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Online Learning: How to increase learner engagement

Online learning

The problem with online learning One of the big problems all online and e-learning courses face is keeping people engaged and learning. The estimated drop-out rate of online and e-learning range from 30% for non-compulsory organisational and institutional e-learning, such as courses provided by universities and companies, for example, up to over 90% for MOOCs […]

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The delayed effect of leadership coaching

Leadership Coaching

Leadership Coaching Leadership coaching is a rapidly growing activity both within organisations and privately. As a result leadership coaching is attracting considerable research attention. Coaching is essentially a learning process aimed at transforming the coachees’ responses and thinking to issues. Like many learning events, often the learning outcomes tend to get measured either during or […]

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Sleepiness at work: does alertness management training actually work?

Sleepiness-at-wor

The issue of sleepiness at work is a serious one in many professions. People feeling sleepy, or actually falling asleep at work, can have serious health and safety consequences, but also lowers productivity and can cause a range of other issues to do with a lack of focus, engagement and work absorption. Sleepiness at work […]

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Getting people to take responsibility for their own learning & use CoPs

The OR Podcast

Podcast – Getting people to take responsibility for their own learning & use CoPs One of the things that I often bang on about in organisations is the development of communities of practice or COPSas a tool for getting people to take responsibility for their own learning and developing creativity and innovation. Communities of practice […]

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Transfer of learning into the workplace – does classroom learning work?

Transfer of learning into the workplace

Are workshops and class based learning events really effective? What evidence is there for the transfer of learning into the workplace from such learning interventions? A new study has examined whether there is real transfer of learning from workshop simulations and learning to ‘real-time’ workplace practice and problem solving. The study, took an in-depth look at […]

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Why there is a lack of engagement with evidence-based practice

lack of engagement with evidence-based practice

Why there is a lack of engagement with evidence-based practice by some professionals and organisations…  One of the problems many organisations wrestle with is how to get professionals and employees to engage more with research evidence. A raft of previous studies have shown that evidence-based practice significantly improves problem diagnosis, decision-making, adaptability and flexibility, as well as a whole […]

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Innovation capacity: how to develop it in your organisation

Innovation capacity

Innovation capacity is an important concept for any organisation or company, no matter how small or large. The question is what helps to develop greater levels of innovation capacity? Organisations are complex amalgamations of many factors all of which have to come together to produce the outcomes the organisation desires. Research into connections between multiple […]

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