Ideas for employee learning and development

What is the right size for learning? A microlearning lesson from Ant-Man

Posted by Jon Peters on Sep 8, 2017 5:49:40 PM

Over the years my learning career has traversed both classroom and online learning. As one of the forerunners of e-learning Athena has created CD-based courses that ran for 4 hours and online courses that took an hour to complete. These types of learning interactions are now referred to as macro-learning. With our MyQuickCoach platform we pioneered microlearning and m-learning, before anyone had coined the terms.

Since I have worked delivering various kinds of learning content people have sometimes asked me “what is the best length for a learning event?” I think the character of Ant-Man from the Marvel comics and the later films might offer a perfect analogy.

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Topics: learning, HRtech, heroes, microlearning, macrolearning, Ant-Man

Marshall Goldsmith Aspiring Coaches Program

Posted by Jon Peters on Aug 29, 2017 10:11:12 PM

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith recently to create a number of new microlearning lessons on coaching for our AthenaOnline customers. While Marshall was in the studio with us we filmed a short video about his new 100 Aspiring Coaches program.

It was inspiring to hear how Dr. Goldsmith is paying it forward by teaching others what he has learned with the creation of the 100 Coaches program. His new 100 Aspiring Coaches Program looks to take that model even further. I have included the video here:

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Topics: goldsmith, pay it forward, coaching, heroes