How COVID Has Changed The Trend of Academic Studies

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our daily life activities, including the change of work shifts and learning programs. It has led to school closures which have caused significant disruptions to education. Due to this, it has made students and teachers change the way they approach the teaching and learning experience as it has forced them to cope with new measures, including the use of technology. This article outlines the various ways COVID-19 has changed the way people are learning.    Introduction to Online Learning Tools Before the pandemic, learners were used to face-to-face teaching format, which required them to attend learning institutions to get knowledge. However, COVID-19 has changed that as […]

Live Broadcast Learning

The use of video in teaching and learning is a common practice in education today. As learning online becomes more of a common practice in education, streaming video and audio will play a more prominent role in delivering course materials to online learners. This form of technology brings courses alive by allowing online learners to use their visual and auditory senses to learn complex concepts and complicated procedures. Challenges and solutions The New Digital Divide In education, the digital divide is most commonly defined as the gap between those students who have, do not have, and know how to use the internet and the information technologies that are currently transforming […]

Jobs In The Future

After years of growing income inequality, concerns about technology-driven displacement of jobs, and rising societal discord globally, the combined health and economic shocks of 2020 have put economies into free fall, disrupted labour markets and fully revealed the inadequacies of our social contracts. Millions of individuals globally have lost their livelihoods, and millions more are at risk from the global recession, structural change to the economy and further automation.  It is now very apparent that we all need to be digital skilled and not wholly dependent on our little knowledge; digital skills are not only required for high-skill jobs. They are now required across the total span of the labour […]

How COVID Is Changing The Way People Are Learning

Way before COVID-19, life was just simple and ordinary. People were used to doing their normal daily life activities until the coming of the pandemic. The pandemic changed many things and has affected the whole world. It had an impact on various sectors, including the economy and other things. Learning was one of the affected sectors, and solutions had to be quickly found and adapted to the new environment. This post discusses how COVID-19 changed the way people are learning and living.    Training  Before the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a pandemic, businesses and companies would conduct training and seminars face-to-face. These were undertaken in halls or social gathering […]

The Image of the Future Class

Micro-learning is a training method that allows you to present lesson content in bite-sized pieces instead of long instruction sessions. Because of its universal accessibility and its ability to reach through to learners with small attention spans, micro-learning is one of the most effective trends in organizational training. Talking about his micro-learning training experience, Renee Smith, a Training Consultant at American Heart Association said, “Being able to actually demonstrate value is a big win-win for the employee and the organization.”

The Future of Training: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Training Platforms

A recent research shows that 75 percent of employees remember very little of what they were taught in the most recent compulsory training session. This may be because there wasn’t interaction between the learners and the trainer, or the learners were neither interested in the training content nor the trainer. Whatever the reason, it all boils down to the level of learner engagement. Engaged learners will always remember what they learn.

Why Micro-Learning Works to Achieve Your Training Goals

Micro-learning is a training method that allows you to present lesson content in bite-sized pieces instead of long instruction sessions. Because of its universal accessibility and its ability to reach through to learners with small attention spans, micro-learning is one of the most effective trends in organizational training. Talking about his micro-learning training experience, Renee Smith, a Training Consultant at American Heart Association said, “Being able to actually demonstrate value is a big win-win for the employee and the organization.”

The 80/20 Principle and Its Application in Employee Training

The 80/20 rule, also known as the principle of factor sparsity, the law of the vital few, or the Pareto principle, states that roughly 80% of the effects in many situations are a result of 20% of the causes. You can apply this rule in your personal life, and in many areas in your organization to improve time management, and increase the overall employee efficiency. But, how can you apply the rule to train your employees?

Benefits of digital education in Africa

Penetration of digital platforms, coupled with the availability of affordable digital products has facilitated the rise of e-learning and mobile learning in Africa. Digital learning has been touted as a more effective way of teaching. This is why governments and institutions in Africa are drumming up support for digital education. The Kenyan and Rwandan governments, for example, have a “one laptop per child” initiative. The initiative provides laptops to primary pupils pre-installed with digital educational content (Kunle, 2016).

Hot Trends That Make the Custom Learning Process Popular

Training and learning is a continuous process and an integral part of any organization. However, providing the right training for a specific learner’s needs is often a challenge. When learning needs arise and you are required to offer immediate and targeted training, then, custom learning techniques would be effective. Custom learning is based on the learner’s needs, and caters for the training with a specific learning objective in mind. Whether it is training managers, onboarding new employees, new product training, or sales skills training,