If you are a trainer in any field or organisation you will be completely aware that training is going through a technological revolution of its own.
Training will never be the same.
It has been slow in coming with the transition from CBT and online video training, but with the advent of Social Media, the Information Product revolution and YouTube the whole concept of E-training and traditional training is shifting.
The Information Age is Revolutionising Learning and Development
E-Learning is entering it’s ‘time’ with the use of Social Media for training being popularised by large organisations that ‘get’ not just the financial but the ‘just in time’ availability of training that these method provide.
If you are new to the E-learning, Social Media Training age let me introduce you to a new revolution going on in the world of learning.
The following diagram illustrates the transition and maturity of Learning Technologies (from http://www.onlineeducation.net/internet-revolutionizing-education)
From Learning Technologies poll ‘The 2011 Towards Maturity Benchmark’ they identified that
‘A staggering 78% of 600 participating organisations from across the private, public and not for profit sectors now say that they are looking at technology to help them support sharing of good practice within their business. They want technology to encourage interaction, a two-way conversation – not just one-way communication – and this is where social media potentially comes into its own. ‘
Learning Management Systems, E-learning modules and modular training available via mobile devices are no longer merely a distant vision, but are currently being incorporated into many Learning and Development departments across the world.
Soon it will no longer be sufficient to be able to present trainings in a classroom. Additional skills such as the creation of E-Learning modules, videos, the use of Social Media and experience with Learning Management systems is becoming the norm for ‘trainers’.
If you are taking your business online and have an Information Niche, now is the time to leverage your knowledge by selling your information products and courses.
Online and E-learning is now a $34 billion industry
The challenge comes when you recognise that training online requires a shift in mind-set from classroom training. Delivering webinars and remote learning has its own challenges and differences. The whole purpose and the context of the training shifts too.
This is an area I’ve been studying over the past two years in line with my learning around Social Media. It isn’t just about the technology it’s also about the outcomes, the engagements the effectiveness and keeping the viewer motivated to learn
This blog merely skims the surface of the information available on the trends and shifts in learning.
Some Key Points:
- Do your design away from the computer and keep your student front of mind
- Given the complete change of environment think about how to deliver your key points
- Focus on engaging students and creating opportunities for interactivity
- Think about measurement of learning results so that the student can measure progress as well as being able to present results to organisations.
So how does knowing NLP help. Here are a few examples:
- Understanding communication styles and learning s styles makes the transition to training online easier
- Understanding Rapport and how to create trust in a learning situation enhances the training experience
- Knowing how to use anchors effectively to enhance memorabillity and absorption of information
- Wording and structure of information presented for ease of learning
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