How were you inducted to your duties in your current job? Do you remember how you felt on your first day as a young summer worker or trainee?

The global pan­demic has put com­panies in a tight spot. Skilled and motivated per­sonnel are of para­mount importance for every company, but how do we transfer everyday learning exper­i­ences online now that remote working is so commonplace?

For most learners, prac­tical demon­stration is a good and pleasant learning strategy. Just like in ele­mentary school: First, the teacher shows how to make a loop using the knitting needles. Next, YOU can try. After you have tried, the teacher gives feedback and encourages you to proceed and develop further.

At Apprix, we also rely on prac­tical approach, strong ped­agogy, and inter­action. We have a wide range of various safety induc­tions, com­pliance courses, and spe­cific HR and sales training courses on our virtual knitting needles. We tailor every training course we have created to our cus­tomers’ needs, so as to maintain end user learning and good motivation.

Ference Marton is a Swedish edu­ca­tional psy­cho­logist who intro­duced the dis­tinction between deep and surface approaches to learning. Surface learning largely emphasizes mem­or­izing, while deep learning aims at reflection of what has been learned and mastery of the big picture.

Deep learning is imple­mented in Builder courses by bringing daily work life situ­ations and prac­tices to the trainees’ know­ledge and involving them in con­structive inter­action on the topic learned. The trainees them­selves, their know­ledge and exper­ience, play the main role. How they can utilise the con­tents of each training course in their work, and how their pro­fes­sional skills rein­force the dif­ferent func­tions of a company or community.

Competence & digitalisation 

Apprix’s Jesse Jokinen has been involved in the devel­opment of digital learning envir­on­ments ever since 2001.

For our cus­tomers, a struc­tured and high-quality per­sonnel training system has meant clear con­tri­bution to com­petence and digit­al­isation. In the long term, this con­tri­bution is also a potent com­pet­itive advantage – today, securing business con­tinuity requires strong and up-to-date choices from all of us

Jesse Jokinen, Man­aging Partner, Apprix Oy

According to Jokinen, the global COVID-19 pan­demic has put many com­panies in a tight spot: nat­urally, com­pre­hensive com­mu­nic­ation of safety and hygiene instruc­tions to the entire per­sonnel is a major chal­lenge for many com­panies, but on the other hand, the increase in tele­working, for example, also has indirect con­sequences. In practice, this can manifest, for example, in uncer­tainty related to new employee induc­tions and acquis­ition of addi­tional skills necessary from the view­point of work tasks.

Unfor­tu­nately, such tend­encies have also led to super­abundance of various webinars and online training tools; the range offered is varied indeed.

At Apprix, sim­u­lation of actual work life situ­ations is con­sidered very important in our courses. In our exper­ience, the best results are achieved through inter­action and inclusion, but motiv­ation is an important factor as well. For our cus­tomers, our Builder training courses con­stitute an important part of the company’s internal com­mu­nic­ation, employer image and values, Jokinen says.

Builder is a safe and reliable SaaS service for demanding use

Would you like your organ­isation to be a part of the learning envir­onment of the new era?