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3 ways to personalize learning for remote workers

After a year of working remotely, we all miss the connected feeling you get when you’re physically in the office, from simple things like talking to water coolers and celebrating big wins with a team lunch to clumsily singing congratulations to someone at the Break room. It is these informal moments that bring a team closer together and contribute to employee engagement.

With no end to remote working in sight, finding other ways to keep people busy is critical for companies.

According to Monster, 69% of employees experience burnout when working from home. Burned-out employees are less engaged and therefore less productive. So what can you do to get your team back on track? Delivering a personalized learning experience through your Learning Management System (LMS) or Learning Experience Platform (LXP) engages employees regardless of where they are.

Personalized learning has been used in classrooms for many years. It’s time to implement this concept in the workplace too. After all, case studies [1] found that implementing technology in the classroom to create personalized learning plans increases student performance and improves test scores by an average of 30%.

Which workplace does not want to repeat these results?

3 ways to keep remote workers busy with a personalized learning experience

1. Use a pre-assessment tool to create bespoke learning pathways

Today’s learners want to grow and develop, not just within the needs of their current role, but for future roles as well. With the right learning experience platform, you can deliver personalized content to your learners based on their skill gaps and interests.

Let every employee complete a pre-assessment module in your learning platform. Based on their evaluation results, you can automatically enroll them in a specific course of content that you have already created that matches their interests and opportunities for skill growth.

If you are using an LMS or LXP that is focused on user experience, you should be able to incorporate a combination of formal, informal, and blended learning into these custom learning paths.

The final result? Workers waste less time retraining on topics they already master, are more engaged, and ultimately become skilled workers! It’s a win-win situation for your company and your employees.

2. Have the staff contribute learning content

Everyone likes the feeling of having something worth sharing. Hence, it is easy to understand why user generated content is available [2] are one of the most requested functions in a learning platform.

By allowing your employees to easily create and share content on your learning platform, you give them the recognition and visibility they may have missed since being remotely accessed.

Plus, in a 2018 poll [3]75% of respondents said that user-generated content made content more authentic. If you’re looking for a way to build more community among your co-workers, this is the answer.

Create channels or playlists specifically for user-generated content in your LXP. Uploaded content can be as simple as a quick screen capture of a software hack with a more detailed, step-by-step tutorial in a PowerPoint presentation. You might be surprised what knowledge your employees need to share!

3. Make Zoom Meetings Worthwhile

It’s a classic business trope: “I survived another meeting that could have been an email.”

Zoom meetings, once the savior of companies not prepared for a totally distant workforce, are after a year “I think you’re dumb Steve” and “How do I turn that cat filter off? ? I’m here, I’m not a cat, I swear. “

And it’s not just Zoom meetings. It’s GoToWebinar, Slack, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and more. Many companies use multiple services depending on the purpose or goal of a meeting. What if you could help your reps keep track of all of these meetings on a central calendar – and get credit and recognition for attending important meetings or training?


With the right Learning Experience Platform, you can integrate all of these Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) events into courses and learning paths. Imagine if you could make a VILT presentation a prerequisite to unlock the next level of eLearning modules!

By combining VILT with a personalized eLearning pathway and access to user-generated content that your employees are interested in, you have a secure strategy for user interaction. Try these personalized study tips today to help your remote workers feel connected and engaged.


[1] How educational technology leads to improved student performance

[2] Improve your knowledge with channels

[3] 9 things we learned from our user-generated content study

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