Voice interface will power the next generation of learning apps.
We are entering a new era. An era where we can talk to our computers and they understand not only what we say but what we mean. Consumers are flocking to use these cutting-edge voice interfaces. They are also hungry for new apps that use them. Personal learning and self-development is a huge opportunity that is well placed to flourish in this new era.
What has 10 years of IT Training taught me? Humans crave interaction!
We work in an environment these days very different to when I started working in IT 22 years ago. Almost everything can be done virtually. Mail is sent without requiring a postman, calls no longer require a physical phone, we are not tied to our desks and can work remotely from wherever we please. Companies like Microsoft and Google provide tools such as Office 365 and Google Drive that enable us to access our documents and files anywhere, anytime.
There's something 'bout that work, work, work, work, work, work
When you a gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn, learn
The relationship between work and learning is close, important, yet bizarrely confusing. People that work in learning technologies are often criticised for developing strategies which are too disconnected from actual work. So the learning doesn’t feel relevant, doesn’t happen or happens poorly. This is the entire basis of the 70:20:10 discussion. Such a simple pair of common words, used by 3 year olds. Why does the work-learn relationship spin us out like this?
Raise your hand if you love corporate training
Most employees hate the learning they get asked to do at work. Employees give corporate learning a net promoter score of -31. Even the learning professionals hate the software they use. They give that a net promoter score of -8. The vast majority of learning professionals don’t intend to move to a new platform. They don’t like what they have but they don’t see a better alternative.
Topics: Chat Bot
“Repetition is the Mother of Learning and the Father of Action, which makes it the architect of Accomplishment” — Zig Ziglar
^ That’s an insightful quote from Ziglar, but what exactly does it mean?
Do you remember forgetting all the content you learnt in a class as soon as you were faced with the exam? Remember meeting someone at a social event who you really seemed to gel with but you simply can’t seem to recollect their name? What about engaging in a work meeting, but being unable to recall the items that were discussed the following week?
Ever Heard of the forgetting curve? Or a guy named Ebbinghaus? Well . . .I’ll tell you what I know.
Have you at any point, been lost in the midst of it all. Education, school, college or university?
Ever felt completely helpless in regards to taking the next step forward?
Not knowing what to do after finishing school was honestly one of the most frustrating phases. There is an overwhelming amount of pressure on young people to go to university these days and I feel as if many individual’s vocation and aspirations become drowned out by this expectation.
It's never just one thing. It's always more complicated than that. Productivity’s too low, especially in the UK. Skills levels could be much higher, again especially in the UK - this World Economic Forum report from this month says the UK now ranks 23rd in the world. So it's important to get a much better handle on skills if we want to get our learning strategies right and improve the productivity of our firm, industry, nation.
We recently got the good news that the US Patent Office will accept our application for a patent protecting our Filtering algorithm. As it was the first patent we’d applied for, both as a company and as individuals, it’s been interesting and a learning experience. I wanted to share some of that with you in case you are on a similar path.
Next month, we’ll be releasing a technology hosting a small library of resources exclusively for L&D (and HR) professionals. It’s an online recommender system of high-quality learning to read, watch, practice and apply for our industry: globalfilter for L&D professionals. We’ve spent the past two years developing a patent-approved technology to get the right learning to the right learner. This is the version for our industry. It consists of conversational UI (chatbot) + 125 human-curated learning assets + recommendation system to prioritise and personalize it all.