The BIG problem most trainers are facing right now is that virtually all business activity is taking place through screens: Zoom, Teams, Webex, you name it, plus a host of electronic communication platforms.
Plus the moment you mention e-learning to people, what happens? Sadly there are still far too many poor e-learning experiences out there, so it's no wonder people's eyes glaze over.
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Zoom fatigue is all too real, so how do we create memorable learning experiences online that result in 'sticky' learning - learning that lasts - resulting in positive impact on business outcomes? There's a very real risk that with so much activity going on online, everything starts to blend into one, or very quickly fade from memory. As we rush to the next video conference, we quickly overwrite what we've just learned with more recent information.
Because our day to day activity tends to be happening in the same place, we lose an important pathway to memory: episodic memory: where you were when you learnt something. Think about it. When you heard about 9/11, you can probably remember where you were, right? That's partly because it was shocking, but also because the learning was linked to a place, and when you think of the place, you access the memory easily.
Fast forward to now where the vast majority of many people's working day is spent in front of a screen, which is also where they 'attend' learning events. So how should trainers now take advantage of multiple memory pathways when such an important one is now so diluted? Get in touch to discuss if you're interested - it IS possible, but you have to be creative.
Other aspects of virtual learning that are impacting on trainers include:
While we don't think the impact of face to face experiences will be beaten by virtual learning any time soon, there are lots of positives that come with the shift to virtual.
Key to its longer-term success will be tackling as many of the challenges above so that Learning and Development professionals are seen to be delivering excellent value to their organisations.
What is brain-friendly learning? It's a philosophy, a movement and a wide variety of learning techniques for making learning (and the design of learning) faster, more fun and more effective.
Brain-friendly learning is based on the way people naturally learn - and seeks to recover the joy in learning that is missing for many people - both at work and in education.
With the current big shift to virtual learning, we're now on a mission to bring brain-friendly learning to life, online. Let's bring back the joy, laughter, fun AND positive impact on the business - and if some of that can rub off on school, college and university educators too, so much the better for our younger generations currently constrained to being educated online.
Find out more about how we can help your trainers and facilitators bring brain-friendly principles to life when training virutally.
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Tailored specifically to your context, your trainers' needs, and your organisational values, we create a learning journey for your trainers.
We help clients apply brain-friendly principles both generally and/or to specific programmes. Typically these include:
For more information and an informal chat to discuss your requirements, please contact us.
With the current big shift to virtual learning, we're now on a mission to bring brain-friendly learning to life, online.
Let's bring back the joy, laughter, fun AND positive impact on the business - and if some of that can rub off on school, college and university educators too, so much the better for our younger generations currently constrained to being educated online.
We're running some free taster sessions where you can find out more first-hand. Come and join us!
For clients who prefer a 1:1 approach, typically focussed on delivering something that's particularly important for the business.
Recent programmes have covered areas such as:
By taking a coaching approach, we build your internal capability and support you in creating solutions that come from you and your people, resulting in excellent levels of engagement and positive impact back in the business.