Why less is needed more than ever before

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Today, more than ever before in human history, knowledge is readily accessible. There is no need to cram training programs chock-full of content. Instead, learners can connect to just-in-time knowledge resources:

  • ubiquitous internet access
  • instant text/voice/video communication tools
  • “cloud” workflow collaboration
  • performance support systems
  • knowledge management systems

Just-in-time knowledge resources combined with a self-service model is the answer to course content glut.

Text is a resource. Practice is instruction.

Focus online learning programs on practice rather than knowledge acquisition. Create a risk-free tryout environment, contextualized to performance needs. Enable learners to sip from the fountains of knowledge, rather than to drown by a fire-hose of information.

Knowledge is readily accessed. But experience is earned.