15 OCTOBER – DAY 3 THEME: LEARNING INNOVATION
|WORKFLOW LEARNING: DESIGNING FOR ALL 5 MOMENTS OF NEED
Did you know that within the first 48 hours of your employees attending a traditional training or learning event, their knowledge retention drops to 33 percent? So why are training departments still spending the vast majority of their budgets on formal training efforts? Everyday L&D is being pressured more and more to show a return on investment for the money spent in “training”. Workflow Learning and designing for the 5 Moments of Need can help us move into the workflow and measure impact in ways training alone can never do. It also has a profound effect on training events, often reducing them by up to half the time needed, while making them even more impactful.
This session will address the methodologies behind workflow learning (designing for learning while doing), and how it can help us have a different level of conversation with those we serve and help us influence the effectiveness of the business in remarkable ways!
In the session you will learn:
|Bob Mosher, APPLY Synergies
Our expert practitioners will discuss the challenge and opportunities of real-time learning in organisations with questions from the audience.
Ciara Garvan, WorkJuggle
Michelle Fogarty, PepTalk Wellbeing
|DIALOGUE TECHNOLOGY, CHATBOTS, AND AI IN LEARNING
Learning has always been about dialogue, from Socrates to Vygotsky. Advances in dialogue technology and AI are making it possible for us to create virtual tutors, providing individualised tuition and learning support. But how much of it is hype? In this talk, we’ll look at an overview of the field, and discuss opportunities and challenges around the use of these technologies for a range of target learner groups and domains.
|Emer Gilmartin, ADAPT TCD
|TECHNOLOGY WON’T SAVE EDUCATION, TEACHERS WILL
The pandemic has put new and powerful stresses on schools, teachers and students alike. It’s forced us into new modes of learning that are limiting and incomplete. It’s forced us to make daily tradeoffs in regard to coverage and differentiation as we teach at a distance (or socially distanced). Too often, technology is seen as the solution to teaching in our troubled times. This concerns me.
Good teaching is messy. The challenges are ill-defined, multi-dimensional, and overlapping. Good teachers have built a repertoire of skills over the years to manage these problems and create environments that support learning. They can spot opportunities with specific kids and make connections that fuel real learning. All things being equal, teaching is best done by teachers, not tech. But the pandemic presents all teachers, young and experienced alike, with a new kind of classroom.
Research in professional development highlights two key elements among teachers: reflection and collaboration. Here, technology can play an incredibly important role in terms of online community. For new teachers, online community provides a means of hearing from the veterans. For the veterans, working with others is a powerful way to see their own classroom in a new light.
This session will walk through the problem of professional development and where online professional development can be of help. I will talk through our experience with the OER Project and some of the specific strategies we’ve employed in terms of content, moderation and measurement.
|Bob Regan, Gates Ventures