Category: Learning Effectiveness

Did your last set of training stick? How do you know? The topic of learning effectiveness attempts to tackle this issue.

Best Practices for Employee Learning Retention (Part 2)

[Part 1 of this article appeared in yesterday’s edition.] Get Learners to Be Active According to The Learning Pyramid shaped by research conducted by the National Training Lab, participatory teaching methods ensure high learning retention rates. So, if you want your learners to truly retain what you’re teaching them, have them participate in their own […]

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Best Practices for Increasing Learning Retention (Part 1)

According to longstanding scientific research by German psychologist Herman Ebbinghaus, employees will forget up to 50% of what they learned within an hour if they don’t revisit the material they were covering. They’ll forget 70% of what they learned within a day. And they’ll forget 90% of the material they covered within a month!1 This […]

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Can Collaboration Be Detrimental to Employee Learning?

Collaboration is usually lauded for enhancing an organization’s operations, as well as its overall levels of employee satisfaction. But is it also helpful for employee learning? Or, can it be detrimental to employee learning? A report by Pearson, as well as a review published by the Association for Psychological Science, indicate the answer to both […]

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Understanding Different Learning Styles in the Workplace (Part 1)

It’s easy for trainers and learning and development (L&D) professionals to get so preoccupied with securing funding, technology, supplies, and staff for their initiatives and courses that they overlook the intricacies of their main audience: their learners. But learning programs can’t be truly successful if they don’t address learners’ intricacies, especially the various learning styles […]

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How to Measure the Value of Your Online Training Programs (Part 1)

 Understanding the full value of your online training programs is important for more than just selling the programs to the C-suite to gain their buy-in. Understanding the full value of your online programs also allows you to make guided decisions about the training content you develop, how it will be distributed, and allows you to […]

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Accelerate Learning and Increase Knowledge Retention

Any business will want to maximize the benefits of their online training system and to achieve the best return on investment (ROI). This means ensuring that each learner who participates will inwardly absorb the information given to them, retaining it for future use rather than their forgetting it the moment they step away from the […]

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Improving Learning Effectiveness

Conventional wisdom says that a student will forget up to 87 percent of what they have been taught in the first 24–48 hours after an instructor-led class.  “I taught them but they didn’t learn it.” Does that change with online learning?  Having been an instructor for online learning, I can say from experience that the […]

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