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Reskilling is paramount

The pandemic is forcing massive changes, including the types of jobs that must change or even become obsolete. But what about people’s appetite for change? The good news is that people are willing and ready to adapt. RESKILLING is enormous, and learning is going to have to figure out how to supply that quickly. People need it, […]

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Seven reasons why training can fail

Panopto not only outlines seven reasons why training can fail (see below), they also provide succinct fail-safe training tips. LEARN MORE. Limited Time and Competing Priorities Lack of Interest Limited Budget and Training Resources Information Overload Lack of Planning and Poor Timing Neglecting What Happens After Training Relying on Technology to Do the Work for […]

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Use an interactive conversation coach to help with skeptics

Getting people to listen when they have made up their minds is difficult. But what if someone has based their decision on false and faulty information and the emotional takes over rather than the rational? Health information website, Verywell launched an interactive experience called Healthy Conversations “that uses the format of a choose-your-own-adventure text message […]

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Actionable Reporting is changing the measurement arena

How do we know our training is effective? How can we tie it to business outcomes? Through a well-planned assessment and measurement approach. And one of the more interesting is called Actionable Reporting that allows a user to act on information in real time. READ Alastair Simpson’s eLearning Industry article where he outlines 6 Requirements for Setting […]

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Build a better assessment

Mary Burns writes about computer-based assessments in eLearning Industry’s online blog. She says poor design is one of the main reasons any assessment will fail. We agree, but we also know that a proper assessment tool can be just as important. We say this with confidence because we built our own tool. Here’s Mary’s Guidelines […]

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Combining eLearning with a Chatbot

An AI-enabled Chatbot or Smartbot lets users interact and have realistic conversations with the program. Ravi Pratap Singh has written an article about the world’s first chatbot-powered eLearning course using Storyline—Project Disha. Project Disha addresses the topic of workplace sexual harassment in India via an interactive, scenario-based eLearning Course and a Chatbot called Disha the […]

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Create your own custom Chatbot

Alexander Salas has outlined 10 steps for creating your own custom Chatbot for eLearning purposes. This includes creating free accounts on Skype, QnA, and BotFramework; creating, testing, and verifying your knowledge base data; and embedding your Chatbot in the eLearning. Read the full eLearning Industry article.

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When not to invest in training

This is a good Ron Carucci article. He writes about when companies should invest in training their employees and when they shouldn’t. The first step is to understand whether the need is skills based or a knowledge deficit—which can be addressed with a well-designed training program. But if the problems are systemic, then the training […]

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