With the health crisis, the year 2020 has generated a lot of changes, encouraging companies to accelerate their digital transformation. It was necessary to find out how to collaborate effectively and improve communication within the company remotely. The accelerated adoption of teleworking and new work organizations has generated strong demands for online training from companies wishing to improve their efficiency.

Online learning has gradually taken its place during this period of crisis and has revolutionized vocational training.

In 2021, the trend towards the digitalization of training will accelerate even more. Companies have now understood the need to integrate digital technology into their new work organizations.

In this article, we are going to introduce you to the trends of online training to follow in 2021.

Virtual classrooms: online training

In a context of health crisis, virtual classrooms have enjoyed a certain notoriety. They make it possible to ensure educational continuity online through videoconferencing meetings between trainers and learners.

However, it is not easy to recreate the conditions of face-to-face online. This requires a reorganization of training, educational improvement, and support for trainers as well as learners.

Virtual classroom content is shorter, impactful, and interactive in small groups in order to capture the learner’s attention more easily. Trainers often suggest activities to increase the rate of engagement and avoid monotony.

Do you want to test virtual classrooms? Our MOOC Office 365 site gives your digital transformation support with courses and learning paths on Microsoft 365 tools and features. You have the opportunity to participate in virtual classes every day to learn how to manage the various Microsoft 365 tools. These virtual classes are hosted online by expert trainers. Each online training session  is associated with a course composed of use cases and tutorials to best meet your expectations and needs.

Discover some of our upcoming online training sessions:

Blended learning at the service of training

Blended learning is a device that may well be attractive for its mix between on-site training and online learning. The learner is placed at the heart of the training process and is an actor in its training. This solution promotes interactivity in the room because some know-how is more easily transmitted face-to-face. While online learning brings more flexibility and saves time. It is therefore interesting to combine the two to satisfy the needs according to the objectives of the learners.

Blended learning brings several advantages:

  • Functional and intellectual autonomy in the learner’s learning process who becomes master of his/her training.
  • Access to resources from anywhere: home, work or while commuting.
  • An increase in the learner’s engagement since this device is more dynamic and  more interactive. Dialogue and exchange of ideas are strengthened with trainers and other learners,  which increases his/her motivation.
  • Flexibility in training since there are no longer any geographical or time constraints. The learner can organize his/her online training according to his/her schedule and avoid additional commuting.

E-tutoring for online support

E-tutoring is a solution that has taken a more decisive role in online learning schemes. The e-tutoring strategy  is one of the keys to preventing participants from dropping out of training. It can be carried out individually or collectively. In order to avoid obstacles and the abandonment of the participant, he/she needs to be guided, motivated and given support. For this, e-tutoring allows the learner to get support and services towards the achievement of his/her educational objectives by ensuring individual help but also a group dynamic if it is carried out collectively.

The e-tutor intervenes on three levels: methodology, education and social. The e-tutor will ensure a good working method, effective collaboration, and continued motivation.

At Mandarine Academy, this type of support was born last October with the launch of Ecoach. This solution offers personalized online coaching sessions. In these sessions, expert coaches bring you all their know-how necessary for the best practices of Microsoft 365 tools. Coaches are present to meet the needs of learners and allow them to increase their skills while adapting to their own rhythm.

Here are some of our dedicated and individualized sessions available on Ecoach:

  • Microsoft Teams Training
  • Microsoft SharePoint Training
  • Microsoft Excel Training
  • Microsoft OneDrive Training
  • Ecoach Training Program: Be a Microsoft 365 Ambassador
  • Microsoft PowerBI Training
  • MS 365 Training Program – Collaborate with Microsoft 365 Tools

Educational video for effective teaching

The video can have an educational interest in training. Video learning is a format that facilitates knowledge transfer and more easily captures the learner’s attention. Video is becoming a strategic issue for vocational training. In addition to being an attractive and engaging medium, video can be  customized according to the needs of the learner and become a tailor-made medium. A short, dynamic video with concrete explanations promotes a quick and effective understanding.

The video can have an educational interest to:

  • learn how to use software
  • apply procedures
  • repeat professional gestures

Are you looking for a training and support solution on digital tools? Discover the solution that best suits your needs.