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Micro-Learning: A Game Changer for the Digital Age

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In 2000, around the time the mobile revolution was taking off, the average human attention span was 12 seconds, according to a report from Microsoft. By 2015, with smart phones about to outnumber the planet’s human occupants, the average attention span was just eight seconds. Even the average goldfish supposedly has a longer attention span [...]
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Content Curation and Development in a Digital World

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Digital tools have transformed workplace learning. Gone are the days when everyone in a team followed the same learning programme, regardless of what they already knew or what skills they needed for their specific role. Today when we want to know anything – whether it’s work-related or not - we Google it or find it [...]
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Why Organizations Need Critical Thinking Training

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As professionals in the workplace, we are educated, experienced, and successful. So the notion that we might benefit from training in thinking seems superfluous at best. More likely, we are offended at the suggestion. Why, then, do so many people who undergo such training rave about the gains? Because they learn that despite our accumulated [...]
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The Challenges of Delivering Learning in Volatile Times

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Did you know that company life spans are shrinking? I came across a study[1] the other day showing that large corporations have a one-in-three chance of going out of business in the next five years. Why are so many companies not making it into middle, let alone, old age? There are all sorts of reasons, [...]
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Micro-learning Creates Relevant & Effective Learning Experiences

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Micro-Learning It is exciting to see the learning industry’s interest in developing and delivering learning content in smaller units. As units of learning are designed at a more granular level, we can deliver content that is more relevant to the learner, which leverages the learner’s context. As an Instructional Systems Designer (ISD), my goal is […]

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Social Learning: Current Trends and Future Challenges?

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No discussion on learning innovation could possibly leave out social learning. This form of learning is fast becoming mainstream as interactions at work increasingly replicate those in our social lives. “Social collaboration is one of the most natural and effective ways people have used to share and apply knowledge, so it is common sense that […]

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