Selecting The Right Learning Technology For Your Needs

by Kineo

You know that learners expect learning materials and resources to be easily accessible, short, and interactive. But before getting carried away and buying any new tool that fulfills these criteria, you need to ask a few questions that will help you decide whether you truly need this investment or not. Find out what these questions are, as well as the new technologies available, in this practical guide.

Key Chapters

  1. Consumerization of Learning

    In the past several years, the digital revolution has collided with the learning and training space. Learner expectations have moved in lockstep with how people experience – and interact with – the new digital landscape.

  2. Should you be running out and buying one of each?

    Ooh, look! New and shiny objects! It certainly sounds appealing to add a few new tools to the arsenal. After all, this is what the learners want! But before you run out and invest in one of these new shiny objects, consider that only 37% of training is applied on the job even after it's gamified, videoed, and socialized.

  3. Four New Solution Categories to Consider

    OK, so now that you’ve done some of the preliminary ground work to think about how new technologies might impact your team, you’re ready to start exploring some of the specific tools and offerings that are out there on the market.

  4. Hope Isn't a Method

    Today, too many of us develop training that begins and ends with the delivery of content. We then hope it will have the desired result: We hope learners are engaged and motivated to take the course; we cross our fingers and hope they apply what they learned back on the job; we hope we achieve the desired outcome we set out to target.

When deciding on the new technologies or learning approaches to use, it’s important to have this same flexibility. Adopting micro-learning and then treating it like a hammer for every nail isn’t going to work. You need to be purpose-driven in picking those new tools and approaches. Consider which of the steps on the six-step learning journey your new tool will support and whether that step is important for your context and initiatives.

You want your learning materials and resources interactive, easily accessible and short, like learners want them, but that brings an investment that's not to be taken lightly. Reading this eBook, will help you ask yourself the questions that will make you decide if you truly need the investment, and the new technologies available to do it.

Christopher Pappas

Christopher Pappas
Founder of The eLearning Industry's Network