May 17, 2013 Leave a comment
Training Fit for the 21st Century-Brought to you by Generation Y and Z:
By Susan Cain, Ed.D., Corporate Learning Institute
Video games will save the training world. They will liberate us from boring PowerPoints and poorly written training material. Interactive learning based on gaming technology will show us how to develop the next generation of training. Benedictine University recently found that, “College students have spoken, and lecture-based learning is prehistoric.”
But it’s not just college students who find traditional classroom-based learning boring, it’s also adults in organizations and corporations throughout the world. An emerging trend in training includes experience-based learning, which embraces solving real problems with learning content, collaboration with others, and trial-and-error learning opportunities.
According to Benedictine University, this emerging trend is causing a disruptive change in the traditional approach to teaching/lecturing. What is drastically different, according to Benedictine, about these emerging trends in education, is that they are being driven in many cases by the user (tech-savvy students). They believe that it will soon become a basic expectation rather than a competitive advantage to offer learning content in this innovative, game-changing way.
At CLI, we are reinventing how to help learners capture learning content as well as apply it- in ways that engages them to wrestle with learning content, think creatively and apply learning gains to real-world problems at work. We have some tips for creating a learning paradigm shift in your organization:
1. Flip your learning courses to start with a problem.
Start your next training with a compelling story about a problem that you want your participants to tackle. Make the story real, and creditable, and offer time for groups to talk about possible best outcomes.
2. Engage your learners with hands-on learning opportunities in small groups.
Pose a problem and let your groups create alternative solutions to present to the large group.
3. Use Internet-based modules to develop learning content, freeing you to apply it in your learning sessions.
There are a number of free or cost-effective resources out there that can deliver your learning content 24/7. This frees you up to focus on creative hands-on learning in your sessions. E-books are another option for boasting learning content away from the classroom.
CLI can help you design and deliver cutting-edge training that blends traditional and creative modules together to create effective learning. Contact us for information on how we can help you.
Corporate Learning Institute