August 31st, 2015
Developments in information technology affect every nook and corner of the business world – creating leading trends that dictate business discourse and atmosphere. Every advancement – in terms of new software, increased processing speed, greater storage capacity, and so on – enables corporate employees to heighten their work experiences. These IT-enabled business trends also affect learner preferences for ways to….
Most organizations that are serious about training and learning are also serious about Learning Management System. While initially, LMS were put up in place to deliver selected online courses, the trend now is to create a common consolidated platform to manage all training and learning initiatives across an organization. For a large organization, the learning management system manages, delivers and….
The trend of Bring-Your-Own-Device is on the rise and is seen capturing the interest of employees as well as organizations. For employees, it brings flexibility and the ease of working on their personal devices whenever they want and wherever they are. For companies, it is seen as a positive trend of utilizing an employee’s time to the maximum. However, this….
The traditional meaning of ‘Mentor’ is one who offers support and direction. In the corporate scenario, mentoring is an established way of transferring knowledge, developing skills and fostering confidence. In an ideal world, learners can benefit the most out of regular interactions with mentors and gain professional insights to do their jobs well. But keeping the increasing number of learners,….
One of my recent discussions with a business leader triggered a debate – Is it the individual employee’s responsibility to develop his or her talent? Or is it the organization’s responsibility to nurture the hidden potential of its employees by providing external training, if necessary, to educate them and develop a culture of learning within the organization. This dilemma made….
The ways of Training and Learning in the corporate space are changing. With the advent of technology-enabled learning, corporate trainers are exploring newer ways of reaching out to learners. From a very ‘course-centric’ focus, trainers are now leaning towards ‘learner-centric’ models which require learners to take a more active role in their own learning.. One such learner-centric model being talked….
In organizations, training is a constant activity. And with more and more organizations adopting online training, the reach and availability of training is increasing manifold. But what about its effectiveness – Can that be measured or quantified? There are many ways to ascertain the effectiveness of online training across an organization. In most cases, choosing just one way might not….
With the advent of globalization, the world is becoming a smaller place and this phenomenon heralds with itself a tremendous shift in the Workplace. Along with a number of other ramifications, this shift brings with itself the need for ‘lifetime learning’. Pat Brogan’s paper on ‘Using the Web to train Knowledge workers’ brings out the importance of this need and….
Because it’s all about money, and desire to make one’s life simpler! Please allow me to explain. This is what organizations want from the training function – Provide on-demand training where need is primarily generated by the user Provide training to bridge identified gaps Provide some mandatory training driven by organization’s growth requirements Provide compliance related training Now if the….
Mobile learning is heralded as the next big step in e-learning and developers across the industry are working on better solutions for the ‘on-the-go’ learners. G-Cube recently released Wizdom LMS client for Android platform that promises to deliver structured learning through mobile devices. Built on the Android 2.2 (Froyo), Wizdom’s mobile client is ready to support courses rich in multimedia….