5 Comments

  1. Hi Elliott. I am reading your article with a bit of a frown on my face… Are you implying that Universities/ Schools can not or do not or should not ” We can weave together our learning resources, subject matter experts, super mentors and peer-to-peer content/collaboration into a workplace that lives and breathes learning — as a daily, dynamic aspect of work. ”
    My experience is that good University will do exactly that..

  2. Hi Elliott. I am reading your article with a bit of a frown on my face… Are you implying that Universities/ Schools can not or do not or should not ” We can weave together our learning resources, subject matter experts, super mentors and peer-to-peer content/collaboration into a workplace that lives and breathes learning — as a daily, dynamic aspect of work. ”
    My experience is that good University will do exactly that..

  3. Excellent article – thank you! Learning comes in many forms. It comes to us in many ways, i.e. from studying to observing, and from listening to others, sometimes in ways we least expect it. As an HR professional of 35+ years, when people come into my office with tears in their eyes and crackly voices, my one and only goal is to help them learn to examine the pain points of what happened that drove them to this emotional state. After listening to their story, I ask one question: “How did you get to this point?” …and we’re off to the races! Within 3 minutes, 5 tops, that individual has learned something – the fundamentals of uncovering the why, what and how they arrived at their present state. So it begs the question, can this also be accomplished online – the answer is unequivocally, YES. I have used SKYPE and other means to achieve the same results with much success. So my reply would be that the most important aspect in helping someone learn is to make sure they are “getting the message” you intended. The delivery method is only secondary to the process of learning and should align with HOW people learn best.

  4. Excellent article – thank you! Learning comes in many forms. It comes to us in many ways, i.e. from studying to observing, and from listening to others, sometimes in ways we least expect it. As an HR professional of 35+ years, when people come into my office with tears in their eyes and crackly voices, my one and only goal is to help them learn to examine the pain points of what happened that drove them to this emotional state. After listening to their story, I ask one question: “How did you get to this point?” …and we’re off to the races! Within 3 minutes, 5 tops, that individual has learned something – the fundamentals of uncovering the why, what and how they arrived at their present state. So it begs the question, can this also be accomplished online – the answer is unequivocally, YES. I have used SKYPE and other means to achieve the same results with much success. So my reply would be that the most important aspect in helping someone learn is to make sure they are “getting the message” you intended. The delivery method is only secondary to the process of learning and should align with HOW people learn best.

  5. Hi Elliott, thanks for this article. This is good advice, which puts a frame on the learner rather than the group designing and executing the learning strategy.


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