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?