Digital learning is not something new.
However, classroom training still breaths. This form of learning fits with a certain learning style, but it can be tricky. In this form of training, it is often hard to retain knowledge, when you just listen to an instructor … and do nothing else.
Furthermore, no one could predict that the COVID-19 would cancel out most classroom training.
Fortunately, it is easy to transform classroom training in to digital learning, and still enable people to learn.
Get a Learning Platform
You can easily just send out the slideshow from the instructor by mail and name it digital learning. However, the learning effect will get lost in this process quite easily. You won’t be able to see who actually opens the slideshow. Furthermore, you can’t see if they get actual knowledge out of the content. The right learning platform can tell you this. Here, you can easily follow-up on who has taken the learning, and send reminders to those who need to do so. Furthermore, you can check stats on, for example, completion rates and optimize your learning content. This could be the case if employees seem to stumble upon a specific question in your learning content. In some learning platforms you can also create learning content yourself and make it stand out as more than a slideshow.
Create Outstanding Learning Content
Click – next text-slide – click – next text-slide – click. You get the picture. A slideshow that consists of text only is not very inspirational. Your learners won’t get an efficient outcome and retain knowledge. However, if you think personification, gamification, and accessibility, you will fire your learning results right into the stratosphere. If you make the content adaptable for the specific learner, they won’t think “Why is this learning content relevant to me?”. Furthermore, the use of gamification and thus interaction will keep the learner in focus and retain the knowledge for time to come. Remember to make the content accessible from all devices as well, so the learner can do the learning when it suits them. You can also ally with experts to create the best learning content and get the best possible learning outcome for your learners.
Mix It Up – Blended Learning
As mentioned, classroom training fits with a certain learning style, and a lot of good things can come out of classroom training. Especially, if you mix up learning activities (Blended Learning) and commit to the social aspect of learning. However, in these times you need to think differently to get the great effects from classroom training. Transform the classroom training into a webinar session instead, where people have the possibility to ask questions during the session. Furthermore, when you finish the webinar you can transform it into a on-demand video, which you can add to the learning flow in your learning platform. Add more learning content to the learning flow, and be sure to mix it up with different formats: More videos, sound bites, interactive content, and add foras where people get the chance to discuss and reflect upon the learning to maximize the learning outcome.