Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2018 - 24

REIMAGINING THE WORLD OF CORPORATE LEARNING

IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT
By ELIZABETH GREENE

Once upon a time, the corporate learning
environment was bursting with boring
presentations filled with too many words,
occupying too many slides. Most of the
instruction was lecture-style, delivered
face-to-face in a classroom where the
learners role was to sit still and listen.
Fast forward to today, and learning and
development (L&D) professionals now
have a myriad of tricks up their sleeves
to adapt to the ever-changing needs of
both the learners and the environments
they are training in.
Through new studies around the
neuroscience
of
learning,
L&D
professionals are now armed with
data to prove that the old-school
world of training delivery is not
effective. With e-learning, video-based
learning, microlearning, gamification,
action learning, social learning, and
a forever growing list of new trends,

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L&D professionals have now entered
a new world with endless possibilities
to engage learners. Although these
new trends have opened the door for a
diversified learning strategy, augmented
reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in
corporate learning has taken center
stage in the immersive learning space.
The road here has not been easy, but
the road ahead will be much easier
with data, information and technology
guiding the way!

TRADITIONAL LEARNING
The story begins with static learning
delivery methods infesting most
corporate learning environments. The
true measure of success for a training
program was a post-evaluation asking
if the learners liked the class. If the class
was full and people liked it, everyone
was happy! With the move to new

ways of measuring learning outcomes,
like Phillips ROI Methodology, the
focus changed to knowledge transfer,
behavior change and proving ROI. L&D
professionals had to re-think not only
delivery methods but how to measure
beyond the smile sheet.
Looking at the training process as a
whole and determining if lecture-style
training created knowledge transfer
and behavior change, several studies
came out from the world of education
showing that it did not have the impact
intended. In a study published in the
"Proceeding of the National Academy
of Sciences" journal, researchers found
an increase in examination scores for
those participating in active learning
versus those attending lectures. In
the same vein, Terry Aladjem stated in
Harvard Magazine that active learning


http://www.pnas.org/content/111/23/8410 http://www.pnas.org/content/111/23/8410 https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2012/03/twilight-of-the-lecture

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