We’re counting down the days until we’re back at Learning Technologies – bring on a new decade full of learning! We’re looking forward to exploring programmatic learning, gamification and how training providers can reach more members.
Learning Technologies – Europe’s leading showcase of the latest and greatest in corporate learning – takes place on the 12th – 13th February in London. If you’re a learning professional, this event is for you. Be sure to drop by the D2L stand (C12) – you won’t want to miss out.
We can’t wait to discuss the hottest topics in workplace learning and the solutions technology can provide! In particular, we’ll be focusing on:
1. Programmatic Learning
Learning platforms enable training for a range of skills needs in the workplace. Mandatory and technical training, such as compliance, health & safety and how to use a new system, are often delivered through a range of resources. This could be through text and video with a validation of understanding at the end of a course or throughout.
However, there are more complex training needs. Ones that build skills that require practical application. These are durable skills in competency areas such as leadership, communication and customer service. They can’t be gained by spending an hour working through a course. They need programmatic learning, with employees supported in learning over time, applying and demonstrating their skills, and gathering and acting on feedback.
Companies want to keep all training in one place and therefore the modern learning platform needs to provide more than just enhanced content. It needs to support training programmes to meet complex, as well as mandatory and technical training needs with the opportunity to apply learning, gather feedback, collaborate and interact. D2L’s Alan Hiddleston will be discussing programmatic learning at Learning Technologies. Join Alan to find out more >
You can find out more about this topic in D2L and Fosway Group’s paper on Skills Building: Getting Serious About Continuous Learning.
2. How associations & learning providers can reach more members
Membership associations and learning providers are knowledge and content rich. They have a huge opportunity to maximise the content they have to reach more members globally through effective and engaging online courses.
Not only that, they can elevate the learning experience for all members through carefully considered learning journeys that take everything good about the classroom and enhance it with the convenience of being online. This can be done through collaborative, social, interactive and engaging motivational courses.
Two benefits of digital learning for membership organisations are clear. Firstly, the opportunity to cast a wider net to make valuable content and resources available to more members globally. Secondly, to enable members to undertake bitesize digital learning on their own terms, at their own pace.
Alan will explore this topic in depth at Learning Technologies. Join him to find out more about the professional development imperative for associations and learning providers >
By tapping into models familiar to digitally savvy learners, the modern learning platform can deliver enhanced learning experiences that engage learners for more successful outcomes. The gaming model, being very familiar to many, provides a range of tools and techniques that learning journeys can make use of. These include the awarding of points, badges and competitive leader boards.
At Learning Technologies, Stuart Pedley-Smith of Kaplan will explore games-based learning as a means to drive business results, including aligning training and organisational goals, rewarding desirable learning behaviours and engaging learners through timely ‘nudges’.
For its range of training that helps prepare learners to sit professional exams with external bodies, training provider Kaplan wanted its learning to be more evidence-based and personalised. It transformed the user experience through gamification. Find out more about the journey at Learning Technologies >
We hope to see you at Learning Technologies. Come and visit us at Stand C12 or drop in to our demo where we’ll showcase how to tackle the reskilling challenge with professional and engaging programmes (Demo Zone 1, 13 February, 12.20-12.35pm