Crafting an Authentic Learning Experience
There is an explosion of new digital reality technological options such as gamification, virtual reality and real-time 3D that have made it possible for learning to become as thrilling an experience as watching a movie or playing a video game. Over time, these technologies have also become more affordable and scalable. However, we all know that technology can only be an enabler and not the solution – learning is more than just a thrilling experience – it also needs to be an authentic, contextual experience.
Learning approaches must be anchored in sound learning science and pedagogy in order for them to be meaningful or have any kind of performance impact. The learning experience should center on what learners struggle with and should find a way to accurately and quickly determine what learners really should be doing on the job. In other words, going through a learning experience should really impact behaviors on the job, and in turn, add value to the business.