Posts from October 2017

THE E-LEARNING “NO-NO’S”

October 16, 2017

In previous posts, I have listed the salient features that are most often found within effective e-Learning designs.  I have, also, emphasized learner-control and increased retention as important goals of properly designed e-Learning. Now, let’s look at the other side —- the e-Learning design elements you should avoid when buying or producing e-Learning.  The following items are some of the “no-no’s” to avoid when committed to improved on-the-job performance and retention.  Unfortunately,...

GETTING A GOOD EDUCATION

October 11, 2017

Why is Education So Important in Our Life? “It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life. People debate over the subject of whether education is the only thing that gives knowledge. Some say education is the process of gaining information about the surrounding world while knowledge is something very different. They are right.”  (by Kafoumba Doumbia, Columbia University EdLab BLOG) Skill acquisition is important to a...

DON’T PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE

October 4, 2017

Those organizations that desire to get the most out of their training initiatives will routinely begin with an appropriate Skills Assessment! Unfortunately, few organizations commit to that practice — and, that is to their detriment. If you don’t start every training initiative with a valid skills assessment, you are seriously wasting your organization’s money.  Some of the trainees you are forcing into a “one size fits all” training approach, already possess many...

IS TRAINING REALLY NECESSARY?

October 2, 2017

No one wants to spend money on training!  That’s not a purchasing decision that is very popular with corporate management. Why should it be?  Shouldn’t the company’s workforce already be equipped with the necessary skills — ready to perform their assigned tasks? So why, then, do you have to develop or purchase training programs for your workforce? The answer is not very complicated. We only purchase training programs when we want to...