Subscription Learning: Going Beyond Traditional Event-based Training

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2013 - March 14, 2013

Will Thalheimer

Work-Learning Research

Is your organization stuck in a learning-as-event mindset? While tradition and logistics has—from time immemorial—prodded us to create training in distinct event chunks, research on learning shows that the event mindset hurts learning results. It glorifies the classroom while ignoring the importance of on-the-job integration. It organizes content for easy dissemination while sidestepping the need to create long-term remembering. In short, the event mindset holds us back from maximizing learning results. By tapping into the wisdom from learning research, subscription learning provides an alternative learning approach.

Participants in this session will learn the research on the power of spaced repetitions and how to best utilize this powerful learning method. You’ll examine different tricks of the subscription-learning trade and look at different technologies—including very simple ones.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How learning research supports a subscription-learning approach
  • How spaced repetitions can be used to the greatest effect
  • Different methods for use in subscription learning
  • Different technology platforms for providing subscription learning

Novice–to-advanced professionals.


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