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Why NBA Superstar Steph Curry Has the Right Idea About Online Learning

When I first entered the L&D space, online learning was, more often than not, the compliance training we had to do. Perfunctory. Check the box and done. Sure, we used words like “innovative” and “revolutionary” to describe it, but it wasn’t able to transition the learner from training to application. The transfer was missing.

Back then, who would have thought you’d eventually be able to improve your ball handling skills with an online course? But with the announcement of NBA superstar Stephen Curry’s soon-to-be released MasterClass, we’re seeing once again that there’s a world of untapped power and potential in virtual learning. (more…)

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Grovo’s New Chief Learning Officer: Why You Need a MicrolearningⓇ Strategy

Work isn’t what it used to be. We’re living through a time in which traditional organizational design is shifting to respond to the speed and changing priorities of business. Companies are moving away from the hierarchical structures of the past in favor of a flatter, more nimble, team-based approach. Whether you’re ready or not, your employees expect that you will equip and prepare them to thrive and compete in this fast-paced and changing environment. As a result, there is a renewed interest in establishing learning strategies that integrate with day-to-day work and equip employees with the cross-functional skills they need. Learning is no longer as a luxury, it’s a strategy. (more…)

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Four Critical Questions to Ask When Crafting Your Microlearning Strategy

Microlearning isn’t so much of a novelty anymore. Case in point, a few weeks ago a friend of a friend of mine interviewed for a top L&D position at a large global social media company (yes, that large global social media company). During the interview, the hiring manager asked him a telling question: “What’s your microlearning strategy?” 

How will you use microlearning? Sooner or later, your company will want to know.

This struck me as a sign of the times. For the modern learning organization, it’s no longer a question of whether or not to use microlearning—it’s how. The Association for Talent Development recently reported that 92 percent of organizations using microlearning plan to do more of it in 2017, and more than 67 percent of organizations that don’t yet use it plan to start. The numbers don’t lie—microlearning is an idea whose time has come. (more…)