What Is The Keys to Engaging Virtual Classroom Training? Planning, Design—and Channeling Oprah

When Cindy Huggett envisions a great online training facilitator, she’s thinking about Oprah. A key skill is “building rapport with an audience that you don’t have visual contact with. People do this all the time. Think of a television personality like Oprah. She’s the master of creating that connection. And how many of us have […]

Jhana Offers Targeted Coaching for First-Level Managers

It can be difficult for first-level managers to find their way. They might excel at specific job skills, but if they’ve never led a team or project before, they’re likely to have a lot of questions about managing others. An enormous industry provides management research and advice, but it primarily targets executives and corporate leaders. The […]

Professor lawsuits University Forced Him To Teach Maths Only Because ‘Asians Are Good At Maths’

A Korean-American professor filed a lawsuit against the University of Illinois at Chicago last week, claiming that officials in his department “systematically harassed” him because of his ethnicity and forced him to teach a math class because he was Asian. Seung-Whan Choi, a professor of international relations, says that UIC’s political science department denied him […]

Be worthy to the employees learning?

US companies invest a significant amount of money, time, and resources into training their employees. A new approach to learning and training should be at the top of employers’ to-do list.As the matter of fact, Gallup estimates that disengaged employees cost US businesses up to $550 billion annually in lost productivity. Yet many companies are […]

Writing a Good RFP

We’ve all heard the phrase caveat emptor (buyer beware), but too often we ignore it when selecting an eLearning vendor. One way to protect yourself is to write a solid request for proposal (RFP). An RFP is an invitation to the vendor to propose work according to criteria youset. Most RFPs contain three sections: 1) […]

The Iterative Design and Development

“No eLearning application is perfect.” This bold statement forms one of the three “fundamental thoughts” underlying Michael Allen’s Successive Approximation Model of eLearning design and development, SAM, presented in the second edition of Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning. A strength of iterative processes like SAM is: “We will never get to perfection, but this process […]

The Short Videos Can Animate eLearning

Pairing pithy videos—the epitome of hip modernity—with the ancient art of storytelling can invigorate otherwise ordinary eLearning. Storytelling is among the best ways to communicate, share experience, and teach; a good story stays with the audience for a long time. Video storytelling might be a relative newcomer, but it has surged to supremacy. Reading a […]