Ideas for employee learning and development

Tips for Microlearning Deployment Success

Posted by Jon Peters on Apr 29, 2018 5:54:53 PM

AthenaOnline has been talking about the benefits of microlearning for almost 20 years. In the last few years, however, the idea of bite-sized learning has taken off like wildfire. Perhaps it is a due to rapid delivery and deployment. Maybe it is the lack of time available to training and development in organizations. According to research done by Bersin by Deloitte employees can only devote 4.8 minutes per day to development, so 5-minute lessons make a lot of sense.

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Topics: curation, content, millennials, bite-sized learning, micro learning, training, eLearning, microlearning, learning, employee development

Getting the Right Content to Employees

Posted by Jon Peters on Mar 11, 2018 11:59:06 AM

Have you ever gone to a restaurant that has a 10-page menu? There are so many great choices and it can be incredibly hard to choose. If you’re like me you likely ask the waiter what they recommend.  I have even made a bit of a game out of it, asking if they were stuck on a desert island and could only have one meal while stranded there which one would they bring?

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Topics: curation, content, micro learning, bite-sized learning, eLearning, learning design, microlearning, courseware

Julie Winkle Giulioni on Employee Development

Posted by Jon Peters on Feb 14, 2018 2:11:18 PM

We recently had Julie Winkle Giulioni in the studio to film 15 new microlearning videos with AthenaOnline on developing your employees and career management. Julie is the co-author, with Beverly Kaye, of the talent management Help Them Grow Or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want. At the end of the day's filming Julie was kind enough to sit down with us and talk about some of the things she sees on the horizon and how organizations can create ways for employees to take advantage of self-development opportunities. You can view the video below. 

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Topics: bite-sized learning, micro learning, eLearning, retention, microlearning, human resources, employee development, talent management

Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Benefits

Posted by Kerry Williams on Jan 30, 2018 1:45:17 PM
“Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.” --Warren Bennis

Microlearning can be described as bite-sized, attention-grabbing lessons - usually video-based - that learners can easily access and apply and is considered the fastest, most effective way for today's employees to learn.

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Topics: millennials, bite-sized learning, micro learning, eLearning, video, microlearning, HRtech

The Growing Case for Microlearning

Posted by Kerry Williams on Jan 11, 2018 9:38:25 AM

Microlearning may be the buzzword of today but it’s not a new concept. We’ve been hearing about microlearning for quite some time but it has attracted a lot more attention in recent years and continues to increase in popularity. In fact, over the past few years we’ve consistently seen it in top training and development trends.

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Topics: millennials, micro learning, eLearning, microlearning, learning, HRtech, learning design

This Holiday - Think Small

Posted by Jon Peters on Dec 22, 2017 6:33:39 AM

As we enter the end of year holiday season I am reminded of the phrase “good things come in small packages.” The saying means, of course, that you should not judge the worth of a gift by the size of the box it comes in. It did not escape me how relevant that phrase is when applied to learning.

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Topics: microlearning, bite-sized learning, HRtech, attention spans, millennials, eLearning, goldsmith, micro learning

4 Ways Organizations are Leveraging Microlearning

Posted by Jon Peters on Oct 22, 2017 4:34:25 PM

Since its inception micro learning has improved eLearning success rates in many organizations.  As the originator of enterprise micro learning, AthenaOnline has been watching some of the micro learning trends over the last 18 years. So, what are some of the ways that new type of bite-sized learning is being used to enhance existing strategies?

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Topics: micro learning, bite-sized learning, millennials, e-learning, learning, microlearning, courseware, learning design, employee development, eLearning

6 Steps to Improve eLearning Success

Posted by Jon Peters on Oct 8, 2017 6:02:02 PM

6 STEPS TO GREATER ELEARNING IMPACT

AthenaOnline has been developing eLearning solutions since 1994. Over that time we have seen many success stories and a number of failed attempts at launching eLearning and microlearning initiatives. How is it that often very similar organizations can have such vastly different results? It almost always comes down to planning.

We put together 6 steps to help assure that your eLearning/microlearning launch is a successful one. Some of these steps may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at how often learning initiatives are missing one or more of these elements.

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Topics: eLearning, microlearning, planning