The top 5 features you need to learn new skills online

 

Shockingly, the Wall Street Journal revealed that 90 % of knowledge learned in corporate training doesn’t stick simply days after the training has been completed. And that number is related to physical training. How are we ever going to ensure Return on Investment (ROI) for digital training? What are the tips we can activate right now to help our organisation learn new skills online?


These are the trending features in 2020 that HR are using to help their organisations learn 21st Century skills:

 

Show me the exercises baby

In order for learners to gain both new skills and knowledge, exercises are essential. At CanopyLAB we have 55+ exercise templates, that we have divided into the following categories: Individual, Social and Collaborative. Examples of individual exercises are quizzes, brainstorming, mindmapping, and journaling. Social exercises are exercises that are done alone but involve another person later in the value chain, such as peer review. And finally, collaborative exercises are exercises where two learners or more collaborate in real time, such as roleplay, debate, virtual field trips and much more.

 

Feedback in real time

Make sure that your learners have access to qualitative and quantitative feedback, either from HR or a teacher, peers or an Artificial Intelligence. You learn more when you get individual feedback and attention.

 

A few systems can take that a step further, and actually adapt the curriculum and the exercises offered based on ongoing diagnostics. That way Lise may be asked to do a collaborative exercise while Peter may be prompted to do an individual exercise.

 

Adaptive approach 

Adaptive learning was a huge buzzword in 2019, and a growing number of LMS and LXPs have adaptive features. Look for adaptive quizzes that change based on learners’ answers and feed them questions based on what they are or are not good at. A few systems can take that a step further, and actually adapt the curriculum and the exercises offered based on ongoing diagnostics. That way Lise may be asked to do a collaborative exercise while Peter may be prompted to do an individual exercise.

 

Baseline tests

While baseline tests aren’t exactly groundbreaking, they can be an effective tool for measuring individual and collective progress. 

 

[…] social networking features are a great way to push people to learn new skills and practice them with their colleagues and peers.

 

Social network features

Learning is social, which is why social networking features are a great way to push people to learn new skills and practice them with their colleagues and peers.

 


At CanopyLAB we designed a simple and social platform for digital learning experiences.

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