'Learning in the flow of work' is a concept where learners can easily and quickly access answers or short pieces of learning content that will help them to do their jobs, at the point of need. The phrase was coined by Josh Bersin.
Research shows that learning in the flow drives productivity, increases engagement with learning and improves knowledge retention.
Time to learn: A top challenge for L&D
In Josh Bersin's article he included a survey of 4,000+ L&D and business professionals when asked people how their workplace learning could be improved, the most common issue was that people 'do not have enough time to learn'.
“Getting employees to make more time for learning” was the #1 challenge they cited. Among the learners who responded, 58% want to learn at their own pace and 49% want to learn in the flow of work.
Providing learners with the right learning content at the right time can help address these challenges.
Modern learning technologies, learning platforms and quality digital learning content, are making it easier to establish a digital learning culture to meet these evolving needs and facilitate learning in the flow of work.
How does Learning in the Flow happen?
For learning to happen in the flow of work , learning content needs to be:
- Curated carefully
Learning in the flow of work, or “in the moment of need” learning, works best when the information being sought is easily accessible and with context. The learners are empowered with the ability to find the answers that they need.
Learning content must be available at all times, on any device. Mobile responsive content, access to mentors, practice labs, code examples, templates to use in real life situations are all elements of quality digital learning programmes that bridge the gap between learning and doing.
Digital learning content must be carefully sourced and its quality verified. Simply using internet searches when learning on the job can sometimes lead to the gross simplification of functions that are just not that straightforward. This, in turn, causes employees to make judgements on matters that require much greater, more in-depth consideration.
Video-based sites like YouTube are appealing to L&D, employees and business leaders because they’re free, accessible on mobile devices, and offer a simple way to learn how to do things. But if you're a business leader whose hopes for on-the-job learning hang on YouTube and Google – beware! These platforms do not equate to effective learning.
How does Logicearth support learning in the flow of work?
Logicearth takes a practical stance on performance support, talent development and learner support. We understand that for employees to thrive they must be supported, developed and guided.
The building of high performing teams does not happen without structure and support. Developing a culture of learning in the flow of work within an organisation also requires structure and process.
We advise organisations on how to choose and implement the right learning platform that will provide access to the right learning content as and when needed.
Content Development services
Our Content Development services focus on the learner experience and on developing engaging and relevant digital learning resources that add value to a learner’s day. By promoting succinctly written assets, well titled and constructed, we endeavour to create resources that are memorable and easily retrievable, if a learner wants to revisit particular content at a later moment of need. Our content is developed with the highest standards of design and best practices for learning.
Learn more about our Content Development services here.
learningCloud - a next-generation Learning Management System (LMS).
learningCloud is a multi-use modern learning experience platform (LXP) or next-generation LMS. Available via desktop or mobile app, learningCloud can be used to schedule classroom or virtual training, share digital learning content and learning resources and facilitate social learning collaboration.
This platform provides on-demand access to content whenever it is needed.
Read more about learningCloud and its features here .
Percipio - an IMMERSIVE DIGITAL LEARNING CONTENT PLATFORM
Percipio is an off the shelf digital learning content library. It provides engaging learning content for users to discover, in hundreds of channels that have been mapped to align to competencies and skills valued by leading organizations and evolve along with the learners.
Skillsoft Percipio provides constant accessible engaging support in areas such as
- IT Technical Skills
- Business Skills
- Leadership Skills and
- Productivity and Collaboration
The Percipio Embedded Learning Synchronized Assistant (ELSA) provides access to the platform via a browser plug-in, so that the experience is available for all users throughout their workday, directly in their natural workflow. To learn more about Elsa see our video here
An administrator can create learning paths and assign content , from within the system or share internally produced content through the platform.
As a Skillsoft partner Logicearth provides the consultancy skills to ensure the successful implementation of any digital content program. Designing curriculum, delivering training needs analysis and helping to ensure that business adoption of your new learning platform is successful.
Verify - a spaced-practice, agile, microlearning solution
Verify offers an exciting alternative learning model to SCORM training modules. This model moves away from the concept of doing one-off training courses.
The platform provides an opportunity to really embed important knowledge into the minds of learners. Short, personalised Q&A style learning interventions are delivered on a scheduled basis, based around specific the specific learning outcomes that will drive each learner’s performance.
These interventions, or mastery moments, take just 2 minutes to complete. This allows learners to learn in the flow of their day, rather than stop what they are doing to attend a training session or complete a full course.
Want to find out more about how 'learning in the flow of work' can have a huge impact on your organisation? Get in touch now for an informal chat about your needs.