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The Sticky Learning Knowledge Boosters Your eLearning Needs

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In this 30-minute Master Class, we’ll discuss the theory behind learner retention, show you some practical tips and tricks to boost lesson retention, and discuss best practices to ensure you are creating engaging and effective learning that will stick!

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The Sticky Learning Knowledge Boosters Your eLearning Needs

  1. 1. The Sticky Learning Knowledge Boosters Your eLearning Needs
  2. 2. Agenda ● Theory of Learner Retention ● Practical Options ● Best Practices 2
  3. 3. Learning Retention ● The process by which new information is transferred from our short-term to our long-term memory ● Learning Curve ● Forgetting Curve ● How to get new knowledge to stick ○ “Sticky Learning” 3
  4. 4. Learning Curve ● A learning curve is a graphical representation of how an increase in learning comes from greater experience ● The more someone performs a task, the better they get at it 4
  5. 5. 5 “Steep Learning Curve”
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  7. 7. 7 Learn
  8. 8. 8 Learn
  9. 9. Riding the Curve to Mastery If you focus and invest time into a subject, you will eventually reach a level of mastery. The actual level clearly depends on the amount of invested time and to a significant extent on your inherent abilities to acquire the specific knowledge. 9
  10. 10. Riding the Curve to Mastery If you focus and invest time into a subject, you will eventually reach a level of mastery. The actual level clearly depends on the amount of invested time and to a significant extent on your inherent abilities to acquire the specific knowledge. 10
  11. 11. Riding the Curve to Mastery If you focus and invest time into a subject, you will eventually reach a level of mastery. The actual level clearly depends on the amount of invested time and to a significant extent on your inherent abilities to acquire the specific knowledge. Learning requires time and effort. 11
  12. 12. Forgetting Curve ● Shows how information is lost over time when there is no attempt to retain it ● Humans tend to to halve their memory of newly learned knowledge in a matter of days unless they consciously review the learned material 12
  13. 13. 13 https://qz.com/1213768/the-forgetting-curve-explains-why-humans-struggle-to-memorize/
  14. 14. Forgetting Curve Speed of forgetting depends on ● Difficulty of learned material ● How meaningful the material is to the learner ● Physiological factors (stress and sleep) ● Representation ● Individual 14
  15. 15. Fighting Forgetting ● Repeating the learned information at particular intervals ○ Spaced Repetition ○ Review ● Review over days 15
  16. 16. 16https://blog.pharmacertify.com/2017/03/20/the-forgetting-curve-and-compliance-training/
  17. 17. 17https://blog.pharmacertify.com/2017/03/20/the-forgetting-curve-and-compliance-training/ Points of Review
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  19. 19. “With billions spent on corporate training yearly, companies just can’t afford for employees to forget knowledge they gain.”
  20. 20. Practical Options
  21. 21. Knowledge Boosters 1. Pre-learning 2. Mid-stream 3. Post-learning 21
  22. 22. Knowledge Boosters 1. Pre-learning a. Pre-test b. Pre-interview/questionnaire i. What do you hope to gain from this training? c. Pre-learning introduction 2. Mid-stream 3. Post-learning 22
  23. 23. Knowledge Boosters 1. Pre-learning 2. Mid-stream a. Knowledge checks/mini-quizzes/polls b. H5P Interactive Video c. Discussions i. Have learners explain/teach processes to others 3. Post-learning 23
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  25. 25. Knowledge Boosters 1. Pre-learning 2. Mid-stream 3. Post-learning a. Post-Learning Survey i. What three things did you take away from this session? b. Discussions/Town hall meetings c. Social Learning & Review i. Retention ii. Reproduction 25
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  27. 27. Demo
  28. 28. Best Practices 1. Know your audience/users 2. Know your outcomes 3. Know your environment 4. Know your challenges 5. Try incremental changes 28
  29. 29. 29 https://qz.com/1213768/the-forgetting-curve-explains-why-humans-struggle-to-memorize/
  30. 30. 30 https://qz.com/1213768/the-forgetting-curve-explains-why-humans-struggle-to-memorize/ What is the 20-30% of your training that you want to stick?
  31. 31. 31 https://qz.com/1213768/the-forgetting-curve-explains-why-humans-struggle-to-memorize/ What is the 20-30% of your training that you want to stick? Repeat that!
  32. 32. Summary ● Theory of Learner Retention ○ Learning Curve ○ Forgetting Curve ● Practical Options ○ Pre-learning ○ Mid-stream ○ Post-learning ● Best Practices ○ Know your audience, outcomes ○ Make incremental changes 32
  33. 33. Resources ● What Makes Learning or Training Sticky blog by Leah Chang ● Forgetting Curve blog by Nikhil Sonnad ● Retention Techniques in eLearning Christopher Pappas, eLearning Industry 33
  34. 34. Upcoming Webinars ● Zoola Analytics: How to Embed and Schedule Reports and Dashboards ○ Tuesday May 21, 10am PT / 1pm ET ● Totara Learn: Using Totara HR Import ○ Tuesday May 28, 10am PT / 1pm ET 34

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