We’re naturally learning every day, it’s inevitable. We consume new information and apply even the simplest new tasks throughout our daily lives. We cook new dishes, assemble new items or repair something we wish to maintain. Learning and the application of new knowledge is the human experience.
Our brains thrive on exploration and insights – learning is its nourishment. Learning is similar to eating and sleeping, it’s close to an instinct. Yet, learning is a skill and drives behaviors – some do it well, others struggle. Those that develop their business and life learning skills succeed wildly, and those that fail to learn as a skill – struggle to succeed. Most of the time poorly skilled learners are never successful.
Understanding how the learning brain works is studied very broadly in early education, k-12, adult, and workplace learning. The pandemic impacted learning and the community by focusing energy and money on Edtech. The need for fast, accessible yet personalized learning and training is pushing massive transformations in the Edtech space.
How people learn should be based on the individual. One thing we realized from the pandemic is our approach to Learning and Education is broken, confining and many ways separating. Regardless of how valuable the information being delivered might be, it is worthless if it is poorly consumed.
Traditional methods of instruction are unnatural for the brain to process information and retain knowledge long term. The standard approach to learning was designed during the industrial age, processing people through school like a product.
The assembly line of education is an artificial world with only peers of the same age, confined to limited subjects at the medium speed of learning, meanwhile, quietly behaving. Children spend 12 years of brain-draining suppression, in educational captivity, during a period of life when a young person is full of energy, curiosity, and a need to explore.
Corporate training parleys off of this model and fails. This failure to deliver content in the right way leaves the workforce retaining about 10% of what they learned. The actual 90% of training occurs in real-time on the job, through coworkers, and on-the-job experience.
How will Learnie fix traditional assembly-line methods of education or training?
Technology has proven that people prefer to access and consume relevant information that meets their needs in a matter of minutes, at most.
The future of learning is focused on exciting our brains through community knowledge sharing and organic interaction. At the same time maintaining personal autonomy and control over what they learn that meets their needs and direction.
People want to experience an agile and boundless sense of freedom in what and when they learn. We want to enjoy learning.
Cognitive microlearning is vital for the brain’s process and this requires the delivery of education and training to be structured in a format that provides maximum retention. Think of the brain as we do a muscle in which we train in intervals. We do a set of ten curls and then rest between sets. The brain needs rest between learning sets, a cognitive break.
Learnie was built as a mobile on-demand community social and cognitive microlearning engine tool.
The secret to Learnie is it offers educators and trainers the ability to provide cognitive learning in concise microlessons, giving the learner useful, practical, and digestible information.
Learnie was designed to enhance learning skills by modernizing peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, teaching, and instructional training that meets the consumer’s needs first.
Kurt Wallace is head of product and biz dev at Learnie, a Community Micro-Learning Platform that creates Macro Impact.
Learnie helps enterprises capture the knowledge contained within their communities and makes learning fun, faster and effective.
Find out more at https://mylearnie.com.