Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2016 - (Page 32)

N GNEEN AT N EEXX T TG E RE ATRI O NI CLASSROOM PROVIDING THE ULTIMATE LEARNING EXPERIENCE BY HUGH McCULLEN PROVIDING THE ULTIMATE LEARNING EXPERIENCE BY HUGH McCULLEN The terrain of corporate training today still includes the typical delivery options prevalent within the last decade - virtual, on-demand, mobile and traditional classroom - but there appears to be no clear plan of integration, operation and ability to manage learner and instructor experiences. Demands for programs to meet increased profitability and market share growth continue to persist, with training managers facing the extraordinary responsibility of not only delivering more with less, but in some cases, dramatically reducing expenses related to development and delivery. On the flip side are learners and instructors. The mobilization of technology has imprinted a new paradigm for knowledge consumption. Many of today's learners have turned in their spiral-bound notebooks and desktop PCs for a laptop or tablet, opting for a more bite-sized method to learn and develop skills on the go. This poses a challenge to many instructors who have not been adequately trained to leverage today's technology or adapt course materials and teach in a technology-fused learning environment. While some companies are trending toward offering a blended training approach to cross the divide of synchronous (traditional instructor-led classroom) and asynchronous (traditional online learning) 32 there has yet to be a fully-vetted, defined model that is trusted and accepted by training department leaders, instructors and students. Training programs are often devised around available resources, budget and student schedules with the learning environment coming in a distant fourth. While on-demand, self-paced training has contributed to a significant savings to many, student engagement has suffered and noncompletion rates continue to rise. training organizations. The course design, marketing, and operational and business case drivers are not properly aligned to support and/or manage a result that is fast enough to support forecasted sales and services growth while providing a positive learner experience. This is all about to change with Next Generation Classroom. It would appear the integration of synchronous and asynchronous learning environments seem to be a natural intersection to provide increased adoption and value. But as many have come to realize, this is not a common reality for most The concept and methodologies of Next Generation Classroom (NGC) are not new, but the design of the application for learning is unique to ensure both synchronous and asynchronous training complement the learning experience. NGC, A NEW WAY TO LEARN AND TRAIN

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2016

Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2016
Transforming the Classroom Experience
Table of Contents
Onboarding Successful Leaders
Will the App Become the New Classroom?
The Evolving Classroom
Developing Micro-Learning for Micro-Moments
Testing the Waters with Mobile Learning
Incorporating Instant Messaging into Communciations Training
Tools for the Mixed Physical and Virtual Classroom
Training a Diverse Workforce
Next Generation Classroom: Providing the Ultimate Learning Experience
Meeting the Five Moments of Need
Save the Learners: Build a Serious Game Strategy
Universal Design for Learning Revolutionizing the Classroom Experience
Crossing Cultural Training
The Changing Face of Training Outsourcing
Design Learning so Everyone Gets an 'A'
Creating Brain-Compatible Materials
Four Ways to Become an Agent of Learning, Not Change
BizLibrary Invests in the Science of Memory
Company News
What's Online
Training Talk

Training Industry Magazine - Spring 2016