Something we really like to do is create educational solutions for idea-driven organisations. We are proud to have collaborated with organisations such as Friluftsfrämjandet, Bilda, Astma- och Allergiförbundet, Lärarförbundet, Kommunal, Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan, NBV, Sensus and Studiefrämjandet.

Another thing we are proud of is our own authoring tool and platform. Many of our partners work here to increase engagement and influence in civil society. Our platform contains our own authoring tool which makes it easy for all users to create digital learning material. Check out this short video that explain how we work with just idea-driven organisations.

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SETT is a yearly conference and Scandinavia’s largest meeting venue for modern och innovative learning. Of course, Learnify was there!

Exciting talk about educational technique

On April 11th we were at Kistamässan (right in the middle of Northern Europe’s Silicon Valley!) to talk about how we can support schools and organisations in developing learning material with smart digital technique – and to let ourselves get inspired by all the wise participants and speakers. On the programme were interesting lectures, inspiring workshops and, of course, a lot of mingling and meetings.

Learnify EdTech is a part of Learnify. We had a large group of co-workers represented from Learnify at the SETT venue. In this image, we see Niklas Andersson (COO), Sara Nyström (Project Manager), Per Brahm (CEO), and Jonatan Lampa (developer) together with our hero from Swedish TV – the Bolibompa Dragon.

Theme of the year: “co-create and educate”

With “co-create and educate” as the theme of the year, SETT put creativity in focus – a perspective that is very central to us at Learnify. Our platform gives teachers and students fantastic possibilities to create, share and collaborate digital learning materials. Creativity and participation are aspects that we strongly believe in when it comes to learning!

Our digital learning tool attracted the SETT visitors to our booth, SETT visitors had the opportunity to take a closer look at our digital learning tool, completely created by our own talented developers. Many curious visitors wanted to try it out. Our platform features a digital learning material builder that gives you access to a variety of easy-to-use gadgets so you can create content fast. Whether the material is a course, lesson plan or inspiration board, our platform helps your knowledge be hosted in the best way possible. Completely in line with the SETT theme of the year “co-create and educate”!

Our CEO Per Brahm and Project Manager Sara Nyström had some fun days at SETT 2019!

When, as a learner, do we find it easiest to learn something new? Is it when we have just found out that we got a parking ticket, someone hit our car, we have been up all night with a sick child, or is it when we are well rested, stress-free?

The state of mind affects performance

One’s state of mind directly affects one’s work performance (Harvard Business Review). In the training industry, common concerns are to instil motivation, and increase retention. If we can find a way to help our learners to improve their state of mind before taking training, then, in theory, it will help their memory retention. One method that could help them learn to manage their thoughts and state of mind more effectively is through mindfulness.

What is mindfulness?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Mindfulness as “the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis”. However, how does one even begin to introduce that mindset of a nonjudgmental state about one’s thoughts? Well, like everything else that we do in life, we must train or practice.

Incorporating mindfulness into training

There are a few ways of incorporating these concepts into training programs, especially when a new training program indicates that the learner may have a high likelihood of resistance to the change.

  1. One can research different mindfulness exercises, and find creative ways of inserting them at various areas of the training. Here are some links to mindfulness exercises here:
    1. PocketMindfulness
    2. LeftBrainBuddha
  2. One could propose adding a mindfulness program to the work culture, such as what Google has done at their company:
    1. Forbes : How to kill a thought in a good way
    2. NY Times: Ok Google, Take a deep breath
    3. Forbes: Guide to Mindfulness at work
  3. One could even encourage those in the company to make use of guided exercises that usually last from 3 to 15 minutes either at the beginning of a training, in a newsletter or other company publication:
    1. UCLA

Mindfulness at work

Mindfulness may not be the solution to a specific business problem, however by introducing it to a workforce, either in a specific course, or through a specific mindfulness program, it can help reduce stress, create a more harmonious workplace, and give learners a better handle on situations that come their way. Who wouldn’t appreciate that?