Increasingly businesses are wanting to put their learning on line. Turn it into an ‘app’. Make it accessible 24/7 from anywhere in the world. This (they argue) will mean more people are learning more of the time. Accessibility and flexibility is key.
How many of you have fitness DVDs/games at home? What about home gym equipment? How much do you use it?
I had a terrible week last week. My husband was on a course which meant he didn’t get home until 7.30 each night. This in turn meant I could get to any of the Zumba classes run by my preferred instructors. Gutted!
Now, I have my own Zumba playlist. I know the routines for about 20 tunes, and (having no other option) I Zumba’d like a sad thing by myself in my kitchen. Many people wouldn’t have even done this. However, even though I ‘worked out’ it wasn’t the same. I didn’t get the same level of enjoyment and I CERTAINLY didn’t sweat as much, despite doing a full hour of the same routines to the same songs.
And this is why I pay my money and go to a class:
- It’s more sociable
- Its more fun
- The instructor gives us new routines (ideas)
- She motivates us to keep going
- She stretches us and pushes us to do a bit more
- She helps us when we get in a mess
In exactly the same way that a trainer does when you attend a traditional training workshop. If you learn by yourself, it’s too easy to put it off, to get it wrong, to give up, to get distracted, to pay it lip-service, or to get bored. That’s why I still favour face to face learning, and why designing it is my core business.