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flexibility for learners and facilitators
to pace learning and save costs.
*	 Technology is a catalyst in creating
dynamic classrooms, both virtually
and in person. An investment in
technology infrastructure creates an
opportunity for high-quality learning.

Increasing the Impact
of Virtual Learning
Learning that is continuously updated
and optimized allows organizations
to meet changing market conditions.
To ensure that learning delivers the
intended impact, monitor:
*	 Shelf life: Learning should be relevant.
It must be continually updated and
refreshed by subject matter experts.
Retire outdated content that has no
application. It is good to add more
interactivity and learning interventions
for content with a longer shelf life.
(See Figure 2.)
*	 Accessibility: Learning must be
easy and intuitive to find. It should
utilize multiple formats and platforms
as required. If learning is difficult
to access and systems are too
complicated, learning assets lose

their benefit. As the moment of need
passes, the learner may not connect
how to apply the knowledge and skills
gained from training.

Leveraging Existing
Infrastructure and
Technology
Is your organization optimized for
continuous L&D? For those organizations
seeking to improve, the first rule of thumb
is to let design, not technology, drive
program and content development. In
many cases, the technology currently
available within an organization will
suffice. Design first, technology second
should be the approach.
The heart of an effective design is to
start by following these simple steps:
*	 Examine the organization's strategy.
*	 Set key performance indicators (KPIs).
*	 Align learning design to the KPIs.
As part of the design process, it's
important to understand learning
styles among those accessing learning
programs and content.

Figure 2.

Learning utility curve (learning fitness) - Creating more engagement for learning
with a longer shelf life will increase learning impact and retention and application
opportunity, adding benefit to the organization.

Learning
Impact

Learning
Application

Learning Fitness

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An environment of
continuous learning is, by
default,an environment of
continuous improvement.

It's also necessary to establish a design
framework and assessment rubric.
The design framework sets design
standards across all programs while the
assessment rubric evaluates learning.
There are three primary elements to an
effective design framework:
*	 Motivation:
Strategies
include
gaining learner attention, connecting
to the learner's emotions and putting
content into context.
*	 Engagement: Strategies include
building on recent experience, varying
learning
approaches,
fostering
collaborative learning and providing
frequent interactions.
*	 Retention:
Strategies
include
breaking down complex concepts
into smaller, digestible elements;
using games, mnemonics, or small
knowledge checks; and adding visual
elements to help learners digest and
process complex content.
The design framework and assessment
rubric allow an organization to leverage
existing resources and begin building a
continuous L&D culture.

Supporting Your
Continuous Learning
Culture
Continuous learning cultures include
multiple delivery modalities - inperson classrooms, virtual classrooms,
self-paced
virtual
learning
and
blended learning. Self-paced virtual
learning can be used anywhere and
across various technology platforms.
Using self-paced virtual learning is



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021

Closing the Skills Gap
Table of Contents
Changes to IT Training to Acquire Skills for Working Remotely
Upskilling and Reskilling is the Future of L&D
Embracing the Vulnerabilities Associated with Learning Something New
Cultural Competence: An Essential Skill for Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion
Adapting to the New Normal: Upskilling and Reskilling
Finding Value in Pre-assessments
Right People, Wrong Skills: Turn Talent You Have Into Talent You Need
Putting Continuous Learning Into Practice
Make 2021 the Year You Upskill Your People
How to Future-proof Your Workforce: Understanding the Past to Move Forward
Building Organizational Resilience with a Highly Skilled Learner Ecosystem
The New Learning Era: Knowledge For Growth
eNewHires: Onboarding Millennials and Generation Z
Putting Together the Development Puzzle
Closing the Skills Gap: Why Mindset Matters
Embracing a Culture of Self-Directed Learning
$3.8 Billion Acquisition Demonstrates the Value of Online Technical Training in 2021
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - CT1
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 8
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Changes to IT Training to Acquire Skills for Working Remotely
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Upskilling and Reskilling is the Future of L&D
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Embracing the Vulnerabilities Associated with Learning Something New
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Cultural Competence: An Essential Skill for Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Adapting to the New Normal: Upskilling and Reskilling
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 17
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 18
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 20
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Finding Value in Pre-assessments
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 22
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Right People, Wrong Skills: Turn Talent You Have Into Talent You Need
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Putting Continuous Learning Into Practice
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 30
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - 31
Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Make 2021 the Year You Upskill Your People
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - How to Future-proof Your Workforce: Understanding the Past to Move Forward
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Building Organizational Resilience with a Highly Skilled Learner Ecosystem
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - The New Learning Era: Knowledge For Growth
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Putting Together the Development Puzzle
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Closing the Skills Gap: Why Mindset Matters
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Training Industry Magazine - May/June 2021 - Embracing a Culture of Self-Directed Learning
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