What is GiiLD?
GiiLD is a web-based learning platform designed for the life-long learner. GiiLD emphasizes methods that deepen and accelerate the learning process:
Project-based Learning - We have replaced courses with challenges. Learners take challenges that center around their passion; instead of forcing them to click through boring screens.
Personalized Learning - Learners are not given a series of tasks; instead they discover their own path to complete a challenge.
training = courses
Learning = Challenges
Training vs Learning
Traditional training platforms give the appearance of effectiveness in that one can click from screen to screen and "prove" their skills through exams and certifications. But why do those learners then struggle to find jobs and then struggle on the job? Why do people seem to lack basic problem-solving skills even though they have a high grade and several certifications? Why do they seem to know the tool, but not how to use it - or apply it?
If the goal is to really learn things so that you can apply them; and if the goal is to be relevant to employers and earn promotion, then we must move from training into learning.
GiiLD does just that.
"WE MIGHT HAVE TOLD SOMEBODY IN THE PAST, HERE'S YOUR TASK, HERE ARE THE EXACT STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE TO ACCOMPLISH IT. (WE) SHOULDN'T DO THAT ANYMORE. (INSTEAD) HERE'S THE OUTCOME I WANT; YOU FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THERE"
- Robert Brooks Brown, Commander of the United States Army Pacific
Which GiiLD offering is right for you?
Start by considering this challenge: What if you had to build a Rocket?
Are you a "Self Starter"?
The harder the challenge the better
Prefer to work alone
Don't necessarily want any help
Are you a "Pragmatist"?
Any good challenge will do
Work alone, as a team, whatever
Will take any help available if it means learning more quickly
Or are you building a rocket and need help?
The challenge is underway
Past point of working hard and need to start working smart
Need access to people who can truly help
The Power of the Pathway
The Key Feature of Accelerated Learning (AL)
Use other people's Pathways to speed up the learning process.
GiiLD tracks everything you do to learn. Therefore, you can leverage past learners by "using" their Pathway! Pin the Pathways that you like and use the linked assets to accelerate your journey. Hopefully the good Pathways inspires you to make your Pathway beautiful for future learners - because every learner's journey is a unique Pathway!