Ideas for employee learning and development

Making Microlearning More Social

Posted by Jon Peters on Jan 7, 2018 1:15:21 PM

AthenaOnline is happy to announce that just added threaded discussions to our content licensing program to create even stronger social learning ties.

Research Shows...

Research has shown that asking users to share their experiences increases engagement and learning, helping trigger collaboration among employees. Based on a Brandon Hall Group study 73% of companies expressed their desire to increase their focus on social learning. According to the Association for Talent Development (ATD) social learning approaches have a 75:1 ROI ratio over traditional web-based training. A social approach is specifically appealing to millennials who are likely to relate more to social learning than previous generations.

Athena already offered sharing, recommendations and commenting through our full MyQuickCoach platform and we were finding that people wanted a way to incorporate some of those features into content that is licensed from our microlearning leadership library.

Creating Greater Learning Engagement

When someone like Marshall Goldsmith or Beverly Kaye talks about coaching and how it impacts your career it becomes a natural point of discussion. Discussion creates engagement and learning engagement is more likely to produce change. It is no longer enough to have people watch or listen to lessons; we need to find ways to get them to interact with learning in an organic way that is driven by the learner.

Topics: microlearning, social, HRtech, micro learning, learning design