If ever you wondered how to make learning fun for adults, try out these six super-effective learning approaches!
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Find out how expanding your vocabulary will open you up to the world around you.
Those people fortunate enough to know Spanish, enjoy so many benefits. Here’s how you can transform your life by learning Spanish!
Studying a musical instrument when you are an adult is not an easy task-. Read the 10 reasons why people give up so quickly and resolve to keep going.
Why are those who are good playing an instrument also good at other things? What are the benefits of playing a musical instrument that give them the edge?
Everyone has different styles of learning – some people learn knowledge through visual diagrams and charts, some people learn things from logical reasoning
There are a multitude of reasons to learn guitar in addition to the burning desire to be heard, and admired.
Many people believe that our learning ends with our formal education. But the fact is if we give up learning and staying curious as kids, our lives will in
Have the urge to learn a language? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll share the 7 best language learning websites to help you learn a new language.
The art of comparing objects is a remarkably useful strategy in many areas of life. Learning through observation is what allows you to do that.
That, music soothes and lifts up our spirits is a known fact. But there are immense benefits of learning music.
There are great time-saving language learning websites that allow you to effectively learn a language on your own time, without comprising your schedule.
In 2013, it’s almost impossible to get through school without learning a foreign language.
Recent studies have shown more of a correlation between learning an instrument and a person’s intelligence, meaning there is likely a direct link between the two.
Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to the things and people that stress you out.
We have misconceptions that have been told by the media, friends, and traditional educational system that limits us from what we want to accomplish.
If you want learning to work for you, you must create the conditions in which exploration can take place and discoveries can be made. It’s very clear what these are. Without them, all your efforts to learn and grown will be in vain.
Scientists are developing new pathways and technologies orbiting around how to harness the power of bacteria to produce more and more types of these lucrative biochemicals.
I love learning, so I know the feeling of frustration when you find your progress slowing down. This nifty tip might help.
Not all children learn in the same way, at the same pace or with the same level of success. Here are some sure signs you might consider more help.
The rise in e-Learning’s popularity isn’t showing any signs of slowing. In fact, judging by the following Top 10 eLearning statistics for 2014 article and infographic, the future of the e-Learning Industry is brighter than ever.
The most successful entrepreneurs never stop learning new ways to be successful. Check out our tips and guides on goal setting, leadership, time management, and more. It’s time to take your business skills to the next level.
Learn how to overcome the common barriers to learning at work and how to motivate employees to participate in learning benefits.
What does it mean for employers who want to develop a learning culture that the largest segment of their workforces is now millennials? Here are five tips.
Discover how employee learning and development benefits can be integrated into any organizational culture and how L&D technology plays an important role.
These free language learning apps make learning a new language a breeze and make it easy to sharpen your skills on the go.
Memrise uses memory techniques and scheduled reviews to help you learn new languages. This review will help you decide if it's right for you.
Kansas offers a "per beneficiary" tax deduction to residents who contribute to its in-state Kansas 529 Learning Quest Plan.
Take your kids to free arts and crafts classes at Lakeshore Learning Centers. These free classes are held at their locations around the country.
Avoid trying to learn everything you can about trading and markets. It won't increase your profits. Instead, focus on mastering one strategy at a time.
Sylvan Learning's Book Adventure program will encourage kids in grades K-8 to read with fun quizzes, printable awards, and prizes.
If you want to start a business of your own, it's important to learn from small business success stories that can point you in the right direction.
The best free language learning websites that will help you learn a new language or improve your current one using lessons, videos, and more.
eBay provides free resources including a seller learning center, A-Z help index, and eBay Radio for new sellers to learn before jumping in to sell.
In this article, I talk about what companies do wrong on innovation, what companies do right, and how to ensure your ideas are worth pursuing.
A pitch is a description of a potential story to an editor. Learn how to prepare and present your idea in order to land an assignment.
Supply chain and superheroes are both awesome. Use this superhero/supply chain guide to help clarify key supply chain roles and terminology.
Make no mistake: Tech skills are job skills. Here are seven free (or affordable) places where you can go online to level up your digital skills.
Summer is traditionally not the best of times to be in the market because of the low volume and sideways movement. Put this time to better use.
Learning how to get started trading Forex.
Learn more about the risks of corporate bonds and the difference between the risk of individual corporate bonds versus corporate bond funds and ETFs.
Organizations with the best chance to succeed and thrive in the future are learning organizations. Find tips for how you can turn your organization into one.
Attorney Henry Dahut, author of Marketing The Legal Mind and the founder of GotTrouble.com, provides insight into learning to think like a lawyer.
Learn about the Lifetime Learning Credit, a federal tax credit for any person who takes college classes. Updated for 2015 and 2016 figures from the IRS.
Learning how to analyze an income statement and calculate basic financial ratios is one of the most important skills for an investor or manager.
Organizations that will succeed and thrive in the future are learning organizations. Find sixteen tips about how you can include your employees in learning.
Selling is an art. But unlike many other art forms, it is something that most can learn. We'll teach you how.
FOB is slang used in magazine publishing. Learn what types of stories make it in the first few pages of a magazine and how to go about writing them.
An informational interview can help you learn about an occupation from someone who has firsthand knowledge. Learn how to set up and conduct one.
You can continue to gain intelligence and keep learning without making a huge effort or investing a lot of money. Here are 10 simple ways to stay smart.
Eager to find a company that encourages you to keep learning and growing? Check out these 26 companies that are hiring right now.
Learning new technology isn’t hard, so it’s time to stop coming up with reasons why you’re not.
Think you don’t have what it takes to become a software engineer? Think again.
Here are all the reasons why user experience designers need to learn how to code. It can seem daunting, but it’s not as hard as you’d think.
It’s OK if you can’t go back to school right now. You can build skills (for free!) while working a full-time job if you look for resources around you.
Considering learning to code? Ask these eight questions to find the right path for you.
The secrets to uncovering whether you’re exceeding expectations or falling behind.
eLearning Mind’s employees can actually call themselves “balanced.”
Keep up in the fast-paced world of tech with these 6 classes.
See why learning to code was the best decision this PR professional could have made.
Learn from Zappos and Thinkful, and build programming into your 9-to-5.
Relias Learning is a global provider of online learning for healthcare professionals and hiring now!
Learning doesn’t have to stop with your first full-time job. Here’s how to continue learning at work, whether that’s through employer-sponsored classes or peer groups.
If you don’t code, it’s too late for you to learn, right? Nope. Chris Castiglione is teaching the non-technical with his course, Programming For Non-Programmers.
Think you need a ton of time to learn a new skill that’ll boost your career and get you ahead? Think again. Even the busiest people can find the time.
From fighting terrorism abroad to managing the economic recovery here at home, the U.S. government has taken on more new roles and responsibilities in recent years than ever before in its history. Thats translating into expanded missions and increased job responsibilities in many federal agencies an…
Service-learning has the potential to dramatically change the quality of our communities by harnessing the power of students, faculty, and community leaders in a broad range of community service projects. Service-learning is different from other service programs because it …
The weak economy will continue to cause great fiscal distress among state and local governments around the nation. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, at least 48 states have addressed or are facing shortfalls in their budgets for the new fiscal year totaling $194 billion or 28 …
In 1999, the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to amend its patrol, accountability, and training practices throughout the entire organization as an alternative to impending litigation. NJSP, in agreeing to develop evidence-based tr…
Knowing what and who you need to know to be successful may be the crux of learning. By merging these two disciplines into the learning curriculum, the Federal Transit Administration increased the return of each training dollar.
Bringing a cognitive scientist on board helped the National Cryptologic School craft mission training that was both efficient and effective in the long term.
From the moment students start elementary school all the way through college, they are taught concepts mainly through verbal instruction that teachers expect will later be applied in the real world. However, in school, teachers gauge levels of learning and understanding by conducting tests. By the t…
Thousands of feds watch live or tune in to webinars that started as management staff meetings. Speakers and the audience beg for more.
Jon Wolper reviews My Battlefield, Your Office: Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines by Justin Constantine, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran shot by a sniper in Iraq.
Even when given the choice of which activity to complete during training, learners should still reach the same learning destination.
Shock learning can be used to great effect in training.
Prescriptive learning is defined as training that is designated to a learner based on his or her manager, job role, or assessment scores.
Learning is understandably a high priority for this leading company in the knowledge-based services industry. You could consider it the key to growth, retention, and prosperity.
It rings true in every industry and every company. People are overwhelmed by information but starved for time. Boston-based State Street Global Advisors envisioned a learning model where its customers could easily access the exact information they need, when they need it, and in the format they prefer. The co…
The majority of learning hours at USAA are delivered to call center employees, who have recently been on the receiving end of workforce readiness strategy initiatives.
” By bringing together people who share interests, no matter their location or time zone, social media has the potential to transform the workplace into an environment where learning is as natural as it is powerful.”– Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner, The New Social Learning For several years now, social media tools have been shaping the wa…
First the Good News: Workplace learning and performance professionals are well-educated and well-compensated, with most earning more than the United States’ average income of $48,000. But men earn more than women at every level of the profession. The ASTD market research department conducted surveys…
In Isaac Asimov’s robot novel, The Naked Sun, the characters can’t stand being in the same room with one another. They despise face-to-face interaction. In this chilling story that takes place on the futuristic planet of Solaris, where personal contact alarms everyone, Solarians much prefer to be in touch vir…
Editor Paula Ketter details what to expect in the November 2016 issue of
Simple scenarios are cost-effective ways to enhance e-learning transfer. Weve all heard the story by now that storytelling enhances learning–that sharing relevant examples helps both the expert and the novice forge connections with the content to ensure effective knowledge transfer. We’ve heard that flight simulators save lives, that pr…
To be successful with action learning, managers or talent development professionals should understand the rationale of the organization in undertaking the process.
Here’s a scenario to give trainers pause. You’re presenting at a conference. Minutes into your session, a number of people are tapping furiously on their phones or reading incoming messages. Most of these people get up and leave the room, while another bunch trickles in. At least a third of the audience continues tapping o…
One training organization discovers that learner-centric design enables performance and drives results.
For U.S. businesses, maintaining a competitive edge (or even just staying in business at all) is as complex as the rush of economic news stories bombarding us each day. Faced with keeping up with shorter information and product cycles, businesses require more effective, less traditional ways to stay ahead of this ever-…
Overhead Door modernized its e-learning while saving time and money.
In today’s marketplace, resources must be cut to meet profit goals. Companies often turn to training budgets first. Before automatically decreasing training budgets, companies may want to consider some top global trends, which, according to the “SHRM Workplace Forecast,” are most likely to have a major strategic impact…
On September 30, 2009, Oxford Union hosted an e-learning debate that centered around one question: “Is the e-learning of today essential to teach the important skills of tomorrow?” It’s an intriguing question that continues to spark emotions on both sides of the issue. One side laments that “e-learning is not…
Tips for designers preparing e-learning for continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
Here are three practices to put in place to help encourage employee contributions.
How can training and development professionals track and aggregate all of this learning in a consistent, reliable way?
Project management skills align well with ADDIE when it comes to developing a learning program.
An intentional mix of formal and informal learning strategies might be just what your company needs. In the East, it is said that people who are yin are creative, passive, and easygoing. When they tend to lethargy, they are encouraged to become more yang. On the other hand, those who are yang are seen as active, precise, and controlle…
As drugstore chain Walgreens goes through a transformation, it looks to its new corporate university to help propel the change and sustain its business strategy.
Through action learning, federal leaders can achieve both meaningful mindset change and goal accomplishment.
Neuroscience has proved that learning and performance enhances when it occurs in the right environment.