In the age of smartphones, smart homes, and even smart refrigerators, there is no excuse for having un-inspirational and boring learning. In recent decades, a lot of learning has had a drastic digital makeover. But often this is limited to unengaging Zoom calls and outdated PowerPoints loaded with information a learner is expected to retain in a short space of time.
Scalability Beyond Boundaries
Let’s talk about scalability. With effective digital learning, the possibilities are as vast as the internet itself. No longer confined by the limitations of physical classrooms, education becomes a global affair. Digital learning has the potential to reach learners in even the remotest corners of the world or those who are unable to be there in person. Once you’ve created empowering journeys and are using cutting-edge engaging media, this can be scaled effectively with the same incredible content. Scalability isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a game-changer.
Efficiency in Every Pixel
Efficiency is often the unsung hero of digital learning. We talk a lot about digital learning’s effect on employee’s efficiency, but what about the learning itself. The research speaks for itself, research from the US Department of Education reveals that students in online courses outperform those in traditional classrooms. The flexibility to learn at one’s own pace, coupled with interactive multimedia, makes the learning experience not just efficient but simply enjoyable. People use games and interactive elements to relax and not think about “work”, using these tools effectively allows the user to escape the “time to learn” mentality and really get into the content,
The Journal of Computing in Higher Education reports that digital learning can lead to higher retention compared to traditional methods. Interactive elements, gamification, and multimedia ensure that information sticks, making the learning journey more memorable and enjoyable.
Connecting Emotionally in the Digital Realm
The huge thing that we talk about at Mindboost is emotional connection. Technology is ever-evolving around us and can contribute a great deal to the learning journey, but it’s the people behind that technology that really make a difference. Problems can’t be solved with tech along, it’s with the right blend of technology and human touch that learners can feel a genuine connection to the material. Virtual classrooms, discussion forums, and even emojis can create an environment that fosters engagement and emotional investment.
We mean it when we say ‘digital learning with feeling.’ A study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology found that emotional engagement is a key predictor of success in online courses. The digital realm offers opportunities for personalisation, allowing learners to connect with the content in a way that suits their unique learning style. It’s not just about the what, but the how, and the how you feel about it.
Learning Tailored to You
It’s never been and never will be a one-size-fits-all. Adaptive learning algorithms understand your strengths and weaknesses, serving up content that suits your learning style. A study by the Gates Foundation found that personalised learning leads to better student outcomes. Digital learning embraces the power of infotainment – blending information with entertainment. Whether it’s a quirky animation explaining complex concepts or an augmented reality exercse, learning becomes so much more. The British Journal of Educational Technology reveals that multimedia elements in digital learning enhance both engagement and understanding. Interactive elements, quizzes, and spaced repetition techniques, backed by research from the Journal of Computing in Higher Education, ensure that knowledge sticks around for the long haul.
Digital learning can be dynamic, engaging, and an effective way to learn and develop. Get in touch with the team to learn how we can elevate your digital learning.