The main thing I wanted to take away from my visit to the 2016 Learning & Technology Exhibition was some examples from companies who have been in a similar situation to us in terms of changing the way they create learning content.
I was keen to look at companies who had moved away from a high volume of face to face learning to a more blended approach. The two that closely replicated this were London Transport and The Post Office.
What was evident from these talks was that many of these companies were doing similar things to us in terms of building online solutions. There was really good points of interest that I will share but I would say nothing that made me think we couldn’t achieve similar.
I have documented below detail of the talks I found most relevant for us and ways in which I think we could benefit from a similar approach.
Transport for London is delivering a three year immersive blended learning project to reskill 5,000 employees and transform customer service across the London Underground. This programme won Gold for “Best use of blended learning” at the 2015 E-Learning Award. This talk focused on what that programme now looks like, including examples of the learning used.
This talk focused on how the post office transformed their learning journey – moving away from a labour intensive classroom based course to a fully blended programme containing e-learning, scenarios, online games, concluding in a much shorter, but more valuable re-invigorated classroom session.