If you’ve been thinking about becoming more digitally competent this year, Parametric Monkey has just announced a series of upcoming workshops focused on improving the digital literacy of designers:
We all know that it is hard to get away from the office for large chunks of time. That’s why we’ve designed our workshops to suit the demands of AEC professionals. Our workshops run for 3.5hrs sessions so you’ll never be too far away from your project! Not only do we find this more convenient for our clients, but research shows that ‘spaced’ learning is a more effective way of remembering new information than ‘massed’ learning.1
Some employers have the attitude that they can send out employees for training for a few days of intensive training and come back proficient. Job done. The classic example of this is Revit training.
Many companies still offer three- and five-day training courses. But we all know what happens when we do this – we get all geared up for a project, attend software training, come back raring to go only to find that the project has been put on hold. By the time the project starts up again, you’ve already forgotten what you learnt.
But you don’t need to be an AEC professional to know that. Just think back to all those university exams you crammed for. How much of that content do you remember? Information might be adequately stored for a short time – enough to complete an exam – but it doesn’t stick as well as it would if it had been studied over a more extended period.
What does this all mean? Basically, you should structure your learning around short and frequent sessions – just like those offered by Parametric Monkey!
All workshops take place in our new office in Chippendale, Sydney. Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Central Station, our studio offers a positive and energetic learning atmosphere. Can’t attend but don’t want to miss out? Parametric Monkey offers private workshops which are fully flexible and customisable to your company’s needs.
1 Lodge, J. (Oct 2018). Why block subjects might not be best for university student learning. In The Conversation.