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VIRTUALHOW

The Evolution of Learning Engagement
By Rich Waite, M.Ed.

T

he learning & development
industry has been talking about
the importance of learner
engagement for many years, but how
much progress has actually been made
in driving highly engaging learning
solutions? e life sciences industry is
quickly changing. With increased
global competition, a changing
healthcare landscape and limited
resources and budget, companies
oen find it challenging to design
truly engaging solutions. In many
cases, the business stakeholders just
want the project done and are not well
versed in the latest learning and
development methodologies. is
leaves the question: Why should
learning and development
professionals push the envelope?
e goal of building learner
engagement is ensuring that the
learner is driven intrinsically (Figure
1), as opposed to extrinsically. When
learners are genuinely driven from
within, they will be curious, active and
passionate, embracing the learning at
a much deeper level. One way to
accomplish this is to give the learners
more control over the content and
how they proceed through the
learning. A recent TGAS Advisors
study shows that companies are
allowing for this only some of the
time, or 3.9 on a 1 to 7 scale. (Figure
2) In a regulated environment,
providing different curriculum paths
can be a challenge. e key is to use
approved content and still maintain
accuracy with consistent testing and
certification, but allow learners to
spend more time in areas where they
don't perform well.
Another method to encourage
engagement is to provide an

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FIGURE 1

INTRINSIC VS. EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION

FIGURE 2

CURRICULUM PATHS FOR LEARNERS

instructional framework that allows
for end-to-end evaluation throughout
the curriculum content. is provides
continual feedback to the learner to
improve engagement, producing

further reaching metrics that will
inform adjustments to the curriculum
and post-training content to close
performance gaps. e end-to-end
assessment is another area where the

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Focus Magazine - Fall 2017

LTEN Focus on Training Magazine
From the President: Reducing Scrap Learning
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Guest Editor: Training Effectiveness vs. Performance Management
Directions: Fall Behind?
Front of the Room: Lessons from My Painter
Otsuka: Reinventing the National Meeting
Two Steps to Openings that Give Control
Building and Engaging Workforces with R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Change Agility: A Winning Capability at All Levels
Revolutionize Your Coaching Action Plans
Gamification, Game-Based Learning & Rep Engagement
Lateral Thinking
Virtual How: The Evolution of Learning Engagement
Ad Index
Focus Contacts
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Intro
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - LTEN Focus on Training Magazine
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Cover2
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 3
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 4
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - From the President: Reducing Scrap Learning
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 6
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Table of Contents
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 8
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Table of Contents
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 10
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Guest Editor: Training Effectiveness vs. Performance Management
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 12
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Directions: Fall Behind?
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 14
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Front of the Room: Lessons from My Painter
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 16
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Otsuka: Reinventing the National Meeting
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Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 20
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Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Two Steps to Openings that Give Control
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Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 25
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Building and Engaging Workforces with R-E-S-P-E-C-T
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Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Change Agility: A Winning Capability at All Levels
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Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 35
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Revolutionize Your Coaching Action Plans
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Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Gamification, Game-Based Learning & Rep Engagement
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Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 43
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Lateral Thinking
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Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - 48
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Virtual How: The Evolution of Learning Engagement
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Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Ad Index
Focus Magazine - Fall 2017 - Focus Contacts
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