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So, summer arrived and now seems a long distant memory. Training was probably suspended or greatly reduced and yet staff kept on learning great skills for work. How come ?

Because learning often happens completely separately from the corporate training programme.

Yes, even over the summer period, staff were improving their digital literacy and honing their skills on their smartphones, tablets and computers.  They were using multiple media formats, adapting to the latest app updates and getting better at using digital appliances to achieve what they want in the real world.  They were taking ownership of their learning. They were choosing when and where to learn because they know best. Impressive huh? If only organisations could tap into that energy and focus to improve core skills?

At Droman we think they can.  We think that immersive learning harnesses the natural desire staff have to interact with the digital world.  Rather than switching their digital devices off on entering the classroom, we encourage them to leave them on and make the classroom come to them, wherever, whenever they want.  We piloted our cybercrime immersive learning app with the staff of Police Scotland over the summer and are pleased that the independent evaluation by the Scottish Institute of Policing Research was very positive. Read Report

Using an app on a tablet to enter and interact with a virtual world, seems a very appropriate way to train cybercrime and digital evidence investigation skills. But the same applies to a whole host of corporate training needs, from Induction to GDPR and financial regulatory compliance. Early results are very positive. Staff like learning in this format. They find it engaging, interesting and enjoyable.  

Employers seem to like the fact that such training is affordable, doesn’t require complex logistics to train large numbers of staff and the results are audit-able instantly. So go with the flow.  Don’t stop staff learning, so that you can start training them in traditional ways.

David McCracken

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