What is digital learning?
Digital learning refers to the use of technology to facilitate learning, whether for upskilling, reskilling or simply acquiring new knowledge. This has revolutionised organisational learning, and there are a wide range of benefits.
Posted 25 April 2023
Empowering learners everywhere
One of the key benefits of digital learning is flexibility. Your learners have the freedom to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. They can access the content from wherever they are in the world, making it an ideal way to fit learning around other work commitments and avoiding the need to take time away from core responsibilities.
Extending reach cost-effectively
Digital learning can also be more cost-effective than traditional learning methods, as there are no travel or accommodation expenses. This makes learning more affordable, helping you improve the quality and scope of the training you can provide for people at every level in your organisation. Whether you want to help new employees get up to speed more quickly or develop those who have been with the organisation for some time, you'll benefit from the cost advantages of using a digital learning solution.
Engaging, immersive learning
The use of multimedia resources such as videos, animations, and virtual reality (VR) simulations can make learning more dynamic and memorable. This improves understanding and retention of information, making it easier for your people to apply their learning more quickly in real-world situations.
Interactive digital assessment
Using a digital learning and assessment platform, you can offer a range of interactive assessments, from quizzes and surveys, to help your learners gauge their understanding of a topic, to full-scale, high-stakes exams, such as professional qualifications, to enable the learner to practice in their specific field. And you can quickly provide feedback to learners, which, in some cases, can be instant.
Fostering learning communities
A digital solution also gives you the opportunity to provide secure online forums for learning, coaching, mentoring, and moderated discussion, enabling learners from different parts of the organisation to communicate with each other more easily. This can create a sense of community and provide additional support to your learners.
Understanding organisational skills
A good learning platform should be able to help you create your own unique reports from dynamic sets of data, giving you access to the data you need for better decision-making. Indeed, you should be able to see the complete picture of the skills across your entire organisation.
Managing compliance and risk
You’ll be able to monitor the progress of your people in real-time as they move through their training, monitor completion rates and identify areas where additional training may be needed. You’ll also be able to provide evidence of compliance for regulatory and audit purposes. This is a valuable asset for organisations seeking to ensure compliance and mitigate risk.
Personalising learning with digital
Digital learning also enables a more personalised and interactive approach to learning. A good digital learning platform will enable you to tailor the experience to suit the needs of each member of your workforce so that you can make sure each learner receives the training they need to perform effectively.
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