Training managers are always faced with the challenges of capturing learner's experience and measuring its impact
The big questions for training development managers and their organizations are:
- Is the training helping our business to run smoothly and grow?
- What's the impact of the training we provide and does it align our business objectives?
- What it ROI on the investments we have made in training tools and subscriptions?
These are frequently tossed around and with wide-ranging implications, yet as cavalier, they might seem they are difficult questions to answer, if not impossible. It would only be simpler if the training systems or tools could capture the learner’s behavior, experience, and engagement, which can then be analyzed in a way that could address these questions. Now, is there anything out there, that does this, well there is and it's in its infancy. There are specifications (xAPI) and tools build on industry standards called the "learning record store" (LRS) that could augment your LMS or the learning tools and it can track the learner's experience.
Gamification is a valuable tool. It intensifies engagement, performance, competitiveness and involvement of the participants. Using it for training can elevate the understanding of the content and impact outcomes that educators have come to expect.
In this two part blog series we'll explore how we helped our client to train their energy auditors by building a learning gamification platform and using a scenario based learning approach with Adobe Captivate. In Part 1, we'll explore what an energy audit is, who performs it and what the common challenges are. In Part 2, we'll explore the learning gamification platform and scenario based learning approach we developed to overcome those challenges.
When it comes to mobile apps, we all are familiar with the five-star rating system and how eager individuals & organizations are to attain and maintain a high star rating. While many believe that an app’s success depends on the features and its capabilities, and some of it does, the real difference between an app that gets a high rating and one that doesn’t, is it's user experience & engagement, reliability, security, and performance.
Having a “COOL” app doesn’t guaranty a five-star rating; Most users are likely to abandon an app if it has performance or functional issues. Based on the research and feedback we have received, poor ratings are closely linked to issues like app crashes, network performance, and battery drain. It's prudent to have a simple app which functions correctly.