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New research by O’Reilly (one of the largest publishers of tech pubs)
O’Reilly study of over 200,000 learning interactions for engineering and software skills found that 58%
are “structured” or linear, and 42% are “ad-hoc” or content focused.
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Seasoned, High Performers
Use self-directed discovery for problem-solving, and
nonlinear instruction to acquire new skills.
Require high-quality, relevant content with depth and breadth.
New to Topic, Role, Skill
Learn basics through comprehensive, sequential (linear) instruction.
Require structured, highly curated content