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Minas Energy Uses Online Learning to Create a Sustainable Future

Minas Energy Uses Online Learning to Create a Sustainable Future

With global energy production likely to peak around 2035, many organizations are making plans to transition to more sustainable energy supplies. Minas Energy partnered with D2L to create an online education program that shares Minas’ expertise in renewable energy projects and helps companies and communities deliver those projects successfully. THE…
VA Acquisition Academy Shares Its Learning Formula

VA Acquisition Academy Shares Its Learning Formula

BY PAUL GREGORY The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible for providing federal benefits to nearly 20 million veterans and their families. The VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA) trains the acquisition workforce to ensure it efficiently and effectively procures, manages and provides the goods and services required for our nation’s…
Embracing Unconscious Bias Training

Embracing Unconscious Bias Training

BY NANCY NAZAR Employees are reflective of the communities they serve. What’s more, research shows that gender and ethnically diverse teams have improved performance compared to those that are not; and where diversity of thought is valued, employees have greater feelings of inclusion. When company leaders exhibit behaviors, such as…
Achieving Leadership Buy-in for E-learning

Achieving Leadership Buy-in for E-learning

Everything we do in Learning and Development (L&D) needs to have a clear value proposition. Online learning, when well-designed, is usually part of a blended solution that provides value in terms of efficiency, scalability and overall effectiveness. As learning leaders, we need to ask questions, like: >> What is the…

The LXP vs LMS Debate

The Learning Experience Platform (LXP) market is valued at over $300 million and growing at 50%+ per year according to Josh Bersin. “The vendors are getting bigger; products are becoming complex; the players are moving in different directions.” Is it time to consider an LXP? LXPs come in different sizes…
What is Cognitive Learning?

What is Cognitive Learning?

Cognition is “the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.” Cognitive science is defined as an interdisciplinary study of the human mind used to characterize the nature of human knowledge. Cognitive Learning is defined by Metaari as empirical (observable and measurable) neuro-pedagogy,…
Managing People Is Getting Harder

Managing People Is Getting Harder

By Bruce Tulgan Undermanagement can be difficult to identify. After all, everyone at work is surrounded by metrics and meetings all the time. It may seem like management is ever-present. But what is missing in most workplaces is the human element of management: managers providing direct reports with the guidance,…
14 Years of Product Innovation

14 Years of Product Innovation

By Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group It’s been 14 years since the birth of the Best of Elearning! Awards. The first edition in 2005 featured 9 categories, 29 brands receiving 245 nominations. The 2005 class included GeoLearning, Centra, WebEx, Books 24×7, and Adobe. Many of these brands still…
Help Wanted: Cultivating Talent Outside of Your Organization

Help Wanted: Cultivating Talent Outside of Your Organization

Learning leaders are continually challenged to meet the changing needs of their internal learners and business partners. There’s a constant need to evaluate and balance learner needs and prioritizing learning and development programs that drive meaningful business results. With unemployment at a 30-year low, many organizations are struggling with attracting…
Putting Human Back Into Human Resources

Putting Human Back Into Human Resources

If there’s one trend that has gripped business headlines this year and put HR squarely in the spotlight, it has been the growing concern over compliance issues, particularly safety, diversity/inclusion, and workplace harassment. Slowly, decision-makers are understanding that compliance training can’t be limited to a oncea-year training session and be successful.…