What is the Learning Ecosystem? Put simply, Good e-Learning defines the Learning Ecosystem as an online solution incorporating a Learning Management System (LMS) that has been designed to achieve the strategic outcomes of a business.
It is a community of like-minded individuals, learners, teachers, trainers, managers and organizations that have come together to collaborate and share their accumulated knowledge for the benefit of everyone.
It takes learning and development to the next level, giving organizations external and commercial opportunities alongside their traditional internal development. And all of it happens in one place: The Learning Ecosystem.
Whether you are a small, medium or large organization, a Government institution, an International standards institute, a membership community, or looking to train your employees, members, suppliers or customers, the Learning Ecosystem and its methodologies will have been purposely designed and developed to mould and adapt to your key business objectives.
As a fully online solution the Learning Ecosystem is powered by the industry’s best practices and creates a business environment where learning and development is just one part of a wider solution.
Six key Areas Where a Learning Ecosystem can Create Opportunity
1) Global Community
The Learning Ecosystem provides a scalable online member community across geographic regions, all working towards achieving key business and training objectives.
2) Track and Analyze
The Ecosystem can track and ‘remind’ the learning community, making individuals aware of developments in their learning plans and informing their next steps. It can facilitate the collection of custom pieces of information about users. Any custom fields created can be visible on any user reports or certificates generated.
3) Automated Marketing
You can automatically notify users about specific events for their benefit, and send ad hoc information such as details about upcoming events, new training programs, etc. Any admin can send newsletters to users or groups and the Ecosystem can also provide a direct interface between users and their support teams.
The Learning Ecosystem allow students to purchase online training materials and start learning immediately while providing support for the preferred payment types of end-users. Browsing can generate additional revenue by cross-selling or upselling training, and users can be provided with incentives to purchase.
5) User Management
A good ecosystem can provide sophisticated user management of internal personnel and external customers. It can facilitate the creation of ‘Power User’ profiles with specific management or visibility credentials. This is useful for giving Team Managers or Account Managers additional privileges that will allow them to perform management tasks.
Detailed reporting of learning activity at an individual, group or corporate level. Build a report from scratch as desired, and then save for re-use. Or quickly load a report with pre-defined, common reporting query, with little configuration required. Detailed reporting data can be distributed to stakeholders to validate business goals.
All in all, a good Learning Ecosystem can create a wider solution that enables organizations to up-skill their learners. It can offer advanced, automated, and customizable tools to monitor, manage, evaluate, develop, assess/certify, and communicate within a fluid cloud based environment. All of this is focused on developing and evolving a community.