For most of us, 2020 has been a challenging year in many respects. The use of digital collaboration tools has grown rapidly and high quality virtual training is now very much on the agenda for most organisations. As a team we’ve moved to largely working from home and in the process have learnt a lot about virtual collaboration. Some of our key achievements for the year were:
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The simultaneous development of multiple technologies makes it difficult for training professionals to know what is merely a fad and what needs serious consideration. This article explains why virtual reality (VR) is a technology that can’t be ignored and is already disrupting the global training market. Within five years, VR will be the primary method that workers will use to develop their skills in a safe and controlled context.
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Social learning is a very powerful form of learning in the workplace. One aspect which makes social learning so powerful is that the how of the behaviour is embedded in the all important why. This leads to greater motivation and more effective behaviour change. Moreover, social learning is not all about learning together and can still occur in distributed teams if supported effectively.