our business model
The Learning on the Edge, Inc. business
model resides at the center or intersection of instructional
integrity, optimal learning outcomes, and sustainable practice
for the clients we serve.
Our professionals are committed to creating only those educational
products that align appropriate learning theories to the
intended learners' preferences and the educational objectives.
We do not privilege a specific theoretical paradigm with
the false belief that a singular paradigm is best suited
for adult learners or for specific media. We believe that
any learning theory can be and in fact is, useful and fruitful,
if it is the one that best aligns with the learners' needs
and the learning objectives of a learning event, asset,
or curriculum. When designing large scale curriculum, we
will often shift learning theory as the cognitive level
of the objectives change.
We further design educational products or events that respect
the competencies of our clients' learners. Businesses and
organizations require employees and members that can increasingly
perform at the highest cognitive levels, reflecting their
ability to think critically and apply advanced principles,
processes and procedures on a moment's notice. We will not
"dumb down" your content, rather we will use education
and educational content to elevate your learners' abilities
and competencies. We are committed to culturally
competent design that recognizes and honors an increasingly
globalized community of learners.
In any business you establish strategic goals. So too should
learning. While professionals at Learning on the Edge, Inc.
believe in the principles of "learning for learning's
sake", most businesses and organizations have limited
resources to spend on learning without specific goals. Instead,
learning assets and products are developed with specific
goals in mind that they expect learners to achieve upon
completion or after a specific period of time. While the
goals themselves are important, they are not particularly
useful if we don't understand whether or not learners' can
actually "do or perform" the expected behaviors.
In short, learner outcomes, like business outcomes, need
to be measured using valid and reliable outcome measures.
As a result, our professionals create outcome measurement
tools and analyses that provide both "at
a glance" and
in-depth analysis of learning outcomes,
the efficacy of the learning approach or medium, ongoing
learning gaps, and recommendations for curricular development.
In a complex world marked by constant
development and change, our professionals are committed
to sustainable educational content, events, programs, assets
and curricula. We believe that any educational product must
meet the goals of the learning, the needs and preferences
of the learners, and align with the resources of the company,
organization, and its learners. Sustainable practice means
the following to our clients and to us:
education using the resources and media that learners
actually use, whether that means online, offline, mobile,
blended, or in a face-to-face setting.
education with a company's or organization's financial
resources in mind. Both large and small companies, associations,
and individuals should have opportunities for professional
growth, ongoing learning and advancement. As a result,
we develop both high and low-threshold learning applications
so all organizations can provide the education their employees
or members need.
We are also aware that
change, which is constant, always represents a learning
curve. Sometimes organizations or professions are on top
of that curve as a change has been anticipated or designed
over a long period of time and employees or professionals
have had a specific period of time to develop new skills
or assess the professional practices that will be impacted
by the upcoming changes. Other changes are disruptive,
emergent, and immediate. Learning on the Edge, Inc. is
poised to meet your learning needs when technology or
the market throw you those learning "curve balls",
with the ability to produce both phase-based curricula
for anticipated needs and rapid design "just-in-time"
learning assets for the unanticipated shift.
our Approach or Putting it All Together:
We design and implement learning that
features all three of these critical pillars of success.
Our educational products do not privilege integrity over
sustainability or outcomes or vice versa. We are strongly
committed to all three principles so we can demonstrate
our ability to meet the learning needs of our clients, for
both a moment and overtime.