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Learning Science Strategy #1: Encoding and Learning Design

Sure, cool videos are “engaging” – but our job at SAI360 is to help your employees behave ethically and lower your people risk. I’m here to share how we do it.

 

 

Our newest ethics and compliance eLearning series discusses how we apply five concepts from Learning Science to our E&C training experiences. 

Learning Science Strategy #1: Encoding and Learning Design

Well-structured information helps learners quickly understand concepts, make sound decisions, and control behavior.

There’s a lot of brain science to this, but essentially, the sharper and more meaningful the message, the better it’s received, encoded, and transferred to long-term memory. Why is this process important?

Learning Science Strategy #1: Encoding and Learning DesignKnowledge stored in your memory is “at the ready” to be recalled at the time of need. The stronger the learning embeds at the time of encoding, the more readily it’s recalled.

One of the best ways to strengthen recall is to learn in a situative, social environment that closely mimics real workplace contexts.

What we strive for in good eLearning design is to make the learning episode relatable and memorable, so you remember better… for later, when it counts.

This is exactly why training is a thing, and why eLearning is harder than it looks. It’s also why a cool video is not the same as training. And, it’s why memory is a constructive process—we make it… mindfully.

 


Continue our Learning Science series: 

  1. Encoding and learning design
  2. Next→ Error persistence and how to beat it
  3. Forced feedback
  4. Psychological safety and learning
  5. The hypercorrection effect on performance and confidence

 


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Know Your Risk: The Learning Science Behind SAI360’s Ethics & Compliance Program Efficacy

How we build measurable moments of engagement into our training experiences. Read the whitepaper.

 

 

 

About the Author

Jen Farthing, EdD, is Senior Vice President, Learning Products at SAI360 where she leads strategic operations for education learning products. Engaging adult learners and helping organizations meet their learning goals are the focus of Jen’s career. Jen is a 2022 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education’s “Leadership and Learning in Organizations” doctoral program. As a learning specialist, she specializes in matching evidence-based strategy to audiences in service of designing the most relevant, impactful learning experience possible.

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