COVID-19: Using Technology to Maximize Virtual Learning

Posted by Michael Griffiths, Jason Magill, Emily DeWeirdt, Elam Lantz, and Kriti Vij on April 6, 2020.

In our last post “Learning Technology to the Forefront” we discussed launching and enhancing an integrated learning technology strategy as part of your organization’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Many virtual platforms are highly mature and can be mobilized quickly as organizations and the workforce adjust to new realities. 

In this post, we will discuss some options to consider as you aim to replace in-person learning, meetings, and events with virtual and digital alternatives. As people adjust, it is important to act quickly while also thinking strategically about the needs of your organization, employees and culture. A shift to virtual will involve flexibility as workers continuously adapt and strive to enhance their use of these platforms.

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Coronavirus Relief Bill Enacted

Includes new paid FMLA and sick leave mandates

Posted by Robert Davis on April 2, 2020.

On March 18 President Trump signed into law H.R 6201 (“The Families First Coronavirus Response Act”), a bipartisan bill that includes temporary paid family and sick leave mandates for government employers and private employers with fewer than 500 employees.  Additionally, the bill imposes new requirements for group health plans to provide coverage for COVID-19 diagnostic testing without any cost-sharing requirements.

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Leading Practices for Remote Learning during COVID-19

Posted by Michael Griffiths, Julie Hiipakka and Elam Lantz on March 19, 2020.

The coronavirus outbreak is resulting in an ever-increasing list of companies, conferences and other engagements to turn to remote learning. For some organizations that already leverage remote  learning, this may not be a significant change. But for others whose rely on face-to-face collaboration, in-person knowledge sharing, or management by proximity, providing learning opportunities virtually may not come naturally.

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Social Distancing for COVID-19: Learning Technology to the Forefront

Posted by Michael GriffithsJason Magill, Richard Mitchell, Minoo Italia and Elam Lantz on March 19, 2020.

 

Serious businesswoman working late at computer in office

The impact that COVID-19 has had on peoples’ lives and work in recent days has been precipitous and significant. As organizations rise to meet the challenges associated with this disruption, one powerful strategy they can employ is leveraging the capabilities of digital learning technologies to enhance new ways of working and support business continuity by providing an engaging alternative to in-person programs.

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