If you feel that your employees could be getting more out of the training materials you provide, it could be time to switch to interactive training. Interactive training allows team members to be active participants in their courses as opposed to passively watching a video or sitting through a lecture, contributing to higher retention rates and an increased ability to apply what they’ve learned at work. You also get an opportunity to provide immediate feedback to trainees, allowing you to address any skill gaps promptly. Modern interactive training software makes this type of training more accessible than ever before, and you can bet that your competitors are already making good use of it.
If you aren’t sure how to begin an interactive training regimen, the experts at Turning can help. We’ve been focused on interactive training technologies since the founding of our company in 2002 in Youngstown, Ohio, because we wanted to transform traditional learning into active learning engagement. We’ve developed the e³ philosophy of equity, evidence, and engagement to turn that vision into a reality and designed a learning engagement platform called Dojo360 that learners of all ages can benefit from. Continue reading to learn more about everything our platform can do!
As noted above, we’re staunch believers that equity, evidence, and engagement are the keys to better learner outcomes and more motivated teams. Here is a brief analysis of how Dojo360 brings all three of those tenets to the fore:
All team members deserve the same access to interactive training materials and Dojo360 facilitates that. Instructors can record live seminars and add them to their courses, ensuring that synchronous and asynchronous learners alike receive the same information. Recorded materials are also available for on-demand playback, allowing all learners to watch them again anywhere with a stable internet connection to better internalize the information. Dojo360 also includes communication tools such as virtual meeting rooms and live chat functionality to help team members share insights and benefit from the collective experience of their colleagues.
Dojo 360 also meets or exceeds all WCAG 2.0 guidelines, meaning that every team member will be able to access training materials regardless of any learning differences or visual/sonic impairments. Our goal was equity, and we are confident that we achieved it.
One of the biggest benefits of interactive training is the ability to provide learners and educators with real-time feedback, and Dojo360 takes that to a new level. Instructors can add inline quizzes throughout their courses to ensure that learners have mastered one topic before moving to the next one. Likewise, you can use decision trees to help your learners experience the consequences of their actions in real-time as opposed to making them wait for a final assessment grade. For instance, an aspiring customer service representative could try different strategies to help them interact with dissatisfied clients without losing their future business. If they make a mistake, they can be gently corrected and invited to try again with a different approach. The scenario is risk-free since they are not talking to a real customer, but the knowledge they gain will help them navigate real-world situations more effectively.
This approach generates a ton of data, and Dojo360 makes it easy to digest with intuitive dashboards for instructors and admins. You can see who is struggling with what at a glance and even assign courses to learners based on the skill gaps you’re seeing. Learners are also invited to provide feedback on every course they take to give you more information to work with. Nothing beats hard evidence when it comes to making decisions about your interactive training program.
Lecture-based training isn’t right for everyone, and interactive training generates better results by encouraging hands-on engagement with the material. Instructors can build interactive activities directly into their courses on Dojo360, ensuring that learner minds don’t start to wander after a few minutes of inactivity. Furthermore, Dojo360 supports game-based learning to make training more fun. If Walter in accounting completed a certificate that you haven’t, you need to enroll in another course to even the score.
Group work can be a good way to stimulate learners, and Dojo360 includes numerous collaboration tools to facilitate it even if learners are miles apart geographically. Instructors also have access to the entire Dojo library of photos, videos, and other graphical assets to make lessons more lively.
Roleplay is a great option for teaching many skills, including preparing for a job interview, interacting with colleagues, and teaching what you’ve learned to others. Many learning management systems (or LMS) allow for the creation of interactive activities that address these topics and more. Dojo360 seamlessly integrates with all of them, allowing you to take your existing training materials and transfer them right over. If you don’t have an LMS, no problem. Instructors can also create custom “decks” on Dojo360 that support multiple-choice, true/false, short answer, numeric response, and fill-in-the-blank items to add an interactive component to training.
Interactive training is one of the best educational tools available, and we make it easier to use than ever before. We invite you to learn more about everything Dojo360 can do!