Learning

The Silver Tsunami is Coming

This interviewee was featured in our recent guide, Understanding State and Local Government. To read the guide, click here.  We’ve all heard about the aging workforce. The state of Pennsylvania is no exception to the statistics that tell us that well over a third of their workforce will be eligible to retire over the nextRead… Read more »

An Overview of Gov’s Top Innovations in 2015

Oftentimes we associate innovations with new inventions that produce fancy gadgets and knickknacks. However, innovations encompass innovative thinking and produce new mindsets and processes. In GovLoop’s annual discussion, DorobekINSIDER Live: Counting Down the Top Innovations in 2015, three experts focused on ways government has been improving its management procedures around information technology (IT), procurement, andRead… Read more »

GovLoop’s Gov Learning Projects in 2015

I don’t know how else to say it: we crushed it in 2015! What started out as a response to 30,000 people attending GovLoop online trainings and OPM asking us to convert a classroom-based course in 2013 has become an award-winning learning development division at GovLoop. First, some quick statistics just to give you aRead… Read more »

What Does it Take to Build an Online Course?

It’s fair to assume that most of us have taken part in an online training or course recently. Maybe you completed your company’s security training online or got a little curious about HTML coding and signed up for a free online course. Just yesterday I clicked through an on-demand webinar about online optimization tactics. AsRead… Read more »

Teaching vs. Learning: How to Move to Learner-Centered Design

Benjamin Franklin wisely said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” And while we are now three centuries past Ben’s time, it’s still relevant to understand the distinction between teaching and learning. In fact, a popular buzzword in the learning and training space, “learner-centered’ design,” revolves aroundRead… Read more »

Your Recipe to Make a Great Online Course

It’s almost Thanksgiving and if you’re like me, you’ve been busy gathering recipes to make a mouth-watering holiday feast. Turkey – check. Mashed potatoes – check. Stuffing – check. Green bean casserole – check. And don’t forget the gravy! But Thanksgiving dishes aren’t the only things with fulfilling recipes! We’ve perfected our recipe for onlineRead… Read more »

Starting with the Basics: Making the Perfect E-learning Experience

When it boils down to it, a good e-learning experience is actually all about the user experience. User experience is shaped by two variables: target audience and agency goal. Before you start designing a training, consider who your target audience is and what your learning objectives are. The answers to these questions will provide theRead… Read more »