Category Archives: Education

An Entrepreneur and Career Planning Tool You Can’t Pass Up! Let’s Go!

GGGoGuideTM is an innovative, interactive, intuitive and easily usable tool, which allows students the opportunity to discover who they are, where they want to go, how they want to get there, what challenges might get in their way, and how they will make it to their destination!

This tool is 100% e-based and mobile friendly so students can access their plan on the go! Click on White Paper to download the PDF file describing the academic roots behind GoGuideTM.

How We Can Address the Skills Gap?

The latest on the infamous skills gap and some commentary regarding how it can be addressed comes to us from the following articles:

Confronting the Skills Gap – Are Higher Education Graduates Career Ready?

Closing Skills Gap Important for 2018 and Beyond

Dynamic Works can help close this gap with our Industry Scholars courseware that highlights high-demand industries in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries and offers practical solutions to gain experience and become trained in these occupations.Industry Scholars

This courseware entices those entering into or transitional careers into these sectors while giving them a clear picture of expectations for entry level and advancement positions along the career pathway.  Click here to learn more.

Celebrate Career and Technical Education Month in February

Today is the first day of Career and Technical Education Month.CTE_Month_logo

What is Career and Technical Education (CTE) and how can it assist youth and young adults reach their career goals?  The Association for Career and Technical Education provides a fact sheet for how CTE can work in your community!  Click here to read more.

Learn more by clicking here and join the celebration!

Career exploration options for career seekers are at your fingertips – register for a free demo to see how CTE career exploration can help your programs!

Sample a course on a Day in the Life of a Truck Driver by clicking on the play button below.

TED Talk: The Search for “aha!” Moments

1988, Matt Goldman and a few friends created Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway production that became a sensation known for its humor, blue body paint and wild stunts. The show works on the premise that certain conditions can create “aha moments” — moments of surprise, learning and exuberance — frequent and intentional rather than random and occasional. Now Goldman is working to apply the lessons learned from Blue Man Group to education, creating Blue School, a school that balances academic mastery, creative thinking and self and social intelligence. “We need to cultivate safe and conducive conditions for new and innovative ideas to evolve and thrive,” conditions for new and innovative ideas to evolve and thrive,” Goldman says.

Matt Goldman: The Search for “aha!” Moments | TED Talk | TED.com.  This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by TED editors on the home page.

8 Ways A Microlearning Online Training Library Benefits Your Organization

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Have you ever heard of Microlearning? This new and innovative way to deliver impactful, straight to the point development training could be your organization’s ticket to success! Check out this article to see the benefits of incorporating microlearning content into your corporate eLearning program.

Wondering about the use of a Microlearning Online Training Library? Check 8 reasons a Microlearning Online Training Library benefits your organization.  Click here for the full article.

Johnson, A. R. (2017, October 4). Article:  8 Ways A Microlearning Online Training Library Benefits Your Organization. Retrieved from elearningindustry.com
 

Learning Never Ends

Young woman student listening to the music sitting on the heap of books at the old library

E-book or real books? Why not both!

Today’s tip is obvious to most of you: Learning never ends. And reading is one of my favorite ways to learn.

I’m a voracious reader, and while I own a lot of eBooks (perfect for travelling), I find I prefer my non-fiction books to be real, physical books. My collection of books on learning and training design is ever increasing—because, hey, you can never have too much knowledge—or books!

When I go to learning conferences, I love to scan all the books on instructional design, research on learning and brain science, and the latest on design tools. So of course, when I see other instructional designers post their list of books I have to check them out—how many do I already have (a little validation never hurts) and (oooh shiny!), that looks like a good one, maybe I need to order that one too.

So be warned, I will be posting a few book reviews in the coming weeks, but until then, check out this list 40+ Books from an instructional designer, Christy Tucker.

Check out the full article.