We learn best from experience and we are not very good at it. An event-based learning opportunity can often miss the mark on its approach and impact to a company. The idea of learning faster because of busy schedules results in faster forgetting.
The real objective is to focus on the speed of use. How do we decrease the time between learning a concept and actually applying it on the job?
This effort starts by better understanding from the learner’s perspective. What journey must they travel to identify the challenge and find the solution?
Next is a focus on the process to allow them to use the content rather than a limited focus on the event only. Pre-designed learning activities may help in applying the knowledge and skills when the actual workplace environment is not available or practical.
When the effort shifts to faster using on the job, knowledge and skills are retained longer and results are improved. Learning at the moment of need is a key element to faster using.