Tag Archive for: learning

Managers Should Play a Bigger Role in Workplace Learning

Almost all organizations are ready to invest in employee training and if they aren’t, employees will certainly demand training. The expenses, mostly course fees, trips, accommodation and lost billable hours, will pay themselves back with increased employee satisfaction and more productive work. Therefore it’s strange that only a few organizations measure what has been learned and how it is applied to work. Organizations rarely manage learning in an active manner.

Gamification in Action – Talks Worth Sharing, Part 2

In March, we published a collection of gamification talks from YouTube to help you out on the beginning of your gamification journey. Now that you know the basics: how does gamification work in action? Check out the following videos and get inspired!

Repetition Is the Mother of Learning

When we’re putting my teachings into practice at my trainings, many people tend to ask for advice on things I just taught them. This usually makes me wonder, did the learner listen to what I just said, because it should be impossible to forget that fast, right? However, according to Ebbinghaus’s definition of the forgetting curve almost 60 percent of newly learned things are forgotten during the first hour.

There’s Much More to Learning Than Classes and Lectures

I sometimes surprise even myself when I realize, how much I can still learn about teaching and learning – even though I have gained teaching experience for over ten years! After my relaxing summer holiday I happened to come across the 70:20:10 model for learning.

Games Can Help You Learn

I had my first experience with gamified education during my study time. As a practical course work, we compiled a game for math teaching together with my classmate. In the game a parrot named Polly taught the players polynomials. The amount of educational games is huge nowadays. There are little Java applets, many school book series include DVDs and many others.