June 8, 2016
Instructor: Jennifer Hofmann
The Role of Environment, Microlearning, and Social Collaborative Tools
In a recent session titled, How to Engage Modern Learners: When to "Push" and When to "Pull," we discussed when we should embed “Pull Learning” content into the flow of work. That discussion was grounded in the principles of Modern Workplace Learning, and I suggested that considering the 5 Moments of Learning Need was a good way to determine when pull learning was most appropriate. While formal ‘push’ training is often best for when people are learning something new, and for when things change, a strong argument can be made that ‘pull’ learning lends itself to the following moments of need:
- When learners need to build on concepts that they learned in a more formal training environment.
- When they need to apply what they've learned.
- When things go wrong.
We need to anticipate these moments of need, and embed accessible content so workers can constantly learn when it is most appropriate for them.