Slowly but steadily, mobile learning seems to be a part of our learning landscape. Over the last seven years, I’ve formed a strong opinion that mobile learning will eventually be a game-changer in our industry. If you have a smartphone-equipped audience, then I do urge you to look at how you can add it to your learning delivery channels. Not only can it really transform your delivery of formal learning, increasingly I’m realising how it can also be a critical enabling factor for both social and informal learning.
But I also know that we are still at that point in time when the technology options are numerous and the application of mobile learning can take many different forms. I can quite understand if you’re hesitating to make your first moves in this area. With every wave of new learning technology, it can take a while for things to settle down. So how can we make sense of the current mobile learning muddle? Continue reading “Muddling Through Mobile”
What happens after a piece of training should never be left to chance, but so often it is. I make no apology for periodically bringing out my soap box to talk about this. I also call this our industry’s “Achilles heel”. When survey after survey reveals how our profession still wants that seemingly illusive seat at the top table, we need to acknowledge that if we could demonstrate how our learning made an impact, we’d be in a much stronger bargaining position. Continue reading “Using Digital Learning to Drive Learning Impact”
I’ve recently had a number of interesting conversations about whether micro-learning – one of this year’s big talking points – could really support behavioural change training. Most people seemed comfortable that it would be good for pure knowledge transfer, but questioned whether it would support behavioural change, where typically we’ve invested in more complete and deeper programmes of learning, be that online or in the classroom.
I genuinely believe it has a valuable role to play in this area. Continue reading “Using Micro-learning to Affect Behaviour Change”