— Ben Horowitz
During a Chief Learning Officer (CLO) webinar SkilledUp recently attended, Alex Khurgin emphasized the importance of emotion in learning. We have to get learners emotionally invested in content, he said. One of his slides stated, “Affective Before Effective.” Another slide expanded on this point, “Affective learning makes an emotional connection with learners’ feelings and attitudes. Once this connection is made, learning becomes more effective.”
Khurgin is the director of learning at Grovo, a company that does much more than just “chunk” content into smaller pieces. During the webinar, he supported his company’s commitment to microlearning with findings by two of the “big four” professional services firms. Fully 59% of millennials say the presence of state-of-the-art training is important in deciding if they want to take a job (PwC report.) Also, in five years, millennials will constitute 46% of the workforce (Deloitte survey).
Even though millennials are only directly mentioned once in the following Grovo infographic, released this week, it’s clear that they’re a catalyst for microlearning’s upsurge. Microlearning, defined in a Grovo white paper as “the process of learning through short, digestible, well-planned units,” is opening up new possibilities for corporate training solutions.
Notes and Bibliography
- Grovo sponsored the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) webinar held on Apr 29, 2015. Alex Khurgin’s presentation, “Learn Better Work Better: How 21st Century Training Elevates Performance,” is viewable on Slideshare.
- “Bite Size Is the Right Size: How Microlearning Shrinks the Skills Gap,” Grovo, archive.
- “Millennials At Work Reshaping the Workplace,” PwC, archive
- “The 3 Biggest Myths About Microlearning,” Leonard DeFranco, Grovo, April 1, 2015, archive.
- “The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2014: Big Demands and High Expectations,” Deloitte.
- “The Power of Micro Learning at Large Corporations,” Chris Appleton, Corporate Learning Network, March 25, 2014, archive.
- “Training Millennials in the Workplace? Teach Them the Same Way You Reach Them,” Julie Veloz, Adweek, March 30, 2015, archive.