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Netex Learning Technologies
5 essential e-learning
strategies to jump the
Corporate learning has been following the
'Industrial Model of Education' as Sir Ken
Robinson terms it, since ages. This model
follows the assembly-line linearity of
packaging and delivering.
You package the learning and deliver it to the
learners, they consume the package, you
then label them with a suitable qualification.
This model is based on qualification criteria
and does not care much about the
performance of the learner.
When online learning technologies arrived,
they provided the online capabilities to
implement exactly the same model.
Collectively these learning technologies
brought in e-learning.
At its onset, e-learning provided a costeffective alternative to classroom training
using LMSs and content authoring tools. It
allowed organisations to cross geographical
barriers, deliver learning content and track the
progress of learners.
Eventually, organisations were able to follow
the academic notion of 'qualification'. Thus,
like a semester or annual exam in schools or
universities, completion of an e-learning
course concluding with assessment(s)
became the indicator of successful
Evolution and disruption
The results were stored and certificates
awarded, deeming the learners capable of
doing their jobs. Over time, these learning
technologies evolved. They automated,
digitised and scaled several manual tasks.
However, the evolution path was still leading
to the same industrial model of education:
package, deliver and measure.
Today, technological disruption has led to
unprecedented volatility in the market.
Organisations are expected to have the
business agility wherein decisions and
sometimes even directions can shift
overnight. Information is exploding and the
half-life of knowledge is shrinking. In the case
of technical knowledge, the shelf life is
reduced to just a couple of years.