Experiential Learning

July/Aug 2017

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Features This Issue

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Online. On-Demand. But Not On Their Own.

5 min read
The landscape currently facing learning and development professionals is unprecedented in terms of the challenges and opportunities it presents. Today’s 24/7 global workforce juggles escalating demands, dwindling resources and increasingly fragmented
Employees follow the path of least resistance, and gravitate toward solutions that are quick and easy. As a result, informal options (social and on-demand learning) account for the bulk of employees’ development.


Thought Leaders This Issue

This edition of our magazine explores concepts that have the potential to form the experiences we encounter during a corporate learning program. We all know and research supports that the act of doing improves our retention when learning.
Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience. It’s been around since about 350 B.C. when Aristotle wrote in the Nicomachean Ethics, "for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."
Experiential learning, or learning by doing, amplifies knowledge retention by putting the learner in the center of the action – whether in the context of the workflow, a virtual simulation or working through a game-based learning scenario.

Info Exchanges This Issue

Experiences Beyond the Classroom: Optimal Learning Experiences

4 min read
The Leadership Development Center (LDC) of the United States Coast Guard works to improve the leadership ability of all Coast Guard members. As its members increase in rank and responsibility, the LDC must fill the performance gap by helping them to better