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How One-Off Learning Gets it Wrong: Five Ways to Transform Learning from an Event to a Journey

Posted by Josh Cardoz on Wed, Feb 6, 2019

Let’s face it: Learning is tough. It’s messy. It’s effortful. And of course, it takes time. As learning professionals, we all know these truths, but the realities of our organizations and our learners often dictate otherwise. We focus on one-off “events” (e.g. online courses, ILT, bloated PowerPoint decks, etc.) in the hopes that something will stick and transfer of learning will occur, but everyone familiar with the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve knows just how much is retained in the days and weeks after those events. The need for journey-based learning is an imperative for organizations looking to secure better training ROI. Of course, these habits are difficult to break, so here are five ways you can start moving the needle toward journey-based learning within your organization.

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Topics: Performance Support, Learning Journey, Learning Reinforcement, Digital Learning

SwissVBS at Learntec 2018

Posted by Frank Ecker on Thu, Dec 7, 2017

It's that time again: Not only is the end of year approaching, Learntec is also around the corner - and of course we will be one of many exhibitors at the fair. However, this year we will attend as a company that has recently won a whole series of awards. For our Mobile Training Reinforcement app ECHO, we have received one of the esteemed Brandon Hall Silver Awards for "Performance Support Technology" - this award is virtually the Oscar of the learning industry in North America.

Training Industry Magazine has also recognized SwissVBS as a "Top 20 Training Delivery Company" in 2017.

 At the FocusOn Learning conference, hosted by eLearning Guild, ECHO received the Best Performance Support Solution award. The DemoFest awards are the industry’s only true “people’s choice” competition. We are very proud of these achievements!

"Overcoming the Forgetting Curve" - Sebastian's lecture at Learntec 2017

So why was ECHO so popular in 2017?

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Topics: Performance Support, Corporate Training, Mobile Reinforcement

Less is More: Cognitive Load and Learning

Posted by Dave Coodin on Thu, Nov 24, 2016

How many phone numbers do you know by memory? Five? Six? If you count the phone numbers of relatives you memorized as a child, maybe as many as 10?

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Topics: SwissVBS, Performance Support, Storytelling, Skills, Mobile Learning

From Sales Training to Sales Productivity

Posted by Sebastian Frankenberger on Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Talking to sales managers you immediately recognize that they have a very ambivalent attitude towards training, especially digital training. There are prejudices that training is boring, keeps sales staff away from selling, is difficult to implement, or just plain ineffective.

Yet, digitalization and mobile has provided us with great ways to effectively create and maintain sales force productivity at every step of the learning journey. The answer is to design a learning architecture along three key steps: Onboarding, Reinforcement, and Performance Support. So let’s explore this potential and how to tap into greater sales productivity.

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Topics: Performance Support, Learning Reinforcement, Mobile Learning, Sales, Sales Productivity, Sales Enablement

Value at Every Step of the Learning Journey

Posted by Shahin Sobhani on Thu, Apr 14, 2016

 

Why do we never forget how to ride a bicycle? I haven’t been on one in 10 years, but I’m confident I’d still remember. Why? Why do we never forget? When I reflect on this powerful experience that most of us have gone through, I always think back to that key moment: the day the training wheels came off. Arguably one of the greatest moments in our childhoods, that was the culminating point in a long journey. In fact, that moment is so vivid in our memories, that we often focus more on that moment and not the long and tireless journey that it took us to get there.

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Topics: Performance Support, Learning Support, Learning Journey