Scaled Learning

Scaled Learning is both more effective and has lower cost.

As Agile has spread the need for Agile training has exponentially increased. It has reached the point that many people are trained and/or coaches with little experience and using outdated training techniques. Scaled learning is the method by which hundreds, even thousands, of people can learn in a consistent way across an organization. Scaled learning takes advantage of the "flipped classroom" method where videos and written lessons are provided. Then, under guidance of a live instructor, students learn in peer-to-peer manner. This provides:

  • the ability to learn in a one's own environment
  • learning over time
  • opportunity to try things on their own
  • learning with peers so that what's learned is readily applied in the work environment

Net Objectives started building our scaled learning modules in 2014 with the idea that high volume, low-cost training was needed. Our expectation was that it would be of lower quality as the widespread belief is that nothing beats in person on-site training. But, in fact, the way most on-site training is done (powerpoint slides and attention to things other than the participants' actual work) results in most of it 'bouncing' off. We have built several flipped classroom style based courses now that are more effective because they attend to how people learn and are less costly because they take advantage of flipped classroom efficiencies.

 

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