Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have started to revolutionize the world of advanced education. MOOCs have turned the traditional model of post-secondary education—involving enrollment at an institution for a typical 4-year term of structured coursework—on its head. And they might do the same for your organization’s T&D.
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Content curation benefits your entire organization, not just your learners. According to well-renowned IDC research highlighted by Anders Pink, typical knowledge workers spend about 25% of their time either searching for information or analyzing it. So, well-executed content curation, which sorts high-quality and relevant content, is a great way to get knowledge workers back to […]
Virtual reality (VR) training has become increasingly popular as companies in a variety of industries—from law enforcement to parcel delivery— recognize the cost and safety benefits of using VR to simulate real-world situations for not-ready-for-prime-time trainees. Home improvement and appliance powerhouse Lowe’s has just recently begun using VR to train employees.
“In an effort to maintain product knowledge standards among employees in its 9,000+ retail, franchise, and distribution locations, GNC (stores are General nutrition Centers) has partnered with software company ePath Leaning Inc., to train its employees,” reports Adi Menayang in an article for Nutra Ingredients USA titled “GNC ramps up employee training program with new […]
Compliance is a key corporate activity, the importance of which can’t be overstated. Compliance isn’t relevant only for highly-regulated industries like finance and healthcare. Every business is regulated in some way or another, including oversight of basic issues like employee pay and workplace safety. The myriad regulations that touch a business can be intimidating for […]
Yesterday we covered some examples of how a retailer (Walmart) and restaurant (KFC) are using virtual reality training (VR) to engage employees in real-world experiences in new and novel ways. Here we take a look at how some other organizations: UPS and law enforcement are leveraging virtual reality in innovative ways.