There is good news for business leaders and learning professionals who want to offer impactful, efficient employee development: digital technologies are well-designed to work with our brain’s natural tendencies and provide rich and memorable learning experiences.
Gamified learning taps into our social drive for training that is interactive, competitive and inherently motivating. Virtual reality has been shown to promote improved recall and deeper learning because it feels authentic and engages our emotional and psychological responses. Microlearning improves learning sustainment as it allows for repeated, engaging exposures to new information in innovative contexts.
Digital learning, employed as part of a thoughtful, multi-stage development process, can combine the power of modern technology with the potential of the human mind to add enduring value to our businesses.
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Previous articles in the series:
- Workplace Learning: Managing the Present, Anticipating the Future
- Blending New and Proven Approaches to Workplace Learning