Netflix has something for everyone, from 20-year-old sitcoms we’ve all forgotten, to brand new series derived from steamy romance novels. No matter who you are or what you like, there’s a Netflix show for you. It’s no wonder that learning companies want to be the Netflix of eLearning, but it takes more than just having a catalog of eLearning products.
Have you been working remotely for the past year, and are just now starting a hybrid work schedule? If so, you’re not alone. Studies report that 45% of remote workers expect to work hybrid in 2021. This new way of working demands a new way of creating content and supporting learners all over the world.
This article will walk you through why learners want hybrid work, its benefits, and the top ways content developers can best serve their new hybrid-remote audience.
The hybrid workplace is here to stay. WeLearn’s last post on hybrid-remote work explained how employees and learners all over the world are adjusting to this new location-flexible arrangement that allows them to combine onsite and offsite work.
With hybrid work on the rise, it’s critical for learning organizations and businesses to rethink what hybrid learning engagement looks like. But what is hybrid learning engagement, and why should learning organizations care?
Gamification impacts learners in many different ways. It allows for the environment they are in to be more fun and engaging when it is used with gamification. The objective is not to turn work into a game, but more of a way to drive people to work harder and pay more attention than they would have if gamification was not used. Gamification creates competition between the learners and competition equals motivation. When the learner is trying to be competitive it creates opportunities and allows the learners to show they can learn the information.
When you begin to understand your learners at a more elemental level, you have the opportunity to leverage those insights in order to better align your learning strategy to the organization’s strategy, to ensure your learners engage with the programs you are developing, and ultimately ensure that your learners are building the skills and competencies that you need them to have.
We shared in our earlier blog titled ‘So you want to be the Netflix of Learning’ some of the psychological principles of Netflix and how consumers are more likely to engage and buy through this approach Netflix is most famous for. What is that Netflix approach? Do we really want to be like Netflix for learning? Is it the ease of access, the AI or machine learning, navigated paths or something else. When I think about what learners need, it’s not a one size fits all… and it varies depending on specific business needs. Now, does the principles behind Netflix apply to bring learning to life in an engaging and almost habit forming way .. YES!
If you are like us – the pandemic may have provided an unprecedented opportunity to take in some
great content – whether you were swooning over Bridgerton, obsessing over the Queen’s Gambit, or
waxing nostalgic over The Crown – the odds are you could not get enough of your favorite shows and
are likely hitting refresh on one of your browser tabs right now to see when your favorite show may be
coming back. Netflix has mastered the art of earning our discretionary time and attention. Not bad for a
company that started as a video store (#BeKind.Rewind)
When you first think of virtual reality, you might think of professional gamers, first-person shooter games, and futuristic-looking headsets. While these are all elements of VR, virtual reality is also an increasingly affordable tool for social and educational change.
Virtual reality is being utilized by organizations to boost workplace engagement and provide accessible learning for the masses. But what exactly is virtual reality and how can we incorporate it into our learning and performance support strategies?