The old Training Culture push model delivers formal training and stops. The new Learning Culture pull model uses formal training as a jumping off point for informal learning. Formal training in the Learning Culture is just the beginning. Formal training programs would be the first step in the learning process , and would be more focused on laying the groundwork for the skills that need to be adapted, tested and acquired.
In the new model there is a clear continuum from formal to informal. And that was the problem we uncovered. How do you identify the switch from formal to informal learning? What do you need to do to create the most useful bridge between these two aspects of the learning process? We call this the “The Pivot Point”.
KnowledgeStar™ makes machines smart so that employees can pull information and instructions “…anytime, anyplace, any path, and any pace…”
Training for hard skills will soon become as obsolete as the chalk board. My prediction is that it will soon be replaced by performance support utilizing The Internet of Things (IoT) or as we see it The Internet of Smart Thingsto help people who simply want operational or procedural information on the job. Using embedded chips or beacons, machines or equipment will be able to ‘talk’ to you. They will tell you what to do to make them work, how to troubleshoot a problem, instruct you about fixing a broken part, walk you through completing a safety inspection checklist or finishing a regulatory compliance report form.
That finally solves the problem of your mind falling off the forgetting curve and takes hard skills training – and the many millions of dollars and uncountable hours of development time – off the high-commitment table.
Talking about the Internet of Things … I have seen the future of on-the-job learning. It is an app that connects any piece of machinery your company uses, with any internet-connected device you already have, and instantly and automatically delivers any specifically chosen, task-related information