What makes good training in the corporate learning world? There are many forms of corporate learning and e-learning, and many options are a good thing, but sometimes that much choice can be overwhelming and tricky. For starters, let’s identify two differing strategies and see what comes out. This time we’ll explore microlearning versus Adaptive Learning.
“Scrap learning” refers to any corporate learning and training that doesn’t end up applied to work. In the training and work education worlds, there is a ton of scrap learning. You’ve most likely experienced scrap learning yourself.
Unfortunately, everyone has.
Which is better: e-learning or classroom instruction? It’s a question Learning and Development (L&D) has been asking since e-learning first came on the scene two decades ago. We’re ready for an answer. So let’s break down both options.
When you log on to an online retailer, like Amazon, one of the first things you’ll see are recommendations for future purchases. If you purchased a certain brand of stroller, Amazon might suggest you take a look at the brand’s car seats, as well. Online retailers keep track of what you bought so that they know what you might like in the future, providing a more personalized shopping experience in the process. And no surprise - customers love this feature because it shortens the time it takes them to shop, and helps them shop more effectively.
The learning function has two purposes: to deliver business impact by training employees, and to prove that the training has impact.
It’s easy to imagine what makes bad corporate training, but what makes good training? That depends on what you want out of it.
If there’s one certainty in the business world, it’s this: mistakes will be made. That’s not just a fact of business, of course. That’s a fact of life. Human beings are flawed. We make mistakes. We have knowledge gaps, and the sooner we accept this, the more open we’ll be to better methods of corporate learning.
As corporate learning continues to evolve, so does the role of the corporate training instructor. Learners expect instructors to take on a different role than the one we’ve seen in traditional corporate training. This new role combined with Adaptive Learning creates the perfect environment for blended learning.
We know Adaptive Learning has a positive business impact because it:
We already know that Adaptive Learning has multiple benefits for the learner and the business, but the technology also benefits the instructional designers who create corporate e-learning courses.
Learner needs are changing fast. Training Industry identified all the ways learner needs will influence corporate training delivery methods in 2018. First on their list: personalized learning is in high demand, pushing the corporate training function to catch up.