An online training course is onboard by ECTE, for trainers subjected to digital training methods in the context of the Erasmus plus DIGI ENERGY project. The course aims to enhance training effectiveness by embracing technological advancements and leveraging innovative approaches. It is accessible through the DIGI Energy training platform, is spanning 30 hours of learning, over four weeks. The attendance is flexible since the course is in ubiquitous form.
The course emphasizes the importance of blended learning, microlearning, gamification, and collaborative learning in creating engaging and personalized learning experiences. In a pilot testing phase, four trainers highlighted the benefits of e-learning, including flexibility and the ability to leverage face-to-face interactions. Microlearning, with its small, easily accessible modules, is recognized as effective for learners with limited attention spans and busy schedules. Gamification techniques, such as serious games, are explored as means to increase engagement, motivation, and knowledge retention. The trainers stressed the value of collaborative learning environments and discussed the integration of online discussion forums, group projects, and virtual breakout rooms to foster peer interaction and knowledge sharing.
The KEY TAKEAWAYS from the course include:
-The importance of adapting training methodologies to incorporate digital elements and cater to diverse learning preferences.
–Creating engaging interactive content, such as videos, quizzes, and simulations, was emphasized to enhance learner participation and motivation.
–Exploring emerging technologies like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and gamification to revolutionize training experiences and make them more immersive and effective.
–Regular assessment of learner progress through data analytics was highlighted as a means to identify areas for improvement and personalize training approaches.
By leveraging these insights and takeaways, trainers can stay ahead in the evolving digital landscape, equip learners with the necessary skills, and enhance training effectiveness in their respective industries.