Murata Electronics Singapore
Advancing the learning experience beyond the classroom through synchronous learning
The relevance of synchronous learning took on a heightened significance in today’s landscape. Following the wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has further accelerated the redundancy of traditional face-to-face classroom training.
Though the pandemic has restricted classroom training, such training has also been proven to be ineffective in providing the learning experience employees are looking for today. This is especially so when employees not only want a more engaging and modern learning experience that incorporates tech-tools (i.e., videos, podcasts, and other forms of digital content), but also a training experience that is available for them on demand, where they can pursue learning in their free time and at their own pace.
For organisations operating globally, how can leaders ensure that employees are adequately trained, despite geographical boundaries and limitations in face-to-face interactions following the pandemic?
For Murata Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd (Murata Singapore), there was an inherent need to incorporate synchronous, tech-enabled learning and upskill its in-house trainers to be competent in conducting hybrid learning for existing and new employees at the organisation.
In pursuit of the above, Murata Singapore embarked on a workplace learning project with IAL’s Centre for Workplace Learning and Performance.
The rise of remote and hybrid learning
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) can help improve education given that today’s learners are becoming increasingly tech-savvy.
Learners can learn at their own pace
Traditional classroom learning can sometimes make it difficult for learners to learn at their own pace.
Technology is necessary to succeed in the real world
To allow learners to learn effectively, learning aids have to be engaging enough to help them retain information. Gamification is an example to increase engagement and interactivity of learners.
Source: Blog Article by Mentimeter, titled “What is Technology Enhanced Learning?