Designing for Modern Learning
Meet Learning Needs With New Thinking
Learning is no longer an activity or luxury that only occurs at specific stages in your life or career. With the digital revolution, learning has become immediate, real-time, and relevant. As a learning and development professional, you’ve likely confronted the digital learning revolution, but you are armed with instructional design models from the pre-digital world. Now, today’s digital universe has a learning design model to integrate both new technologies and tried-and-true learning methods into the learning experience design: learning cluster design.
Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM offers you and your learners a new way to design learning experiences. It describes the fundamental shift that has occurred in the nature of L&D’s role as a result of the digital revolution and introduces a new five-step model: the Owens-Kadakia Learning Cluster Design Model (OK-LCD Model), a new five-step model for training design that meets the needs of modern learning. The model’s five steps or actions are an easy-to-follow mnemonic—CLUSTER:
- Change on-the-job behavior.
- Learn learner-to-learner differences.
- Upgrade existing assets.
- Surround learning with meaningful assets.
- Track transformation of Everyone’s Results.
In each chapter, the authors share stories of business leaders, L&D professionals, and learning professionals who have successfully adopted the OK-LCD Model, detailing how they altered organizational mindsets to meet the needs of modern learners and their organizations. Included are how-to features, tools, tips, and real-life “in practice” sections.
This is an exciting time to be in L&D. It’s time to join the modern learning design revolution. of learning clusters.