The Tribal Learning Model

Learning Landscape

There is no shortage of quality material available to the individual learner looking to boost their skills, ability, or marketability. Instructional content in technology spans an endless array of articles, videos, blogs, books, conferences, in-class training, and more.

This learning landscape encompasses academic institutions for college degrees. Leading corporations maintain certification programs for their products or services. Finally, a broad range of content is created by individuals from all backgrounds.

So with all this fantastic content, why The Tribal Learning Model?

It’s About Ah-Ha’s

The idiom “Cannot see the forest for the trees” is frequently used to impart the perils of focusing too intensely on any one subject. The outcome is finding yourself lost or missing the bigger picture unfolding.

Yes, there is absolutely no shortage of quality content out there, it simply knowing where to go next! Each time you must self-navigate the path without a clear direction.

Wandering through the forest might have value, but finding yourself lost, confused, or questioning the time invested does not. Visibility keeps you headed in the right direction toward the right horizon.

The Tribal Difference

Blazing new trails has its rewards. However, in a world of busyness, being a trailblazer in everything may not be ideal.

Tribal Knowledge is a continually growing content library relating disparate subjects to a visible map. Instead of stumbling onto your “ah-ha” moments, the library is designed to create them.

By knowing where a path leads, you shape your learning foundation, remain aligned with your learning goals, and decide which path best fits your present learning journey.

Trible Knowledge Map

The Model

The model is the foundational framework that organizes the content into concepts and connections. As an example, when learning about how to tackle a new larger engineering project in infrastructure, multiple paths may lead you to consider new:

  • policies and procedures
  • ways to motivate and organize people
  • negotiating with service providers
  • implement new standards or frameworks

Each of these concepts on its own represents a complete learning path. Through these concepts, connections defined additional paths across categories, people, processes, and the underlying technology solutions within the entire landscape.

Furthermore, each piece of content includes a unique navigator, where required, that link you to that associated content.

As more and more content is incorporated, the navigator options expand on new ways of thinking about any specific subject. Keep the ah-ha moments coming. Return to the library daily, and over time, strengthen and expand your abilities.

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