Whether it's eLearning, classroom-based learning, online courses, or self-paced apps, there is a hidden factor we need to consider to be successful in L&D.
Recent research published in the journal Neuron shows our learning and development (L&D) strategies are blocked by our own brain. Whether it's eLearning, classroom-based learning, online courses, or self-paced apps, the biggest obstacle to learning retention is the way we’re built. How can we better understand our biology and how can we make it work for learning retention?
Classic research has taught us that forgetting is an inseparable part of learning. Our retention of information follows a curve of forgetting. This curve shows that our brains are best equipped for forgetting rather than retaining knowledge. In fact, we forget MORE than we retain: “within one hour, people will have forgotten an average of 50 percent of the information you presented. Within 24 hours, they have forgotten an average of 70 percent of new information, and within a week, forgetting claims an average of 90 percent of it.” How can we use what we know about forgetting to our advantage?
The good news for learners and companies investing in L&D is there are a number of strategies to support our brains in retaining what we learn.
An ideal L&D solution provides adaptive, self-paced, and personalized learning. For those investing in L&D, an ideal solution will also include accessible data and analytics to address skill gaps and reward success.
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