Learning Paths for guided, effective learning experiences

December 15, 2022

We have a new feature in our Teach on Mars learning tool! The Learning Paths feature is now available in our Teach on Mars environment. Let’s take a deeper look into this feature, which is sure to facilitate and streamline your learners’ experiences.

Learning Paths for a successful learner experience

The importance of signposting learning paths

In e-learning, unlike in classroom training sessions, learners often work completely independently. In order to offer them an effective experience, they should be guided through a clear and consistent learning path.

A Learning Path benefits the learner in:

  • Visualising the end goal from the outset;
  • Discovering intermediate steps at a glance;
  • Becoming more independent;
  • Tracking progress throughout the entire path.

It benefits the trainer as well by:

  • Delineating a full training path;
  • Setting the course tempo;
  • Covering a wide range of skills and concepts;
  • Assessing learners throughout the path;
  • Tracking learners’ overall progress via a dedicated tracking tool.

Teach on Mars introduces its latest Learning Paths feature dedicated to effective learning.

Learning Paths | UQalify

Learning Paths, instructions for use

Learning Paths enable you to create personalised and signposted training paths. They can be built around a wide variety of topics: focus on a product range, a subject, per level of expertise, as part of onboarding, etc.

In order to build the perfect Learning Path, you should keep one golden rule in mind: Properly define and describe the pedagogical objective of your Learning path, its steps, and rhythm (date, blocking up to completion, etc.).

Besides, if you’d like the Learning Path to be certified, don’t forget the final training session for certification purposes.

When learners open their Learning Path, they discover a course consisting of training sessions or recommendation quizzes. They can proceed at their own pace and track their progress on two levels: on a general level for the whole path and within each block.

Key steps for creating an effective Learning Path

  1. Choose the training courses or recommendation quizzes you wish to have in your flow (NB: they must already be published). We recommend a minimum of 3 ‘steps’. Of course, we also recommend using pre-existing content.
  2. Select a relevant and logical sequence for your various pedagogical building blocks.
  3. Customise the course introduction. We recommend making the pedagogical aims and overall duration clear.
  4. If required, configure the opening dates for your courses (start and end date) in order to set the course tempo.
  5. If required, configure the conditions for unlocking certain course building blocks by using a code or by successfully completing the previous step.
  6. Share the course with learners. NB: the access rules for the Learning Path take precedence over the access rules for the courses in the Learning Path.
  7. Publish the Learning Path and carefully manage its roll-out (communication, email, etc.).

If you want to learn more, read these dedicated articles from the Help Center:

Discover some inspiring examples for using Learning Paths

Onboarding courses for new hires

When onboarding new hires, create a dedicated onboarding course to facilitate their first days on the job and in the company with, for example, themes such as:

  • HR
  • Company and associated values
  • Business areas
  • Key products, etc.

You can even weave synchronous sessions into your course with ‘steps’ consisting of links to either digital (e.g. video conferences) or physical (e.g. seminars) synchronous sessions.

Professionalising employees: courses suited to every level of expertise

To help navigate your tool and promote key content, you can create differentiated ‘beginner’, ‘advanced’ and ‘“advanced” ‘expert’ courses.

In this way, you ensure that learners are following the course suited to their level and that they understand the basics. This will boost your learners’ motivation when acquiring new skills. Each course can end with an associated certification. Ask your in-house experts to establish a community through the comments section.

You want to create an immersive experience with a set pace: chronological/ geographical courses

We recommend immersing learners in ‘common theme’ courses following a chronological thread or a precise itinerary. For example, you can propose a chronological order with key steps in the company history or a ‘sales ritual’ course, tracking the key constituting steps.

You can also provide geographical courses, mapping the manufacturing locations of your products, and your company’s iconic places. This way, you invite learners on a memorable journey.

Support transformation around a new practice, range or initiative: themed courses

Finally, you can create themed courses around your key subjects: a focus on a collection, an iconic product, a key subject, CSR topic, etc. and thereby provide a comprehensive path for learners.

As you can see, Learning Paths will become your new partner in consolidating the learner experience and ensuring effective knowledge transmission.

If you are wondering what the other opportunities could be for your organisation, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Original article by Teach on Mars

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