2021: A Year of Remote Working and Remote Learning

We have taken our way of doing things for granted.  

The ongoing pandemic has changed the way we learn and train. Social distancing has minimized face-to-face learning sessions, replacing it with remote training, webinars, and online courses. It’s a change that many are embracing, as a recent survey from Owl Labs stated that 50% of workers would rather work remotely than back in the office. To cope with this, companies need to adapt digital ways of training and upskilling their employees. The World Economic Forum hailed online training as a necessary step towards successful digital workforce transformation. 

As we’re settling into the next normal, digitalized methodologies of training are becoming the norm. In particular, many different Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been utilized to fulfil employee training needs. But with such a wide variety of LMS, what makes a good LMS? 

 LMS: The Go-To Solution for L&D 

Illustration of remote learning, through the usage of PC and smartphones
LMS are revolutionizing the L&D space 

As it currently stands, existing LMS are already well entrenched, yet many struggle to find the balance between “work hard” and “play hard”. Some well-established LMS are sticking with video presentations, homework, and exams, which aren’t the most engaging way to learn. However, there’s a new playing field in learning and development, and these classical approaches aren’t the best way to embrace it. That’s why some of the newer LMS are taking a different route. They’re utilizing colorful visuals with an emphasis on creating a fun journey for the learner.  

Despite these efforts, low retention rate on online learning platforms is a very common issue, especially in those focusing on corporate learning. It has also been a major concern for managers, alongside employee productivity and lessened focus, and concern about whether or not employees are getting things done. Managers also need to know how much of their training is working, and that’s where tracking comes in. Tracking employees’ training progress is essential to business, as employees who don’t grow their skills lose interest in their field of work.  

With these issues in mind, our development team focused on finding the perfect balance for a better LMS: trackable, engaging, and easy to use. After years of development, we came up with Levio; a mobile-first, gamified LMS platform as a solution for corporate learning. 

Learning with Levio: The Benefits 

Harnessing technology to deliver learning materials remotely
Levio makes learning better.

In 2020, there are 191.6 million smartphone users in Indonesia, and the share of Indonesians accessing the internet from their smartphones is expected to grow up to 67 percent during the same year. As smartphones became a staple, we develop Levio with these users in mind. We designed Levio with a familiar UI/UX to help learners get used to the platform, and eliminate the need to experiment with it. The mobile-first design also removed physical restrictions on learning, allowing people to learn anytime, anywhere. 

We also developed Levio with a unique take on the 70:20:10 learning method – a widely used model for effective learning, which consists of 70% experiential, on-the-job training, 20% social interaction, and 10% coursework. We enhanced the assignments with a multimedia approach, incorporated social interaction into the learning, and presented the materials with a microlearning approach. This greatly streamlines the learning process and vastly improves employee engagement. Using microlearning principle, Levio delivers small amounts of information at a time. This approach lets learners retain information better, faster, and makes learning less daunting.  

Taking it one step further, Levio also adds gamification to the mix. Proven to be effective in teaching and training, even researchers at MIT are embracing the idea. The tried-and-true motivational systems of the “employee of the month” award is also a simple form of gamification. Gamification adds another sense of accomplishment and purpose in an otherwise dull experience, giving users extra motivation to complete the course. With all these combinations, Levio aims to make learning easy and effective. 

Levio also has a comprehensive content authoring tool (CAT) that can be utilized to great extent by trainers and creators. With this, corporations can make their own microlearning materials easily, thus greatly supporting corporate upskilling efforts. Our unique “five-and-done” course format will translate any corporate learning materials into bite-sized ones, transforming even long materials into a 5 minutes course format. Creating courses through a simple presentation-like layout allows even novice creators to enjoy the full benefits of microlearning, such as a higher course completion rate.  

Designed with corporate users in mind, employers could rest easy about the training, since Levio provides constant feedback and tracking at a glance. In Levio, learner’s actions and progress are delivered directly into an administrative system, and displayed as key performance metrics. Up-to-date user data allow learning and development teams to evaluate, assess, and react quickly and efficiently. This help corporations make data-driven decisions regarding training and employee performance.  

The “New” Learning Methods of the “Next” Normal 

LMS or remote learning is much more efficient in the next normal
Ultimately, which LMS would suit your corporate needs? 

LMS are here to stay. The ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and accessibility it provided made them a better solution compared to in-class training. In the next normal, we will see a continuing norm of blended learning where LMS improve the learning experience. That’s why we developed Levio; to enhance learning experience with microlearning and gamification. Fully equipped to support offline or fully online training, Levio can be tailored to fit your L&D needs. 

Levio differs from other LMS such as Moodle or Skillshare, since it is designed from the ground up as a mobile-first, corporate LMS. While Moodle offered a feature-rich LMS platform, it lacks a detailed tracking feature, only showing a generalized result of employee progression. On the other hand, Skillshare has an expansive library of content, yet the absence of a comprehensive admin panel and tracking feature means that it is not suited for corporate needs. On Levio, we find solutions for those issues and wrapped them into a highly engaging mobile solution that can be used anytime, anywhere. We’re staring at the future of corporate learning, and Levio is our way to face it. 

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About Agate Level Up & Gamification Products: 

Established in 2010, Agate Level Up is the Indonesian frontrunner of gamified solutions to help companies reach their full potential. More than 100 clients from various industries throughout our one decade of experience is a testament on how having fun is paramount to our collective success. We believe in fun, are you ready to thrive from it?

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