New Learning Opportunities Create Self-directed Learners

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What if learning took care of itself in your organization? What if your staff knew what they needed to know, or learn, to do their job successfully? Would you say, great! Go for it. Or would you say, wait a minute not so fast.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

I think this is a very common problem in many organizations. I’ve even been in the situation where the response would be, "Great! I’m glad you found something that could help you, but we can’t afford to send you to _____."  This means that individuals end up learning things on their own anyway. But if more resources–especially good ones online–become more available, this will allow not only better training and learning opportunities for self-directed learners, but it will also allow for better cost savings long term. 

–techcommgeekmom

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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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