There are an awful lot of myths in learning and development, and using video is no exception. Some of the myths I have heard include: it’s too expensive; it’s too complicated; it’s too open to abuse in the workplace. Yet none of these are necessarily true.
In its various forms, e-learning has been hailed both as learning’s greatest and worst advance. As The Top 10 Benefits of E-learning article says, this debate rests upon the quality of the learning materials and their suitability to the learning challenge they’re intended to meet.
At Engage in Learning we all love a good cup of coffee.
While some of us need the quick fix of an instant others prefer to let their coffee brew in a perculator, allowing for the smooth flavours to develop.
Successful learning and development blends classroom, web based or eLearning as well as micro or bite-sized learning which may be videos, eBooks or short courses.
Micro learning - like instant coffee - is quick, easy to access and often innovative. It certainly has a place in modern learning and development.
The trend for delivering L&D in many organisations is a blend of micro learning, bite-sized learning and the more traditional e-learning as well as classroom based training which is still popular especially in health and safety training where a more "hands-on" approach might be needed.
This blog looks at 10 reasons why elearning is still in demand.
Engage in Learning has partnered up with the world's largest publisher of eBooks, Bookboon, to offer clients hundreds of eBooks on soft skills, personal development and employee effectiveness.
A common mission: hands-on top-quality content
So what is bite-size learning?
Bookboon's eBooks are the epitome of bite-sized learning. Averaging at 30 to 60 pages, the eBooks provide readers with practical hands-on content that can be accessed when they want, where they want it.
Finishing an eBook only takes an hour or two, allowing time-poor employees to implement tomorrow what they've learned today.
Usability is also a big driver for Bookboon as it prides itself on being called "the Netflix of eLearning" because of the ease-of-use and accessibility of the eBooks, online and offline.
"The partnership with Engage in Learning is a no-brainer for us, given the shared mission of the two organisations around providing engaging learning that is practical and effective." - Paul Catchpole, Director Channel Sales, Bookboon
Not only do we share a mission, there's also a perfect match when it comes to the topics covered by Bookboon's library.Over 1,300 eBooks written by industry-leading experts cover everything from communication skills over leadership to the Microsoft Office suite.
Some of the highest usage rates in the digital learning industry
So would your employees actually read the eBooks?
The stats are remarkable. On average, over 40% of the employees of Bookboon's clients actively use the eLibrary to brush up on their soft skills
That makes Bookboon's usage rates one of the highest in the digital learning industry!
Using bite-sized learning alongside Engage in Learning’s more extensive online learning programmes will allow learners to cover all of the required leadership topics for the leadership and management qualifications awarded by the ILM, the UK’s top leadership and management qualifications specialist.
Find out more
Talk to one of your Engage in Learning representatives now to book in a demo and see how you can get access to Bookboon's full eLibrary or contact us using the form below.
Did you know that more than 2 million people in the UK are exposed to levels of noise which may be harmful?
To ensure that all workers give of their best in any and every situation, it’s important for their managers and colleagues to be completely – and truly – rational, objective and unbiased in their treatment of them.
Some £58bn was spent via credit and debit cards in the UK in April last year - some 6.8 per cent more than was spent in April 2016 - according to the UK’s Office for National Statistics.
While this might appear to offer increasing opportunities for card fraud, these opportunities are being minimised by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) – and by related learning materials, such as those launched recently by Engage in Learning.
The worldwide PCI DSS - which aims to help prevent card fraud and enable organisations to process card payments securely - is the result of collaboration between the major credit card brands: American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard and Visa. Complying with PCI DSS means that an organisation is doing its best to keep its customers’ information safe, secure and out of the hands of those who could use that data in a fraudulent way.
Anyone accepting a card payment is responsible for looking after that customer’s card data, regardless of who processes the data for that person’s organization. Moreover, those accepting card payments must comply with PCI DSS. It isn’t optional.
The Engage in Learning PCI DSS eLearning programme explains how the payment card system works; sets out the PCI’s requirements for organisations that process card payments, and outlines what those who handle payment card details need to know to ensure that they handle payment card data securely.
Intended to protect sensitive cardholder data, the PCI DSS has 12 high level requirements, encompassed in six categories:
1. Build and Maintain a Secure Network - install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect data. Don’t use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.
2. Protect Cardholder Data - protect stored data via encryption. Encrypt the transmission of cardholder data and sensitive information across the public net.
3. Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program – use, and regularly update, anti-virus software. Develop and maintain secure systems and applications.
4. Implement Strong Access Control Measures - restrict access to data by business on a need-to-know basis. Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access. Restrict physical access to cardholder data.
5. Regularly Monitor and Test Networks - track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data. Regularly test security systems and processes.
6. Maintain an Information Security Policy - maintain a policy that addresses Information Security.
ECSC, the UK's longest running full service information and cyber security service provider, has reviewed and verified this course.
The coffee giant Starbucks was at the centre of a huge race relations row recently when two black customers were ejected from the store by the Manager after he refused to let them use the toilet.