Let’s face it, learning technologies have changed the way we gather, interact and learn.
An effective approach to training your workforce is with informal learning techniques. This differs from traditional teaching styles that take place in a formal classroom setting. Companies that invest in high quality curriculum are at a great advantage when their programs are available on a learning management system (LMS), rather than taught in a physical setting.
When using an LMS, eLearning options facilitate information retention regardless of learning style. An informal approach to learning means each individual has the choice of how he or she wants to consume information. This allows a workforce like yours to take ownership of their learning by leveraging the experience and knowledge the exists with your employees in a better fashion.
Informal learning is beneficial in a number of ways. Here are four competitive advantages of using an LMS to promote this effective learning technique:
With simple admin tools, uploading new curriculum and information to an LMS is a breeze. All the while, an intuitive dashboard makes it easy for trainees and workers to turn in assignments, communicate with administration, and collaborate on team projects. With such ease, everyone can be responsible for using content in a way that meets their learning needs.
Education no longer takes place in a classroom or central location under the watchful eye of a supervisor. Incorporating an LMS means individuals can learn from any location, through desktop computers, tablets, mobile phones or other mediums that fit their unique educational preferences. This is conducive to your workforce’s productivity because information can be obtained when it is needed, not just on a classroom.
3) Enhanced Communication
Social networking, when applied to eLearning, allows you to better inform your network. This leads to increased productivity as well. Social learning is proven to build upon acquired knowledge by connecting learners with the same information by using real-time chat, online forums and communities, and much more. It also promotes collaboration with access to 24/7 communication channels to build a supporting community working on the business’s most pressing issues.
4) Social Learning Technology
Most educators would agree that learning is a social activity. As the world becomes more reliant on virtual communication, eLearning platforms are increasing in popularity. An LMS platform meets this demand with virtual learning communities that allow people to connect, share, and work together regardless of place or time. It demolishes boundaries set on traditional learning and makes it possible for individuals to better connect with the information through social activity.
When an LMS is equipped with easy to use tools that promote informal learning, your workforce can be better educated than ever before. The social learning management system TOPYX® was built with this goal in mind. TOPYX is designed with the idea that people have different learning preferences and will be more engaged in the learning process by using social learning principles. Learning technologies harness the power of individual learning in a corporate environment.
Request an LMS demo of TOPYX today and see how this software can advance your company by providing you the tools to reap the benefits of informal learning.
Vice President, Business Development