In this forever adapting age of technology, we can give learners access to interactive learning sources that are immersive, engaging, focused, and, more importantly, adapted to their learning ability.
As human beings we gain snippets of knowledge throughout the day, through browsing social media, watching videos, reading blogs and undertaking activities. We turn to our phones, open up browsers on our laptops, or search the web from our televisions to access information quickly. We’ve got the apps and gadgets to receive real-time updates about the world around us and the things we enjoy most.
At work, we thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment where time is of the essence and easy access to information is vital.
Learning is not any different. Learners want accessible, meaningful learning videos, short quizzes and snippets of information that allow for learning to be embedded into their lifestyle.
Bite-sized e-learning modules and activities are becoming more convenient for businesses and learners alike as Learning and Talent Development professionals begin to include e-learning as part of their employee development strategies. (If you already have an e-learning strategy in place but it doesn’t quite deliver, read our article, 5 reasons why your employee e-learning strategy isn’t working for your business and how you can make it work.)
There are, of course, some questions that L&D professionals consider before embedding e-learning programmes as part of their development strategy. What happens if a learner has a question? Who do they go to? What if they want to discuss modules and exercises with their peers? How do they know how to apply what they’ve learnt into their roles? What if they aren’t motivated enough?
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What happens if a learner has a question?
There are some e-learning portals out there that provide learners with continuous support. Alpha Ability, for example, is our e-learning platform and offers various learning-aid tools, such as ‘Ask an Expert’, where learners can submit questions to our expert trainers.
What if they want to discuss modules and exercises with their peers?
Some platforms enable learners to comment on and discuss modules and exercises. Our e-learning platform goes further with a discussion forum that encourages peer collaboration through activities and tools that support group thinking and learning.
How do they know how to apply what they’ve learnt into their roles?
Some bite-sized learning solutions, like Alpha Ability, are focused on real-world events with real-world scenarios that enable the learner to understand how their learning can be used within their roles and how to apply their new knowledge to do their role well.
What if they aren’t motivated enough?
E-learning videos, exercises and quizzes should be designed to engage learners. Modules can be accessed anywhere, anytime, in any way. If they want to be immersed into a 1 minute video or take part in a few quizzes, that’s up to the learner. And, of course, the benefit of our ‘Ask the Expert’ tool allows for the learner to tackle any questions that may act as a learning barrier.
If that’s not motivating enough, our learners can leverage from digital credentials through a digital badge that stays with the employee throughout their career. It works as a means of a certificate or proof of qualification, completion or competence within specific areas.