Coping with eLearning in the home office: This is what matters now

Hagen im Bremischen (Germany) | Corona has done it: eLearning is a topic everywhere. Whether in companies or with consumers. For newcomers to the field of digital learning, however, a few questions now arise: What do companies in particular need to bear in mind now, when company training is increasingly taking on a digital form?

According to André Niedostadek, professor for economic, labour and social law at the Harz University, the personal level plays an important role in learning. With eLearning learning formats this is considered to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the type of game. While the personal level is clear in video conferences as a substitute for a face-to-face event, this is missing in learning videos, for example. Accordingly, in many eLearning learning formats the self-learning competence of the employees is important. Learning motivation, learning organisation and learning control are also central elements in eLearning, which companies must consider when setting up eLearning courses.

While in pre-corona times eLearning platforms were partly understood as the future of learning, according to Niedostadek, it is now clear that they have arrived in the present. Decisive for this is above all the flexibility in terms of time and place, which, however, can only score points to the full extent if the workforce has developed self-learning competence. “You also have to learn how to learn – especially in the digital environment,” says Niedostadek. In this respect, he advocates a combination of face-to-face learning and eLearning. Because even if eLearning is more cost-effective for companies to implement, it is essential to ensure the transfer into practice of what can best be implemented in a network.

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