A New Focus on Learning (And Teaching)
We believe each person’s ability to learn is dependent on their unique learning style. That means—in order to be effective—training should feed the individual learning style of the learner. Some people learn by seeing, others by listening, and others by doing. But online training is too often focused on just passive listening.
Since the launch of our online training platform, The Redwoods Institute, we’ve focused on completion learning—the ability to demonstrate that a learner completed a training. This is helpful for compliance needs and documentation. But it does not fully measure whether a person has grasped and adopted the lessons being taught.
In other words, completion does not necessarily indicate comprehension.
Yet, in order to create safe communities for all, tracking a completion is not enough. We need learners to comprehend—and then apply—the skills brought forward in training.
That’s why, throughout 2022, we’re updating our approach to learning. We’re looking for new ways to engage your staff and to teach so that the critical skills needed to keep people safe are retained—and used.
As a first step in this regard, we’d like to introduce you to our new micro-learnings focused on slip, trip, fall prevention. Each one should only take a few minutes to complete.
They’re focused on practical lessons in real-world contexts. There are no records of completion, no course assignments or reports, and no barriers to access. It is a micro-engagement to advance learning, for learning’s sake.
This is the first of several innovations we have coming your way. We look forward to what we can accomplish, together, this year.
Thank you for all you do.