There has been no shortage of deals occurring in the learning technology space over the last two years or so. What makes this current cycle somewhat different than past ones is that most of these deals make sense. One acquisition that makes complete sense is the recent acquisition of EI Design by MPS Interactive Systems.
EI Design uses proven gamification approaches and techniques to achieve successful gamification, including focusing on longer-term gamification which can include gaming apps, VR integration, microlearning, and personalized gaming challenges. Ultimately, their approach to game-based learning is driving learner adoption, engagement, retention and performance
The Challenge A long stretch of volatility and uncertainty in both economic markets and talent dynamics has caused organizations to face widening skills gaps among their workforces. Business needs have…
The Challenge Not only do L&D teams spend large amounts of time, money and resources on building learning programs, but they also ask that employees invest time and energy into…
Employers should provide time for their leaders and high potentials to absorb what they have learned and apply it in a safe environment, such as peer groups and live or online simulations. In addition to formal training, at least half of organizations say their leaders will leverage videos, web-based training, job aids, infographics, podcasts, or tool kits to get additional information on leadership.
The Challenge In Brandon Hall Group’s 2021 HCM Outlook Study, 45% of companies indicated that they would be making a moderate to heavy investment in compliance training through the end…
As companies make their way through The Great Resignation in the wake of the pandemic, they must prepare for the wave of onboarding that will occur on the other side. Knowing that many workers will either want or have to stay remote will change how companies approach onboarding new talent. But those changes can lead to a better experience for the learners and better results for the business.
Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice Preferred Provider EI Design developed a framework for building a Learning and Performance Ecosystem. Their integrated approach to learning and performance is designed with the learners’ needs in mind and always driven by key outcomes — for individuals and the business. This sets the proper foundation with a focus on the right metrics. EI Design then helps their clients choose the right evaluation model to measure impact. The goal is to take a holistic approach and drive performance and behavior change.
L&D teams must put serious effort into auditing the entire function. Many organizations gave up on this practice, saying they have tried but to no avail. But a solid audit can help assess L&D’s alignment with the business, training’s ability to meet objectives, and the L&D team’s efficiency in designing and delivering training.
The gap between what it takes to make Level 2 measurements (the degree to which participants acquire the intended knowledge, skills, attitudes, confidence and commitment) and Level 3 measurements (the degree to which participants apply what they learned during training when they are back on the job) is massive. It is a leap many companies are unwilling or unable to make. Most L&D teams are already completely overwhelmed, even with the minimal measurement they already do. That’s why it is often necessary to enlist some help.