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The importance of creating a great learning experience

Episode 23 of the Learning with Go1 podcast is out now! Joining us is Toby Devine, Alliances and Business Development Manager for TalenTeam, to discuss the importance of having good learning experiences in the workplace.
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Mikaela Gladden, Content Writer
2022-01-21

L&D provides the guidance employees need, while still allowing them to steer in their own direction, by designing learning experiences that take advantage of how today’s employees want to learn. 

In this episode of the Learning with Go1 podcast, our host Nick Ramsay is joined by Toby Devine, Alliances and Business Development Manager for TalenTeam, to discuss the importance of providing good learning experiences and its role in increasing engagement and adoption during the learning process. 

Check out some highlights below. 

What is a learning experience? 

When we talk about 'learning experience' what do we mean? Most of us instantly think of technology, in the way of 'learning experience platforms' - or 'LXPs'.

After all, much of what we experience in the workplace and in our lives outside of work revolves around technology.

Capturing the learning experiences is massive, as Toby explains. The keyword here is experience because it's not just about what is offered to a learner, but it also includes how the learning looks, how it feels, how you can interact with it, or how it can be used by that learner. 

TalenTeam operates in quite a specific space and area, particularly related to learning experiences. Toby dives deeper into what this means for L&D below. 

Learning in the flow 

Many L&D professionals are interested in making learning more relevant, contextualised, and truly available to people at the point of need.

This brings us back to the importance of 'learning in the flow', a term coined by Josh Bersin which drives productivity, increases engagement with formal learning, and improves knowledge retention. This is certainly the case for TalenTeam, as Toby describes below. 

What are the benefits of a great learning experience? 

To an organisation who might be considering their learning experience - their approach, platforms, and everything else attached to it - what are the value and benefits of a great learning experience?

Toby breaks it down into three main points relating to time savings, attracting and retaining talent and the encouragement of self-directed learning.  

How do you keep modern learners engaged? 

When it comes to keeping people engaged, there are many things an organisation can do.

From having an inviting, innovative look and feel in the interface of the technology, to artificial intelligence, to personalisation, Toby discusses how using technology can enhance the learning process below. 

What are the current L&D trends?

From a learning point of view, the combination of digital technology and L&D is crucial and should not be underestimated. A greater emphasis on technology-driven learning experiences will enable organisations to better serve their modern learners needs and boost skills in this constantly evolving work landscape.

Here, Toby highlights the trends in the market that people should be aware of below. 

If you haven’t already, listen to the full podcast here to learn more.  

We look forward to continuing the rest of the series with L&D professionals already scheduled to join us from Italy, Cyprus, Eqypt, Oman, Finland, The Netherlands, Australia, USA and many more. Stay tuned!   

Want to hear more? Browse the full Learning with Go1 podcast library on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify to help expand your knowledge of all things L&D. And hear how other organisations are navigating through this ever-evolving landscape. 

 

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