Our new white paper, Online & Mobile Learning, explores the uses and benefits of online and mobile tools in learning business skills like sales and management.
In this extract, we look at what we mean by online and mobile learning.
So what is mobile and online learning?
There is a vast array of online tools available that can help increase your knowledge, optimise your skills and improve business results.
This is an ever moving field, with many specialisms and many different systems. Below we have provided an overview of just some of the things you can do with online tools;
- Deliver content in a range of formats including;
- Written content
- Live video demonstrations
- Video messages
- Illustrative / animated videos
- Deliver live content in the form of webinars, live chats, etc.
- Enable quick access to highly relevant content with search functionalities.
- Pinpoint learners’ specific areas of need through questionnaires, capability management systems, knowledge testing, etc. and then signpost them towards the most suitable content.
- Bring in external perspectives with web and social media feeds on key topics.
- Encourage discussion and sharing with internal chat, discussion forums, blogs and wikis.
- Ensure collaboration with web conferencing and group activities.
- Encourage user participation with gamification techniques, i.e. score boards, rewards and badges for completing particular activities.
- Send reminders to encourage learners to reengage with content, refresh their learning and embed new techniques in role.
- Track individual, team and organisational learning pathways and progress.
- Reach a much broader audience with the same level of investment.
The best development programmes combine a mix of the above with other options like formal training, coaching and mentoring for a fully blended approach that appeals to a wide range of learning styles and preferences.