How Learning Engagement Dictates the Success of Educational Programs

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The phrase “learning engagement” is always cited as a key consideration for educational programs whether the learners are high school students or employees going through an enterprise organization’s onboarding process. Unfortunately, what that term means isn’t always as clear. Learner engagement means that learners are taking courses because they are interested in the material offered. They are willing to put in the effort because they feel that they will benefit through an expanded skill set and future opportunities. Many online courses bore learners and make learning feel like a chore, hurting information retention rates and even participation in educational programs. Likewise, instructors can become disheartened when their learners don’t seem to care about their courses. 

We are Turning, and we’ve developed a learning engagement platform designed to make learning intuitive and enjoyable for learners and instructors alike. It’s called Dojo360, and it’s based on our e³ philosophy of equity, evidence, and engagement. The “engagement” part of that philosophy is obviously essential to learning engagement, but equity and evidence are important as well. For example, it’s vital to ensure that all departments and types of learners are engaged in learning to ensure a fantastic and equitable experience for your entire organization. Furthermore, our platform automatically collects all types of data to give admins and instructors the evidence they need to prevent learners from falling behind. 

How Can I Increase Learning Engagement?

Making educational content fun can seem challenging, but it can be done. One of the most important pieces of the puzzle is to move away from generic courses in favor of modules tailored to the specific needs of each learner. A robust learning engagement platform supports personalized learning paths, allowing learners to enroll in courses that suit their interests to increase engagement. Courses can be recommended to learners based on their role with an organization or established proficiency level.

Learners also need to be able to engage with the material on their terms. Dojo360 allows instructors to record lectures and group discussions that learners can playback on-demand whenever and wherever works best for them. Breakout rooms are also available to facilitate group work and the free exchange of best practices, a collaborative component that many online training programs lack. People naturally crave this type of social element, and including it can promote learner engagement. 

While most people think of learners when considering learning engagement, instructors are important stakeholders too. Dojo360 can integrate with most commercial LMS and LXP platforms so instructors don’t have to waste time recreating tools they already have. Likewise, PowerPoint presentations can be imported into Dojo360 and modified as necessary. 

Instructors can even incorporate interactive elements to break the monotony of listening to huge blocks of information. For instance, inline quizzes can be a great way to break up a lengthy lecture. Most importantly, learners are empowered to provide real-time feedback to help instructors craft even more engaging courses in the future. 

Can I Track Engagement in Learning with Dojo360?

Absolutely! Dojo360 automatically records attendance for each course so you know who is taking what. Our platform can also tell you how many hours learners are spending on each course, one of the best metrics for measuring how engaged your learners really are. You can review how often courses are dropped, learner feedback, and more statistical evidence on an intuitive admin dashboard as well. Your organization can even administer follow-up questionnaires to ascertain how often your learners are using what they’ve learned. Why guess what your learners are thinking when you could know for sure?

Dojo360 meets or exceeds all WCAG 2.0 standards, ensuring that learner engagement is a top priority for every group in your organization. Gamification elements like leaderboards and badges can also be used to foster competition and promote learning engagement. Whether you need to help aural learners with reading through phonics or visual learners struggling to remember the cheeseburger recipe at a fast-food restaurant, Dojo360 offers the tools you need to promote engagement. We cordially invite you to learn more about what Dojo360 can do and our e³ philosophy!

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