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Common Problems eLearners Face

When I read this article How To Solve The Most Common Problems eLearners Face, I couldn’t help but links this back to my theories that Adult Learners face when learning with technology – Bias, Literacy, Experience and Exposure, Fear and social / cultural exposure 1. Resistance To Change It’s common to see some initial resistance when online employee training first comes into a company—especially from more senior employees. Τhis is not one of the problems with eLearning per se, as much as it is a “people” problem. Some employees are creatures of habit and tend to view any new process or technology as an intrusion to their regular workflows. To win the hearts of your “old school” learners, you need to convince them that online learning is better, faster and easier than conventional classroom-based training. So, get promoting! Play on eLearning’s strengths, like the fact that it gives learners the freedom to study at their pace and from wherever they are. Show them how asynchronous learning frees them from rigid class schedules. Another reason learners may be resistant to online learning is that they’re afraid of using a new system and messing it up. To counter this, schedule time to train employees on the layout and use of the eLearning environment itself. Training will prevent any real or perceived LMS illiteracy from holding your learners back. 2. Technical Difficulties Learners will often be perfectly willing and even eager to use their new eLearning-based training environment, only to be stopped in their tracks by a technical […]

Learning Leader Type – What are you?

I came across the article titled What’s Your Learning Leader Type? at eLearning Industries and got me wondering what Learning Leader I am. Learning leaders are trailblazing, driving, focusing, and strategizing corporate training solutions. Read all about the 4 character types who make up these learning leaders and discover which one you identify with most. I try see myself as a bit of trailblazer as I love new technology and can see the benefits within eLearning, but then again, I fit into the game changer. Here are the types that mentioned in the article – what type of Learning Leader are you?

The lighter side of Learning and Development

I wanted to give a shout out to Clint Clarkson, the creator of the L&D Scene comic strip. I’ve been following Clint on Twitter and we’re also connected on LinkedIn. His comic strips provide a light heartiness approach to Learning and Development, and often hits the mark on where I’m at in my L&D career. It’s always great to get a new strip pop up in my feed! Check out all the fun and follow Clint on  Twitter or connect via  LinkedIn