Digital learning platform features

Digital learning platform: The essential features

Digital learning can be a great alternative to regular, transmissive training days. However, if you’re not careful, switching to computer-based learning can make learning less effective. There’s rarely great enthusiasm from learners to embark upon a lengthy eLearning course that might take the best part of an hour. This means engagement will be lacking and the likelihood of knowledge retention will be diminished. But it doesn’t need to be this way: not if you choose the right digital learning platform for you. The following features are what to look for.

What to look for in digital learning platforms

Microlearning – It’s all the rage and for good reason. Learners respond better to lessons that are short and tightly-targeted to a single topic. Look for a digital platform that delivers microlearning.

Mobile learning – With the world glued to their phones, you have a good clue as to where to send content developed for your digital learning platform. Learners regard work computers as tools: they like their phones and can use them anywhere at any time.

Related: What is digital learning?

Gamification and interactivity – Typical digital eLearning courseware has completion rates of less-than 20 per cent. However, using interactivity and gamification that’s delivered on an interactive mobile platform can easily boost this to 90 per cent and beyond.

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Staring at courseware created on a bad digital learning platform isn’t too far removed from staring at the decoded Matrix.

Real world prizes – To really tip learners over the edge with their digital learning, choose a platform that can offer real prizes. This makes learning competitive and can see people re-take courses to achieve better scores or beat their previous best time.

Easy authoring – A great deal of digital learning courseware is created by third parties who deliver it to multiple companies. This leaves content being only partially relevant and hard to relate to. However, by using a platform that enables instructional designers to create and update their own courseware, it’s more relevant and can be frequently updated.

Learning feature enabler – A great digital learning platform will offer specialist learning techniques such as spaced repetition, peer learning a just-in-time (jit) training.

If you’d like to know more about a digital learning platform that deals with all of the above, get in touch at enquiries@edapp.com. You can also try EdApp’s Mobile LMS and authoring tool for free by signing up here or in the box below.

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