AthenaOnline Makes Microlearning More Social

Press Release ( - RENO, Nev. - Jan 03, 2018 - Jon Peters, founder and CEO of AthenaOnline announced today the addition of threaded discussions to its curated-content licensing program to create even stronger social learning ties.

“We offer sharing, recommendations and commenting through our full MyQuickCoach platform” said Jon Peters. “We were finding that people wanted a way to incorporate some of those features into curated content from our microlearning leadership library as well. When an expert like Marshall Goldsmith or Beverly Kaye talks about coaching and how it impacts your career it becomes a natural point of discussion for learners. Each individual lesson can now offer that interaction without the need for Human Resources to custom build anything.”

Research has shown that asking users to share their experiences increases engagement and learning, helping trigger collaboration among employees. A Brandon Hall Group study shows that 73% of companies plan to increase their focus on social learning. According to the Association for Talent Development (ATD) social learning approaches have a 75:1 ROI ratio over traditional web-based training. A social approach is specifically appealing to Millennials who are likely to relate more to social learning than previous generations.

It is no longer enough to have people simply watch or listen to lessons. We need to find ways to get them to interact with learning in an organic way that is driven by the learner.

Jon Peters, CEO

“This new feature helps push engagement,” adds Jon Peters. “It is no longer enough to have people watch or listen to lessons. We need to find ways to get them to interact with learning in an organic way that is driven by the learner.”

Content-based discussions are available immediately from AthenaOnline as an additional module to Athena’s curated-content licensing programs. 

ABOUT THE COMPANY: ( originated enterprise microlearning in 1999 with the release of the expert-driven MyQuickCoach platform. Athena has created over 2,700 micro-learning video programs that are available through their portal system or as a content license.

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