Can You Really Speed Up Instructional Design?

Are You Using the Right KPIs for Your Learning Initiatives?

The success of learning initiatives needs to be measured and communicated via key performance indicators (KPIs).  KPIs allow you to measure the success of not only the efforts of the L&D department, but also your programs across the entire organization. This is the hard part. ‘Universal’ or traditional KPIs might …

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The UX of Learning

User experience (UX) isn’t just the responsibility of the marketing department. Apply UX principles to your learning modules, and your learners — who are your internal customers — will take notice and be much more engaged.  Heck, they might even be impressed. Half the challenge facing L&D leaders nowadays is …

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Crushing the ‘Forgetting Curve’

Learner retention is perhaps the most important metric to measure the success of L&D initiatives. However, as we’ve covered in this blog before, the vast majority — often as high as 90 percent — of new skills are lost within a year if not reinforced by practical follow-ups or assessments. A …

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A Magazine Evolves as a Profession Evolves

The Association for Talent Development (ATD)’s publication, TD magazine, recently celebrated its 70th birthday. But who knew that the publication had 6 previous names? Industrial Training News The Journal of Industrial Training Journal of the American Society of Training Directors Training Directors Journal Training and Development Journal T+D (Training and …

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Can You Teach Employees to Think Critically?

In an ever-changing, ever more complex workplace, people need to be dynamic — adjusting procedures, chasing new opportunities, or finding solutions — often on a daily basis. As such, one of the most important skillsets employees need on the job today is the ability to see a problem before it’s even …

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More Bad News for For-Profit Colleges

News last week that an accreditation group for for-profit colleges may lose its federal recognition has prompted many L&D leaders to re-think their strategy of making courses from such programs available for their employees. According to the Associated Press, an advisory panel to the Department of Education (DOE) has voted …

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