What to Look for in a Modern Learning Platform: A Structured Learning Experience in the Flow of Work

Bring certification into the flow of work using a modern approach to structured learning that everyone benefits from.

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We’re continuing our series on what to look for in an operational learning solution that’ll make your job easier. Now up: a modern approach to structured learning. What exactly does that mean?

It means no more cumbersome course management for you and no more complex certification processes for your employees. With certification in the flow of work, you can quickly create courses, leverage content from virtually anywhere, and stay on top of learner progress—while learners get an easy, intuitive experience, on the go or in a set location.

It’s a win-win.

Simplify Learning Management 

We know that you want to spend the majority of your time on creating content and not setting up certification processes. The ability to create a course that guides learners through a required certification process should be quick and easy. The problem is content could be locked away in an LMS, other systems, in presentation decks, or even out on the Internet. 

A system that allows you to set up media-rich courses with gated steps and multiple content types, including standards-based content like SCORM and AICC or external links, would make your job a whole lot easier. And after you’ve set up your certification process, the ability to create centralized learning groups and distribution rules for assignments across teams turns the whole task into a breeze. 

Anyone from your learning team or even managers can easily assign learning pathways to individuals and teams or learning paths can be automatically assigned, like a new employee in a specific region with a particular job title. 

Bring Structured Learning into the Flow of Work 

When employees need to access training or learning in the moment, it needs to be quick and easy. That means no complicated drill-down menus or busy home screens. 

Without missing a beat, employees should be able to take courses (any time, anywhere, on any device), get managers to sign off, and get back to work. If they have to stop learning midway through, they can come back to quickly see where they’ve left off.  From onboarding to new product rollouts, employees navigate step-by-step through their training with an easy-to-use interface that shows them exactly what they need to do and when.

Don’t forget managers! Managers should have access to view the progress of their employees with the date and time stamps to see what’s completed and what still needs to be finished.

Anyone from your learning team or even managers can easily assign learning pathways to individuals and teams or learning paths can be automatically assigned, like a new employee in a specific region with a particular job title.

Deliver an End-to-End Learning Experience 

In the end, it’s very important to use a system that allows employees to complete structured courses at their own pace. They should be able to easily and quickly search and reference their notes and what they learned any time they want. 

Don’t forget the ability to increase accountability across your program by giving trainers and managers the ability to track, verify, and certify new skills in real-time. And of course, having role-based views of course assignments, progress, and results by an individual team or across your organization will make it easy. 

Providing structured learning pathways in the flow of work not only makes your employees happy but also makes it easy for you to include engaging content from almost anywhere and easily stay on top of course management. It’s definitely a win-win for everyone.