Optimizing Digital Learning


What is Digital Learning?


According to Alliance for Excellent Education, “Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction.”

At edOpp, we are optimizing digital learning for the workplace. We partner with employers to deliver digital learning solutions to build and deepen their learning culture. Digital learning removes barriers to time, place, path, and place for employees making learning more flexible, accessible, and achievable.

We help employers assess the best technology platforms, develop digital content, and utilize coaches to provide employees with personalized guidance and assistance. These elements will ensure a strategic and effective digital learning experience.

Facilitators are essential to digital learning.

Technology may change the role of the facilitator but
it will never eliminate the need for a facilitator.


Our Instructional Design Approach to Digital Learning

There are wide variety of research-based models to designing an effective digital learning experience. To ensure the project stays on time and under budget while still achieving business and learning goals, we have adopted the Kemp’s Instructional Design Model.

According to www.instructionaldesigncentral.com, “Kemp adopts a wide view, the oval shape of his model conveys that the design and development process is a continuous cycle that requires constant planning, design, development and assessment to insure effective instruction. The model is systemic and nonlinear and seems to encourage designers to work in all areas as appropriate (Steven McGriff).

This allows us to maintain a learner-centered instructional design model and effective project management approach. It provides our client with continuous feedback, prototyping, and performance-based learning.


Our Solutions

We coach trainers and educators through the transition to digital learning environments. We help learning specialists deepen their understanding of digital learning, integrate technology effectively, explore relevant frameworks, and assess the best digital tools and resources. Clients gain personalized application and action plan to support your digital learning culture. Our goal is to help you increase learner engagement and improve learning.


Mobile Learning

Mobile learning is a revolutionary training methodology and social trend of traditional workplace learning.

It is an investment opportunity for organizations seeking to deliver on-demand, real-time learning for employees working in a rapid pace and mobile workplace.

Mobile learning transforms your employees’ portable computing devices (such as iPads, laptops, tablet PCs, and smart phones) into learning devices!

eMarketer estimates that this year, there will be
190.5 million US smartphone users of all ages,
representing 73.4% of internet users and 59.3% of the population.
By 2019, the smartphone audience will reach 236.8 million,
or 85.5% of internet users and 71.4% of total consumers in the country.


We Provide Custom Mobile Learning Solutions for:

  • Primary learning (formal training)
  • Informal learning (performance support intervention and social learning)
  • Employee Engagement
  • Enhanced Employee Communications
  • Employee Onboarding

Schedule a personal demo of our mobile learning platform!


Microlearning

Microlearning (a.k.a. bite-sized learning or mini lessons) is a targeted learning strategy known for quickly closing skill and knowledge gaps. According to elearning.com, “Microlearning is a way of teaching and delivering content to learners in small, very specific bursts. The learners are in control of what and when they’re learning. Why has Microlearning has blown up recently? To answer this question, you have to take a look at who comprises a majority of learners. By 2025, Millennials alone will make up that 75 percent of the workforce. The average attention span of the Millennial generation is 90 seconds.”

Why Microlearning?

1. Microlearning offers brevity, clarity, and variety on a particular topic or skill essential to your workforce. It offers our clients:

  • Immediate results to quickly close skills gaps
  • Unstructured and structured learning experiences
  • Affordable cost to training
  • Less disruption for busy employees
  • Quick, small wins to employee learning

2. Increase retention of the learning experience. By focusing on one topic at a time, employees learn quicker and retain more knowledge. We help our clients design microlearning for:

  • Learning English-as-a-second language (corporate ESL link)
  • Learning a new software application
  • Chunking of complex business processes and procedures
  • Interacting with case studies
  • Practicing micro skills that build into larger skills
  • Mini-lessons to apply best practices

Solutions We Provide:

  • Microlearning Design: We examine your business for areas where micro-learning can be an effective approach, and when we find a topic that is a great fit – we review with our client and design several short (3-4 minute) learning solutions.
  • Knowledge Transfer Tools: To enhance or extend the learning experience, we can develop microlearning learning to summarizea formal training just received; recall information by revisiting key concepts from formal training; apply knowledge through interactive content, and support employees in mid-task by providing a content repository.

Employee Training Videos

Everywhere you look online, you can find video. Video communicates, engages, and compels us to listen, learn, and understand because it taps into multiple senses and learning styles. Shift elearning suggests that 65% of the population is visual learners. Therefore, video plays an important and influential role in digital learning.

One of the best uses of video is in the training of employees to demonstrate new techniques and products, exemplify processes, identify correct behaviors, and teach new skills. Employee training videos empower your organization to effectively demonstrate and distribute proper training and instructional processes across multiple locations and skill set levels.

Why Invest in Learning by Video?

  • Portability: Video lessons can be watched just about anywhere. This enables widespread learning of lessons for geographically dispersed employees.
  • Simplify Learning: Video makes it simple to demonstrate abstract or complex ideas by capturing real-life execution of the task in combination with animations or diagrams.
  • Memorable: Video offers the combination of sound and visual content to allow the viewer to grasp and remember information easily. It captures the nuances of meaning, body language, and context.
  • Flexibility: One of the best benefits of video learning is that a person can pause, stop, rewind, and otherwise manipulate the timeline of learning.

How Can I Use Employee Training Videos?

We offer video to enhance the learning experience whether facilitated by our edOpp team or integrated into your mobile or e-learning course. Employee Training Videos can be used for:

  • Course welcome
  • Icebreakers
  • Launching point for group discussion
  • Mini-lectures
  • Simulations / demonstration
  • Feedback from managers
  • How-to videos
  • Product & Service Training
  • HR Training
  • OSHA & Workplace Safety Training
  • Process & Procedure Training
  • Customer Service
  • Employee Motivation & Performance Improvement
  • Sales Training

Solutions We Provide:

  • Storyboarding
  • Scriptwriting
  • Video Content Development based on Kemp’s Instructional Design

For video design and production, edOpp partners with the award-winning Twice Media Productions LLC. As experts in video technology, Twice Media is able to produce professional, quality employee training videos. Together, we create high-impact learning with stunning visual media.

Blended Learning

MIT defines it as: “…structured opportunities to learn, which use more than one learning or training method, inside or outside the classroom. This definition includes different learning or instructional methods (lecture, discussion, guided practice, reading, games, case study, simulation), different delivery methods (live classroom or computer mediated), different scheduling (synchronous or asynchronous) and different levels of guidance (individual, instructor or expert led, or group/social learning).”

Simply put, blended learning blends instructor-led training with online technology. It brings the best of both worlds together. By optimizing face-to-face contact, employees gain the accessibility and engagement of the training instructor and the ease and flexibility of the online learning environment. With our innovative digital learning solutions, you can blend an edOpp onsite course with mobile learning, employee training videos, or with your current online course platform.

Why Blended Learning?

It is challenging for one single training format to meet the complex learning needs of your organization. Therefore, blended learning offers a fuller learning experience. Since blended learning combines a variety of training formats, it can lead to improved employee performance while adding flexibility and reducing costs.

Blended learning has been proven to be highly effective in improving knowledge and skills in the workplace, building employee engagement, increasing on-the-job training opportunities, and increasing employee morale and loyalty.

Blended learning is ideal for complimenting your current edOpp onsite courses and extending the learning experience. It provides the speed, scale, and accessibility of online delivery with the impact and personalization of more traditional delivery methods.

Will a Blended Learning Solution Work for Your Organization?

The requirements of an organization’s workforce should dictate the style and type of training they receive. We help you achieve the right blend of training to enable performance improvement across your organization. As you consider our blended learning solution, ask yourself:

  • Is in-person interaction more critical than presenting the information alone?
  • Will the content raise questions that are best dealt with by an instructor?
  • Can the e-learner connect the content with their own experiences / work roles on their own or does that require a level of interaction that goes beyond the e-Learning modality?
  • Would an in-person course or other facilitated training experience reinforce the content more effectively or not?

Let us help you decide! Contact us today to discuss a blended learning solution customized for your organization.

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