Impact Learning is learning that has an impact. Simple right?
Of course, there’s more to it than that…
It’s about aligning education & training to real business outcomes and needs. It understands the true purpose and value of learning in relation to the business and the employee’s career. It shifts focus from what people learn to how people learn, so that it makes a real impact on their lives and the organisation they work within.
“Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information.”-Albert Einstein
To echo what ol’ Bertie Einstein said, we believe the best way to learn, the most impactful and resonating way, is to learn by doing. Therefore, Impact Learning bridges the divide between learning & real world application. Rather than having the learner merely be a passive passenger on the learning journey, it gives them the knowledge and experience that allows them to fully absorb the information and in doing so, boost their confidence, loyalty and gratification during the learning process.
Impact learning at its heart is experiential and so immersive that it feels like on-the-job, real world training. You know you have achieved impact learning when you can look at the learner and say, “It’s almost as if they have done this before” and it’s because they have.
WHAT DOES IMPACT LEARNING LOOK LIKE ?
- Learning experientially (learning by doing)
- Learning with confidence (in safe environments)
- Just in time learning (done as needed, no cohorts or classrooms)
- Achieving mastery (through repetition & real-world scenarios)
- Measurable (pervasive, deeper & actionable analytics)
- Better alignment between learning & business outcomes
- Faster & more effective learning
The nature of experiential or impact learning does however involve the trial & error process of making mistakes, which can be a costly exercise when it comes to business development.
We do, however, have a decisive tool in the Impact Learning toolbox that not only solves the cost issue but also ticks all the boxes of what Impact Learning looks like…
Education & training has finally caught up with modern technology through the use of virtual reality!