Our development approach is evolving, but the experience driving that evolution reveals insights that can help any organization ensure skills are retained and refined over time. We need to cultivate skills, and we need to make them stick.
Learning is a complex activity that can be influenced by a number of factors. The principles of social learning help instructional designers — whether they are designing for in-class delivery or distance learning — ensure that learning happens...
To move into the future and embrace an evidence-based approach to learning, you don’t have to throw out your LMS or revamp your entire strategy. Automated refresh can seamlessly improve learning outcomes by an order of magnitude.
Learning only makes an impact if people remember what you teach them. Understanding how the brain processes and stores information can help you improve your training programs.
What happens to the information we spend so much time learning? Where does it go? Why can't we retrieve it when we need to? Often, we chalk this problem up to a lack of focus or understanding, but this reason is incomplete.
While the brain is complex and we don’t know everything about it, we do know some things about memory. We know enough to increase the chances of learners’ retaining information if they consume information in the best way.
Humor isn’t a requirement for becoming a trainer, but it is a valuable skill if you want to be effective. In fact, humor is a missing skill that can help you in nearly all capacities of your work, not just in training.
For employees to change their behavior, your training needs to make it past the brain’s gatekeeper – working memory – and into long-term memory. Instructional designers must craft a course in which all elements work together to manage learners'...
Leadership development is one of the biggest segments in the training market, which makes sense, considering that a pipeline of talented, skilled leaders can be one of the most important factors in an organization’s success.
Modern e-learning is more visual than the text-heavy modules of the past. Designers are keen to highlight the visual and interactive aspects of their courses, but what does successful visual training look like?