What to Look for in a Modern Learning Platform: A Single Source of Truth
What could your learning and development organization, as well as your employees, do with a single source of truth?
Now that we’ve explored dynamic content authoring and a structured learning experience in the flow of work in our series, let’s take a look at what other capabilities you should consider for your modern learning environment. A foundational piece that makes all other learning and development activities easier, and more powerful, is a single source of truth. At the end of the day, if employees can’t trust that content is accurate and up-to-date, they won’t use it.
Up-to-Date Knowledge Your Employees Can Trust
When employees have to go to multiple systems and locations to get what they need to do their jobs, they lose focus, and you lose an opportunity. And if the content isn’t updated, you both lose. Replace static files, printed materials, hard-to-find emails, and outdated intranets with a single source of truth.
A single library with learning, training, and organizational knowledge enables everyone to do their jobs better. You can easily create and update training and reference content, and employees get notified immediately when updates so employees always have the most up-to-date and accurate information. This goes a long way to boosting confidence in the valuable content you create and manage.
Engaging Learning Content
Monotonous content isn’t going to help employees retain what you need them to while on the job. They’re used to interactive consumer experiences. You can easily deliver engaging, media-rich content with a powerful knowledge library.
A “Netflix-like” learning library that includes videos, flashcards, interactive graphics, games, simulations, job aids, augmented reality—and most importantly, an easy search—makes your learning content not only engaging but memorable. Whether you need to get new employees onboarded fast, get employees up to speed on product launches, or update everyone on new policies and procedures, breaking content into bite-sized, interactive content is going to have a more lasting impact than traditional LMS “next” screens. That’s why a modern learning experience is what most companies are looking to deliver to employees.
A foundational piece that makes all other learning and development activities easier, and more powerful, is a single source of truth. At the end of the day, if employees can’t trust that content is accurate and up-to-date, they won’t use it.
Learning in the Flow of Work
Most likely, your employees are no longer tied to their desks in the office. The pace of work today means most everyone is on the go. Traditional instructor-led in-person training is more an exception than it is common for most employees.
Most employees prefer to learn at their own pace, and want to access knowledge at the moment it’s needed. Bringing the learning and training to employees, while they’re on the job, means they can access information, absorb it, and get back to work quickly. Your learning platform needs to be mobile-ready, delivering interactive content that’s easy to find and access, anywhere, anytime.
Making trustworthy learning and organizational content accessible can be challenging if you don’t have the right platform. A single source of truth is the bedrock of a modern learning organization that can keep pace with business today, and keep employees engaged and informed.