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5 Reasons corporate content curation is getting difficult

May 13, 2019 3:56:00 PM / by The Feathercap staff posted in Blog, AI curation, NLU, content management, ondemand course, AI content curation

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1) From Youtube, Instagram along with enterprise collaboration tools, we’ve spent the last decade seeing the rise of authoring tools that require less time and skill to create content for teams to learn their jobs.

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Employees have no time to learn new skills. AI to the rescue?

Apr 24, 2019 2:22:00 PM / by The Feathercap staff posted in Blog, NLP, AI curation, NLU

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Today in the learning industry and when augmenting our workforce, we talk a lot about building “engaging” content or over the last years in the learning industry developing “bite” size and micro learning because as we all know, regardless of industry few of us have time to learn the skills we need to do our jobs. Micro learning in the form of individual documents, SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) or videos had become a favorite approach because making any job skills content more granular with an easier path to update was definitely an advantage. It’s been mentioned that the millennial generation was the main driver to this trend but all industries and employee age ranges are having this experience. The issue all employees face is they have as little as 24 minutes a week or 1% of their typical workweek available to learn new skills or the skills they need.

 

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The failure of on demand courses

Apr 23, 2019 12:57:00 PM / by The Feathercap staff posted in Blog, workplace learning, classroom learning, Instructor led training, ILT, 3rd party course, ondemand course

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Back in 1984, Educational Psychologist Benjamin Bloom posed a challenge right in the title of his research. “The 2 Sigma Problem: The Search for Methods of Group Instruction as Effective as One-to-One Tutoring”. He contended that one-on-one tutoring produces two standard deviations – 2 sigma – of improvement to students learning a given subject versus those in a classroom. That means if they got a “C” previously while in a classroom setting they would get an “A” after learning the same subject from a one-on-one coaching approach. Where he defined a “classroom” akin to a group of learners all receiving the same training without as much back and forth interaction as a one-on-one tutor. This is suspiciously like our existing on demand courses we have all experienced. Why are on demand courses failing? Put another way, the conventional course or static on demand experience we’ve known achieves on average 20% of the entire learner audience attaining highest achievement of the presented material. Contrast this with Bloom’s 2 sigma improvement through one-on-one tutoring, giving 80% of the entire learner audience attaining that highest achievement. A one-on-one tutoring approach yields 60% more of the learners achieving mastery!

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