When you begin to understand your learners at a more elemental level, you have the opportunity to leverage those insights in order to better align your learning strategy to the organization’s strategy, to ensure your learners engage with the programs you are developing, and ultimately ensure that your learners are building the skills and competencies that you need them to have.
We shared in our earlier blog titled ‘So you want to be the Netflix of Learning’ some of the psychological principles of Netflix and how consumers are more likely to engage and buy through this approach Netflix is most famous for. What is that Netflix approach? Do we really want to be like Netflix for learning? Is it the ease of access, the AI or machine learning, navigated paths or something else. When I think about what learners need, it’s not a one size fits all… and it varies depending on specific business needs. Now, does the principles behind Netflix apply to bring learning to life in an engaging and almost habit forming way .. YES!
If you are like us – the pandemic may have provided an unprecedented opportunity to take in some
great content – whether you were swooning over Bridgerton, obsessing over the Queen’s Gambit, or
waxing nostalgic over The Crown – the odds are you could not get enough of your favorite shows and
are likely hitting refresh on one of your browser tabs right now to see when your favorite show may be
coming back. Netflix has mastered the art of earning our discretionary time and attention. Not bad for a
company that started as a video store (#BeKind.Rewind)
When you first think of virtual reality, you might think of professional gamers, first-person shooter games, and futuristic-looking headsets. While these are all elements of VR, virtual reality is also an increasingly affordable tool for social and educational change.
Virtual reality is being utilized by organizations to boost workplace engagement and provide accessible learning for the masses. But what exactly is virtual reality and how can we incorporate it into our learning and performance support strategies?
No matter how interesting online images, videos, and infographics are, they often require the learner to remain separated from the content by a computer screen. But what if learners could dive right into a 3-D scenario? The Unreal Engine and virtual reality makes this possible.
This post will help you understand what exactly UnReal is, why you should consider it for eLearning, and how virtual reality in general can improve learner engagement and empathy.
WeLearn’s previous post on performance support made it clear that it’s a crucial component of any successful learning strategy. By incorporating support in our training programs, we can improve learner performance and help learners when they need it most.
But what types of performance support are there, and which one is right for you?
This post will guide you through five different kinds of performance support, highlight why they work, and help you find the support that matches your personal and professional goals.
No matter how effective a training course might be, nobody leaves an expert. Research shows that after one day, employees forget more than 70 percent of what was taught in training.
Luckily, an effective performance support system can improve memory retention and help difficult concepts stick even after formal training takes place. But what exactly is performance support and why does it matter to content developers and organizations?
This post will help you understand the meaning of performance support, its relationship to training, and when learners need it most.
As a learning leader you are always trying to “influence” the audience you are responsible for training. You, the learning organization and the learning experiences you are creating need to connect with the audience. When that connection is made, not only is the learning more impactful, but you are also creating the opportunity for the learning to go viral inside the organization – and while there are many tools at your disposal to create truly impactful learning, as a learning leader you should not forget to plan for your influencers in your content development process.
Your eyes are drooping. Your mind is in a fog. You just want to sleep. Learning’s greatest enemy is slowly creeping in; boredom.
Maybe you hate math. Or perhaps financial jargon puts you to sleep. Regardless of your likes or dislikes, English philosopher G.K. Chesterton reminds us that “there are no boring subjects, only disinterested minds.”