Central Time (US & Canada)August 31, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Session Focus: CDW develops line managers globally to become better remote leaders.
? Cohort-based collaborative learning and coaching are the hottest topics in L&D right now
During the Covid-19 pandemic, collaborative learning and coaching are rising for many organizations.
Many ELE member companies are sharing best and next practices and validated with the Global L&D Trends Research presented at our May 2022 Exchange. Technology and semi-synchronous learning design help scale with cohorts ranging from 6-8 to more than 1,000.
By benchmarking with your peers, this seven-week series explains the basic concepts and principles for cohort-based learning at scale.
For many of us, the journey starts with providing in-person classroom training (synchronous), e-learning (asynchronous), or blended learning.
? An emerging next practice for designing cohort learning to scale is semi-synchronous collaborative peer learning. Learning solutions become instructorless and easier to scale when well thought out and done right.
Wes Kao is a long-time believer in “cohort-based” learning programs. Cohort-based learning involves a group of students—a cohort—all moving through a syllabus together at the same time. Cohort-based learning is the opposite of asynchronous, mass online open courses, (MOOCs) where students move at their own pace through course content.
Kao said that cohort-based courses are far more engaging for learners than MOOCs, which have been criticized for low enrollment and completion rates. Over the past decade, cohort-based classes have risen in popularity, addressing common complaints about MOOCs.
Cohort-based classes offer live feedback from a teacher and courses with set start and end dates. In real-time, groups of students are able to hold each other accountable, push each other to experiment with class material, and challenge each other’s ideas.
1️⃣ First, we will explore
- How to cultivate a sense of safety and belonging
- Why you should put learners, not instructors, at the center of your learning experience
- How to accelerate knowledge sharing and peer facilitation
2️⃣ Next, Katrina Williams will share a global cohort-based leadership development solution for line managers to become better remote leaders at CDW.
3️⃣ A strategic transformation for many organizations is creating Learning 4.0 Mindset Shifts to help reinforce skills, facilitate feedback, increase collaboration, and share expertise across teams. Through a collaborative ecosystem of tech-savvy peer-to-peer and expert assessments, employees actively engage in the mastery of skill development.
We are interested in diving deeper into cohort-based learning solutions and finding success using some or all of the eight principles:
- Well-designed social interactions
- A sense of safety and belonging
- Real people engaging authentically
- Opportunities for individual reflection
- Knowledge sharing and peer facilitation
- Arguing (constructively) together
- Learners, not instructors, at the center
- Human stories expertly told
Pre-read: Cohort-Based Learning at Scale – Eight Principles for Success (Nomadic, 2022)
ELE Produces this Learning Circle: Designing Cohort Learning to Scale