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Technology in Learning and Development

hannahwidell  by Hannah on Feb 02, 2012

According to the ASTD 2011 State of the Industry Report: Increased Commitment to Workplace Learning, “Many organizations are investing in technology-based delivery systems and methods, and the growing use of technology to deliver content will continue to shape the future of the learning field.” And, “ASTD’s research demonstrates that leading-edge L&D departments incorporate more technology components and processes than their lesser performing counterparts. As the economy and the employment situation stabilize, we expect a return to the growing use of technology to design, deliver, and manage L&D.”

                Chart showing use of technology methods during formal learning hours over time. 

Technology based methods are expected to return to their growth pattern as the economy stabilizes.


As shown by this report, incorporating technology into your learning and development program can help your department perform better and allows you to more easily ‘design, deliver and manage’ your employees’ training. How exactly does technology help you do all these things? If you choose the right tool it gives you a consistent, easy-to-use system with reporting built-in. More...

Coming Up: IML Click Webinar

hannahwidell  by Hannah on Jul 29, 2011

Learn how you can add value to any training environment with IML's Click System!

Join us live and online to hear from our IML Click expert, and see how this easy-to-use system can be incorporated into your sessions.

About the Event:
Live webinar hosted by our IML Click expert
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

To register for this event please follow this link: visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/495516835

If you have any questions regarding the IML Click System or registration for the live webinar, please contact Lindsay Hazeltine at 212-805-7332 or lindsay.hazeltine@imlworldwide.com.

How to Use Real-time Quizzes for New Hire Training

simonbryan  by Simon on Jul 26, 2011

Below is a guest article written by Isabelle Jean from Computershare on how they used IML Clicks and IML ViewPoint software for training new call center employees. This method could also be applied to almost any type of training scenario.

When we acquired the IML Clicks, we immediately started looking at ways to use them to administer Level 2 activities for what we referred to as “Must Know” items within our Communication Centre New Hire Program. In PowerPoint, we created 15 multiple-choice questions for each week and converted the questions to work with the IML Clicks. Because learners must be able to recall these “Must Know” items quickly while on the phone with a holder, we also added a timer to each question.


How Technology Can Streamline Your End-of-Year Meeting

simonbryan  by Simon on Jun 24, 2011

Your end of year HR department meeting is an important time for the entire department to catch up and recap how the year as a whole went. It may involve surveys, comparing goals and objectives with outcomes, brainstorming ideas for the upcoming year, redefining evaluation procedures and hopefully a few fun activities. With only one day to fit in a review of the past year and to make important decisions or changes for the upcoming year, it’s imperative to make the most out of your time. Running efficient sessions, hearing what your employees have to say and adding a little fun can make all the difference.