How Ideas, Expertise and Insights converged at We Love Learning 2021
The 9th Edition of We Love Learning was completely online. Every year, for the last 8 years, around 14th February we meet to celebrate this benchmark event of L&D in Madrid. Around 250 plus invitees from the learning and development domain attend thought-provoking sessions by industry experts and participate in debates and discussions.
This year, although we missed the face-to-face interactions, the online edition allowed us to expand the scope and reach of this event and bring a multitude of …
5 Things to Avoid while Implementing Microlearning
Microlearning is a buzzword used widely in the elearning industry. Apparently, chunking learning content into small pieces of 3 to 5 minutes solves the gravest of the L&D problems like learner engagement, lack of time, and even short memory span of modern learners, etc.
Most of this buzz blasphemously disregards three strategic aspects of Microlearning: Content Design, Learning Design and Learning Delivery. And in doing so, knowingly or unknowingly, the true potential of Microlearning is being undermined. Microlearning is a …
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 …