Turning your company and employees in a full remote workforce is not easy. Are you capable of delivering critical information at scale? How do you connect with your colleagues to ensure they stay engaged, productive and retain knowledge?
Remote or not, keeping employees engaged with training materials has always been a challenge. But now you have to create learning programs for an entire remote workforce. How confident are managers that this new knowledge is being learned and retained?
Remote learning at scale
In the current situation it’s important to ensure that learning programs are accessible and effective for your whole workforce immediately. One of the tools Perpetos is using for its customers is Qstream. The Qstream app has the huge advantage of being able to deliver learning programs quickly and at scale by using SaaS-based mobile and spaced microlearning technology. The method is delivering engaging microlearning challenging in just minutes a day. Peer competition and leaderboards keep remote employees excited to complete challenges while learning new content and reinforcing critical concepts. The platform makes it easy to build and deliver new programs in matter of days once the development of the program has started even if the program has to be fully custom.
This goes much further than traditional learning management systems (LMS) which only offers learner participation and course completion data. Qstream on the other hand, provides valuable and targeted data and insights and heatmaps on specific content topics and competencies, on individual learner and team performance.
It has even been clinically proven that Qstream’s spaced education methodology, called ‘the spaced effect’, is highly effective for teaching new materials and not only reinforcement. You can find more information about this success in a recent blog post of Dr. Kerfoot (MD eDM & co-founder of Qstream).
A clinical study discovered that there is no correlation to when employees were last trained”
Let’s take a closer look at the clinical study of Johnny Hamilton (Senior Design and Innovation Consultant at Providence St. Joseph Health). He ran a Qstream to 3 different groups:
- Group 1: previous training on the materials in an instructor-led course 4 months earlier
- Group 2: took the formal course 9 months earlier
- Group 3: learning the concept with Qstream for the 1st time
Results were impressive; he discovered that there is no correlation to when employees were last trained. All 3 groups had the same initial proficiency, whether or not they previously took the course. People forgot what they learned through traditional methods. This shows that when the learning process is started, there immediately needs to be an ongoing learning activity spaced over time. This helps to reinforce critical knowledge.
This research points out the fact that Qstream’s microlearning solution is a successful way to engage, present and reinforce critical knowledge. This helps learners to remain informed and do their job successfully. Even in the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in today with a full remote workforce.
Circumstances may go back to ‘normal’, but implementing a cost-effective, non-disruptive, clinically proven microlearning solution will certainly stand the test of time.