The Area9 Blog 2017: A Home for E-Learning Resources

2017 was a great year for exploring the advantages of Adaptive Learning, and we hope this blog has been helpful, informative, and a good guide to e-learning resources. This post is a quick celebration of the top five blog posts most enjoyed by CLOs this past year in the Area9 blog.

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Why Microlearning Isn’t the Solution to the Corporate Learning Problem

We all know what we want from our corporate learning initiatives: learning that has business impact. Some corporate learning approaches claim to provide exactly that, but do they really? Microlearning is one of those approaches. Here, we’ll break down what microlearning is and how it stacks up against Adaptive Learning.

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How to Prevent Accidents at Work: What Makes Good Training

It’s easy to imagine what makes bad corporate training, but what makes good training? That depends on what you want out of it.

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How Do You Measure an Effective Training Program?

How do we view success in corporate training? Is it the number of people who take the training? Is it the number of hours the training takes to complete? Is it the number of in-house naps employees take while looking over training material?

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Adaptive Learning Removes the Stigma of Workplace Knowledge Gaps

If there’s one certainty in the business world, it’s this: mistakes will be made. That’s not just a fact of business, of course. That’s a fact of life. Human beings are flawed. We make mistakes. We have knowledge gaps, and the sooner we accept this, the more open we’ll be to better methods of corporate learning.

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How Adaptive Learning Optimizes Your Corporate Training Budget

Global spending on corporate training is going up - as much as 2-5% - and yet rates of unconscious incompetence in the workforce are as high as ever. It’s getting more and more expensive to force employees into unfulfilling training that ultimately falls short.

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Adaptive Learning is a Learning Experience, Not a Learning Event

When you take a training course to get your motorcycle license, does passing the course make you a master motorist? No, of course not. The course only means you have the most basic knowledge required to safely operate a motorcycle on the road.

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How Adaptive Learning Facilitates Blended Learning

As corporate learning continues to evolve, so does the role of the corporate training instructor. Learners expect instructors to take on a different role than the one we’ve seen in traditional corporate training. This new role combined with Adaptive Learning creates the perfect environment for blended learning.

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Are Online Corporate Training Programs Better Than Classroom Learning?

Before we talk about which is better than the other, let’s talk about trends. In 2018, online corporate training programs are developing fast and becoming ever-more accessible.

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The Impact Adaptive Learning Has on E-Learning for Business Impact

 We know Adaptive Learning has a positive business impact because it:

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How Adaptive Learning Supports Instructional Designers’ Digital Skills

 We already know that Adaptive Learning has multiple benefits for the learner and the business, but the technology also benefits the instructional designers who create corporate e-learning courses.

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Learning Soft Skills With Technology

While corporate e-learning reaps the benefits of technological advancement, there is always a risk that digital progress could negatively impact other essential skills.

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