Can online learning save us from them?
And, no, those are not two stupid questions.
“Learners should certainly work to understand that which they don’t know, but at some point, especially in a group setting, one person’s agenda can cost others greatly in productivity.” according to Todd Chandler and his recent post “Stupid Questions Really Do Exist.” Typically instructors insist, “The only stupid question, is the one that’s not asked.” Which according to Todd, is simply not true and I wholeheartedly agree. His most recent experience triggered a first draft of potential root causes, which I included below:
As individuals, we all have different learning styles – whether we need to read it, see it, watch it, etc…. This doesn’t always fare well in a group related instructor led setting. One of the many benefits of delivering education and training online is the ability for the individual to choose the most efficient and effective way to learn and retain the information being presented. Extending content to be available on-demand and / or provide for definitions, pictures, videos, etc…undoubtedly crafts the learner experience to satisfy one’s own agenda – which at the end of the day will save us all from those ‘stupid’ questions.
What is your organization’s current approach to delivering education and training?