Let’s face it: Learning is tough. It’s messy. It’s effortful. And of course, it takes time. As learning professionals, we all know these truths, but the realities of our organizations and our learners often dictate otherwise. We focus on one-off “events” (e.g. online courses, ILT, bloated PowerPoint decks, etc.) in the hopes that something will stick and transfer of learning will occur, but everyone familiar with the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve knows just how much is retained in the days and weeks after those events. The need for journey-based learning is an imperative for organizations looking to secure better training ROI. Of course, these habits are difficult to break, so here are five ways you can start moving the needle toward journey-based learning within your organization.
SwissVBS is happy to invite Bay Ryley from Ryley Learning to guest blog this week on a subject that is gaining attention and becoming increasingly more important, workplace harassment.
“Eliminating Sexual Harassment: It’s Everyone’s Business” is an engaging digital learning program that instructs employees on how to identify, prevent, and report sexual harassment.
In 2004, the Motorola Razr V3 was one of the most popular cell phone choices, according to PC World, and touchscreens were unheard of. According to TechCrunch, it's expected that a full 70 percent of the world's population will have smartphones by the year 2020, and the average smartphone owner already checks the phone up to 85 times a day. So what does this mean for your HR or L&D department? Because we have come to use smartphones on such a daily — and really, hourly — basis, they provide a prime opportunity to make use of mobile learning technology to help employees learn faster and retain more.
As we come to the end of another year at SwissVBS, we like to reflect back on our journey and some of the highlights of the year.
For us, 2016 was clearly marked by three significant trends and strategic needs in the industry – Sales Enablement, Mobile Learning Reinforcement and quantifiable analytics.
Two summers ago, I participated in a course on Mindfulness Meditation. This style of meditation places the practitioner in a particular mental state by focusing one's awareness on the present moment. The present moment, is, of course, always changing depending on what is happening around you. It is defined by a constellation of smells, sounds, sights, feelings and emotions that surround us constantly.