Fitting Learning to the Learner

When we think about what content to recommend to each learner, we usually focus on the skills or knowledge that could add most value for them. But more recently we have started to consider the shape of the learning opportunity. Where are the points in a learner’s day when they can best take on-board recent developments in their sector? When in the week does she have the leeway to work on a task where the risk & return through acquired skills are higher?

 

Some of the considerations are mundane. For example, is there ‘free’ time on a commute or at the edges of a break? And if so, can we serve up the right shaped pieces of content to fit that learning opportunity?  Some insights are more subtle: how does receptivity to new ways of thinking change over the working week? More often than not, insights are organisation-specific - they reflect landscape of the sector and particular demands, culture and people in the business or organisation.

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