Many professionals are working from home, learning remotely and adapting to a digital world of work. To help you learn more about adapting to teaching remotely and distance learning, we have weighed in on our experts. Read on to discover their best tips for teaching remotely.
Along with Donald H. Taylor, chairman of Learning Technologies, the Learning and Performance Institute, Speexx carried out a global sentiment survey in recent weeks. We wanted to find out more about the challenges L&D and HR professionals face while supporting employees who are learning from home and are working in virtual teams. We asked training professionals what they think will be the three biggest challenges for corporate L&D in the new age of learning from home.
Companies are using technology, both online learning platforms and more informal collaboration and learning tools, more than ever before. In today’s changed world, digital learning and online learning platforms have a real chance to prove their worth and deliver measurable business value. This gives HR and L&D professionals a role to play in creating an effective digital learning environment, by helping their workforce maximize technology.
Apart from keeping your job as an L&D professional, what does ‘success’ in L&D mean? How do you achieve it – and how do know when you’ve achieved it? Along with L&D professionals being put under increasing pressure to ‘perform’ by senior managers, the growth in the use of technology – both as learning delivery media and in business operational terms – is changing both the workplace and the human perspectives within it.
If you work in a large, global organization, especially within the European Union, you will likely be required to communicate and work alongside colleagues in different regions. Multilingual employees have the ability to communicate effectively across international borders, making them prime candidates for promotion over their monolingual colleagues.
Companies who operate internationally have to interact with people in many different countries, who may not speak the same languages as them. Language training is obviously beneficial in these situations, but should it be mandatory?
More companies rely on a global workforce to meet the needs of today’s international economy. This means employees are dispersed in key markets around the globe, and bring diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to the job.
Effective communication isn’t just an exchange of information; it is also about understanding the emotion and intention behind the words. It is as much about being able to convey your message in the way you hope it to be received, as it is about being able to listen and gain the full meaning of what is being said to you.
Using blended learning - online training that gives your team control over the time, place and pace of the program - has ample benefits for employees, as well as for the company. The flexibility of a virtual classroom allows employees to master content anywhere, anytime, on multiple devices.
We’re all familiar with International Women’s Day on 8th March, but I bet not all of you knew that there’s an International Men’s Day, too – today! International Men’s Day also coincides with the month of Movember – a worldwide moustache-growing charity event each November which aims to raise awareness and funds for men's health.