TECHNOLOGY ENHANCES LEARNING
The world is beginning to harvest the advantages achieved by bringing technology-based learning into both the academic classroom and the corporate training environment.
In education, many of the foundation skills and competencies — upon graduation, so critical to the workplace — can be achieved through the use of technology in the classroom.
And, so it is also proving to be in our adult work world. Organizations that are moving from traditional “live instruction” to the multiple benefits of multi-sensory learning are leaping ahead.
A few years ago, an article (“Re-evaluate approach to training, reap benefits from technology”) in the Rochester Business Journal by Candace Walters described some of these changes:
“I recently spoke with Kristen Fyfe, senior manager of communications for the American Society of Training and Development (renamed: “Association for Talent Development”) about this change. She told me businesses around the world today are re-evaluating their approach to training and experimenting with how it is delivered.
‘Companies must commit to the idea that mobile training is here to stay, as well as company Intranet, Facebook-type platforms and micro blogging,’ Fyfe said. . . .”
Again, multi-sensory media instruction comes to mind as the most flexible solution. It offers privacy to the adult learner, ease of use, scheduling flexibility, and stands ready to offer initial or refresher training as needed.
The world is changing. And, both the fluent readers and the less adept readers will benefit from the technology advances that are rapidly improving learning.
“Technology is a major part of how students learn and interact with the world,” said MHS (Milton Hershey School) Director of Learning Technologies Matt Campbell. “They thrive on technology integration—it’s something they need. It really builds on the 21st century skills we’re trying to teach our students.”
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December 12, 2018
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