Teach on Mars at its 1st #Tru Unconference!

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Is this Untrue? Unrealistic? Unbelievable?
No, it is #TruNice and it is Unique, and the first of its kind to take place, last Friday, May the 29th 2015, at “IMREDD Immeuble Nice Premium”, Nice.

Teach on Mars was part of the happening, with CEO Vincent Desnot invited to run a discussion on the new innovative ways to learn at work, which include one of the most pioneering methods: Mobile Learning!

At this first #Tru Unconference, organized in Nice, HR communities spontaneously exchanged opinions and experiences on HR up-to-date affairs without power points or pitching or badges or any other similar aid. And Vincent generated numerous observations from the participants when addressing training methods:

  • French culture holds classroom training as its reliable favorite: the teacher or trainer is an ambassador who transmits a passion, along with the company’s ethics. Face to face training is an opportunity for social networking and sharing experiences.
  • Alternatively, the industrialization of E-learning, during its first 10 years, entailed a drastic cut in training cost, which came at a price of its own: the dehumanization of learning. This in turn generated a loss of efficiency, as interaction decreased along with trainee motivation, especially for topics not easily transferable to the e-learning format (i.e company ethics)
  • E-learning should remain a complementary tool, that cannot entirely replace face to face training. It may provide theoretical knowledge on the subject but not so much on the behavioral aspect, the all so precious feel and “know-how”.
  • The current trend in the work environment leans towards the dematerialization of boundaries between private and professional lives. An enriched e-learning model might address the need for a fun, enjoyable and easily accessible training method, anytime, anywhere. Mobile learning, serious games, WebEx,… bringing more interactions and meeting these needs.
  • The virtual community, like all things, reaches its limit: people demand face to face interactions, team work and colleagues, increasing teleworking privileges. Therefore, does a classroom have to remain a Must to allow these people to keep on cooperating together?

All these issues and concerns affect each individual person acting in the Training Department, and probably trigger some questions inevitably.

#Tru-Nice and Teach on Mars have thankfully already provided a first set of Q&A!

Interested? Follow our blog to find more answers and join the next #Tru-Nice event!!

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Anne-Laure Delhaise

On the international scene for over 12 years, Anne-Laure has been performing in training and communication for prestigious IT groups (Amadeus, CGI, Euroclear). Passionate about education, Anne-Laure left Venus to provide the best support to Teach on Mars learners.

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