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Why You Should Make Data-Driven Decisions


September 30, 2019



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Data-driven decisions tend to be more informed, contributing to a more effective and successful outcome. SC Training (formerly EdApp) introduced data-driven authoring to better learning experiences and further revolutionise microlearning. 

The feature utilises live usage data providing detailed insights into the needs and preferences of learners for the best learning experience possible. Live insights into template choice are provided, meaning that material is constructed based on real data insights. This accommodates the needs and preferences of employees, needed to catalyse their optimal performance.

This article will outline how microlearning generates data to be utilised by learning and development professionals when making important decisions.


Gamification is implemented in the microlearning strategy to engage and retain employees in an immersive learning environment. It facilitates the incorporation of gaming elements into course content for a fusion of fun and important information. This occurs through forms such as leader boards, point scores, star bars and real prizing. Gamification instills a sense of lasting motivation in employees, encourage them to work harder and for longer. Data can be easily collected thanks to gamification through assessing employees’ position amongst their colleagues. Gaps in learning can also be determined based on the analysis of completion and engagement rates. The areas in which learners failed or struggled in can be recorded and accounted for in the next stage of employee training.  Later, the collected data can be replicated to create more sophisticated layers of games to keep your employees up-to-date meanwhile providing them with the fun they deserve.

Completion and Engagement Rates

Completion and engagement are clear indications of what employees do and do not like, as well as areas they are confident in and those they are not. A middle ground must be found between courses that are facile and too challenging, otherwise the results will be skewed. This is due to employees abandoning their training if it becomes too difficult, as well as abandoning if it is too easy.

Filled Gaps in Learning

When it is realised that gaps in knowledge prior to microlearning implementation have been filled, it is an effective and realistic indication that it is working. The point of training programs to begin with is to develop a holistic understanding of complex concepts. This makes it amply important to provide employees with easily comprehendible and fully constructed explanations through detailed training content.

Performance in Real-Life Scenarios

If employees perform in their roles and responsibilities to the best of their ability, it is clear that their training is effective and worthwhile investment. In other words, their performance is a collection of real-life data signifying if employees are well-informed or not.


If you would like to learn more about how to build the most effective employee training 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.


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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