Have you ever thought about digitalizing the continuous learning of your employees? Do you want flexibility and convenience while monitoring the progress of your employees? Do you prefer dynamic, entertaining and interactive learning? E-Learnig is exactly what you are looking for.


What is the e-learning development process?

The digital learning process, known as e-learning, is a process that has become very fashionable lately, mostly due to the convenience and flexibility it offers. Learning is being transferred from books and classrooms to online platforms. The learner can experience independence, entertainment and interaction while embracing knowledge. Along the way, contact with the supervisor is not lost as both parties are in constant communication.

E-Learning tools can include visualization in form of animated videos, interactive games and exercises, audio instructions and various text layouts. The possibilities are endless.

 

How is the e-learning development process managed at Digital Latam?

At Digital Latam, we are professionals in the field of e-learning. Therefore, we owe ourselves to our clients and their needs. Below you will find main steps we take while developing an online learning tool:

  1. Once we get to know the client and their needs, we create a design sketch and general layout. Here we decide on logos, colours, general design etc. Among several possibilities, the client chooses the one they consider most appropriate.
  2. Afterwards, we move on to the learning content and course insights. Each client is different and therefore seeks to achieve different results. For this reason, we need to know what type of course, activities, scenarios or challenges to include in order to get the most out of the experience. For example, we offer interactive online courses similar to our Careleading course line or digital escape rooms. We are also open for complete customization.
  3. Once we (together with the client) decide on the looks and general structure, we develop a storyboard based on client`s content together with all the interactions, images, transitions, animations. This storyboard is sent to the client for approval.
  4. Finally, once our vision of the course is confirmed by the client, we get to work on its technical development with professionals. At all times, we are in contact with the client to ensure that the project meets their expectations.
  5. Finally, all that remains is for the client to see, review the course and give us their feedback, which we implement according to their wishes.

At all times, we have professionals in the required field, as well as project managers who will answer all questions and doubts along the way.

 

Contact us to tell about your learning needs!

Self-care in home office – what is it? Why is it necessary?

When we talk about self-care at work, we are referring to the healthy habits you should maintain while working. These are habits like balanced timetables, visual and physical breaks, eating well and maintaining a work routine. Since working from home has become the new normality, we find it very important to talk about this aspect of it.

While working at a regular office, it is very easy to differentiate between home and workplace and to distinguish professional and personal time. No wonder, that one of the biggest strugles of remote working is, that we do not manage to separate our space in the right way. As an outcome, our place of relaxation becomes also our place of work. The following selfe-care habits will help you maintain a motivated mind during work and a relaxed mind after hours.

What are the most important self-care habits?

Taking care of yourself is not as tricky or difficult:

  • Respect your schedules. In the office we have a start time and a finish time. At home, this should not be changed. Otherwise our home may lose its relaxing power and become a place we only see as a workplace.
  • Establish your workspace. Since the office is now at home, you should try to have a unique space to work. Try to develop your work at a desk with an appropriate chair and away from common areas such as the living room or kitchen. It is also important to have good lighting and ventilation.
  • Stick to the office routine. Not only to schedules, but also to meals and breaks. Being at home, the kitchen is a room where we can escape to constantly, and get distracted. Do not forget about breaks, but again – do not let a phone call from the nice neighbor distract you from going back to the work desk.
  • Stay in contact with your team. At home, meetings with team members are possible via videoconference. It is important to stay in cordial, assertive and polite contact with other team members to avoid any misunderstandings that possibly wouldn`t have come up if you were in the office.
  • Stretch your arms and neck, walk around the room from time to time. 15 minutes of stretching yoga after hours will work like a dream for your muscles!
  • Maintain your pre-work routine. That is, take a shower and get dressed even if you stay at home. Your subconscious will involuntarily interpret that you are getting ready to achieve something. As a result, you will be able to concentrate better.
  • Enjoy the leisure time after work. If you keep your schedules you will be able to continue your day with family, friends or reading a good book. As you shut down the computer, shut down your thoughts about what has to be done the next day. Other wise your brain will not have time to recharge and process the thoughts you have during the day.
  • Do not forget to eat healthy. It is tempting to order takeaway food or to put some pasta into the microvawe. However, remember the old saying “You are what you eat”? In order for your brain to function correctly, have energy and be motivated, you need to have a look at your meals. Try prepping meals or at least making a list of meals a few days ahead, e.g. on the weekends. That way you won`t have to waiste time and energy on thinking about what to eat.

Remote working can be a real opportunity, but only if you plan the daily schedules in a way that separates professional from personal time. Self-care in home office is very important for your mental and physical state, your results as an employee and desire to spend time as a family member or friend. Do not forget about your needs and listen not only to your brain, but also to you body. As you are not running around in the office these days, you probably lack physical activities and don`t t even notice it. A person should walk at least 4,500 steps a day to give the body the least amount of activit it needs to function correctly. So, download a step tracker, and let`s walk!

 

 

What is self-directed learning? How can technilogy influence our new learning habits? 

Learning in an independent way may be challenging for all of us since we are used to having the support of a teacher or coach who guides us. Fortunately, technology has given us different tools to learn on our own.

This is what we call self-directed learning. It is a strategy, by which the learner acquires the responsibility of the teacher and he/she drives his/her own process of learning, identifying the learning goals, strategies and evaluation.

There are several steps which must be taken into account:

  1. Readiness to learn

Students need different attitudes to be successful in independent learning. This step especially involves a self-analysis of the self, that is analyzing habits, family situation and support network at school. Also, we must bear in mind the experiences in independent learning.

Some signs that will help you to decide if you are ready for independent learning are:

  • Being autonomous
  • Being organized
  • Accept feedback from others
  • Being able to do a self-evaluation and self-reflection
  • Being disciplined and practice everyday.
  1. Prepare the learning goals and contract

As you are both, the learner and the teacher, it’s also your responsibility to set your learning goals. Normally, that task belongs to the teacher, but that doesn’t mean that you are not able to do it, you just need to know some tips to accomplish it by yourself.

Normally, learning contracts involve the following points:

  • Goals for the unit of study
  • Structure and sequence of tasks
  • Timeline to complete the activities
  • Details about resource materials for each goal
  • Details about grading procedures
  • Feedback and evaluation as each goal is completed
  • Meeting plan with the advising instructor
  • Agreement of unit policies, such as a policy on late assignments
  1. Engage in the learning process

There are several ways of approaching the learning process:

  • deep approach involves transformation and is ideal for self-directed learning. This approach is about understanding ideas for yourself, applying knowledge to new situations and learning more than is required for unit completion.
  • surface approachinvolves reproduction: coping with unit requirements, learning only what is required to complete a unit in good standing, and tending to regurgitate examples and explanations used in readings. This approach includes reproduction, that is, learning only the necessary to pass the course.
  • strategic approach involves organization: achieving the highest possible grades, learning what is required to pass exams, memorizing facts, and spending time practicing from past exams.

Choose which one you want to be when approaching the training in company. The best option is to get the maximum from your company’s training courses.

  1. Evaluate learning

Again, the learner and the teacher are the same person.

To be successful in this kind of learning, as learners we should be able to engage in self-reflection

  • Have regular meetings with the instructor
  • Engage with feedback
  • Reflect on yourself by asking some questions like: What did I learn? Was I able to complete the tasks?

 

How can Digital Latam help in self-directed learning?

Digital Latam is an online training company for organizations. We specialize in independent training for companies using different methodologies (gamification, serious games, courses, role-playing games, videos).

We encourage self-directed learning in such a way that all employees who wish to take our courses will work independently with the help of an instructor who, in addition, will have access to the progress of users in order to monitor and help them improve.

We know that the greatest progress can only be made if the learner is motivated and willing to absorb new information. People are more likely to be motivated when they feel appreciated and respected. That is why we choose to customize courses for our clients in every aspect.

 

What is adaptive learning?

Who is adaptive learning for?

Adaptive learning is an innovative technique for providing personalized and effective education, by which computer technology is used. Adaptive learning systems use a data-driven approach to adjust the path and pace of learning, enabling personalized learning at scale. This innovative learning method can be targeted at both school-age students and employees who want to keep up-to-date in their companies.

 

What are the advantages of adaptive learning?

Adaptive learning has advantages for both the student and the teacher.

First of all, the advantages for the learner are:

  1. Motivation.This type of training or learning is designed to be adapted to the level and way of learning of the learner, therefore, they do not feel pressured and face challenges with desire and motivation as they fee comfortable.
  2. Adaptation to needs. The user gets a particular and focused attention on him. This is achieved thanks to content and activities adapted individually to his/her abilities and capacities. The aim is to facilitate the assimilation of the concepts.
  3. Fast process. As the learner is the center of learning, the system should offer strategies to solve the exercises and challenges and could also include information on their progress, strengths, etc. The learner gets points or results of their learning jurney and so can evaluate how much they have learned. This kind of information is also very useful for the supervisor.
  4. Improvement of digital competence. With adaptive learning, the learner works independently in the digital environment, therefore, they not only develop in what they are learning, but they are also getting used to IT. They familiarize with technology and adapt to new possibilities.
  5. Flexibility. Being online, the student can learn from anywhere and at any time.

 

In addition, here you will find some advantages for the supervisor:

  1. Efficiency and adaptation. As we have mentioned before, the contents and activities are adapted to the employee thanks to the fact, that the system collects data. The results of one learner are compared with the thers and the system itself is bing constantly updated. In this way, the supervisor only has to answer to specific needs and can establish them to each individual.
  2. Useful and complete information. The supervisor receives the progress data of his employees in real time so he has time to react to the information and be able to support them.
  3. Saving time. The existence of self-correcting activities is a great time-saver the supervisor, so that they is able to invest more time in interaction with the employees.
  4. Personalization and organization. Adaptive learning systems constantly provide the supervisor with advice and suggestions for orgnizin the team and meetings the team, as the data is updated.

 

How is adaptive learning reinforced in e-learning?

With the expansion of e-learning in companies, this learning option is greatly enhanced, since the physical existence of the supervisor is not necessary. In this scenario, the manager could be nothing more than a mere support, while the employee is able to work by himself.

Independence of the learners helps the e-learning modality to become stronger, as this is what usually stops people from taking the step. We tend to resort a lot to the manager because we consider them indespensable, but new technologies have made it possible to fulfill certain tasks of the supervisor and increase the independence of the employees.

 

What role does Digital Latam have?

At Digital Latam we strongly believe that online training brings independence and flexibility to employees. When we talk about online learning possibilities, we are referring to adults who want to continue training while working in a company.

Constant training is very important to keep up to date and do our job well. For this reason, at Digital Latam, we rely on the adaptive learning methodology for its multiple advantages, from flexibility for the employee to access to progress by the superior. Most importantly, we know that every company has their uniqueness of needs and contents. Once a client decides to employ our services, they are thrilled to introduce a completely customized learning experience to their workers. Similarly, all the activities of our online courses have immediate feedback as well as access to information to be able to review the contents at any time. The superior can always check on their employees` progress.

Moreover, we offer a full LMS platform customized for the client`s needs. The platform can include not only learning courses, but also other activities like group chats, forums, additional resources, calendars etc. We are happy to hear from you and to show you how you learning experience can be benefited by us!

 

Have you heard about Learning Nuggets? Unfortunately, they are not edible, but they can definitely feed your head with knowledge and new skills 🙂 In the article you will learn what Learning Nuggets are, what they can be used for and in what form. We will also give you a brief overview of how Digital Latam uses the nuggets.

 

What are learning nuggets?
Learning nuggets are small units of knowledge that together are part of a larger educational content. They are interconnected as they are part of a single lesson. They are usually short (5 minutes approximately) and the goal is to develop a concept that leads to another, and so on. Some examples are: videos, short quizzes or audio files. 

 

How do we use learning nuggets in education and training?
When it comes to teaching new content, it is much better to do it concept by concept, rather than offering a complete lesson at once, for two main reasons: 

  1. As human beings cannot maintain their attention for a long time on the same subject (approximately 20 minutes), dividing a module into small parts helps to better assimilate what we are learning. 
  2. It is easily adaptable to all devices, digital or not. This makes them always available and we can access them wherever and whenever we want. 

For these reasons, when building our theoretical modules, we must distribute the content in small blocks. Ithis way each concept is assimilated separately but interconnected with the others. 

 

How can you help promoting e-learning?
When we finish compulsory and post-compulsory education and start working, our learning turns from theoretical to practical, as we learn new things in our jobs. For this reason, when we are faced with a course (for example, soft skills) we like them to be as short and practical as possible. 

In addition, this learning technique is not only used in traditional education, but we can also attract it to e-learning. In the digital field, the training possibilities are multiplied since information can constantly be updated, accessed from anywhere and be sourced from numerous resources. 

 

How does Digital Latam handle learning nuggets in its programs?
As an e-learning resource provider, Digital Latam maintains and uses the most innovative training techniques in the field. For this reason, we are perfectly aware of the existence of learning nuggets and they are present in all our training offers. 

For example, in our online courses on soft skills, theoretical information is divided into small blocks and much of it is transmitted through dialogues between the characters or dynamically. The storyline is divided into subtopics and and every subtopic has an own set of exercises. In this way, the user acquires the information little by little while chaining the data. Aditionally, short videos or audio recordings are used in order to defferentiate the learning experience and make it even more interesting. 

Do not forget that we have an expert staff in online training, who will help and advise you on everything you need. They will also manufacture a tailor-made course. In addition, you will have the opportunity to follow the learning of your employees to know which areas are the most difficult to lead. 

 

The COVID -19 pandemic has affected all sectors of the planet. Although many disciplines have adapted to the online format, we still have a big step to take in terms of education. We still think that e-learning is not effective enough. 

The immediate reaction was to close schools at all levels, including universities. For this reason, we are now experiencing a severe recession in learning, greater inequality and economic crisis, as people will not be prepared enough to work in their fields. Fortunately, the future does not look as dark as it seems, since we live in the digital age, so if resources are distributed equally, education can be continued.  

 

How does the education sector respond to COVID 19?  

Different companies in the sector have taken advantage of the lockdown situation to invent or promote online teaching tools. In addition, companies in different industries, having their employees work from home, have decided to implement internal online training and have also discovered all its advantages.  

In any case, investments in EdTech already occurred before the start of the pandemic, since in 2019 investments of approximately 19 million dollars were found. From these investments, among others, companies such as BYJU’S or DingTalk were born and strengthened.  

On the other hand, many companies are beginning to consider the internal training of their employees as important and, as it can no longer be done in person, they contact other entities, such as Digital Latam, that are dedicated to providing this training. In addition, the need to especially reinforce the soft skills of employees is becoming more evident so that they can be even more independent but, in turn, must work as a team and remotely.  

 

Is online learning effective?  

Online learning can be as effective as face-to-face, but if you have the right equipment of course. In fact, it has been shown that students retain between 25-60% more information when they receive online lessons, than if it were in person. And we must not forget that digitization is a fact and people are increasingly prepared to pick up a computer or a mobile instead of a sheet of paper or a pen.  

On the other hand, if we focus more on education within the company, we must bear in mind the free time that our employees have to receive training. It is for this reason that online training only has advantages. Employees can take training courses from anywhere, whether in the office, at home or on their way to work. In addition, we have the opportunity to end up with the monotonous courses. Now we can use technology to create different and entertaining activities that are attractive to our employees and inspire them to change, such as an escape room, dramatized courses with real situations or the user of virtual reality.  

 

How has COVID-19 favored digital learning?  

The COVID-19 pandemic has favored digital learning for companies in different ways:  

  • To begin with, the need to continue with work and training companies began to seek resources to continue developing. Here e-learning plays an incredibly important role, allowing employees and superiors to develop original activities and learn sometimes even unconsciously. 
  •  Secondly, it allows for timely, individual, and personalized feedback. This occurs because we are not in a room with many people, but we are alone with our computers so we are all connected. Moreover, the superior can see the progress and difficulties of each of the users and can act accordingly. 
  • Thirdly, as we must now combine our personal and professional life in the same space, this learning modality gives us flexibility, since we can do it from anywhere with an internet connection and we save ourselves the effort of deciding how, when and where to do the course. 
  • Furthermore, it is economically and professionally profitable, since it drastically reduces costs, especially if we ourselves can create the courses for our employees according to our needs, instead of looking for a general one. On the other hand, information is constantly updated as learning platforms are updated more quickly in terms of content and study plans.  

 

What role does Digital Latam play?  

Digital Latam is a company dedicated to online training for companies. We have specialized teaching and technological staff to be able to get the most out of your employees through gamification activities and e-learning 

For example, with our Digital Escape Room, adaptable to any industry, your employees can learn new skills and concepts of their work while having fun to leave a house following clues solving riddles. On the other hand, to ensure continuous and up-to-date training in soft skills, we have the Careleading team, professionals who create courses to reinforce soft skills adapted for you and your team.  

 

 

We are thrilled to introduce our newest, most innovative and wanted product – the Digital Escape Room. It is a Serious Game, that will educate and motivate your employees using entertainment and interactivity.

The rules of the game are very easy: the user is trapped in a room and they can only escape, once they`ve solved all the riddles that await inside. After solving the challenges in one area, they can continue the journey in another room. Within the exciting storyline, several environments with different themes await you and your colleagues.

 

Why is the Digital Escape Room such a great opportunity for your company?

TIME

  • Instead of hours of training, anyone can take and schedule the time that they need for their personal need in order to play the game successfully and to understand the learning content.
  • You do not need an additional appointment for a training.
  • You know exactly how much time is necessary for the successful completion of a game.

 

CONTENT

  • We offer a white label solution – the whole content is adapted to the needs of your company. You give us the content, we turn it into riddles and challenges for you employees
  • The rooms and environment of the game are designed according to your request
  • The number, kind and timeset of riddles is up to you – we discuss what you need and consult you with our ideas
  • Whether you manage a sport team, hotel staff, track drivers or whatever other group– the solution will be adapted to your needs and requests.

 

EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

  • Through an interactive and unique learning experience, your employees will be more motivated and ready for the journey that you choose for them.
  • Whether you run a large, medium or small business – every employee will have the same opportunity to continuing education and the training will be assessed equally.

 

We are excited to hear about your ideas and can`t wait to get in contact with you!

In recent years, the e-learning tools have become increasingly popular within companies, with the aim of providing employees with individual training tailored to their needs. The effectiveness of the method clearly depends on the type of course that the company chooses to make available to its employees.  

First of all, it is necessary to understand, what the objectives of the course are. Also, e-learning, being part of the ICT (Information Communication Technology) sector, requires companies to have technological resources available and to make sure that every employee has easy access to these courses. Some of the courses may be simply supplementary, i.e. they introduce basic knowledge of one’s duties or company restrictions, while others may present a real training course aimed at forming new working skills.  

Online-learning system is not so different from the traditional one, as there is always an interaction between a “teacher” (programs and software) and “student”, in this case, the employees who want to specialize at best within their workplace. 

 

So how can E-learning be beneficial for your company?

At the basis of an e-learning course we see the need to respect the hours available to employees who want to undertake training according to their own work rhythms. In addition, there are many other advantages that go in this direction: as mentioned in the previous article, ”What is E-learning?”, there is the possibility for the user to choose their own learning time and pace, the learner is being evaluated accordingly to their knowledge on the topic. The progress of an employee can be then very easily evaluated by the employer or team manager.  

Another advantage is the customisation for each type of competence to be acquired. Our e-learning courses are custom made for companies that want to implement and forward knowledge to their employees, according to their mission and perspective in the work field.  

Moreover, interactivity is the best way to catch one`s attention on any topic. We offer a variety of different kinds of exercises. That ensures, that the learner will not get distracted from the topic and will have to actively take part in the learning process. We have really understood, that learning by playing is not just for children, and the learning path does not end at school education.  

To sum up, there are numerous benefits for your company: first of all, your employees get an excellent training at the workplace, without spending extra money and time (cost of coaches, employee travel, etc.). Secondly, there is an implementation of the acquired skills within the company for each trained employee. Our learning experience is very personal and interactive, which makes the learner even more involved in the process. The manager can evaluate the learning path of each individual according to their results. Last but not least, it is a convenient alternative for all employees involved, giving them the opportunity to organise their study hours in the best possible way. 

 

What is Digital Latam`s role in this?   

The courses developed by our company are well structured and clarified thanks to our 2D and 3D graphics and our presentations. We pay a lot of attention to every detail concerning the course and to every learning objective according to the needs of our clients. 

 

Digital Latam Service
We are there for our clients to cutomize e-learning program and design it on the basis of their wishes. We also offer soundtracks, video sequences with actors and a various set of exercises.

Careleading 
Under this brand name, we offer e-learning courses on soft skillsmanaging, coaching and team leading. 

Vitrual Work
The Virtual Work Project is a line of online courses , that focus specifially on working from home. We give advice on proper virtual communicationhow to keep team spirit since team members canot see aech other, how to keep track  on results as a manager and many many more. The special aspects of these courses are not only numerous interactive, problem -solving exercises but also interesting tipps and tricks at the end of every course that, once implied in your home office , have a very positive influence on your daily life.  

Work Safety
This segnificant new product consist of over 200 e-learning courses and Smart Games, that specifically focus on work safetyhealth care and heath managament in the working environment. This model has been on the spanich market for years and it turned out to be astonishingly successfulThis is an innovative form of educating organisations and their workers in a digital form.

Each course is divided into sections in which topics are explained clearly and efficiently thanks to examples, videos and graphics. Moreover, for each section quizzes and step-by-step tests are proposed to allow employees to interact with the course, reviewing the topics and testing what they have acquired.   

 

Contact us for more information! 

Instructional design

What is a pedagogical concept or instructional design?

Instructional design is a fundamental step in the holistic education process. It is mainly about creating materials or activities according to the learners needs. These needs are physical, digital and electronic. However, we are not just talking about creating materials, but much more about adapting the subject to be learned to the needs, problems and strengths of the learner. This understanding is very important, as it gives the learners clear and simpler instructions.

For this reason, pedagogical design is a complete process, as it represents a combination of psychology, education and communication with the aim of creating curricula.

What does it consist of?

The didactic concept consists of 5 steps with the English abbreviation ADDIE: analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation.

In the analysis phase the course content, the learner’s reactions to the learning itself, possible resources, problems and influences are taken into account.

Once the analysis is completed, we already have the basis on which we can design our plan. In the design phase of the process, a kind of thumbnail is created about what we want to teach. For example, we can note the goals to be achieved, some ideas for exercises/activities that can be done and elements that are inserted or excerpts of the lesson.

In the development step this thumbnail is to be specified. Aspects such as instructions, teaching materials and lessons to be taught are included here.

In the implementation, the plan, which we earlier have created together with the learners, is implemented and checked for all functions. During this step, we need to check whether the instructions are understood by the target audience and whether the targeted skills and goals have been imparted. Here it can also be checked whether the plan and the materials can also be used in other environments, such as digital.

Finally, we come to the final stage, evaluation. There are two different ways of carrying out this evaluation: continuous respectively creative or summary evaluation. The first evaluation is carried out throughout the whole development process and the second one at the end of the completed course. That way the user can see how much they`ve learned.

What aspects of the student should be taken into account?

We must bear in mind that the main focus is on the learner himself and not the technology. Here, instructional design works as an instrument to achieve the objectives of the educational program.

How does it adapt to digital education or e-learning?

Today, education has gone a step further. A good example of this is the fact that some companies already offer their employees online training to improve their working methods and thus enable them to achieve their goals together.

With regard to the e-learning environment, in particular in the internal training of enterprises, teaching or educational design is an essential component, as it does not only include materials with which to work, but also the creation of whole courses according to specific training and marketing is geared to the satisfaction of consumers. Furthermore, if required, a good education also allows for a new adjustment or realignment of the course as well as a flexible adaptation to the respective user.

In addition, it should be added that in contrast to traditional education, where the main burden is distributed to content and its dissemination, online education becomes increasingly necessary in the educational context and the existence of a kind of “guide”, as tutoring and programming become more important.

How is educational design incorporated into the company?

In the case of a company, instructional design is of particular importance, as we must add it not only to the educational goals, but also to the goals of the company, related to marketing as well as leadership development and other skills required for the proper functioning of the company (problem solving, moderation, patience or teamwork). For this reason, creativity in this environment is very necessary in order to be able to combine educational and business goals.

What role does Digital Latam play?

Digital Latam is a company that specializes in enterprise e-learning and is focused on bringing together these two elements we discussed earlier. The modality of e-learning education offers the benefit of learning at your own pace while achieving specific goals. For this reason, Digital Latam is based on the principles of interaction, accessibility and gamification.

The e-learning methods contain the components of communication, education and creative collaboration in order to involve every learner in a special way. In other words, the learning experience should be enjoyable and productive. The main objective is to put value in

On the other hand, the soft skills of your employees can also be indirectly strengthened, as the development of these courses is a challenge for them and additionally promotes communication with others and strengthens joint problem solving.

E-learning, also called online learning or interactive learning, is the acquisition and study of knowledge that takes place through technologies and electronic media. In simple language, e-learning is defined as an active electronic learning. In general, e-learning takes place via the Internet, where users can access their online learning materials at any time and place. It appears in the form of online courses, online schools or online programmes.

What is the history behind it?

Throughout history, the distance learning process has seen significant changes both in its definition and in its development.

The first teaching methods dates back to 1837 (1837! Sounds absurd, doesn’t it?) in Great Britain, when a gentleman named Isaac Pitman started the first “stenographic correspondence course”. Pitman would mail text on postcards to students, and students would mail their assignments back to him.

The evolution continued and was stimulated also thanks to postal correspondence. The main objective of this new method exactly reflects the need to cut down the cultural differences between the various social classes and all those who were at a disadvantage compared to other families with better possibilities at that time. The very first courses were used for language teaching, later the technical-commercial courses were invented.

With the arrival of television in the 60s, e-learning didactics found their turning point: imagine, that in 1960 in Italy a programme entirely dedicated to illiterates was broadcast! From this moment on, a more concrete idea of teaching was realized, even though it was still difficult for the interlocutor to solve what were the doubts about more or less difficult subjects. There was a course, but it was not possible to interact with the teacher.

With the arrival of computers in the homes of most families (we are at the turn of the 80s and 90s) the third evolution of the distance learning system began. Although at the beginning thanks to VHS, Floppy Disk, CDs and small software there was a considerable change in the learning activity. It is was only shortly after the arrival of internet and audio recordings that could be used in exchanges between tutor and pupil that we begin to talk about E-learning.

So, with web 2.0 we pass from a course in which material and teaching started from a point to the interlocutor with no possibility (or difficulty) of response, now everything has been facilitated by the enormous power of the internet and a better possibility of communication that allows not only the tutor to teach through a web platform, but also allows students to continue their studies as they need not only skills and notions, but also verification and feedback.

Thousands of companies currently rely on online courses for various reasons. E-learning may be executed during working hours, as well as given as an additional task. Some companies have either to many employees and departments to separate them into training groups with one couch, or just don`t have the time and resources to do so.

The advantages of e-learning training.

Thanks to online learning courses, it is much easier to train your employees on a specific topic without wasting working-hours and spending much money on coaches. The advantages of an online course are many among which we identify:

  • Ease of content sharing for those who are at a great distance;
  • The possibility to learn at their own pace of understanding;
  • The possibility of learning according to one’s own time availability for those who work during the day and cannot attend courses during working hours, thanks to the recordings, can afford to follow and study during their free time;
  • The provision of materials that can be consulted online with all updates from the company and the employees to be familiar with the new skills or knowledge to aquire;
  • Lower costs compared to participation in traditional training;
  • Ease of updating content;

Possibility to check the learned content via interactive exercises.

How Digital Latam can help you succeed in your courses ?

Digital Latam is an internationally working group that caters to all those companies that need to create tailor-made training courses for company employees.

The transparency and simplicity of our e-learning courses allows all users to receive a homogeneous, dynamic and interactive teaching method worldwide.

With a wide range of skills in the field of e-learning courses, augmented reality and 2D and 3D animations, we make sure that our courses are not only well-argued in terms of content, but also provide excellent ways of interaction between course and employee.

Our team provides and creates interactive courses suitable for everyone, thanks to the presence of a staff coming from different nationalities and universities, which allows creating harmony within our companyand an active comparison on learning possibilities from many points of view.

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