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Connecting With Millennial Membership Via A Modern Learning Experience Infographic

I love the line, " The half-life of skills (currently at 5 years) continues to decrease rapidly, and work is being constantly reinvented."

This is good news for those of us in the learning and performance industry...it also reinforces the need for each of us to be constantly learning new skills too, in order to continue to be of value to our clients/learners.

 

 

Some interesting facts:

  • Baby Boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day, leaving behind a huge hole in organizational knowledge and leadership.
  • 51% of Millennials expect they will have to retrain in response to increased use of automation in the workplace.
  • 41% of Millennials say they prefer to communicate electronically at work than face to face or even over the telephone.
  • Three-quarters (75%) of Millennials believe that access to technology makes them more effective at work.

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eLearning Trends To Watch Out For In 2018 Infographic

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Source: e-Learning Infographic 

What sort of questions can you ask in a post-course evaluation?

Evaluation is important and not just for the learner, but it is also important for the course to be evaluated. How can you go about creating a post-course evaluation? Well you have come to the right place! 
 
A post course evaluation is not only to assess your course material, but it is to also help you figure out what adjustments you can make to help improve the course for future learners. So, you might be wondering why, why is it so important to evaluate your course? I mean doesn’t the learners outcome give you enough data on how the course is being represented? 
 
Let’s first talk about what a post-course evaluation actually is. It is a document that is distributed to all participants at the end of a course. You want to create a series of questions (simple and to the point) that are designed to help you gather information about what the leaners thought about the course. Did they like it, did they find it useful, was it long, was there not enough content, etc. This will be able to give you some sort of idea of how the learners are doing I the course. It will also give you an idea about creating more courses, based on their feedback. Make sure to ask the question of what other areas would interest them. Will help with future course designs! 
 
To help you get started, here is a list of questions that would be good to include in your post-course evaluation: 
Did you like the training?
Was the instructor qualified?
Were the learning objectives met?
What topics should be added or omitted?
 
Make sure to ask questions that are a little more specific to the course itself, such as: 
Rate your level of confidence with the new skills acquired on a scale of 1-10
How do you feel you can apply what you've learned on the job?
Do you have a task in the near future that allows you to apply the new skill/knowledge?
Identify a specific work situation where you will apply what you've learned
 
These questions address actual performance and application of the new knowledge and skills, which should always be the end goal of any training. Having these answers should give you a bit more information about how the training will actually impact the business and the bottom line.
 

As one year is coming to an end, a new one is around the corner!

At this time of year, do you find yourself doing a lot of reflecting? Did you set yourself goals you wanted to accomplish throughout 2017?

Lots can happen in a year, some good and some not so good. It is all about growth, about learning from those experiences - we take the good with the bad! 

This past year was an exciting one for me and my team. For one, we officially launched Alliance Learning, an online platform similar to an online university. We also have grown and added a few new members to our team. And currently, we working on a NEW certificate program, one that I have had in the works for a while. I am really excited to see it come to life!

With all of the ups and downs the year might have brought you it is important to take away the lessons learned in each experience. Take those experiences and apply them to your new goals for the coming year!

On behalf of myself and the Alliance Learning team we would like to wish you a happy, health holiday season!  
 

Some great advantages of eLearning Infographic

The e-learning industry has transformed the way to distribute information and provide skills to employees. We have talked about the reasons as to why, it is convenient, consistent and flexible – it offers organizations not only an effective way to train employees, but it also ensures that all employees will receive the same training across the board. E-learning allows the learner to learn at anytime, from anywhere, on any device (oh, hey look at that, it’s our motto!).

This is a great infographic that reassures you that are moving in the right direction! It describes 7 amazing advantages of e-learning:

  1. Scalable, Efficient, and Fast
  2. Capacity and Consistency
  3. Higher Retention Rate
  4. Save Time and Money
  5. Measuring Learning Activity
  6. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
  7. Flexibility and Finding Hard to Reach People

Source: eLearning Infographics