Changes in learners’ expectations and ever-evolving tools and technologies are transforming workplace learning. The eLearning Guild is facilitating a community conversation about what this means for eLearning professionals, executives, and other members of the eLearning industry. Learning Solutions brings its audience a constant stream of content addressing the design, development, and impact of technology on workplace learning and training. Recent articles that can guide your development of eLearning for the digital learning age include:
- Does Your Learning Ecosystem Support Current and Future Needs?: The first step toward the digital learning paradigm is ensuring that your organization is ready. What makes up your learning ecosystem? What should be included that is missing? Find out how to assess and update your learning ecosystem.
- Reimagining the Virtual Classroom: The digital learning paradigm demands reimagining our entire approach to eLearning. A blended solution encourages integration of both synchronous and asynchronous learning and use of tools that foster collaboration among learners.
- Nuts and Bolts: Creating Significant Learning Experiences: Modern learners in the digital learning paradigm seek improved learning experiences. Flipping through slide decks or one-size-fits-all, text-heavy training courses doesn’t cut it. Master these five criteria to create outstanding learner experiences.
- Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom: Adopting a digital learning mindset entails a lot more than simply chunking up classroom content and putting it online. Following these best practices can ensure that your digital learning content is targeted to your audience and tailored to the environment where learners are likely to use it.
- Add Social Networks to Virtual Classrooms to Spark Collaboration: Digital learning emphasizes social and collaborative learning using online tools. Many instructors in virtual classrooms struggle to create a sense of community among learners; building in use of collaborative tools both during virtual sessions and outside of formal learning can go a long way toward turning geographically separated learners into a cohesive cohort.
- Use Microlearning Assets to Fuel the Virtual Classroom: The microlearning approach is a natural fit for digital learners, and micro assets, including blogs, podcasts, or infographics, can enhance virtual classroom lessons and appeal to modern learners by increasing interactivity and offering material in a variety of formats. Making these assets available outside of formal learning extends learning and offers problem solving and performance support in the workflow.
- Go Virtual Classroom? Go Mobile? Why Not Do Both!: More and more learners are accessing eLearning primarily or exclusively on mobile devices. Fear not! It’s still feasible to use a virtual classroom platform; many have added robust mobile support already and these platforms evolve constantly. Meet digital learners wherever they are with a variety of eLearning content and approaches, including virtual classroom instruction.
- Six Reasons to Incorporate Curated Content into eLearning Development: Self-directed learners might find the best content on the internet … or not. Curating content around topics that are highly relevant to your learners can guide them to the best sources, saving time and reducing errors. Content curation is likely to factory heavily into a digital learning paradigm.
- Nuts and Bolts: Self-Directed Learning: Speaking of self-directed learning … learn how L&D teams can support learners’ efforts and ensure that they know what resources are available and where to find them.
- Quinnsights: Building a Learning Culture: The best L&D-developed materials and curated content in the world won’t improve employee performance if your organization lacks a supportive learning culture. Learners are more independent in this digital learning age; if much of their learning occurs at times and places they control, a learning culture becomes even more essential.
Join The eLearning Guild’s Digital Learning Summit, May 16 – 17 2018, to dive deeper into digital learning, creating a culture and ecosystem that supports modern learners, and other topics that explore the changing landscape of workplace learning.