Daily Archives: April 20, 2015

8 Innovative Teaching Strategies that will Engage Students in 2015

8 Innovative Teaching Strategies that will Engage Students in 2015

The trend towards greater student engagement begins with forging a closer relationship between instructors and students.

Over the last decade this trend has been informed by a greater reliance on technology - specifically, virtual learning environments, computer-based adaptive learning, and off-hour instructor guidance.

The key is making learning a more personal experience for each student, matching learning challenges to the student's current experience and expertise, and finding more ways to leverage technology to bring students closer to instructor's steering hand.

Student Engagement Strategies for 2015

The advent of B.Y.O.D. programs and online educational tutorials as early as elementary school has many students well-acclimated to the idea that learning and technology should go hand-in-hand.

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How Survey, Feedback and Appraisals are contributing to Employment Training Development

Major changes are underway in the methods global organizations use to recruit and grow their personnel. Improvements in training needs assessment, career planning, and development are all competitive advantages that can have strategic implications. Research has shown that taking a "promotion-focused" approach to cultivating such advantages during a recession makes companies more likely to be positioned competitively in their market once economic conditions normalize.

To maximize the value each team member can contribute to strategic goals, a data-driven approach is imperative. Luckily, new tools for training needs assessment are becoming available, providing a more holistic view of talent development than ever before.

Employee surveys, feedback, and appraisals are helping enterprises deploy a consistent and effective approach to employee development. "360 degree feedback software" provides a total view of employee development that benefits team members and strategic decision-makers alike.

What are the core benefits of using 360 degree software to drive talent development strategy? To understand the potential, it's important to look at the operational effects of the software from two key perspectives: That of the employees being evaluated and that of the employers.

Employees Benefit Immediately When 360 Software is implemented

Individual contributors are the ones most likely to notice improved assessments first, even before enough data is gathered to make a strategic impact on HR management. Over time, employees enjoy the following benefits of 360 degree evaluation software:

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