3 ways to achieve Behavioural Change via eLearning
Behavioural change is the biggest indicator of successful learning and is the hardest to achieve. In the case of soft skills training, compliance training, even sales training, a behavioural change should be the expected output and not just completion of the training.
Two things have always led corporate eLearning strategies:
- Academic Education Systems.
Corporate learning, whether synchronous or asynchronous, follows the same academic systems as schools and universities; i.e. course-based learning with certification deeming learners as qualified.
- Learning Technologies.
5 Essential eLearning Strategies to Jump the Curve
Corporate learning has been following the Industrial Model of Education, as Sir Ken Robinson terms it, since ages. This model follows the assembly-line linearity of Packaging and Delivering. You package learning and deliver it to the learners. Once the learners consume the package, label them with suitable qualification. This model is based on qualification criteria and does not care much about the performance of the learner. When online learning technologies arrived, they provided online capabilities to implement the same model. …
“Learning is no longer an internal, individualistic activity. How people work and function is altered when new tools are utilised. The field of education has been slow to recognise both the impact of new learning tools and the environmental changes in what it means to learn.”
George Siemens, A Learning Theory for the Digital Age, 2004
The reason for making the word ‘slow‘ in bold is quite evident in corporate learning considering the quote is thirteen years old …
The age of mobile
There is a rampant growth in Smartphone and Tablet Market across the globe (2.9 billion units by 2017–Gartner). India is projected to become 3rd largest Smartphone market in the world by 2017 (rising from 27.8 million units to 1.5 billion units by 2017—a whopping 459.7 % Growth and UK is projected to grow by 33.8 %). The main factors affecting this growth are: availability of low cost devices and growing Internet …