This is one of the key questions all organizations seem to trying to get their head around. So last year, in conjunction with the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), we created a Special Interest Group (SIG) on the subject of Digital Age Learning (DAL).
In my last post, I discussed how companies can successfully make the shift from virtual learning to digital learning, and how they can go about creating this new learning experience for their employees. My colleague Dr. Régis Chassé has been leading our research within Capgemini University about learning in the digital age. He shares his thoughts on effective learning in the digital age.
The past few years have seen a shift from classroom-based, face-to-face learning to virtual learning, where individuals attend e-courses and online classes, learning in their own time to fit around their schedules.
In my last post I explained how we undertook a hackathon to help communicate the power of agile software development and DevOps practices. From concept to execution, the hackathon took a dedicated team six weeks to prepare. Here are some of the key ingredients that helped make this event such a success.
To help communicate the message of DevOps and agile software development to the global business community at my company, we hosted a hackathon in partnership with Pivotal during our 2015 Business Priority Week (BPW). This is a global training event where around 350 business and technical leaders gather together for learning programs and to gain a better understanding of the Group’s business and market imperatives.
In my previous post, I explained how we ran a MOOC for our new learning program, ‘Software Engineer of the Future’, with the aim of upskilling our software engineers in new digital technologies, delivered in a new digital way. At 26%, completion rates for the MOOC were in line with industry standards. However, one part of the organisation succeeded in achieving an impressive 100% completion rate.
There are definite fashions in corporate learning. For the past few years, everyone has wanted to learn via a MOOC (massive open online course), where unlimited numbers of learners can take part in an open access course via the web. More recently corporate MOOCs, or COOCs, have become an increasingly popular way of learning within an organisation. Another new trend is to hold a hackathon – an event where teams of graphic designers, interface designers and project managers collaborate intensively on projects to get a working prototype for a software application up and running in a very short space of time.
My organization can draw a direct link between our investments in training and certification and our project level profitability indicator, Delivery Value Improvement (DVI). When we invest in training we can appreciate a general increase in the financial performance of our projects; conversely, if we slacken our investments their financial performance suffers. That’s why it’s crucial to measure the effectiveness of the learning programs we run.