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It’s Time to Retire the Fire Hose Method and Embrace Modern Learning Techniques

Training Industry LogoWhen it comes to absorbing important information, all of us have almost certainly heard the expression “drinking from a fire hose.”  The mind is not hardwired to absorb, learn and comprehend material in a meaningful way by the fire hose method. Just as most of the water from a fire hose would end up on the ground and not in your stomach, so it goes with traditional training approaches that jam one-size-fits all material into marathon sessions that are rapidly forgotten and soon out of date. In fact, research shows that event-based training is highly ineffective on its own, with an estimated 98 percent of the information learned at an in-person training forgotten within the first 30 days.
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