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Elearning simulations prepare your employees to master applications even before they actually start working on them. Learners are given a risk-free playing field, where they can practice, make errors, and learn from their mistakes. This type of training boosts confidence boosts and employees perform better in the actual workplace.
Let’s take a closer at how organizations benefit from using elearning simulations for their learning needs.
Employees are often limited to their roles within an organization. Elearning simulations introduce them to the bigger picture and apprise them of their role in making things happen. They develop a better understanding of how each department functions and fits into the organization as a whole. It also helps them understand the challenges that colleagues from different departments and geographical locations face. This goes a long way in bridging communication gaps better and building cohesion.
Elearning simulations offer measurable data for real-time feedback as well as for later assessment. Each learner’s performance can be viewed in real time as they interact with the elearning simulation. You can use this data to help them correct their course as soon as they commit an error. Post learning assessments and debriefings can help evaluate the effectiveness of the program and allow program directors to apply desired improvements to the system.
A 2016 McKinsey report iterates that the next generation of corporate learning will happen at the speed of business. Elearning simulations can prove to be the key to accomplish this task and develop mission critical skills for the workforce. It not only helps develop business function skills, but also helps learners to acquire soft skills they need to improve collaborations with colleagues.
The implications of experiential learning on learners and business are well documented. Elearning simulations that offer a business experience to the learners allow them to acquaint themselves with the consequences of their actions in a risk-free environment, learn from that experience and apply it in the real world with higher efficacy. One of the best examples can be seen in the Toyota production system where learning-by-doing is highly regarded and emphasized on.
Learning from the experiences of a colleague is always better than reading data and instructions. This idea is validated in the 2015 Learner’s Voice report, where more than 90 percent of the participants believed that collaborating with colleagues is more fruitful than competing with them. Since elearning simulations rely on collaborative teamwork between colleagues, it tends to be highly effective in delivering that for the employees. Game elements combined with rich media and teamwork help create an experience that learners don’t forget easily, and actively engage themselves in the learning process.
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