Discovery Methodology for a Learning Continuum

The purpose of this document is to provide a guide for accomplishing discovery that defines attributes of a learning environment, in particular, the work context – when and where learning moments of need are manifest. It is essential that these attributes are identified in early planning stages in any project where learning assets are created to ensure design decisions are not negatively impacted by variables within the learner’s work environment. This approach includes three key learning environmental influencers – Space, Media & Systems – each having a cluster of discrete…

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The False Promise of Training as a Driver of Performance

Certainly, this title may sound like blasphemy to some of us in the training business. On the other hand, it may be even more of a shock to those who depend upon those of us in the training business to drive performance in the organization. Following is a deceptively simple formula that illustrates why a successful training solution may render a false promise of improved performance: (more…)

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High Velocity Learning

The phrase living in learning has relevance for each of us since we are engaged in the process of learning nearly every waking minute of our lives.  Sometimes we encounter learning moments with premeditated intent - need to take an e-learning course on "X" to renew a certification.  Other times we learn despite having no conscious desire to acquire learning at all - never again will I pee on an electric fence.  (more…)

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