How many times have you been onboarded? REALLY think about it – 5, 15, 50, 500? Any time you’ve ever been a student in a classroom, or gone through orientation at a new institution, organization, or community, that was onboarding. Any time you’ve ever sat at a desktop or used a laptop, tablet, or mobile device to read anything that was new to you, written to help you acquire specific knowledge so that you could contribute specific results – that was onboarding. There is a difference, though, between receiving onboarding and actually getting on-board, isn’t there? Now that you’ve considered some onboarding experiences, let’s ask that question one more time: how many times have you been onboarded? Still thinking? Good!
Expertise is hard to come by, but that’s why folks get rewarded for demonstrating it. There is a big difference between receiving knowledge and retaining and demonstrating expertise, just as there is a difference between experiencing onboarding, and actually being on-board when it comes to learning. Now, think again about all of your onboarding experiences and narrow them down to those that were successful in transferring knowledge and skills to you. Now cut that list even further to only include the ones that delivered knowledge and skills that you still retain to this day. If you still retain it, you’re on board! What do all of them have in common? Successful onboarding moments likely had an instructor or training experience that helped you learn and retain. Instructors provide examples, exercises, and experiences that reach beyond text content and allow learners to truly actualize long-term retention, and put expertise into practice.
Reading itself is core to onboarding because it delivers knowledge en masse; the production of text and the act of reading are not disappearing anytime soon. Text helps us quickly share a lot of information. However, delivering knowledge does not an expert make, and you’ve proven this already in evaluating your onboarding experiences. In short, interaction, not content, drives and delivers proven concept mastery and retention. Therefore, onboarding programs need educators and learning tools – not just content – to get learners on-board and delivering valuable, consistent results.
If you are a teacher or trainer who needs learners to retain content, and you want to prove it, READynamic™ is here to help. READynamic helps you optimize and manage your digital content to provide unique learning experiences that reach out beyond the text for engaging multimodal learning opportunities. Upload any PDF or EPUB file into READynamic to start curating learning experiences that increase learner attention and retention with a built-in learning object repository. Add interactive social and multimedia content that you can push out or pull back on-demand so that the most supportive examples, exercises, and experiences are always at your learners’ fingertips. See who is keeping up with reading and add your own surveys and assessments that reach learners in real time. Don’t let a book bury your instructional opportunities!
Upload open educational resources, or build your own arsenal of learning interactivities to control your learning objectives and their results. Already using an LMS? No problem. READynamic is LTI certified and ready to plug and play today to provide content access online or offline with both iOS and Android applications. These can be branded for your business so your onboarding can actually build skills and get your learners on-board and delivering results.
Get learners on-board, not just onboarded. Optimize your content and maximize long-term retention. Build interest and participation into your content for optimal digital learning experiences and retention with READynamic.