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Mass Customization of Learning: Necessity or Luxury?

Training and development in most organizations is based on a popular “one size fits all” phenomenon, where customized training is viewed as a threat to organization’s ROI.  The “one size fits all” idea is very well received in today’s corporate culture … Continue reading

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Pushing the Envelope: Hot Training Trends to Look for in 2013

    As the New Year is rapidly approaching, you may be interested in learning about the trends that are expected to influence training and development in 2013. The following reports will give you an overview of what to expect … Continue reading

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Too Competent to Seek Help?: Organizational Values That Could Jeopardize Employee Progress

In this post I am going to make a case for why it is important to encourage ‘help-seeking’ when individuals (employee or executive) encounter challenges (during training or on the job) that they may find difficult to solve.  At first … Continue reading

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Maximizing E-learning ROI: Intrinsic Goal Orientation

  As discussed in the last post, intrinsic goal orientation is another motivational factor that tends to play a significant role in online learning environments. Intrinsic motivation refers to one’s tendency “…to be participating in a task for reasons such as … Continue reading

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Maximizing E-learning ROI: Self-Regulated Learning and Employee Performance

Advances in online technologies in the past two decades have made it possible for many organizations to incorporate online learning into their training and development programs.  In doing so, new and existing employees were encouraged to access portion or most of their … Continue reading

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A Learning Theory You Can’t Afford Not to Know: Self-Regulated Learning (Part 2)

Pintrich’s Model of Self-Regulated Learning Unlike Zimmerman’s model, Pintrich’s (1999, 2004) model examines self-regulatory strategies using a well-known questionnaire (i.e., Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire, MSLQ) that was developed by Pintrich and his colleagues (Pintrich, Smith, Garcia, & Mckeachie, 1993). MSLQ is very well received by the … Continue reading

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A Learning Theory You Can’t Afford Not to Know: Self-Regulated Learning

Social Cognitive Models of Self-Regulated Learning As discussed earlier, previous research has turned to social cognitive model of self-regulated learning in further understanding the manner in which behavioural, motivational, and cognitive attributes contribute to performance in online and blended learning environments. Self-regulated learning … Continue reading

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