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Corporate Digital Learning

02 Mar 2016, 05:22 PM
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Journal Exercise: #140characterchallenge

Write down the biggest challenge you have faced in the context of (corporate) digital learning and share it with the course in your journal (make sure your settings are not set to private). Write it in the form of a short twitter post or text message and find a hashtag for it. Maybe you also have a picture or an image related to it? Upload your text with a nice visual and make sure to check and give feedback on other journal entries as well.

Start your #140characterchallenge now!

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4 comments

Biggest challenge is a perceived generational gap where people say "That's not how I learn. I am old school paper, pen and book"

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about 1 year ago

Hi Tom
to be honest, I´m definitely a paper&pen&book-learner. I need to write by hand to learn and to structure. For me it is quite hard to switch to the new learning-technologies.
Best regards from Berlin
Jürgen

about 1 year ago

Hi Jurgen
I agree that people have different learning styles and that many theories of learning support the idea that retention increase with reading and writing. Effective digital learning has to be designed to account for this. I have found that I need to take notes when doing digital learning. Audio/video content has become my old text book and I still use my paper and pen to take my notes and increase retention.

The big benefit of digital learning for me is how accessible and in the moment it is. I grew up and was educated in the old way but I am in the healthcare industry and today the pace at which knowledge is changing is so rapid, I would never be able to keep up without digital learning.
Cheers from Toronto :)
Tom

about 1 year ago

I think this happens often when learning is transformed to elearning only because you want to want it to be elearning. For many topics and contets you only need paper and a pen (and your brain of course). So I think these comments often arise when learners are forced to learn digital just because someone said it must be digital and this brings no advantages to the learner.

about 1 year ago

Great topic and discussion guys,

I am 52 and have been a brain-paper-pen lover until I discovered MOOCs (efficient ones), which made me realise that in my late 40s (when I dived into the online world), I could still learn in a new and exciting way.
If I come now to the "modern" cost-oriented corporate world and want to be realistic, yes, digitalising your corporate learning strategies could be a top down decision. A professional e-learning developer needs to overpass this obstacle and in any case try to create courses that will benefit any employee no mater digital native or immigrant. And this can happen when you listen to their resistance rather than immediately try to deal with it or ignore it. All it needs is to really care for your learners.

Yannis

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