20 search results for 'Learning Pathway'.

Decision Making Pathway

The decision making pathway contains a series of interactive and engaging online courses for employees to be completed together or individually. This pathway includes Thinking Creatively Solving Problems Decision Making How it works Decision Making will help you to develop useful and consistent criteria for your evaluation process. You will see how to systematically examine…

Working From Home Pathway

The working from home pathway contains a series of interactive and engaging online courses for employees. This pathway includes Managing Remote Teams (NEW!) Lone Working for Employees Lone Working for Managers Infection Control Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Positive Mental Health Awareness (PMHA) for Employees Positive Mental Health Awareness (PMHA) for Managers Information Security GDPR Essentials…

Acquired by Kallidus, Delivering Personalised Learning Experiences

Chris Horseman and Rob Caul

Gloucester, UK, 2 March 2020: Industry leading learning and talent management provider, Kallidus, today announced the acquisition of Engage in Learning, the Gloucester-based eLearning specialist known for its effective and engaging courses for compliance, health and safety and soft skills development. The acquisition is part of Kallidus’ strategy to provide customers with a full range…

Presentation Skills Pathway

An interactive and engaging series of online courses in this improving presentation pathway. This pathway includes Making Presentations Powerful Planning a Powerful Presentation Using Words and Voice Effectively Powerful Message and Structure Stage Presence Handling Questions Rehearsing Presentations Bringing Presentations Alive How it works This suite of 8 courses will equip you with enviable tools…

What is eLearning and it’s advantages?

advantages of eLearning

E-learning, also known as online courses, online training or electronic learning, is training which is delivered through digital resources. So this can be anything from computers, tablets, phones; pretty much any device which connects to the internet. This completely opens up learning possibilities. The huge advantage of this is the flexibility it provides. Training can…

Meetings Pathway

The meetings pathway contains a series of interactive and engaging online courses for employees. This pathway includes Preparing to Lead a Meeting Leading a Meeting Resolving Meeting Challenges How it works When meetings are poorly managed or hosted, it can lead to frustration, time-wasting and a lack of direction and purpose. Meetings have the potential…

Customer Service Pathway

The customer service pathway contains a series of interactive and engaging online courses for employees. This pathway includes Customer Service Essentials Customer Service Knowledge an Attitude First Contact Exploring Needs Matching Needs Handling Complaints Angry Customers Satisfying Challenging Customers How it works Eight highly interactive and engaging online training courses for employees introducing learners to…

Coaching Pathway

The coaching pathway contains a series of interactive and engaging online courses for employees. This pathway includes Leader as Coach Coaching Skills Using the GROW Model to Coach 1 Using the GROW Model to Coach 2 How it works Progressively develop all the skills learners need to become effective workplace coaches. Each course – which…

Performance Management Pathway

The performance management pathway contains a series of interactive and engaging online courses. This pathway includes Why Manage Performance Setting Performance Expectations Communicating Performance Expectations Performance Outcomes that Motivate Monitoring Performance Giving and Receiving Feedback Solving Performance Problems Performance Improvement Strategies Preparing for a Formal Interview Evaluating Performance Conducting a Performance Review How it works…

Influencing Pathway

The influencing pathway contains a series of interactive and engaging online courses for employees. This pathway includes Influencing to Win/Win Communicating to Influence Influencing Teams Influencing in Meetings How it works Building and developing the vital art of Influence. In today’s knowledge economy, influencing has become an essential communication skill. Roles are changing: Managers need…

Predicted trends in the eLearning world in 2019

For many years, itʼs been a popular pastime at the turn of the year to peer, short-sightedly, into the foggy far- and misty middle-distance to identify key trends.

Thereʼs no reason to abandon this hugely entertaining and sometimes challenging activity at this particular turn-of-the-year — even if some geopolitical events are currently exerting seemingly extreme influences over the state of nations. These, in turn, are having profound effects, both actually and potentially, on many industries and, consequently, livelihoods.

Here are ten predictions of the influences on, and trends for, the e-learning sector over the next 12 months.

They are based not only on personal observations and deductions but also on views expressed by a straw poll of industry specialists and practitioners.

  1. The key ‘elephant in the roomʼ issue, from a UK- and EU-perspective, is Brexit. Whatever the consequences of ‘Brexitʼ, there will be learning and development implications for all organisations — from anywhere in the world – with operations in the UK and the EU. These could be positive (as new procedures and regulations produce new learning needs) or negative (perhaps as firms move their operations from the UK to the EU and so donʼt require learning content relating to practices in the UK). In the short term, Brexit can only produce disruption to the online learning market — in terms of demand for online learning materials.
  1. There will be lots of investment money looking for a home in the online learning sector around the world. Investment in the corporate online learning sector appears to be ‘hotʼ while the K12 market seems to be ‘very chillyʼ in investorsʼ eyes for 2019.
  1. Adaptive learning will mature. This is a necessary pre-cursor to the move to the widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) in learning. Adaptive learning case studies and user cases will be important as part of this process and will be the midwife of the iLMS. An iLMS is an integrated, highly configurable, next generation learning management system (LMS) that enables administrators to deliver and manage eLearning, classroom training, social learning, blended learning, gamified learning and competency-based learning. One aspect of this continued development of adaptive learning will be the increased use of chatbots in online learning materials — offering a degree of sophisticated, personalised learning interaction for users.
  1. Where AI is concerned, watch for smart vendors of online learning materials and systems integrating with the technology giants. For example, Valamis Group — formerly Arcusys – (an enterprise software company headquartered in Joensuu, Finland, which has developed software used in the corporate and academic sectors for online learning) is partnering with IBM Watson to make learning more ‘personalisedʼ.
  1. Those catering for the learner experience (LxP or LEP) market will continue to make lots of noise. Consequently, LMS vendors will devote considerable resources to amending their platforms to be on-trend — and emerge with what some are calling ‘Next Generation LMSsʼ. The LxP rationale is that learners are asked to be agile workers, to multitask and accelerate their time to performance. They use digital tools; have access to many resources anytime, anywhere – via any device – and can be overloaded with information. Learners expect immediate answers to their questions, and look for on-demand, individualised, on-the-job learning experiences. So, learning suppliers can no longer offer dry, emotionless content and complex learning pathways. Instead, they must guarantee learnersʼ engagement; ensure that what is learned is relevant, meaningful, and valuable, and that the whole learning journey is streamlined, easy, and brings positive emotions from start to finish.
  1. Many LMSs will integrate with other parts of the corporate technology stack, especially in the new and fast-emerging financial technology (Fintech) market — which is seeing the rapid rise of many new technologies as well as new companies.
  1. The trend towards greater consolidation in the online learning sector, begun over the last few years, will continue. Both the authoring tools and generic content markets are in a state of over-supply as ever-greater amounts of content are either curated from the internet or built quickly into an LMS without any concern about standards and interoperability. There could even be the beginnings of a return to the early days of LMSs (when each LMS came with its own authoring tool), with LMS vendors buying authoring tool vendors to ensure interoperability within their platform.
  1. The long-running xAPI saga will continue. However, xAPIʼs originator, Rustici, appears to be changing its focus — with the launch of Content Controller (a web-based application that supports SCORM, cmi5, AICC and LTI as well as xAPI). Content Controller lets users host their content centrally and then, seamlessly, deliver it to hundreds of LMSs. Others have similar products to allow SCORM, LTI and xAPI to be put into other LMSs while control is maintained. This should help e-learning content vendors to grow strongly – and weaken some in the LMS market that have a ‘walled gardensʼ model.
  1. A number of new platforms focused on augmented reality (AR) and/or adaptive learning will emerge. To counter this, established platform vendors will add AR modules to their products and engage in more disruptive pricing models and business models. Since single-focus platforms built around video (such as K-Tango and Noodle) soon failed, what are now the key differentiators in this market? 
  1. Despite these market changes, little of the ‘fabricʼ of the corporate online learning industry will change. Compliance and regulatory online learning materials will continue to comprise some 80 per cent of all online learning activities — and, thus, will continue to be the major justification for the industryʼs existence. Furthermore, senior executives will continue to ignore or downplay the valuable role played by ‘learningʼ in their organisationsʼ performance, and line managers will continue to see their teamsʼ learning activities as a short-term counter-productive cost to their operations, which hinder them from meeting their targets.

With all this in mind, itʼs time to wish a ‘Happy and Prosperous 2019ʼ to all learning and development professionals — and to all learners — whoever and wherever they are!

Leadership Pathway

The leadership pathway contains a series of interactive and engaging online courses for employees. This pathway includes Leadership Styles and Qualities Developing Team Trust Goals & Guidelines for High Performance Improving Group Dynamics Growing your Team to High Performance How it works Being promoted to a leadership role is probably the most exciting time in…

What are Good Problem Solving Skills? 

What are good problem solving skills?

Good problem solving skills involve the ability to handle difficult situations and challenges in the workplace. An essential leadership skill is being able to assess situations and calmly identify solutions. Problem solving skills allow you to achieve this.  The ability to problem solve can often seem to come naturally to some people. However, there are…

Ways to Improve Presentation Skills

Ways to Improve Presentation Skills

Some people seem to be born with a natural eloquence and ability to speak confidently in front of a crowd. But, those who can genuinely do this without any nerves or self doubt, are very few and far between. Most people find public speaking tough. However, there are ways you can refine your skills. Good…

What Are the Different Types of Presentation? 

What Are the Different Types of Presentation? 

Presentations can be carried out in many different ways, for a variety of reasons. However, they can be broadly broken down into six different types: Providing information Teaching a skill Reporting on progress Selling a product or service Making a decision Solving a problem Knowing what type of presentation you will be conducting will help…

How Do You Prepare for a Formal Review? 

How Do You Prepare for a Formal Review?

To prepare for a formal review you need to take the following steps: Plan effectively in advance Set the right objectives Brief your colleague  Give yourself time to prepare Learn how to gather information in a systematic, objective manner Prepare yourself and your staff emotionally Shape the review agenda with effective goals which you share…

How do you Influence Others in a Meeting?

How do you Influence Others in a Meeting?

Successfully influencing others in a meeting isn’t an easy feat. It requires good preparation and a clear focus on the purpose of the meeting. What is the meeting about? What information is required? Who will be there and why are they there? Who will talk and how can you manage the discussions? What it the…

How to Use Your Voice Effectively During a Presentation

A powerful presentation is about so much more than the message it is delivering. Of course the message is vitally important but unless you are able to deliver an engaging presentation, the message could be lost. Your voice is an important tool. To use your voice effectively during a presentation you need to be clear,…