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CrossBraining Staff
By CrossBraining Staff
on November 30, 2021

A lot has been cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. Sporting events, in-person meetings, stable supply chains, and Broadway plays. Some of these are a step in the right direction - we here at CrossBraining welcome the work-from-home revolution. Others can feel like a step back. But one thing deserves to stay cancelled: old training methods.

CrossBraining Staff
By CrossBraining Staff
on November 22, 2021

Think of the last time you wanted to learn a skill. How did you do it? You probably sought out information, spent your free time learning, and found ways to practice. In other words, you pulled the knowledge to you. Contrast that with your most recent training experience. Did someone push knowledge onto you, perhaps with a lecture or PowerPoint? Learning science says one of these approaches is much more effective than the other.

CrossBraining Staff
By CrossBraining Staff
on November 16, 2021

You can learn a lot by just looking at your training. These are some warning signs that your training might be ineffective.

CrossBraining Staff
By CrossBraining Staff
on October 28, 2021

When you were learning to ride a bike, did you use training wheels? This is called scaffolding, and it’s a well-known aspect of how humans learn. Scaffolding is breaking skills up into smaller, interlocking chunks that build on each other.

CrossBraining Staff
By CrossBraining Staff
on October 20, 2021

When you were learning to ride a bike, did you watch a quick video, answer some multiple choice questions, and call it good? Obviously not, but that’s how a lot of “video learning” is done.

CrossBraining Staff
By CrossBraining Staff
on October 14, 2021

Your training probably isn’t working. 70% of employees say they don’t have the mastery needed to do their jobs1. What’s more, you probably know that your training isn’t working, because according to McKinsey only 25% managers think that training measurably improves performance2.

CrossBraining Staff
By CrossBraining Staff
on October 13, 2021

Are you CPR certified? If someone needed CPR right now, would you know what to do? If so, awesome! But if you’re like most of us who are CPR certified, it’s strange that despite being “certified”, we probably couldn’t do CPR correctly. That’s because we’ve equated competency with a checkbox. But competency is much more than that.

CrossBraining Staff
By CrossBraining Staff
on October 11, 2021

Every firm wants competent employees. And if you listen to any earnings call, you’ll likely hear a CEO say that their workforce is a competitive advantage. But how do they know?

CrossBraining Staff
By CrossBraining Staff
on October 06, 2021

So the multiple choice question is in the middle of the video instead of the end. Now the user is interacting with the video, right? So this training is interactive… right?