Outsourcing ‘digital’ and not investing in your own digital know-how will put you at a significant disadvantage – and over-reliance on one system will prove to be counterproductive.
‘Digital’ may seem unattainable, and almost alien, to a lot of L&D, because we’re so used to using technology in service of our programmes. But it’s actually easier, cheaper, faster, and better.
It doesn’t matter if you’re e-learning is animated, ‘fun’, interactive, or that you get points for completing it (yawn). If it doesn’t solve a specific problem that you’re people – or distinct groups of them – are experiencing then it’s extraneous.
Despite the headlines, attention spans are not reducing but perhaps tolerance for workplace learning offerings is?
What motivates people to learn online at work? Knowing the answer will dictate your approach to digital L&D.
Rather than using technology to scale L&D initiatives, what can be learned from the success of the iPhone in finding new ways of helping workers to do what they want to do, better?
I’ve been in Learning & Development since the popularisation of e-learning in the late-1990s. Back then, it would be ordered from a paper catalogue and arrive through the post on discs! I so wanted every disc […]
Trainers and facilitators employ a range of methods and techniques to embed what they want employees to “learn” so that, when employees return to the workplace, enough of what was delivered remains to influence performance. […]
Too many training courses are merely a distraction rather than an enabler of better performance and business results. Let me explain… When a business performance or capability issue is identified in an organisation, and a […]
The thing that irks me most in L&D at the moment is the comparisons made between ‘eating’ and ‘learning’ formats. Whether it be ‘bite-sized learning’, ‘snacking’ or the hideous term ‘feasting’ to describe traditional formal […]