The 2023 edition of the Teach on Mars Summer University focused on the theme of learner engagement in all its forms, with technological, behavioural and societal approaches.
We’re excited to share some insight into this year’s Summer University: An event that brought together professionals, thought leaders and experts from various industries for a transformative learning experience. So, get ready to be inspired and embark on a journey of learning excellence!
4 Key takeaways to remember
1. High-potential technologies at the service of humans: Unlocking New Possibilities
In today’s ever-evolving world, high-potential technologies are paving the way for transformative experiences that bring humans together in unprecedented ways. These technologies have the power to transcend limitations and open up a world of possibilities. Let’s explore some of these exciting advancements:
- Embracing a holistic vision: Unlike human judgment, machines offer non-judgmental perspectives and infinite patience. They can bring together diverse points of view around a subject, fostering a more comprehensive understanding.
- Engaging through immersion: Immersive technologies provide opportunities for virtual and real worlds to interact, creating captivating and engaging learning experiences. This opens up new avenues for exploration and engagement.
- Harnessing the power of blockchain: Known as the “internet of value,” blockchain technology enables the creation and sharing of value through coalitions. It has the potential to revolutionise collaboration and create new opportunities for value creation.
- Supporting everyday life with technology: Integrating these technologies into our daily lives can provide invaluable support for content creation, pedagogical effectiveness, and investments in “just-in-time” training. They enable us to structure training experiences that align with individual needs and facilitate continuous learning.
- Asking the right questions: While these technologies offer immense potential, knowing how to ask the right questions will be crucial in leveraging their full capabilities. It’s essential to approach them with a curious and discerning mindset to derive the maximum benefit.
2. Creating an Environment for Action: From Intentions to Effective Training
To turn intentions into actions and facilitate effective training, it is vital to cultivate an environment conducive to change. Here are some key strategies:
- Comprehensive care: Training initiatives should be supported by careful planning and attention to detail before, during, and after the training process. This holistic approach ensures a seamless and impactful learning journey.
- Timing is everything: Spacing out and timing training sessions strategically can optimise behaviour change. Providing learners with opportunities to reflect, practice and reinforce their knowledge at appropriate intervals can enhance learning outcomes.
- Leveraging quizzes for retention: Quizzes can play a crucial role in promoting knowledge retention. By incorporating quizzes into training programmes, learners can actively engage with the content, reinforce their understanding, and solidify their memory.
3. Adapting Talent Management: Navigating the Changing Professional Landscape
The business landscape is evolving rapidly, and talent management practices must adapt accordingly. Here are some key considerations:
- Fostering creativity and curiosity: Placing creativity and curiosity at the core of skills development enables employees to thrive in the new professional context. Encouraging a growth mindset and embracing innovation can drive organizational success.
- Co-creating relationships: In this new era, organisations need to work collaboratively with employees to co-create meaningful relationships. By involving employees in decision-making processes, companies can cultivate a sense of ownership, loyalty, and engagement.
- Prioritising sustainable development and human-centric strategies: Organisations that prioritise sustainable development and place humans at the heart of their organisational strategy will thrive in the evolving business landscape. Nurturing a supportive and inclusive work environment fosters employee well-being and drives long-term success.
4. The Role of AI: A Companion for Learning and Growth
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionise the learning landscape. Here’s how AI can serve as a valuable companion on the journey of continuous improvement:
- Personalisation for enhanced learning: AI enables advanced personalisation, tailoring learning experiences to individual needs. It can adapt content, assess skills accurately, and facilitate responsive learning experiences, optimising knowledge retention and skill development.
- Augmenting human abilities: While AI offers incredible capabilities, the human element remains crucial for successful learning. Trainers’ human qualities, such as empathy, intuition and emotional intelligence are essential for building meaningful connections and supporting learners throughout their journey.
As we embrace these transformative technologies and adapt talent management practices, we pave the way for a future where learning is immersive, personalized, and human-centric. Let’s harness the potential of these advancements to create a world where individuals and organisations thrive through continuous learning and growth.
Oh, and one last thing we want to share with you. Of course, we were present as well. So, if you have any more questions on how to build a better learning community within your organisation, don’t hesitate to contact us.