Change is all around us, and in the face of change in our working and wider worlds, it can be a key driver of both development and growth.
In Ilie Chiciuc’s article on the eLearning industry website called ‘9 Tips for Creating an Agile Learning Culture’ (click here to access) he talks about the fact that in this age of continually advancing technology, employers need to keep up, which inevitably means change. Likewise, the employee has to keep up with this change – and that usually means learning.
The key is for this learning to be agile. At a simple level we can define agile as ‘able to move quickly and easily’, or if you dig a little deeper, you will come across other terms such as dexterous or even ‘twinkle-toed’. (Sounds like the survival of the fittest whatever you call it.)
Going beyond the already appealing notion of a troupe of super strong, curious and nimble-footed learners, the article advocates a whole culture of agile learning where it has ‘a place in all areas of the organization and at all levels of the organization’.
Some of the tips included relate well to discussions and hot topics shared recently in DPG’s community and beyond, with reference to lifelong learning, micro-learning, mobile learning and collaborative learning.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please come and join the discussion – I’ve asked a few key questions to get your started below:
What does agile learning mean to you?
Are you an agile learner? If yes, what are your characteristics? If no, what are the barriers?
Does your organisation have an agile learning culture?
Which of the 9 tips in the article are the most crucial to you in developing an agile learning culture? Why?