Magazine article Talent Development

Training Ain't Training without the Learner: There's a Change in the Learning Dynamic, but Learners Are Still Central to the Equation

Magazine article Talent Development

Training Ain't Training without the Learner: There's a Change in the Learning Dynamic, but Learners Are Still Central to the Equation

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A report from the Aberdeen Group and Docebo examines changes in the learning function, and states that trends and emerging technologies are turning the traditional 70-20-10 model into four categories of learning: experiential (the on-the job-training that formerly made up informal learning), referential (compared with coaching and mentoring, this consists of 17.5 percent of "new" learning methods), formal learning (which now comprises approximately 25 percent of learning), and relational (a new learning category that occurs through social means, such as communities of practice and social interaction).

Technology, the report states, is the cause for the change in learning dynamic. But it is not the entire story. Learning 2.0-e-learning-is delivered through a learning management system with static courses. To get to learning 3.0, organizations need to remember the learner in the learning process.

Best-in-class organizations do just that and include a social component to their training programs. Specifically, these organizations are five times more likely to use social LMSs, and nearly 73 percent more likely than other organizations to use social learning such as wikis, blogs, and other online social networking. …

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