Playing video games isn’t typically thought of as “practice,” but that’s essentially what it is. As someone plays a game over and over, he or she learns what is successful and improves his or her performance. And because many popular video games are now played over the internet, researchers have access to oceans of data…
The importance of peer learning has been touted here at Insights before. It should come as no surprise that the more knowledge sharing that occurs between learners, the more powerful your workplace learning program becomes. But a recent study shows that knowledge sharing isn’t the only reason peer learning is successful. The social dynamics between…
Before using any training materials, make sure they’re legal and appropriate. Of course you want people to be engaged and committed to it, but be careful that it doesn’t cross the line. Read on to learn what happened when some employees went a little overboard with their scenario-based training.
In recent years, a lot of hand-wringing has been devoted to accommodating the millennial workforce. While it’s dangerous to paint any large group of individuals with the same brush, but one thing appears certain: Millennials learn differently.
The road to mastery is never a straight line. It’s natural when learners struggle. Fortunately, researchers have recently discovered an incredibly simple technique that will increase struggling learners’ motivation and improve performance.
Can you increase the chances learners will utilize their new skills when the pressure is on? According to recent research, the answer is yes. In fact, the way you structure your training could even make your learners stress-proof.
Recent research has explored how activating curiosity can promote positive behaviors. And the findings suggest that curiosity can also successfully boost learners’ motivation and engagement in workplace learning.
World-class athletes can make it look easy. But the truth is, it’s not. It requires practice. It requires learning from mistakes. And it requires training. In effect, great athletes aren’t just superior performers – they’re dedicated learners.