Category: Instructional Design

The Essential Need For Feedback in Learning and Behavior Change

The Essential Need For Feedback in Learning and Behavior Change

Have you ever found yourself doing something, only to learn later that it was not beneficial (or even harmful) to you? I am sure at some point in your life you have made a remark like “why didn’t someone tell me” or “who knew”. In times like these, we become reminded of the value of […]

3 Things that Drive Behavior Change behavior change

3 Things that Drive Behavior Change

There are two ultimate goals for learning and development in an organization. One is to provide employees with new skills, and the other is to enact behavior change. Learning professionals can encourage behavior change by providing knowledge and experiences in learning programs. Additionally, they can influence behavior change by engaging employees in the learning process. […]

What’s Ahead for eParamus & You in 2020

What’s Ahead for eParamus & You in 2020

A New Book, New Website, & New Offerings Around here, we’re excited about what’s ahead for eParamus in the coming year. If you’re visiting eParamus for the first time, take a look around. Learning leaders look to us to help them make that essential link between their training programs and business results. We’ve refreshed the […]

How to Successfully Integrate SMEs into L&D Roles there is a process to integrate SMEs into L&D

How to Successfully Integrate SMEs into L&D Roles

I’ve talked on this site many times about SMEs—the subject matter experts that L&D teams often rely on for content. I’ve also discussed how SMEs, due to their topical expertise, frequently are absorbed by L&D departments, becoming key players or team members. These folks provide rich wells of content that benefit learners, so the progression […]

5 Ways L&D Leaders Lose Respect — And How to Win It Back Image of two businesswomen sitting and discussing new ideas

5 Ways L&D Leaders Lose Respect — And How to Win It Back

In business, respect is currency. Without it, no one takes you seriously. With it, you gain opportunity and play a crucial role in business success. Because of this need, raising the professional profile of our customers is a main goal of eParamus. We’ve seen many L&D leaders lose respect when they fail to fulfill the […]

4 Ways a Tight Labor Market Empowers L&D rollercoaster as metaphor for tight labor market

4 Ways a Tight Labor Market Empowers L&D

L&D leaders and their teams have been on a roller-coaster ride since (at least) 2008 and the Great Recession. When the economy pulls back, training and development are often the first casualties. L&D budgets and staff get cut when short-sighted companies believe learning to be a luxury. However, just like a roller coaster, once an […]

Learning Design Is Our Learning Product — And the Data Businesses Demand Business people listening to colleagues presentation in the office

Learning Design Is Our Learning Product — And the Data Businesses Demand

Learning professionals are essential to organizational success because they build employee capability that drives business results. They create programs that generate employee skills, change performance, and lead to improved business outcomes.

To Create Measurable Learning, What Do I Measure? young woman leading team of learning professionals to create measurable learning

To Create Measurable Learning, What Do I Measure?

What do I measure? For even the most experienced learning professionals, this question is the sticking point. It’s where most L&D professionals struggle when they try to create measurable learning. This question has been and remains a source of confusion for so many in our profession.

Business Trends Demand Professional, Skilled L&D Teams business woman looking at papers and working

Business Trends Demand Professional, Skilled L&D Teams

I like to keep my eye on industry and business trends. There is a foundation of knowledge that all skilled L&D teams need, but trends do affect our profession. They often impact how we approach our own jobs and practices. Let’s examine some common business trends having an impact on the L&D profession.