How Learn.IT works
We hope you will find this information about the Learn.IT service interesting . . . . .
The Learn.IT blended learning programme engages with learners, managers, trainers, local champions and help desk to deliver an integrated IT skills capability; designed around 3 key outcomes:
Effective Learn.IT modules
Innovative Blended learning options
On-going User-centric feedback.
The primary component is Learn.IT’s flexible learning resources. These provide a structured learning path, on-screen checklists that launch and track progress of ‘interactive e-learning modules/tests’ and bite-sized ‘how to guides’. Content can also be accessed via quick links, A-Z index and search. There are links to worked examples, IT policies, tips and FAQ's.
In addition to promoting Learn.IT to individual learners, we blend it with many other activities. Managers introduce staff to Learn.IT for ICT skills (from induction to expert) and can set goals and monitor individual progress and team metrics. Learn.IT material is co-developed with trainers and blended with training activities. Local Champions promote Learn.IT to help local teams acquire knowledge. Help Desk calls feed into FAQ updates.
Finally, and most critical to success, feedback from usability groups and individual learners is regularly used to assess the effectiveness of Learn.IT and to review new content. This is combined with expert input from content owners to share best practices and create new content. The Learn.IT Forum reviews new material and metrics from the site, to retain the focus of development on prioritised learning needs.
The primary Learn.IT objective is to create a single corporate ICT learning portal.
The main components of this are:
deliver an effective set of ICT learning materials for all staff
underpin a blend of learning, training and support activities
create web-based guides, manuals, tips and e-learning
deliver tailored e-learning modules (with vendor partners)integrate with an LMS (working with vendor partners)
engage with trainers, local champions and help desk teams
Barriers to learning
We recognise that there are a number of barriers to learning, including:
making the business case to create the infrastructure and content
developing our in-house expertise in content writing
winning round defensive in-house trainers and subject experts to e-learning
building an integrated content and learning management infrastructure
overcoming resistance from staff to new ways of learning
convincing line managers to promote e-learning as an effective learning tool
Learn.IT is a proven framework, with hundreds of pages of content that you can blend with training.
Learn.IT has brought about many benefits to Hampshire County Council's workforce.
- Scalable learning application to meet all business needs
- Auto log-in and progress tracking for learners
- Integration of content and learning management systems
- Devolved content management, templates and workflow
- Common learning framework for IT, soft skills and policies
- Support new products and upgrades
- Single content for e-learning & blended training
- Supports range of learning styles (self-learning, F2F, PDF guides, coaching)
- Improving productivity from increased skills
- Reduce training costs and associated travel cost and time
- Remove local support manuals, save printing costs
- Faster time to market, better support for new products
- Enhanced levels of customer service
- Single point of reference for all ICT skills resources
- Increased accuracy in business decision making
- Highly positive feedback from learners, experts and trainers
Actively used by over 15,000 staff, the LearnIT homepage provides quick links to over 60 topics, news, tips and much more.
Resources are presented as web pages that provide structured learning paths (with on-screen progress tracking) and as a comprehensive ICT knowledge base (accessed by quick links, A-Z and search). This enables learners gain access from any intranet desktop. Print friendly outputs support other learning styles and blended training.
- a personalised learning experience
- 'how to’ guides, ‘interactive’ e-learning, tips and faq
- structured learning paths and a quick reference knowledge base
- progress tracking to show “where you have been” and “what’s next”
- management reporting, learning metrics and devolved content management.
Content, presentation and navigation are produced in accordance with the Institute of IT Training’s standards for e-learning materials
Guides present bite-sized chunks of information that can be used as part of a structured learning course, as notes for a training course or as an online manual.
Interactive modules present the user with a simulated environment to guide them through a task. They can be used as part of a structured learning course or as individual stand alone modules to help you complete a task.
Tips can be inserted in a guide use a predefined text style. This ensures consistent presentation.
Tips are also collated and displayed together for each subject.
The Learn.IT guides are integrated with our online IT Policy learning zone. The system uses shared objects enabling a single update to reflect across the sites. Again styles are used for consistency.
FAQ's are updated by the helpdesk and local champions to proved a quick answer to common problems, questions and workarounds. They are divided up by application / topic.
Learn.IT tracks the guide pages and interactive modules viewed by storing each learner’s progress in an SQL database, integrated with the LMS.
There are checklists for guides and interactive courses to provide learners with a structured path and quick links to topics. Checklists also show which topics are Completed , Started or Not Started and are automatically updated, for example:
Summarises the subjects you have started and the overall progress, like this:
Custom management reports are delivered as a web page of site metrics.
Learn.IT has guide materials covering a wide variety of subjects including:
- Outlook Web Access (OWA)
Using My Computer
- PC Skills
- Accessibility Needs
- Work Life Balance
- IT Security
- Health and Safety
- Password Manager
Web Publishing System (WPS)
HantsMap Pro - GIS
Heat - Call Logging System
Helpdesk Shadowing tool
Using the Internet
Frequently asked questions are monitored by the helpdesk and updated as and when necessary, helping to organically grow Learn.IT to meet the needs of the users.
Tips are displayed within guides to show advanced or quicker ways of performing tasks. Each topic or application has its own tips page where all the relevant tips are pulled together.
Learn.IT has in-house authored interactive tutorials on for HantsFile.