Sponge UK elearning podcast

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Nov 29, 2016

Donald Clark has over 30 years of experience in learning technologies, we spoke to him about the latest emerging tech and how it will impact the workplace learning industry.

We cover a range of topics including artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality and more and get insights into how learning professionals can prepare for the future of training.

For the latest news and updates from Donald Clark follow him on Twitter: @DonaldClark.

The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject:

  • 00:30 – What do you think are the opportunities and risks of AI in learning?
  • 03:02 – Has something significant changed this year with the arrival of Pokémon Go?
  • 05:11 – How do you think the growth of mobile augmented reality could translate into workplace learning?
  • 07:55 – How do you see virtual reality in learning developing in the next few years?
  • 12:24 – Do you think sensory technology known as haptics will play a role in learning in the future?
  • 14:09 – How do you think workplace learning will change as we move away from touch command to voice command computing?
  • 17:10 – Do you have any practical tips for people looking to get started in emerging technology?
Nov 11, 2016

Stephen Miller, Head of Platform Solutions at Sponge UK leads a team that helps organisations realise the benefits of microlearning and other learning solutions.

In the podcast we talk about the way microlearning goes beyond just smaller pieces of learning and can be incorporated into a wider strategy.

Join Stephen and Craig Gleason from Axonify for a webinar all about how the tool can help bring the benefits of microlearning to your workforce, register here..

The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject:

  • 00:27 – What do we mean by microlearning?
  • 01:40 – Why do you think microlearning is becoming more popular?
  • 04:01 – Another phrase that people may have heard is continuous learning, can you tell us what it is and how microlearning fits in?
  • 06:47 – Are there any benefits that of microlearning beyond the obvious ones?
  • 09:29 – What implications are there for tracking and measuring learning when you’re using microlearning?
  • 12:05 – Do you need different skills to create microlearning compared to traditional learning?
  • 13:30 – Do you have any tips for L&D professionals who want to start using microlearning but haven’t made the first step yet?