Why learning is broken?

May 23, 2019

To develop truly effective solutions, it is crucial that learning specialists design their programs to address the elements of what makes learning possible. The brain absorbs knowledge using 4 “pillars” as we call them:


The first essential element of learning is ATTENTION. This pillar basically boils down to the attention span or how much information we can learn at one time before we start to lose our focus.

Studies have been conducted regarding our attention span, in most cases comparing the amount of information absorbed with the manipulated variable being the length of the training session. The result of longer training sessions was a rate of absorption ranging 0 – 20% while shorter, more frequent sessions could yield results as high as 70%.

In an organization this can translate to something even more beneficial - not only will employees remember more, but they will be spending less time in instruction, therefore more time doing what they were actually hired to do. More about that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqjE1Az7-Fg&t=1s

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