Learner retention is perhaps the most important metric to measure the success of L&D initiatives. However, as we've covered in this blog before, the vast majority -- often as high as 90 percent -- of new skills are lost within a year if not reinforced by practical follow-ups or assessments.
News last week that an accreditation group for for-profit colleges may lose its federal recognition has prompted many L&D leaders to re-think their strategy of making courses from such programs available for their employees.
With thousands of courses and learning opportunities, we still need competent teachers.
With the explosion of online courses, tutorials, and other self-directed learning materials, the L&D leader may think that instructor-led training (ILT) is all but dead.
Elearning programs usually fail because they deliver the right content at the wrong time: employees do not want to sit through day-long training sessions for seemingly irrelevant material (think Death by PowerPoint).