The learner experience is somewhat of an enigma for most organizations — they know they want to deliver good ones but they’re not sure exactly what they are or how to get them. For most, a good learner experience consists solely of an easy-to-click user interface and the right colors. These items are helpful, sure, but they are really just a tiny piece of the overall experience.
The tools and technologies an organization chooses for learning in large part determine the kind of learning experience learners will have. Of course, without the right learning strategy, a commitment to learning as an organizational priority, or alignment between learning and the business, technology can’t do much. But by choosing the right set of tools, companies can create experiences that are more aligned with the ways in which people work and learn and begin to drive real results.
Companies with successful learning strategies put the learner at the center and believe the mission of the learning strategy is to make learning an integral part of the organization’s culture. This requires learning opportunities to be available in a much wider variety of ways. Effective learning environments include a blend of formal, informal, and experiential learning; leveraging a wide variety of tools and modalities to meet the needs of both the learner and the business.
Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice Preferred Provider DelphianLogic has devoted one of its four client service pillars completely to creating engaging and impactful learning experiences. They start with a learner-centric approach that leverages the right tools and technologies to meet each client’s specific needs. The tools Delphian Logic leverages are among the tools Brandon Hall Group’s State of Learning Practices study found to be most effective, including:
- Informal peer-to-peer learning
- Virtual synchronous classrooms
- Online performance support
- eLearning modules
- Games/learning simulations
- Mobile Learning delivery
Static, one-size-fits-all programs are no longer enough to meet the needs of learners or the business. Organizations must be able to offer a wider variety of learning experiences so that each learner is able to get what they need when and how they need it. DelphianLogic does a great job of working with clients to determine just what kinds of experiences they need and putting them together in ways that make the most sense.