Digital studying is the brand new regular. No matter business, topic, and context, studying expertise now performs a central position within the studying expertise from delicate expertise to technical expertise, course of, and product coaching and inevitably for regulatory compliance, to say however just a few. Its attain is in every single place.
However, as studying groups start to dig deeper into what is feasible with digital studying instruments and methods, what makes an efficient content material creation technique stays a problem. This two-part article explores 4 steps to constructing an efficient content material creation technique. Partly one, we discover the drivers for a studying content material technique and the way and the place content material can assist operational efficiency.
Join with the WHY?
It’s straightforward to get seduced by instruments and methods, however the principle driver of your studying content material technique ought to all the time be the why. What’s the worth add of your challenge to the group, and what key outcomes ought to it contribute to? The larger the worth, the extra funding you would possibly want to hunt from stakeholders to make sure you can obtain it. And the extra keen your stakeholders shall be in investing each within the assets, cash, and time to verify what you do makes a distinction. Whereas it’s not essentially true that larger ticket initiatives want extra (cash and folks) it’ll assist you to ringfence the time for learners to take part and for managers to assist individuals’s studying.
A part of this understanding of worth will come from being laser centered on the worth you might be enabling. Quick or longer-term worth will usually fall out from transformation initiatives which in isolation or together turn into your predictable drivers of studying. These embody the introduction of latest methods, new starters, new merchandise, new markets, regulatory compliance, steady enhancements, new position promotion, new sector improvements, new processes, new efficiency alternatives, and required certifications. However the worth will assist you to prioritize and allow you to consider the timeframe for delivering success. The place timelines are compressed, you might want to consider the way you mix available off-the-shelf assets and user-generated content material to speed up your answer earlier than you contemplate creating your individual.
The studying content material you allow and facilitate may even be pushed by the learner’s context. Is it about studying now for efficiency at the moment? Or is it about constructing the information, expertise, attitudes and behaviors wanted for tomorrow – as a part of the transformation of the learner for future work and future competitiveness or just the inspiration of studying as a assist for curiosity and a studying tradition? The place does the work happen and what’s the surroundings like for learners at work? What dangers do they face in studying on the job and what’s their journey to operational efficiency?
Whereas it’s straightforward to consider studying course content material and assets as the first medium for studying, it’s useful to consider the way you assist the complete journey, to not studying, however to efficiency and proficiency within the job. Which means fascinated by content material that not solely varieties a part of a program but additionally transitions into the office, particularly, how suggestions, efficiency administration, efficiency assist guides, and bite-sized studying assets can type a part of a assist framework to optimize operational efficiency. Embrace studying content material past traditional eLearning comparable to digital adoption assist instruments, job aids, teaching, and microlearning to maintain individuals topped up with what they want.
We are able to additionally take into consideration enabling user-generated content material and co-created content material, not as an alternative to studying assets, however as a manner for individuals to point out what they know as Topic Matter Consultants or to encourage others to be concerned within the studying content material. That’s to say, create energetic learners, who actively contribute to others actively studying! For instance, by day-in-the-life kind assets, tips about being a brand new starter, or easy methods to navigate the tradition.
Keep tuned for Half Two of this text…