Bridging the Competency Gap with eLearning


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How do you manage the gap between future workforce demand and supply?

A study conducted in 2008 by OPM estimated that by 2016 over 586,000—or more than 37 percent—of the Federal workforce will retire. Over the next three years, the Federal Government is expected to hire approximately 273,000 new employees.

Maximizing learning among multiple generations of employees while budgets are minimized is an essential part of a sound workforce plan and can be achieved with e-Learning.

Learn best practices that have helped Federal Agencies prepare for the future.

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Bridging the Competency Gap with eLearning

  1. 1. Bridging the Competency Gap with eLearning<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Why eLearning?<br />Preparing a Curriculum<br />Planning Delivery<br />
  3. 3. Why eLearning?<br />Some aspects of the business case<br />
  4. 4. Objective Benefits<br />Bridge the competency gap<br />Improve skills and professional development<br />Increase productivity<br />Increase morale and retention<br />Decrease risks or losses<br />Decrease costs<br />Increase revenue<br />
  5. 5. Subjective Benefits<br />Scalability – global reach, fast deployment<br />Performance support<br />Improved measurements and assessments<br />Improved learning efficiency<br />Improved consistency of content<br />Automated tracking with a LMS<br />Increased appeal and effectiveness with varied learning styles<br />
  6. 6. eLearning Overall ROI<br />Source: eLearning Guild Research<br />
  7. 7. eLearning Modalities<br />Synchronous webinar, virtual classroom<br />Learning Management System interactive course<br />Mobile wireless web, standalone app<br />Immersive simulation, OLIVE<br />
  8. 8. ROI in eLearning Modalities and Tools<br />Source: eLearning Guild Research<br />
  9. 9. Preparing a Curriculum<br />Preparing a Curriculum<br />Start with simple tools…<br />
  10. 10. Initial Assessment<br />Identify Stakeholders<br />Learning population<br />Affected population<br />Determine Overall Needs<br />Assess competency based on goals<br />Skills to be learned/refreshed<br />Learners who need those skills<br />Risk of not having proper training<br />
  11. 11. Refinement<br />Expand the Curriculum<br />Look at existing ILT<br />Add modules to courses<br />Use as part of a career path<br />Evaluate Delivery Methods<br />Timeliness<br />Appropriateness<br />Long-Term Cost<br />
  12. 12. Planning<br />Allocate Resources<br />Provide Infrastructure<br />Course Schedule<br />Metrics<br />
  13. 13. Planning Delivery<br />LMS-based elearningdelivery<br />
  14. 14. LMS Objectives<br />Train and educate professionals using interactive media<br />Create electronic library of training courses and exercises<br />Automatically track the progress of staff<br />Disseminate training globally<br />
  15. 15. LMS Considerations<br />SCORM<br />Section 508 Accessibility<br />COTS Software<br />Licensing and Maintenance<br />Trusted Partner<br />
  16. 16. Development Factors<br />
  17. 17. Course Development Plan<br />
  18. 18. Key Take-aways<br />eLearning Is An Invaluable Resource<br />Long-term Cost Savings<br />Opportunity Cost Savings<br />Good Planning Leads To Good Results<br />Get Going Quickly With The Right Partner<br />
  19. 19. About Edge Digital Group<br />Learn. Share. Succeed.<br />eLearning Course Design<br />SharePoint Implementation Development<br />Document Conversion and Management<br />Solutions Provider to the Federal Government, Fortune 500 companies, and Associations<br />
  20. 20. About Edge Digital Group<br />Founded in1989<br />Headquartered in Herndon, VA<br />NTIS Joint Venture eLearning Partner<br />GSA IT 70 Schedule<br />Veteran-Owned Small Business<br />
  21. 21. Contact Information<br />Chris Beasley, COO<br /><br />Events<br /><br />Weekly Tech Blog at:<br /><br />