The Future of Professional Training: Digital & Chunky - Page 2
This is part one of the content delivery revolution. Successful content will be chunked. Consumers want to pick and choose chunks of content, and they want to pay for only what they want to consume.
The best content delivery models are chunked and on-demand: They empower the consumer by enabling him or her to consume content on their own schedule. What does this mean for learning? The consumer’s preference for chunked, on-demand content delivery applies to professional training opportunities too. Just like our entertainment, we want to consume chunks of learning.
The chunky, digital learner wants to quickly find information that they can put to work in their day-to-day lives. The challenge for learning and development professionals is finding those small chunks of compelling, engaging information to nimbly connect to learners. The content is out there: The revolution in digital content means that anyone can be a subject matter expert and share user-generated content quickly through channels like blogs, YouTube and Facebook.
As a result, learning and development professionals are evolving from content creators into content curators. Their role in the organization is to diagnose bottlenecks and roadblocks to increased productivity, and design training and process improvements to rapidly resolve challenges.
For professional training, the digital content revolution is both the challenge and the solution. Rapidly created and shared digital content empowers learners to find the information they need without leaving the context of their workday.