Distance learning is becoming more and more important because it meets the critical training needs of organisations.
The design of training and coaching programmes meets severe constraints:
- The need for companies and organisations to ensure the coverage of key roles;
- The search for efficiency in training investments;
- The effectiveness of training programmes in the specific organisational context, which increasingly requires co-design skills;
- The need for tools and technologies able to accompany training efficiently.
Distance learning (FAD) helps to overcome these constraints and has several advantages:
- It does not require a physical location and does not present logistic constraints;
- It is compatible with smart-working;
- It makes it easier to match training plans and key role coverage;
- It requires lower investments;
- Allows participants to stay connected to the teacher regularly;
- Facilitates the distribution of teaching materials and the communication between participants, even when located in
- different locations and different countries;
- It enables the participation by people in smart-working or people who, for various reasons, are temporarily unable to go to work.
We are also aware that distance learning can have some drawbacks:
- It makes the empathic teacher-participant interaction, typical of classroom training, more complex;
- It can represent a barrier for people less used to technological solutions.
Our distance learning solutions take into account the different factors involved when designing and selecting the tools to be employed:
- the needs of companies and organisations in general;
- the advantages and disadvantages of distance learning offer;
Below are the tools that we use regularly:
- a software solution for the distribution of e-learning courses (Learning Management System, LMS) that is easy to use and capable of generating detailed reports;
- a catalogue of e-learning courses capable of:
- support the development of key competences;
- provide the basis for further strengthening in classroom sessions or videoconferencing;
- allow the participant to study individually, without the presence of the teacher and the other participants.
- videoconferencing tools that will enable managing distance learning sessions effectively:
- participation tracking;
- communicate effectively, in audio and video;
- share multimedia content;
- create groups among participants, manage exercises and role-plays;
- discussion groups that provide several advantages:
- Count on the assistance of the teacher during the study;
- Discuss specific topics with the teacher and other participants;
- to deal with aspects related to individual experiences;
- maintain a uniform view of the issues covered;
- access to content quickly.
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