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Why Collaboration is Important in eLearning

Like any education process, different learners will approach eLearning in their own individual way. This means it is important to provide inclusive and comprehensive learning experiences that can appeal to every individual learner and their personal processes of taking, retaining and applying information. Encouraging collaboration across all levels of education from initial creation through uptake and into practice will benefit individual learners and the wider corporation simultaneously, as it can help foster a community of teamwork and understanding.

Building an online learning experience that can cater to and connect with a broader demographic might seem like a daunting task. However, by utilising a team of educators, designers and subject matter experts, these issues are easily resolved. The key to creating meaningful learning is combining subject matter and experience design that understands the learner’s perspectives and capabilities. Finding a conjunction of these areas will enable the delivery of useful and detailed information to learners in an accessible way. Let’s take a closer look at some of the ways that collaboration can benefit the learning experience. 

Building a foundation of knowledge

Two simple ways to ensure that an experience will be well-received are the consolidation of crucial information and specific learners’ targeting. A good authoring tool will be of great benefit here, as the process of designing and building is made simple and accessible to anyone. 

Experiences that present useful information in an engaging way will help learners retain knowledge without having to wade through unnecessary material. This is made possible by the joint effort of knowledgeable subject experts and people like learning designers who know how to condense and streamline necessary information. Functionalities of eLearning like assessed and reflective questions let individuals connect with the subject matter in real-time, and get immediate results. 

Collaboration in the early stages of learning design will carry across to the finished product. It will enable the creation of a comprehensive and engaging experience that the learner can connect with and take on into practice. 

Providing exciting experiences

The scope of eLearning has seen a massive shift in recent years, with more and more sectors realising the benefits of ongoing education for staff. Short and simple yet effective learning can be done across all business levels, reinvigorating work processes and allowing for workers to connect with their business practices, expectations, and values. 

The possibilities of eLearning are ever-expanding and can be catered specifically to certain needs and objectives. Including eLearning as part of the work experience is a great way to keep team members engaged and excited about their work and contributions to their business. Connecting people across multiple levels of a company with learning can lead to a greater sense of community, with the sense of sharing and working towards a common goal. 

Enabling open communication and idea-sharing 

Working environments that don’t focus on ongoing education can become stagnant, leading to complacency, not just within the business, but with outward projections into the market as well. Providing team members with engaging eLearning will encourage forward-thinking and create a collaborative space for continuous growth and development.  

The sharing of knowledge is an invaluable tool that can allow for the coming together of people and perspectives that may not have connected before. By creating a community of learners and an environment that encourages collaboration on all levels, individuals will feel appreciated and part of the bigger picture.  

Incorporating ongoing and collaborative education into the business model can be an effective way to develop and maintain an innovative environment that promotes teamwork and growth. By creating this kind of open learning and communication space, business can continue to move in an expanding trajectory that values its individuals and their contributions. 

Gemma Shipley
14 April 2021 2 Min Read

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