Learning and Development Blog

April 19th, 2017

3 Reasons to Invest in Leadership Development

Leadership: Nurture vs Nature Natural leaders are hard to come by. At least that’s the common perception. We don’t see it that way. Leadership like other skills is affected by natural ability, but that natural ability must be nurtured and developed. Every once in great while, a musical prodigy will be born with the raw…

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April 12th, 2017

The Advantages and Disadvantages of MOOCs for Learning

Everything You Wanted to Know About MOOCs And Were Too Embarrassed to Ask! MOOCs have been the talk of the learning and development industry for quite some time. But, what exactly are they? MOOCs Defined Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are online courses that allow participants free access and unrestricted participation to any course…

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March 30th, 2017

The Benefits and Components of Successful Onboarding (Infographic)

  Is your onboarding program an integrated process that combines high touch with high tech and manager involvement? The Business Context First, let’s decide on our terminology. At Infopro Learning, we consider “orientation” to mean activities such as getting the new hire on the payroll with appropriate benefits, etc. On the other hand, “onboarding” is…

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March 23rd, 2017

How Do You Spell “e” Learning? (and other “e” words)

How do you spell elearning? Or should I say e-learning with a hyphen? And how do you capitalize it? ELearning? Elearning? eLearning? E-Learning? E-learning? e-Learning? Before I wrote this, I had preferred to use “elearning” without a hyphen, and “eLearning” for capitalization. But then I would find myself waffling back and forth, unsure if I…

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March 16th, 2017

7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

Are you getting ready to outsource your eLearning? If so, have you already gathered your assets and conducted a thorough inventory? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to evaluate your assets before you outsource eLearning. How To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning Outsourcing eLearning can help you save time and make effective use…

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March 8th, 2017

How to Buy Learning and Development in 6 Steps (Infographic)

We’ve been talking a lot about how to buy learning lately, such as the challenge of learning and development outsourcing, and how to create an eLearning outsourcing strategy, and how to select a training outsourcing company. The reason we have been talking so much about outsourcing is because we believe that most companies are not…

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February 28th, 2017

What is Diversity Training? and Why It’s Important

Consider the Following Scenarios: Scenario 1: Austin is a project manager who is tasked with choosing a team for an upcoming project. This project has tight deadlines and will require members of the team to work late hours. Austin first chooses two team leads, Mike and Jeff and asks them for their suggestions on the…

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February 22nd, 2017

Leadership Webinar Wisdom: Six Critical Elements for Engagement and Learning

Involving the Learner Webinars pose a challenge to the basic adult learning principle of involving the learner in experience-based activities that have immediate relevance to work. “Soft” skills or professional development skills webinars are harder to design than technical training webinars as designers must creatively turn instructor-led classroom activities into activities that grab the participants…

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