The need for learning has increased and is recognized by the board level. On the other side CEO’s and CFO’s are still skeptical regarding the effectiveness of learning. Since years a lot of people are …
The need for learning has increased and is recognized by the board level. On the other side CEO’s and CFO’s are still skeptical regarding the effectiveness of learning. Since years a lot of people are speaking about learning organizations and life-long learning, but not a lot of things have been done. Although we all know that single learning events are not delivering sustainable results a lot of organizations are focusing on this single learning events.
Elearning had the potential to change this, but often it is also used as single learning events. To really achieve sustainable learning different learning interventions have to be combined to a learning chain. Especially formal learning events have to be combined with informal learning events. It is important to bring learning not only into the classrooms but also to the work spaces of the people to achieve sustainable learning. People learn most if they are confronted with a problem/challenge. We should provide learning interventions at the point of need and in an easy accessible way.
Technology has provided us with new opportunities in this area which allow us to create this learning chains. Social media, performance support tools, simulations and a lot of other learning interventions will make learning more effective if we use them in the right way. For the internal learning organizations it is required to be able to know the different learning interventions and how to make best use of them. In addition it is necessary to design the learning chains to the need of the workforce.