The new world of JDE training reflects the on demand nature of our society today, and we at iLearnERP are on the cutting edge with our new release of the EOne Academy™ 2.0. The ways in which we access knowledge is ever changing. Think about it. When was the last time you flipped through a thick, printed manual to learn new information on a particular topic rather than turning to a short YouTube video? Learners today are accustomed to learning in shorter chunks, wherever and whenever they can most easily access content. So why should our approach to professional training be any different? A short video format with such things as overviews, expert screen cast instruction, and on demand access creates a successful learning experience. But, there are other things to keep in mind when creating content.
All media is not good media. To accommodate today’s fast-paced learner, videos should be well produced, structured, concise, and should clarify learning expectations. Trainers should not expect a simple “watch and learn” approach. Video learning can also be “tactile” when it is accompanied by activities and exercises, supplemental information, and a practice ground. In the JD Edwards world, this means providing access to an EnterpriseOne 9.2 environment.
All learners are not equal. We all approach new media (and new content) with a particular set of anxieties or skills. Every learner will need a different level of support, whether it is access to a physical or virtual “face” to ask questions, a tutorial, a QRC (Quick Reference Card), or the IT person with which they are most accustomed to working. Learners who are able to be agile can experience the most success, but learners that do not have the highest learning agility are not necessarily their own problem. Effective video training and instructional support can help all types of learners, whether they are open to new experiences or attempt to shut out the unknown.
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