Many providers are jumping on the bandwagon to convert their paper based training programmes into an eLearning LMS. And think that this will work. It doesn't, it takes time, costs money, causes confusion, and pisses the learners off.
If you want to convert your training to digital, here is the lessons we have learned, so you don't have to... Moving your skills development from low tech into a hybrid working digital learning process. Full digital training, VR AR and LXP’s only offer limited success in the completion of learning content in the South African skills development Landscape.
From this process the measure for ROI is quite a simple equation, and because this is accepted more and more by the SETA’s and the QCTO this will also impact the claiming of grants, BBEEE and other reporting options.
Converting your learning into a digital process is a 3 phased approach, and these phases are based over time and progress between the phases depends on the adoption and use of the phase by the ECO system. (Click here to read the digital Assessment of learning process ECOSystem paper)
PHASE 1: eAssessment
- The first step is to convert your assessment of learning into an eAssessment / digital assessment process. Using P4P platform ensures that this is done in governance. (eLearning and LMS systems do not offer this safey.)
- The eAssessment process takes the current Portfolio of Evidence (P.o.E.), logbooks, workplace integrated learning evidence and enables the learners to load their portfolios into P4P eAssessment platform.
- Enabling administration, assessment, internal moderation, and Verification to take place online.
- Ticking the Assessment process for the SETA’s and governing bodies. At this point the actual delivery of content remains classroom based or Face-to-Face.
- The conversion of the assessment content into a digital format.
- Upskill the Administrators.
- Upskill the Assessors.
- Onboard the learners with the assessors.
- Support the Learners and the Assessors.
- Upskill and support the internal moderator on Interim and Final Moderation.
PHASE 2: Blended Learning
After phase 1 is adopted by the end users, the next step is to convert the learning content and methodology into a blended digital learning experience.
- Create a project plan to select and convert the qualification.
- Select the best eLearning /LMS platform for the company based on the company team.
- Use the classroom training as a base line for delivery of content, and use the eLearning platform as a supplementary tool, to allow the learners to access the Facilitators as well as learning content during post training times.
- Gradually convert the learning content into the eLearning platform over a period of time and review the user adoption to understand the right shift for the company Learning offerings.
- Choose the platform.
- Content developers (instructional design team) on how to load the content.
- Upskill the Admins on how to track the learning process.
- Upskill the Facilitators and Instructors on how to use the eLearning platform.
- Upskilling the Assessors on how to access the eLearning content.
- Upskilling the Learners on how to access and use the eLearning content.
PHASE 3: Digital Learning
- At this phase the programme content will be digitised, and assessment process will be digitised.
- Finalise the learning pathways.
- Finalise the integrations between the platforms.
- Create the marketing for training offering.
- Offer the training in 3 methodologies.
a. Full eLearning.
b. Blended Learning.
c. Classroom based learning – with digital assessments.
What are your thoughts?