In today’s digital era, the way we learn is undergoing a seismic shift. With the global e-learning market estimated to reach a staggering $345 billion by 2025 (Smith & Johnson, 2022), virtual education has become an indispensable part of our lives. In this post, we explore the realm of adult learning in the virtual world, showcasing the power of technology to enhance educational outcomes. Join us as we navigate through the theories, advantages, and challenges of online learning, providing valuable insights for adults seeking to embrace the opportunities of virtual education.
There’s a place for every type of learning in the business world. Each modality has its advantages and disadvantages. Four professionals deeply immersed in learning and development (L&D) methodologies identify some distinct advantages to interactive group learning.
An instructor sang a refrain from an African American spiritual directly related to that day’s history lesson. A student filmed and posted to social media. In reaction to the viral video, the administrators required sensitivity training for the instructor.
Many of us embark on the age-old new year’s tradition of setting resolutions — however, how often do we actually stick to the commitments we hope to accomplish? Roughly 80 percent of people who create well-intentioned yearly resolutions have abandoned them by the second week of February.
Here at LifeHikes®, we say that feedback is a gift. During our professional training, we encourage everyone to not only ask for feedback on their presentations but to demand it. Insights from others are important because they can help us see elements of our communication style – verbal and nonverbal – that we cannot always see.
“Communication is at the very core of our society. That’s what makes us human.” – Jan Koum
We couldn’t agree more with the co-founder of WhatsApp, who went from a life on food stamps to selling his company to Facebook for $19 billion.
How can I make the not-fun parts of my job (or life) a little better? Have you ever heard Wilt Chamberlain’s bellhop story? You may know who Wilt is. Famous basketball player, two meters tall, crazy strong, averaged 50 points a game one year.
The past few years disrupted our lives and the workplace experienced a shift – opportunities suddenly decreased, competition became more intense, and there was time for reflection on your career path. This year, the workforce is slowly improving and many companies are posting job openings and beginning to recruit new people.
“What do you need right now?” While we’ve been providing online communication training to a lot of leaders lately, we’re focusing on how we stay aligned with our teams when we’re all so spread out. We’re all moving so fast that even when we take the time to check in, we tend to rush through the process. We might ask to see how folks are doing, but the way we do it is hurried, with our questions eliciting the barest of replies (“You have what you need?” “Yeah, I’m good.”)
Think about that when you use bullets in your presentations. Rather than using too many of them, target them carefully. Even better, why not try to win without shooting. In 1950s, overhead projectors became widely used, maybe you still remember them or you have utilized them yourselves.