One of my favorite quotes of all time is by Michelangelo….“I am still learning.” Rumor has it he said it at the ripe age of 87! I can only hope that I am still learning in 35 years.
Today, learning is at our fingertips. Technology allows society to research, “google”, or look up anything, any time. Whether you are a student in elementary school or a participant in a corporate training event, learners have “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device) assignments. They take quizzes, share google docs, gather data using surveys, etc… Technology allows learning to never stop.
Though a recent survey by Training Magazine, We Walk the Walk, But Do We Talk the Talk, shows strategic companies rank instructor-led classrooms as the most effective, reinforcement and review of learning after training is ranked not far behind. While classroom training is still king, we believe using technology to reinforce our classroom learning is the key to an organization’s success. We use reinforcement emails, eLearning modules, surveys, webinars, and coaching calls to keep the learning going! Our Learning That Never Stops™ approach maximizes performance change and skills transfer. Training is not just about what happens in the classroom, it is also about what happens after the classroom. Learning That Never Stops™ turns learning into action and action into results.
Millennials, Gen Xer’s, and maybe even some Baby Boomers fully expect to use technology in their learning environment, in and out of the classroom. I am excited to see what the future holds for the marriage of training and technology.
Now, what should I do with all my encyclopedias??