Learning Nudges

Learning Nudges

Update: 2021-02-23
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Microlearning is gaining traction in the corporate training world. More and more educators and instructional designers are realizing the benefits of bite-sized learning, compared to workshops or longer form e-learning.

The Gender Intelligence Group has launched its “Learning Nudges” program, delivering 3- to-5-minute micro training modules on a weekly basis, over a 6-month period. The focus is on inclusion, with specific Learning Nudges relating to these topics:

  • Gender
  • Racial and Cultural
  • Religion
  • Disability

Each nudge is made up of a short scene with relatable animated characters, followed by a short video with insight and advice from Gender and Inclusion expert Barbara Annis.

2:18 – Audio example of a Learning Nudge

4:25 – Audio example of the commentary segment for a Learning Nudge

Barbara explains to Paul the importance of expanding the learning program to cover every aspect of diversity. The Learning Nudges are gleaned from thorough research and through experiences shared by clients.

Barbara says she’s discovered through behavioral economics the importance of the repetitive nature of ongoing Learning Nudges, to create building blocks of learning. It’s learning that can happen anywhere, anytime on mobile devices. Gender Intelligence Group started a pilot program to test Learning Nudges with 1,000 employees at Zions Bank. The organization found the ‘real-time’ learning to be extremely valuable.

In 2020, U.S. companies spent more than $8 billion on mandatory harassment training. Paul and Barbara discuss how that leads to battle fatigue, and how Learning Nudges shift the paradigm in numerous ways. Barbara’s goal is to introduce Learning Nudges into the educational system, in partnership with Pearson Education.

The current Learning Nudges program delivers microlearning moments weekly, over 6 months. At the end, learners earn a certification and badge as an “Inclusion Ambassador.”

Website: http://www.learningnudges.com

Learning Nudges Overview Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S903AM_liVE

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Learning Nudges

Learning Nudges

Barbara Annis and Paul Colligan