The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly increased the pace and importance of creating flexible learning options for people. Virtual and digital learning are remote and cost-effective options that L&D professionals can now turn to in developing their people. As experts in the virtual and digital learning space, we can help you quickly and easily convert your classroom training to virtual and/or digital learning.
BUT WHAT IS VIRTUAL AND DIGITAL LEARNING EXACTLY?
Virtual and digital learning harness technology to replace or supplement an in-class experience. Through a virtual or digital learning environment, you can easily create, deliver, store and disseminate content at scale. Virtual and digital learning offers the convenience of meeting learners where they are and provides a consistent way to deliver content quickly across the organization. The more your people can access the content they need, the faster they’ll be able to ramp up their skills to support your business.
WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A VIRTUAL OR DIGITAL LEARNING PROGRAMME?
A virtual and digital delivery system needs to be bolstered by a robust network of connectivity. Without a reliable, seamless, ongoing learning experience that is easily accessible, your learners will become frustrated and abandon their task.
New Spaces and Platforms
It is important that learners are able to access learning anywhere, and on a variety of devices from desktops to laptops to tablets to smartphones. Therefore, the content that you are curating or purchasing should be vetted on a variety of devices.
In virtual and digital learning, you run the risk of learners disengaging far more than in a classroom setting. It is important to achieve a balance between giving too little and too much information.
When designing a virtual or digital learning experience, your goal should be to keep your learner connected. This means that you will need to present information more clearly, nurture your learners more often, and create a human connection despite the virtual or digital learning environment.
It is important to ensure that learning is integrated back into the flow of work. Support activities like sharing success stories through an online newsletter or offering monthly tips for putting skills into practice, will reinforce the learning experience.
With learning at our core, we strongly feel it’s our responsibility to contribute what we do best during times like these: help companies like yours deliver the right educational resources, at the right time, to learners wherever they are. Following these guidelines can help you and your organization to continue to deliver memorable learning experiences.