Timing is Everything Series: Structured vs. On-Demand Learning Part 6

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A central premise of the learning curve framework is that the training program is well-structured and planned out in advance. Read more on our blog.


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The Timing of Training:

The Timing of Training Plenty of time and energy is spent in talent development pondering answers to the: “Who?” “What?” “Why?” “Where?” and “How?” questions of training, but the question of “When?” is often limited to one answer: “Whenever time permits.”

The Timing of Training:

The Timing of Training The strategic element of timing in training is more nuanced than “Whenever”, and can lead to significant gains in return on investment if planned properly.


Part 6 : Structured vs. On-Demand Learning


A central premise of the learning curve framework is that the training program is well-structured and planned out in advance: the program’s budget, timelines, content, personnel, and administration are all accounted for at the outset.


The Advantages of Structure Using a structured approach lets managers maintain control over the training program, evaluate its effectiveness, and budget for it . Structured training programs like those that employ the learning curve framework are good to use for training employees on key performance indicators and mission-critical competencies.


Over-Kill? However, developing a structured learning curve and blended learning strategy for one-off training programs targeting a small handful of employees might be overkill.




Employee Onboarding Long-Term Leadership Development Sales Enablement Call Center Training Compliance and Regulatory Training Technical Skill Development Use The Structured Learning Curve Approach For These Areas:


An on-demand, unstructured learning approach including a library of self-paced e-learning, performance support tools, and instructor-led courses that can be offered on an ad hoc basis is recommended for training requirements that are more fleeting in nature . When To Use On-Demand


On-Demand Learning Resources Are a Vital Component of Any World-Class Learning Ecosystem .


For more, read the Timing is Everything White Paper Download


Prior to joining InfoPro , Kyle served as a research associate on subjects including e-learning, online education, game-based learning, and social media usage in higher education at St. John's University in New York.  Kyle Miller is an enterprise learning consultant with InfoPro Learning based out of Princeton, NJ. About the Author


We help organizations rapidly transform talent by focusing on Learning for Performance. A global, award-winning learning and training solutions company for almost 20 years, InfoPro provides performance improvement strategies, blended learning solutions, and managed training programs. One of the world’s leading providers of learning and training solutions. About InfoPro Learning For more information, visit www.infoprolearning.com

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