one-way communication from a presenter to attendees.
However, webinars often employ interactive techniques such as polling, chatting, or whiteboard annotating.
If you think about how television newscasts have evolved over time, many modern news programs now incorporate audience interaction through social media and other techniques. It’s the same with a webinar. The information shared is mostly one-way from speaker to audience.
The speaker(s) use slides to present, while periodically involving attendees through polls and other brief interactions.
While some webinars can be highly interactive, most are not.
You might think of a webinar like a university class, with an expert professor behind a podium and hundreds of students sitting in an auditorium. The class will have some interactivity through questions-and-answers, assignments, and quizzes. But the large class size limits the type and frequency of interaction available.
If your organization’s human resources department decided to hold informational sessions about a new company travel portal, and throughout the event they offered several opportunities for discussion and dialog, then this type of session—if held online— could be called a webinar.
Scenario based e-learning need not be an all or nothing design. You can add scenarios to your existing courses – whether they are classroom based or e-learning to improve learning outcomes.
We have really witnessed the benefit of adding scenarios to the instruction and seeing the Return-On_Investment when participants are in the workplace.
I will be adding scenarios later this week to share how the scenarios improve in the workplace.
Keeping your portfolio organized helps us show our prospective employer our history and line of experience without a sweat.
We believe that a well-organized portfolio will demonstrate to our customers that we put some thought into learning and we are the resident experts in all we do.
How do you handle your portfolio?
Learning is our Passion
We will list some of our methods for organizing and showcasing our Portfolio over the next few days.
See you soon.
Today, there are many reasons employees need to continue learning.
They may need to learn how to use new tools, systems, technologies, processes or products.
Some make seek to improve upon their current skill set.
Others may want to broaden their knowledge so they can move up in the company or go in a new direction altogether. With self-directed learning, employees can absorb information at their own pace and on their own timeline.
When creating e_Learning courses –look at the content. A high-quality, engaging, informative program keeps learners returning for each new module of a session.
Who can you turn to for instruction and design. Nash-Boyd Learning Solution. We understand Training and we use the technology that fits into your busy schedule.
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E_Learning E-Learning and other technology-enabled learning programs like mobile learning continue to gain in popularity as corporations, non-profits, government agencies and educational institutions strive to deliver knowledge and skills more efficiently and effectively. E_Learning is also enabling organizations to deliver significantly more training units than they had been able to deliver via classroom and on-the-job instruction. As demand for e_learning continues to increase, training organizations must remember to keep their focus on delivering quality training rather on the technology being used to deliver it. We at the Nash-Boyd Learning Solution utilize 5 key points when developing technology-based training.