Contextual Learning ? Cheapest, Fastest and Easiest Way to Deliver Learning


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Architect of, Chief Learning Officer of Vignettes Learning
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Most learning approaches are top to bottom, mandated and driven by leaders, trainers and learning specialists. This is an old production and content oriented model where the training departments must produce content for learners to consume. In today's economy, this is costly, slow and often times late.

In work conditions where change is rapid and learners are adept in the use of technologies (mobile and collaborative tools), trends show that contextual learning is a faster, cheaper and easiest way to deliver learning. Contextual learning principles and methods suggest that learner's learn best by referring to their own context, first and foremost. What matters is the learners' view of the content, competencies and skills to acquire as they see fit on the job.

In this session, you will learn the key principles and practical examples of contextual learning.

Topics to cover:
  • Cognitive learning and social sciences research findings on contextual learning
  • Case studies to show savings, speed and results from contextual learning approaches
  • Emerging practice of leveraging learners' and workers' context, expertise, background and prior knowledge
  • Steps to follow to implement contextual learning
  • Identifying opportunities for contextual learning applications
  • Integrating learning systems, instructional design methods to apply contextual learning
  • Persuading top leaders on the ROI of contextual learning


About Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.

Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., spent 15 years with Coopers & Lybrand in the areas of management consulting and implementation of learning technology solutions. As a management consultant, Ray has worked with various experts from different domains and industries. Over the past few years Ray has been dedicated to the development and creation of Ray is the author of Microlearning for Disruptive Results (soon to be released), Microlearning Impacts Report, 3-Minutes eLearning, Scenario-Based Learning, Do-It-Yourself eLearning, Story Impacts Learning and Performance eBook and Story-Based eLearning Design.

Ray has worked with American Bankers Association, Neiman Marcus, the U.S. Air Force, NASA, Blue Cross, Goodwill Industries, Pixar Studios, Edison Missing Group, Dendreon, Netafim, Progressive Insurance, Bridgepoint Education and California Institute of Technology, to name a few. He is the Chief Learning Officer of and architect of He has taught at the University of California, Irvine; University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas; Assumption University, Bangkok and Open Learning University, Hong Kong. He is a sought-after expert and workshop facilitator for Training Magazine, eLearning Guild and ATD Conferences.

Workshop participants describe Ray as “fun,” “engaging,” “technically savvy,” “provocative,” “inspiring,” and “has depth and experience in Story-based eLearning Design.”

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