How to Adapt Your Training for Different Workplace Learning Styles

No two people are the same, and the ways in which we all absorb and retain information are different, too. People generally fall into four different categories of learning styles. Recognising these categories allows us to better understand and accommodate each other’s needs. By adapting employee training strategies to specific learning styles, businesses and organisations

What is Pedagogy in Education and Learning?

Many don’t know the meaning of the word and even more don’t even know how to pronounce it correctly! What am I talking about? Pedagogy. There are many aspects of learning and development that stand close scrutiny and have been developed over the years. An amalgamation of teaching and student learning has driven many new

What Are KOLB’s Learning Styles And What Do They Mean?

Why is it important to understand learning styles? What do learning styles mean? And how can they influence the way you teach or coach others? The whole concept of learning styles is not new. The Greeks recognised that different people learn in different ways, and over the years we have seen the application of learning

8 Informal Learning Examples In The Workplace

While formal training plays an important part in learning and knowledge acquisition, research shows that its actual impact on learning is generally over-rated. Take this study from Sara Lee, for example, where staff were asked to rate the relative importance of work place learning activities. Formal training came down the list, accounting for about 20%

7 Best Gamification Examples

Gamification is the process of using game play mechanics in the work-place to motivate staff to achieve specific objectives. By giving badges and rewards for completing certain tasks and/or creating league tables that publicly showcase high performers you can motivate staff to perform. Many of you may be eager to try out gamification in the workplace,

Difference Between Microlearning V Macrolearning

Modern training and education methods can be boiled down into two main forms: Microlearning and Macrolearning.

3 Reasons Why You Should Use M-Learning (& How To Do It)

Smart-phones have transformed the way we: communicate, socialise and entertain ourselves. But, one area where smart-phone tech has yet to explode is mobile learning or m-learning. However, with nearly 100% of under 50s owning smart-phones, and superfast 4G becoming the norm it’s time for mobile learning to go mainstream. Still not convinced? Here’s 3 reasons

How Are Social Learning & Social Media Linked?

Let’s face it, social learning is not a new thing. It has been around for decades, and the most well-known theory of social learning was put forward by Albert Bandura in the 1970s. It’s surprisingly simple and confirms what most of you probably guessed in that people can learn in a social context. This social

Incorporating Generation Z Into Your Workforce

Not much is known about the new, up and coming generation that the media have labelled Generation Z. What we do know is that this is the cohort of people born after the now famous, free thinking millennial generation, but, what else do we know? It’s hard to pinpoint the birth period of generation Z,

Do You Support The Learning Needs Of Your Workforce?

Of course, one of the most effective ways to establish learning needs for staff is to do an individual training needs analysis from which you can identify individual training requirements. You can also use this data to do a cluster analysis to see if there are any particularly weak competency areas which affect your organisation

3 Different Styles Of Learning Fit For All Generations

For the first time ever, we are facing a work-force with 5 different generations working alongside each other: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z. As if this situation wasn’t hard enough for workers – in terms of the inter-generational collaboration challenges – L&D professionals are faced with a whole new problem as