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TechnologyEnabled Learning for Workplace Training


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TechnologyEnabled Learning for Workplace Training

  1. 1. Technology-enabled Learning for Workplace Training
  2. 2. Agenda  Introduction to Technology-enabled Learning  Definition of Technology-enabled Learning  Advantages of Technology-enabled Learning  Integrating Technological Resources into a Single Learning Platform  The Role of Media in Workplace Training  Conclusion
  3. 3. Introduction to Technology-enabled Learning
  4. 4. Introduction Today’s world is surrounded by technology. The Internet and other technological tools are creating a revolution – changing the way people communicate, learn, and seek knowledge. Organizations can capitalize on the power of Technology to expedite learning and empower employees.
  5. 5. Definition of Technology-enabled Learning
  6. 6. Technology-enabled Learning ICT can include computers, laptops, Smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms, software applications, and the Internet. The application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to learning and teaching – (Kirkwood & Price, 2005)
  7. 7. Technology-enabled Learning Smart and planned integration of technology in the training curriculum provides employees’ access to learning through methods that are powerful, easily accessible and need-based.
  8. 8. Advantages of Technology-enabled Learning
  9. 9. Advantages of Technology-enabled Learning 1. Reduced Costs Technology reduces the cost of training considerably because it reduces travelling, boarding and lodging costs as more employees can be trained within less time.
  10. 10. Advantages of Technology-enabled Learning 2. Reduced Training Time Technology enables training to take place quickly and easily. Scheduling, assigning and tracking user registrations can be done with a click of a button. Reports can be prepared and training programs can be evaluated swiftly and efficiently.
  11. 11. Advantages of Technology-enabled Learning 3. Varied Instructional Strategies Technology facilitates the development of training resources that appeal to individuals with different learning preferences and styles. Interactivities for kinesthetic learners, podcasts for auditory learners and animations/graphics for visual learners can be accommodated within each training module.
  12. 12. Advantages of Technology-enabled Learning 4. Personalized Learning Personalized learning is made possible through technology as novice trainees can start from the basics while experienced employees can skip the basic and move to advanced levels. Modules and training paths can be created to suit employees with varied levels of knowledge.
  13. 13. Advantages of Technology-enabled Learning 5. Easy Access to SMEs and Trainers Individual learners can have direct access to Subject Matter Experts and trainers. Discussion forums, chat and other collaborative tools make it easy for trainers and employees to interact and share knowledge and experiences.
  14. 14. Advantages of Technology-enabled Learning 6. Consistency in Training Quality Online training ensures all employees have the same quality of training and access to the same resources across the organization. Standardization of courses also ensures consistent quality across modules and training programs.
  15. 15. Advantages of Technology-enabled Learning 7. Employees in Control of Their Learning Technology-enabled learning helps employees have complete control over their learning. They can choose what and when they want to learn, and do it at their own pace. They are the masters of their own learning.
  16. 16. Integrating Technological Resources into a Single Learning Platform
  17. 17. Integrating Technological Resources into a Single Learning Platform •User Mgmt. •Training Mgmt. •Coordination •Reports & Tracking •Podcasts •Videos •Screencasts •EBooks •Wikis •Discussion boards •Chats •Groups •Classroom Training •E-learning •M-learning •Webinars Individual Learning Collaborativ e Learning Administration & Management Digital Resources
  18. 18. Integrating Technological Resources into a Single Learning Platform Individual learning can include: • Bite-sized modules • Multiple learning paths or options • Multiple delivery formats Individual Learning
  19. 19. Integrating Technological Resources into a Single Learning Platform The LMS has in-built features to facilitate group or collaborative learning through forum discussions, real-time chats, facilities to read and comment on blogs and email support to clarify specific doubts or questions. Collaborative Learning
  20. 20. Integrating Technological Resources into a Single Learning Platform The technology-enabled learning platform has to be backed by service. Service is an integral part of the solution, needing a dedicated team of professionals to administer and manage training solutions on behalf of organizations and assure employees of uninterrupted access to knowledge. Administration and Management
  21. 21. Integrating Technological Resources into a Single Learning Platform Digital Resources Learning is an on-going exercise. Therefore, it is important that employees have easy access to learning resources during the course of their work. Digital resources can be accessed by employees anywhere through their smartphones or other mobile devices.
  22. 22. The Role of Media in Workplace Training
  23. 23. The Role of Media in Workplace Training Digital books are a useful resource for any training situation. They can be made interactive by embedding audio, video and external links. Digital Books
  24. 24. The Role of Media in Workplace Training E-learning or Online Courses E-learning modules or online courses provide structured learning to participants but without having to commit to a specific time or location for the training to take place. Online courses can be created as short modules using rapid authoring tools. E-learning can address almost all training needs and works great
  25. 25. The Role of Media in Workplace Training Mobile Learning Mobile learning refers to any learning that occurs with the user not tied down to a specific location. It can be accessed from mobile devices such as Smartphones, iPads or other tablet devices. Portability and connectivity to information sources are the cornerstones of mLearning. Mobile learning is very useful to people working on the field, away from their desks for extended periods of time.
  26. 26. The Role of Media in Workplace Training Podcasts Podcasts are digital audio files that can be made available over the Internet and can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device. Podcasts can be short audio snippets extracted from full-fledged e-learning courses or created as a part of e-learning courses. They can be combined with audio and video elements.
  27. 27. The Role of Media in Workplace Training Screencasts Screencast refers to the capturing of action taking place on a computer screen, and includes audio narration. They are beneficial when employees need to get first hand exposure to work on an application or software program. Screencast applications are available for devices such as iPads, Android or Chromebook devices.
  28. 28. The Role of Media in Workplace Training Self-Assessments and Evaluation options Online assessments in the form of summative and formative assessments can be given as part of a course, or as an independent quiz to seek feedback on a training program, or to assess participants’ understanding of the training content. These can even be hosted online and retrieved by participants at their convenience.
  29. 29. The Role of Media in Workplace Training Social Media With social media, training managers can follow-up on a training session or an e-learning course with the participants. Training managers or instructors can have dedicated virtual office hours to address participants’ queries. They can have a dedicated group that allows peer-peer interactions with junior executives benefiting from the knowledge shared by seniors in their organization across the world.
  30. 30. The Role of Media in Workplace Training Videos Video-based training demonstrates training creatively with visual impact where employees can learn and retain important information easily. They present visually rich content in a lively manner, ensuring knowledge is retained for a longer period. Videos are versatile and can be used in almost all training situations.
  31. 31. Role of Media in Workplace Training Webinars A Webinar (web-based seminar), can be in the form of a presentation or a talk by one or more presenters. They are ideal tools to reach out to a large group of people within a short duration. Webinars can be delivered using a video conferencing software. They can also be recorded and provided on-demand.
  32. 32. Conclusion
  33. 33. Conclusion Today’s managers should have technical knowledge to survive in an increasingly digital world. They should know about the different training formats and technical tools available for training purposes. Training managers have to front-end the setup of a technological platform that will integrate all these technological resources under a single umbrella so that it becomes easy to administer, track and evaluate training programs. A integrated Learning Management System incorporates technology and provides a holistic learning solution to employees, and this is what organizations need to work towards in the future.