Pursuing our interest in 70 20 10 and responding to requests for learning approaches to support 70 20 10, the Learning Light team has sourced some excellent e-learning led materials that support 70 20 10 learning from leading US based vendor and 70 20 10 learning exponents Vado.
Vado’s Learning Content is unique in addressing 70 20 10 because:
1. Short bite sized learning content
Some call it granular, others call it chunked. They mean the same thing—learners want short learning courses. Study after study shows that taking in information in small bite sized chunks leads to increased learner retention. The market has been recognizing this trend of shorter and shorter learning courses, and providers have shortened e-learning courses from 4 hours to 1 hour to 30 minutes. Our learning content takes this trend to the next step to meet the demands of learners.
2. Development happens on the job
Research shows that 70 – 80% of learning happens on the job. Our learning courses leverage the natural way people learn. The combination of short instructional videos followed by downloadable step by step on-the-job Implementation Guides helps the learner put into practice the instruction they just completed. Since development happens on the job and Vado’s courses come with a step by step Implementation Guide, organizational leaders have confidence that the transition from training to implementation on-the-job will happen.
3. Self paced, learner focused
Because our content is delivered in bite sized modules, learners have “just the right amount of information” when they want it. Additionally, learners have choices. First, they can choose what to develop and then can choose from 5 courses for each development area.
4. Optimized for the mobile learner
Mobile means two things: technology and the learner experience. Our learning content is optimized for both meanings. From a technology standpoint, our content is viewable from all hand held devices. From a learner experience perspective, small bite sized videos fit the mobile learners’ requirement of not having to watch long videos on their hand held device.
At present we offer 20 courses from the Vado Competency Development Tool Kit, all of which have passed our evaluation process.