What comes to mind when you picture a perfect dining experience at a wonderful restaurant? In my favorite spots, I notice some things:
- The use of high-quality ingredients;
- Excellent service;
- A wide variety of choices;
- Expertise in the kitchen to deliver quality dishes;
- And a willingness to accommodate and adapt dishes based on my preferences and dietary restrictions.
Oh, and the food should probably taste amazing as well.
But what you remember is the complete experience – how it made you feel and what you ultimately took away from it, regardless whether you consider yourself a foodie or not.
When it comes to a great learning experience, things aren't too different. Just like a great restaurant, you need your learning experience to be personalized and engaging, guided by the unique interests, preferences and aspirations of each individual.
What makes a great learning content experience
Whether you want a wide variety of choices, a handpicked menu curated and catered to your taste, or a custom-made dish special for you, tastes and expectations vary for each individual. Some people even prefer to dine potluck-style, with all their friends and colleagues bringing their own specialty dishes to the party.
And this focus on the individual should extend to your learning content strategy. Each experience is as unique as the menu, which is why it's so critical to curate the right learning content, so that each learner can find something that suits their tastes and aligns with their goals.
You want them to have access to a wide buffet ranging from courses and learning experiences curated, created and catered to their taste. From recommendations served to them to match their preferences, to self-directed learning courses, articles, podcasts and blogs that they have cooked up themselves or gathered from the web!
The key is to make the learning experience a self-directed one. Otherwise, it just feels like you're eating your vegetables (well, I love vegetables, but hopefully you catch my drift).
Improving learning content can even boost learning adoption rates, making your learners repeat customers as they continue to refine their palates for the content that will help them reach their goals faster and more efficiently.
Just as a chef wouldn't haphazardly throw together a seasonal menu, careful thought needs to go into how to create a high-impact learning content strategy.
How to serve up a "just-for-me" content experience
You don't want to be stuck with a one-size-fits-all solution. Your organization is unique, and so are your people. Ensure that your learning solution aligns to your organization's appetite and needs, so your employees have a perfectly personalized learning experience. You already have enough on your plate as far as setting up a learning program for your employees goes.
Your learning experience platform should make it easier for you and your employees to access your content; it should be available, curated, created, collected, recommended, gathered and put together with a multitude of the best ingredients from diverse sources – with the sole intention of meeting your employees' tastes, needs and future goals!
So, what are you hungry for? If you're craving a personalized, AI-driven learning experience that provides you with a wide buffet of the perfect blend of traditional prescribed learning courses, plus some hearty side dishes on a learning playlist including articles, podcasts, blogs, microlearning, videos and courses, you're in good company at this table!
A learning experience that is not only personalized according to your taste and goals but also satisfies your learning appetite makes all the difference between a happy, repeat customer and a negative review.
Consuming learning content just the way you like it? Now that's food for thought!