So finally summer arrived and hopefully everyone will have had a break come September. Training was probably suspended or greatly reduced and yet staff kept on learning. How come ? Because they were learning before, alongside and will continue after, the corporate training curriculum has completed its cycle. Yes, even over the summer period, staff were improving their digital literacy, honing their skills on their smartphones, tablets and computers. They were using multiple media formats, adapting to the latest app updates and getting better at using digital appliances to achieve what they want in the real world.
If only organisations could tap into that energy and focus to improve core skills?
At Droman we think they can. We think that immersive learning harnesses the natural desire staff have to interact with the digital world. Rather than switching their digital devices off on entering the classroom, we encourage them to leave them on and make the classroom come to them, wherever, whenever they want.
We are piloting immersive learning with the staff of Police Scotland at the moment. Using an app on a tablet to enter and interact with a virtual world, seems a very appropriate way to train cybercrime and digital evidence investigation skills. But the same applies to a whole host of corporate training needs, from Induction to GDPR and financial regulatory compliance
Early results are very positive. Staff like learning in this format. They find it engaging, interesting and enjoyable. Employers seem to like the fact that such training is affordable, doesn’t require complex logistics to train large numbers of staff and the results are audit-able instantly.
So go with the flow. Don’t stop staff learning so that you can start training them in traditional ways.
If you want to know more about our immersive learning platform, please subscribe on this page or follow our current cybercrime training programme with Police Scotland at http://www.droman.co.uk/cybercrime/