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The power of learning analytics

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”
American futurist Alvin Toffler

Your organisation’s agility is largely determined by the adaptability of your workers. How fast can they learn and catch up to the demands of a digital economy?

In our previous article, Addressing business fears in the digital economy, we talked about the importance of adopting a learning culture in the digital age. But what learning resources should you provide? And how do you know it will work?

To help you answer these questions, the tool you’ll want on your side is learning analytics. Learning analytics help you adjust content and resources by gathering data about how your learners learn. The purpose is to offer a personalised, meaningful and engaging learning experience.

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What can learning analytics do?

You collect data about your learners as they learn. You’ll find out things about:

Their strengths and weaknesses
A learner’s strengths and weaknesses can be determined by how quickly they’ve progressed through topics. This will help you adjust content by providing more resources and materials on the topics they need to spend time on.

What engages them
You can see what learning activities appeal more to your workers by looking at the number of times they’ve logged in and completed the activity. It’s also a good indicator of how useful and accessible these learning activities are. You can use this data to tweak areas in the learning that aren’t getting much attention.

Increasing your workers’ success through learning analytics

When you know your workers’ learning style and preferences, you’ll know where to direct your resources so that learning aligns with your business’s goals.

If you’re struggling to put together a learning module that works, why not give us a call? We’re digital learning experts and we’ll help you create learning that’s fit for the future.


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