Since the 1990s self-paced (asynchronous) online learning has seemed like Camelot for corporate training departments: It is the mythical, low-cost, low-interference way of training employees to increase productivity or comply with regulations. Although 90% of companies now use some form of online training, self-paced elearning lags behind other forms of online learning. Why? Quite frankly, …Read More
During the two years of the global COVID-induced lock-down, the world went virtual: Virtual reality, virtual training, virtual workplaces, virtual live performances. At first, the world wondered, “Would it work?” Clearly, the answer is yes. Two years into the pandemic and the question has evolved to “Will it remain?” In the world of training, the …Read More
Despite the record number of deaths, the devastation to the economy, and the social isolation, the dark cloud of COVID-19 has had some silver linings. Nature rebounded, technology advanced, and the amount of online content soared. So much free content is available that many do not want to pay for professional development anymore. But the …Read More
“Thinking outside the box” means to think creatively for a new solution to an old problem. It was a creative metaphor when it first emerged in common use in the late 1960s. Fifty years later, the expression has become a cliché.
When it comes to converting training for the online environment, webinars are quickly becoming the …Read More
One year ago, the world shut down. Or, it would have shut down had technology not come to the rescue. From Amazon to Zoom, web-enabled technology kept the world’s economy moving during the worst of the shelter-in-place orders. One area that came to a screeching halt for the first month or two after the orders …Read More