Can Cognitive Science Help Boost Employee Learning and Organizational Performance?

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2019 Towards Maturity Report offers some interesting insights.

Two key findings are listed below:

  • 29% of learning leaders are overwhelmed and under-skilled
  • The key challenges for L&D are – digital disruption, cultural resistance, and L&D readiness
  • 56% of organizations state that a lack of learner engagement is hindering the success of compliance within the business

Another research commissioned by Kineo and the City & Guilds Group finds that – only 16% of employees find learning offered in their workplace to be effective.

Over the years, many such surveys and reports have been commissioned and they all seem to agree upon some points.

  • L&D teams have a tremendous challenge to surmount
  • Not every learner can be satisfied
  • The distractions that prevent an ideal learning experience have increased
  • More organizations are looking to invest in offering a better learning experience
  • Microlearning, videos, and game-based learning are favored by learners

As an L&D professional, how do you ensure that the eLearning that you create and deploy ticks all the right boxes and offers the learners a delightful learning experience? There’s no one-size-fits-all approach or solution to this question. Every training requirement is unique, the target audience differs, the objectives or learning goals, and the big factor – budget; all these elements play a key role in preparing training content.

Stats on Workplace Learning

Here are some more interesting stats on workplace learning:

  • 77% of L&D experts believe that personalized training is necessary for employee engagement.
  • Gallup research found that globally 87% of employees are not engaged at work.
  • According to Deloitte’s research on the modern learner, an average employee can only devote 1 percent of their workweek to professional development. In a 40-hour workweek, that’s only 24 minutes a week or 4.8 minutes a day.
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Personalized learning, scenario-based learning, spaced repetition of learning, gamification, microlearning, and videos, these are all different tools or methods to deploy learning. But how does one ensure that the training or eLearning content will hold the interest of the learners?

What if we told you that cognitive science could hold the answers to L&D’s big challenge of attention-deficit and retention of learning?

The Importance of Cognitive Science in Learning

Cognitive science research overwhelmingly proves that engaging active recall, fostering metacognition, and spaced repetition can drastically improve your L&D effectiveness. In our first webinar of 2020, we bring to you seasoned L&D experts Clark Quinn Ph.D., from Quinnovation and Swapna Reddy from Origin Learning. They will share their insights on how cognitive science can help boost employee learning and organizational performance. The webinar is scheduled to be held on January 9th at 11 AM (EST) and is titled – Beyond the Course: Cognitive Science Meets Technology for Organizational Performance.

Some of the key topics that will be covered in the webinar are:

• The principles and characteristics of serious eLearning

• The evolution of organizational learning

• Efficient ways to support cognitive gaps in learning

• Case studies showcasing engaging workplace learning

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