- July 27, 2021
-- Learning achieves little unless the learners engage with the material. That's the lowdown from the Acorn subject matter experts. Their recent article explores why learner engagement is important for employee training and details some tips to help build this engagement. Fundamentally, it comes down to changing attitudes and perceptions. Acorn is a product of Pursuit Technology, and the full article can be found on their Acorn Labs blog: https://bit.ly/
"You want learners to view training as a choice, not a mandatory event," said Blake Proberts (Co-Founder & Managing Director). "A learning management system encourages them to incorporate learning into their lives as it suits them, while also driving initiative and action through features like personalised learning pathways linked to their career aspirations."
Behavioural, emotional and cognitive engagement are the three main areas that need to be considered for learner engagement. A training program that purposefully utilises some or all of these is the best way to ensure learners aren't checking out.
The Acorn experts deliver a raft of suggestions to help improve learner engagement. Employees value meaning in tasks, including assigned eLearning. Having problems to solve builds new and creative ways of thinking that can be translated into their day-to-day. Personalised coursework shows employees that organisations have invested in their personal and career development beyond just checking off boxes.
A key tool, but not the only one, to help engage learners is the learning management system. A good LMS will have the features necessary to support autonomy, convenience, gamification and social learning.
Pursuit Technology is a software development company which seeks to streamline systems through innovative solutions and unlock the potential of the workforce. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS seven years ago, we've worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we've maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through to compliance and ongoing development.