Successful learning may look different depending on the industry, organization, or even the person completing the learning. Learning has taken on a new landscape thanks to the help of technology. This creation of a hybrid learning environment merges the complexity of the two environments, physical and virtual. This results in a program that is customizable and sets up any type of learner for success. Hybrid learning offers learners flexibility that traditional learning can’t compare to, with the ability to take classes anywhere at any time. Learners also have the opportunity to work at a pace that works best for them.
The main objective of any type of Learning and Development program is for the learners to walk away with knowledge that sticks. Success parameters are used to determine how well the L&D program is working, and if any adjustments need to be made. Some parameters to look for include tracking learner development, course attempts, and drop-off rates. As well as testing learning knowledge a certain number of days, weeks, or months after the course has been completed.
When developing or evaluating a tech stack, there are several L&D Objectives that are key to producing a successful, blended learning environment for all, including:
Objective 1 – Business Performance
Business performance is usually the top objective of every L&D activity. When employees are continuously learning, it will result in higher performance of their everyday tasks and business KPIs.
Objective 2 – Employee Satisfaction
Increased employee retention rates and employee net promotor scores can be a result of a successful L&D program. Research suggests that 94% of employees stay with a company that invests in learning and development. This affirms that employees value learning in the workplace.
Objective 3 – Employer Branding
Employer branding is an often forgotten, yet crucial piece of building a learning and development program. Branding within an LMS helps create a more customized approach to learning. This reminds learners that the training is made “just for them”. Outwardly, branding also tells candidates that their company is committed to their careers and long-term growth.