Learning is ubiquitous in our information rich and dynamic world constantly shaping and refining what we know and how we think.
Learning is a natural and empowering thing and one of the most gratifyingexperiences we have as human beings. From scanning a newsfeed, to mastering a skill or completing a multi-year academic program, we have always shared, celebrated, applied, and grown with each new learning experience.
In the past, formal learning was based on transferring standardized information augmented by life and professional experiences. Tests were developed to ensure that received knowledge was transferred and achievements could be itemized in a bullet list. However, the rate of knowledge churn is increasing to the point where in the time it takes to gain knowledge, that knowledge may have changed!
We already see and accept the need for constant learning. In the future, we can expect skill and knowledge acquisition to be seamlessly interconnected with our ongoing experiences through self-directed, multi-disciplinary learning creating a rich, dynamic learningstory.
Your Learning Story
Learning in the future will no longer need to use a one size fits all model for delivery and success criteria. Training opportunities will be personalized – self-directed, timely, interactive, and responsive. Each learner will be able to enhance, improve, and update their own learning and affect those of their peers. Organic evaluation mechanisms will include performance changes, learner decisions and choices, and peer consensus.
Most training today takes into account the single data point of learner achievement. With technologically enhanced methods and tools, a learning story will integrate knowledge and skills with experiences to describe, respond, and evolve with the learner while highlighting opportunities to explore.
Knowledge and Skills
Skills, both technical and interpersonal, will play a greater role in defining your learning story. Curiosity and social awareness will drive interactive scenarios and pathways that develop professional, updated skills as learning objectives and successful outcomes.
In an information driven environment, a significant issue is to identify and incorporate change management. Knowledge updating will be driven by and added to your story in combination with expert tools to deliver ongoing strategic overviews and source awareness as required. We will always be emotionally engaged, mentally focused and physically involved in our own learning. Fortunately, when we get it right, it is both rewarding and profitable. In the future, it will also be a deeply personal and individual story.
Training designers can prepare their clients for these changes by leveraging flexible learning platforms and learning management systems today and connecting with progressive ideas and communities. Clients can ensure their training service providers are considering innovative approaches that ensure their learning objectives are met. Contact us to see how we can help you achieve your training goals.