Gamification is gaining traction in a big way – the category was listed on more than a dozen Gartner Hype Cycles, the media buzz has hit a fever pitch and analysts continue to project the market to reach $2.8 billion by 2016.
1. Learning and Performance (L&P) departments will become profit centers. Learning and Performance managers plan to pump up corporate profits by creating, marketing and managing for-profit MOOCs. Training managers in medium and large companies tell us transitioning from a cost center to a profit center is a main focus for their departments.
Continuing and professional education leaders are quite accustomed to rapid change and agile adaptation. This is necessary when one’s work involves contributing to workforce development, often within a volatile self-supported environment.
1 - As an educator, it’s all about practicing what you preach. Whenever we create lessons, assignments or activities, putting ourselves in the learners’ shoes is one of the most powerful things we can do. If we want our students to thoughtfully read information presented to them, we must do the same in our own professional development.
1) Think positive- Positive emotions enhance the brain’s function, leading to creativity and strategic thinking. 2) Focus- Know which places and particular times of the day are the most conducive for you, and designate important tasks for those moments.
Organizations don’t rely on the science of learning and training. Many are ignorant about what it is know about learning and training and development. Organizations have myths about training. An unskilled employee attends training, when they return there is the expectation of an immediately changed, improved, skilled worker. That’s an incorrect expectation. Companies in general have simplistic views of training.
1. Needs Assessment: Participation of the learner in naming what is to be learned. 2. Safety in the environment between teacher and learner for learning and development. 3. A sound relationshipbetween teacher and learner for learning and development.
Job search got you down? Stuck in a dead-end position? Maybe it's time to learn something new. There is a skills gap in the marketplace. In a 2013 study, only 15% of hiring managers said nearly all or most job seekers had the skills and traits their companies look for. There's no better way to make yourself more attractive to a potential employer than to master something new.
Scientific research from the 1990s now reveals that more than ever before, a challenged, stimulated brain may well be the key to a vibrant later life. As 78 million Baby Boomers prepare to redefine their own retirement, news that staying active and keeping their brains constantly engaged may help stave off mental and physical ailments and diseases has many asking how best to do so. The answer is simple: lifelong or later-life learning.
The highest paid people in America today work an average of 59 hours per week. They read an average of 2-3 hours per day. They belong to industry associations and organizations that encourage the individual to dedicate themselves to lifelong learning with current information and ideas on their fields. Continuous education for them means that they attend annual conventions and go to every session available that has new insights that can help them to be more effective in getting the results for which they are responsible.