L&D teams are sometimes at a loss as to why learners aren’t engaging with their content and applying it in the workplace. That’s why Towards Maturity have come up with these 7 strategies to help you build staff engagement.
Engaging today’s online learner can be a tough task – when you’ve spent countless hours developing your content to the point where it’s ready for consumption, suddenly, you’ve got to figure out how your staff and volunteers will engage with it and put it to maximum use. Laura Overton reveals some helpful tips.
In just three years Addaction has embraced a technology-led learning strategy, and hired its own instructional designer to create bespoke eLearning – saving a staggering £780,000. This vision has been driven by Velda Barnes, Head of L&D, ensuring Addaction was a worthy winner of the Charity Learning Award 2014 for Organisational Buy-in. Velda will sharing her story at the Learning Technologies Conference in January 2015.
Barnardo’s used a wide range of learning technologies to create an engaging self-directed learning programme for its fundraisers – creating a blueprint for future approaches to training at the children’s charity. Judges of the Charity Learning Awards 2014 were so impressed with the imaginative use of technology, they declared it the winner of the award for Most Effective Use of Moodle for Blended Learning.
Southern Housing Group used eLearning as part of an imaginative, blended approach to training in-house coaches. In doing so, they saved money, engaged staff, and successfully established a coaching culture – all on a shoestring budget. As a result, they also scooped the Charity Learning Award 2014 for the Best Use of Resources.
Elearning doesn’t have to be boring! The winners of the Charity Learning Awards 2014 are proof that using technology as part of an imaginative, blended approach to L&D can save time and money – and inspire learners. Martin Baker, CEO of the Charity Learning Consortium, says it’s time to celebrate the positive benefits that learning technologies can bring.
It would be a mistake to say we know all the answers on how to make sure learning is most effective, but psychologists, and learning professionals, are uncovering more information about how we can increase that effectiveness. Lucy Standing, Head of Training at the Association for Business Psychology and founder of neuTrain, reveals more.