While e-learning has served employee development needs for a number of years, it still has one major shortcoming: it cannot effectively cater to every single employee’s learning and development requirements. Dr. Manish Gupta, VP and Director for Xerox Research Center India says, “Quickly finding and accessing information contained in massive collections of instructional videos and the need to personalize the educational experience” are some of e-learning’s key barriers.
AnnMarie Kuzel, of Chief Learning Officer, notes that e-learning is often viewed as a one-size-fits-all solution to employee training and development, assuming that employees all learn and absorb information at the same rates with little customized assistance needed.
Xerox takes a different approach by using a new technology that is giving employee learners a customized experience. It’s more personal and currently being developed for market under a license with video learning solutions company, Impartus.
A new e-learning tool developed by Xerox will soon transform the way workforce training happens. Gupta says the new technology “enables teachers to create personalized e-learning material using MOOC resources and effectively deliver the content in a personalized manner to the students.”
The Xerox learning development is not only capable of delivering powerful e-learning modules to employees, but the entire experience is personalized for learners as their individual areas of weakness are identified. Content indexes will be built into videos so that learners can access more information as needed...useful for when they get 'stuck'.