Whether you’re just starting out or are a senior director at a Fortune 500 company, every job requires some type of formal and informal training. Most of us would think that a longer training program would cover more information, provide a more in-depth and detailed view of the training material, and as a result, prepare the employee more effectively. But what if this isn’t always the case?
There is a fine line in organizations for Learning Professionals when it comes to selling their leadership teams on the value or ROI of Learning Strategies & Programs. If someone presents a ‘Learning Strategy’ some of the immediate reactions from senior leaders may be; What will that cost? Do we have budget? Do we really need this? Changing the conversation may be as simple as the language a company adopts for these types of programs.
A picture is worth a thousand words, right? This couldn’t be more true when it comes to learning. If done properly pictures can help bring meaning and depth to content. While, in thought, taking a screenshot and plopping it into a course sounds easy, it comes with numerous challenges. However, never fear, here are the top 5 tips to keep in mind when using screenshots in your learning content!
Technical SMEs, pronounced ‘smees’ stands for Subject Matter Experts. Many of our projects require these valuable members on our team to help fill in the gaps while creating training or any type of documentation. Their experience and extensive knowledge on the subject can be invaluable, and then it could make things very difficult.
It takes some effort to evaluate the content, and determine how to make the new content easy to assimilate. In the youngest grades of school, we are building upon previously learned skills. As adults, we have lived a life of learning experiences. How can we leverage what we know?