Stuck in inflexible pages, much of today’s learning material remains trapped in traditional formal vehicles like eLearning courses or presentations. As a result, learning content—and the time and effort that goes into it—is often poorly leveraged. But dominKnow Learning Systems is proving that it doesn’t have to be that way.
Organizations are awakening to the importance content plays as a competitive differentiator, and they are now demanding tools and processes that allow them to gather, create, organize, disperse, and reuse learning content in multiple ways across multiple learning vehicles.
But having the right tools is only half the battle, according to Chris Van Wingerden, dominKnow’s vice president of learning solutions. “Today’s technology promises access to learning content for everyone, from anywhere—but so often, the content that organizations create can’t deliver on the promise.”
So, while today’s learning content development tools need to support the creation of content for both formal and informal learning experiences, that’s not enough, according to Van Wingerden. “Having the right tools is the obvious first step, but to fully maximize the considerable time and effort that goes into creating learning content, eLearning designers need to start thinking less about ‘courses’ of content and more about the components that give content its value and meaning.”
And Van Wingerden should know. dominKnow has a long history of producing content development and publishing tools that allow organizations to fully leverage their learning efforts. dominKnow’s multiple-award-winning, cloud-based authoring and publishing platform has been helping organizations around the world maximize their learning content investment for more than a decade.
“Because dominKnow is a cloud-based, collaborative authoring environment with all assets centrally stored and accessible, we are able to adapt and reuse content across all phases of a project, in both a classroom and eLearning setting,” says Janice Brown, director at Larmer Brown, a provider of change management and eLearning solutions.
- Step 1: Secure content development tools that support the creation of single-source, multipurpose content—that is, content that can be easily repurposed for classroom learning, traditional desktop eLearning, mobile learning, and performance support. Here’s an interesting example of multipurpose content.
- Step 2: Start thinking about your learning content as a valuable corporate asset, and develop content creation and publishing processes that support this way of thinking.
For more on Step 2, Van Wingerden will be lending his expertise to Learning Solutions 2017 Conference & Expo this week, March 22 – 24 in Orlando, Florida. In his session, Learning Everywhere: Designing Content for Multipurpose Use, Van Wingerden will help learning content designers and managers develop strategies and processes for creating single-source, multipurpose content that supports learning at all times of need.
More about dominKnow
For more than a decade, dominKnow Learning Systems has been creating eLearning software for small teams and large organizations. With the dominKnow Platform, organizations can collaboratively gather, create, review, share, reuse, and deliver content that can be used to help learners at any time of need—from formal learning through to application on the job. The platform supports the creation and delivery of single-source, multipurpose content that is easily monitored and measured—so organizations can see who is using what content, and how effective the learning interaction has been.
You can check out the dominKnow Platform at Learning Solutions 2017 in Booth 413.