114 Overcoming the Forgetting Curve with Mobile Reinforcement

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, November 16



The challenge with the majority of learning that goes on in organizations is that it is quickly forgotten. Modern neuroscience tells us that in an increasingly complex digital world, with so much competing for our attention, a majority of what we learn in organizational training is forgotten within days. With the amount of time, money, and energy spent on developing these learning experiences, it is critical that organizations find ways to maximize their investment by ensuring learners retain the information they are given.

In this session you will explore the ways mobile technology can reinforce training. You will learn how to maximize knowledge retention and improve on-the-job performance. You will also review best practices and strategies to boost learner engagement through mobile applications. This session will also feature a case study from General Electric that explicitly addresses the issues around knowledge retention.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The challenges with current learning methodologies
  • The value and the need for learning reinforcement
  • How to leverage mobile technology to close the learning/performance gap
  • Best practices and strategies to start a pilot in your organization

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VPs, CLOs, executives, etc.).

Technology discussed in this session:
Mobile applications.

Shahin Sobhani

President and Founder


Shahin Sobhani is the founder and President of SwissVBS, a firm dedicated to moving communities from learning to doing. With 20 years of online training experience, Shahin has overseen SwissVBS’s innovation in the field— creating learning solutions for some of the world’s most prestigious organizations—and guided its emergence as a leader in the industry. Shahin is a frequent speaker and consultant on how companies can transform learning in the workplace—most recently, Apple invited Shahin to present in its sponsored seminars on training a mobile workforce.

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