The ongoing debate on making learning stick might make us wonder whether it is the learning design or the learner to make it happen. I’m sure most of you agree that both have a significant impact, so rather than focusing on one, we might want to consider both to help learning stick. I feel we L&D professionals press too much on best approaches that We can use to create an effective course rather than emphasis on techniques that need to be shared with learners.
Those who are in training or teaching might have tried this method, at least during their course orientation. I always highlight to learners I meet face-to-face that their self-regulation, motivation, and perseverance help them achieve the expected outcomes. But how do we do this in an online environment in which we might not see our learners?