The Future of Online Learning Requires a Human-Centric Approach
June 3, 2021
We’ve joked about the “new normal” and now there’s serious talk about never going back to the “old normal”. The extended period of remote working and learning alongside the need to decentralize systems and infrastructures has forced us to look critically at what processes we want to return to post-pandemic and which ones we want to transform.
Online learning is one of the biggest areas that has seen acceleration, and it has presented an opportunity to bring different approaches of employee upskilling to the world’s workforce. That’s something Farnaz Ronaghi, co-founder and CTO of NovoEd, has been working on for nearly a decade — and, she says, the next generation of online learning experiences is the only way forward when it comes to upskilling a highly distributed workforce.
“To be successful, organizations need more human-centered approaches to create the community and social connections that drive engagement and sustain change,” she says, and goes on to talk about what that looks like and how it can be implemented.
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The NovoEd Video Practice feature empowers administrators and learning experience designers to create interactive scenarios with video- and/or text-based prompts that learners must respond to in the moment by recording their response with their webcam or phone. After their session, learners can continue their immersive experience by exploring others' work.
Learning is important to the success of an organization and should be baked into the workplace culture for ongoing development and advancement. Research backs up the importance of continually developing a wide range of skills for a more creative, agile, and satisfying learning journey.