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How To Humanize The Learning Experience

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September 5, 2019

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How To Humanize The Learning Experience

The more artificial intelligence (AI) and technological advancements are incorporated into our learning, the more challenging it is for our learning experiences to be personalized and humanized. Humanizing our learning is essential for the creation of a support network, in which learners feel connected to others. Let us admit it, we all have separation anxiety to some degree. 

When learners feel supported and valued, they tend to work harder and in greater volumes, promoting humanization as an incentivised concept. With the introduction of mobile learning (mLearning) organizations must remain aware of the needs of employees despite the rapid advancement of technology in our current digital age. Online courses require a different type of teaching style to maintain learners’ motivation throughout the course. To do this, think connection, engagement and empathy. These three aspects alone can make all the difference to your training strategy and the maintanence of its human touch.

When learners feel as though they are in the same boat as their fellow learners, they are more likely to perform to a higher standard. This is the case for various reasons, one of which is the introduction of an aspect of healthy competition, achieved through interactivity.

The learning experience can be humanized in a plethora of ways, enabling us to intricately suggest tactics to facilitate the humanization of learning for your employees.

1. Implement Interactivity Through Gamification

Gamification revolves around the incorporation of gaming elements into course content. Uh huh, leader boards, point scores, star bars and real prizing. Good authoring tools, like SC Training (formerly EdApp), offer gamification built in to the tool, making it easier than ever for organizations to create engaging and informative microlearning modules for maximum information absorption and retention.

2. Use Real-World Examples and Situations To Create Connection

Human beings have an innate tendency to desire the feeling of connection. We want to feel like we have purpose and meaning, which is exactly why relating our learning to real-world happenings and examples is the way to go. Facilitating emotional connection to topics makes the taught concepts relatable and relevant to the lives of learners.

3. Encourage Learners To Provide Feedback

When learners provide feedback, teachers are able to improve their learning experiences. This aspect of humanizing our learning is one of the most important factors contributing to the success of organizational training strategy. Making contact with your learners is beneficial for both them and you, for the accommodation of their learning needs and preferences. An easy way to introduce feedback into your training program is to utilise peer authoring. SC Training (formerly EdApp) features peer authoring so that users can leave constructive feedback on microlessons and collaborate with their co-learners for the best possible learning outcome.

4. Create A Support Network and Community

Regardless of whether training is mobile or not, learners sought after connection as we have discussed in this article. That’s why creating a social experience on learning platforms is pivotal to the professional and personal development of learners. Microlearning LMS’s offer a social aspect through the ability of learners being able to watch the progress of both themselves and their coworkers. Instilling a sense of healthy competition in employees engages and boosts productivity amongst your workforce, contributing to the overall success of your organization.

 

If you would like to learn more about how to build the most effective learning experience strategy!

If you’d like to know more about how SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s mobile learning platform can help your internal training practices, get in touch at enquiries@edapp.com. You can also try SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Mobile LMS and authoring tool for free by signing up here.

 

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Guest Author Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown is a senior technical editor and writer that has worked in the education and technology sectors for two decades. Their background experience includes curriculum development and course book creation.

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