Learning experiences must be relevant to the learner and their current or future job to help knowledge stick.
Learners need a way to apply knowledge and skills in practical, lifelike situations and environments.
Quality and actionable feedback helps develop self-awareness of learner strengths and weaknesses.
The shortcomings of knowledge-centered learning aren’t the fault of universities or companies. They are doing their best with the tools they have.
The fault is in the status quo education and training methods themselves that hold learners back.
Powerpoints and slideshows have been the go-to instructional tool for years. Why? Because they're very accessible and super easy to build.
However, presentations lack:
E-learning authoring platforms offer great back-end tracking, accessibility, and scalability. They're also more dynamic than Powerpoints.
However, like presentations, e-learning authoring platforms suffer from a lack of:
Higher education and businesses worldwide must align their teaching and training methods to prepare their students and employees to become the best version of themselves.
Failing to do so means falling behind.
Colleges and universities will continue to produce students lacking critical behavioral skills employers are looking for.
Employers will continue to waste capital on hiring, training, and development initiatives.
For any learning solution to truly promote lasting skill development, it must meet 4 criteria:
Incorporate both knowing and doing
Foster accurate self-awareness
Deliver an engaging and relevant experience
Provide actionable feedback