How to Create Fail Safe Virtual Learning: New Research

HR and L&D teams are scrambling right now to help steer organisations and navigate the major impact from COVID-19.

Josh Bersin of Bersin Deloitte recently observed that big changes only happen when big problems arrive.

And nine months on from the start of the pandemic, it is apparent that we simply are not going ‘back to normal’.

Two new pieces of research, from the Neuroleadership Institute and the Global eLearning Benchmarking Study – shine a light on the way forward.

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Towards A Touch-Free World: VR, Avatars & Safe Work

VR in a touch-free world

At a time when live events are being cancelled, and social distancing and lockdowns are being enforced – we are beginning to contemplate a world that is at the very least – touch-free.

Josh Bersin’s 3 Phases of Response to COVID-19 points to the steps business needs to take to urgently respond in an increasingly touchless world, and the explosion of virtual and augmented reality.

Perhaps VR training is actually coming into its own during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is Touch And Proximity The New Workplace Risk?

While 2020 has made remote working commonplace for many, a fundamental shift in our daily working practices has been accelerated. Along with it, the need for constant sanitising of surfaces, while workspace reconfigurations are workplace mandates.

The Australian government recently issued a National COVID-19 Safe Workplace Principles, which states that “all workers, regardless of their occupation or how they are engaged, have the right to a healthy and safe working environment.

What does this mean for businesses, and what are the ‘new compliance’ implications?

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Leading A Remote Workforce: Here’s What Silicon Valley’s Digital Companies Can Teach Us

WFH striking fear and loathing in the L&D department? These companies were born digital and have been doing it all along. Here’s what you can do now to train, motivate and manage distributed teams.

Is the remote workforce here to stay? These digital organisations have been doing it all along. Here’s what they can teach us.

Just this week both Google and Facebook announced that they would enable their global workforces to work from home until the end of 2021.

Facebook, Twitter and others are planning to make this a permanent change for employees.

And according to a new CNBC/SurveyMonkey Workforce Survey report, 25% of the tech sector wants to permanently work from home.

This is a game-changer.

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Hollywood Hacks: How to create a more immersive learning experience

4 Ideas for affordable, professional quality video learning content.

In a period where we’ve had to lean more heavily on video to deliver learning programs, organisations are increasingly interested in getting more professional-looking results. In this article, we look at four ideas for leveraging the power of Hollywood-style storytelling to improve our learning messages, as well as some affordable, easily accessible technology and equipment options.

ITC Learning’s partners at Instilled hosted storytelling expert, CJ Casciotta, for a session on how you can make eLearning feel more like Netflix through using some proven Hollywood hacks. CJ should know. He is author and media producer with Ringbeller, and has consulted with MGM Studios, Sesame Street and Delta Airlines, on creating effective and immersive video content.

Live, online learning struggles with a distracted audience in a way that face-to-face classroom training doesn’t. There are some tried-and-trusted solutions, though. Regularly switching between multiple presenters, encouraging audience participation, and utilising different modes of presentation are effective ways to keep audiences engaged.

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4 Key Trends Driving an L&D Reset in 2020

Post COVID-19 and the start of FY21 will bring about big change and a Big Reset.

The end of a fiscal year is usually a time to reflect and forward plan. However, the close of FY20 is anything but usual. It presents an interesting new benchmark as we pass the three month mark in the COVID-19 pandemic.

While we navigate a significant health crisis, the Coronavirus is accelerating one of the biggest business transformations in decades. And in Australia, a profound economic impact is anticipated post-JobKeeper and other government subsidies in September.

How have pre-existing trends and predictions played out this year? And what is the impact of the pandemic against this backdrop?

It is anticipated that the rapid changes and socio-economic impact from these unprecedented times will create a New Normal.

We provide key insights and strategies for leaders to plan and future-proof their L&D plans in 2021.

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