Area9 Lyceum Blog

Is Data Privacy Compatible with Adaptive Learning in the Finance Industry?

Posted by Nick Howe on Mar 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

One of the many benefits of using an adaptive learning platform is the amount of data generated to personalize learners’ experiences, based on what they have already mastered and where they need reinforcement. While the depth and granularity of such data are typically viewed positively for effective corporate learning and development (L&D), in some instances it could be perceived as problematic.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

The ‘Netflixization’ of Corporate e-Learning: Good or Bad Idea?

Posted by Nick Howe on Mar 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The “Netflixization” of corporate e-learning – the explosion of video-based content and microlearning, combined with ratings and recommendations – has received a lot of attention lately. Is it a step forward for corporate learning, or is it a distraction?

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

CLO Strategy: Earn a Seat at the Table Part II - Measurement

Posted by Nick Howe on Mar 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Pursuing the ‘Holy Grail’ of Metrics and Measurement in Corporate e-Learning

For chief learning officers (CLOs), the Holy Grail of learning and development (L&D) is driving behavioral change aligned with business strategy. Key to this quest is obtaining evidence that L&D actions are making a difference; ideally, “leading indicators” of behavioral change, for example that interventions are actually helping people learn.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

CLO Strategy: Earn a Seat at the Table (part I)

Posted by Nick Howe on Feb 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Meeting the Needs of “New-Collar” Workers with Corporate e-Learning Strategies.

Traditional corporate training, a $100 billion market in the U.S. alone, is long overdue an overhaul. Time and again, costly programs have failed to change behavior among people and within organizations to produce better business outcomes. With training yielding such a low return on investment (ROI), corporate learning and development (L&D) in general and corporate e-learning in particular are in dire need of revamping—and that is putting more attention on chief learning officers (CLOs).

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Reinventing Corporate E-Learning

Posted by Nick Howe on Jan 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Corporate e-learning has deep roots, arguably dating back to the very first modern “distance education course” developed by Isaac Pitman in the mid-1840s. Pittman sent his correspondence-course students shorthand texts transcribed onto postcards and received transcriptions back from them to be graded. Feedback was a crucial element.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Addressing “Soft Skills” Gaps with Adaptive Learning

Posted by Area9 on Jan 10, 2019 9:04:47 AM

Despite the billions of dollars spent on talent development every year, hiring managers in a recent survey revealed that their employees had persistent gaps in “soft skills,” including communications, business acumen, and customer service. According to the Career Advisory Board’s 2018 Talent Activation, Employee Experience and Skills Development survey, these gaps are not being sufficiently addressed even as employers seek to develop a more highly engaged workforce.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Year-In-Review: What’s in your L&D strategy for 2019?

Posted by Area9 on Jan 3, 2019 3:09:01 PM

Every year, millions of people make “new year’s resolutions”—and organizations, in their own right, do much the same by setting goals for the year ahead. As we reach year-end, ask yourself: how did 2018 stack up against your plans, and what does 2019 hold?

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Why Adaptive Learning Should Be the Foundation of L&D Strategies

Posted by Area9 on Dec 21, 2018 1:05:12 PM

As employers address their talent development needs, more than half of organizations are offering opportunities for employees to “upskill” and “reskill,” according to a recent report from the Association for Talent Development. Their goal is to take positive action to upgrade or build new skills in the workforce.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Proactive Training for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Posted by Area9 on Sep 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As with the previous 3 industrial revolutions, when the 4th industrial revolution arrives it will bring with it rapid technological change. More specifically, the 4th industrial revolution will be the automation revolution, characterized by an increase in robotic and automated technology in all sectors of life. It therefore goes without saying that the implications of these changes will be far reaching and will affect every sphere, including employment.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

How to Prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Posted by Area9 on Sep 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The world is on the brink of a 4th industrial revolution that will build upon the 3rd — the digital revolution — and which will be characterized by rapid technological change and automation. The shift toward automation, already occurring, is projected to have far-reaching consequences for every sphere of life, including, of course, employment.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Prepare for the Disruption of Skills

Posted by Area9 on Sep 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It is not a matter of if, but when: technological change and increased automation will disrupt more than 25% of jobs in the future in Canada, for example. Businesses not prepared to adapt will be left behind.

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning

Do Your Learners Have Learning Fatigue & Do You Have LMS Fatigue?

Posted by Area9 on Jun 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Many traditional corporate training tools are the unfortunate cause of learning fatigue — a combination of ineffective, one-size-fits-all e-learning, disengaged learners, and tight training deadlines. Do you recognize any of those symptoms in your training?

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Topics: Corporate E-Learning