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  • Isabelle Ulbrich


Digital learning is revolutionising the way we acquire and share knowledge. But what exactly does that mean? Digital learning refers to educational processes that are carried out using digital technologies - from online courses to interactive learning apps.

In today's educational landscape, digital learning has become essential. As an experienced E-LEARNING AGENCY, we want to show you the reasons for this in our new blog post with a little story.


Even though Tim and Tom are twins, their characters couldn't be more different. Even as a child, Tim was always the one who liked to try out new things and didn't shy away from the unfamiliar. Tom, on the other hand, was always overcome by a deep shiver when he had to leave his comfort zone and therefore always followed the principle of "keep the tried and tested" in his life. It is therefore not surprising that Tim favoured digital learning in his early adulthood, while Tom preferred traditional learning methods. So, let's look at their experiences:

It's December and snowy outside with the whole city looking like it's covered in thick cotton wool. Tim still has a lot to learn for his new job and opens his tablet under the warm blanket to go through his employer's various e-learning modules. He is focussing on digital learning at home. What he doesn't understand, he works on again, because digital learning offers an individualised learning approach where each learner can work at their own pace. In this way, they quickly discover their weaknesses and strengths and can work on themselves continuously thanks to the integrated tracking.

Unfortunately, Tom doesn't have such a nice morning. Even though the snow looked cosy from bed, there's a reason why it stayed there in the first place - it's terribly cold. Since his company, like him, does not rely on DIGITAL EMPLOYEE TRAINING and digital learning, he must drive two and a half hours to the middle of nowhere in northern Hesse today to attend an eight-hour classroom training session. When he arrives at the venue with half-frozen hands and snow in his boots, the warm coffee breath of the person sitting next to him takes away his last bit of contemplation. The training hasn't even started yet. So, it's better to get back to Tim.

Meanwhile, Tim is enjoying the various gamification elements that are integrated into the Learning Management System (LMS). These digital learning methods help him feel more motivated and learn the skills that are crucial to his work in a relaxed way.

Tom has been listening to the same monotonous voice for over two hours, while the stuffy heating air makes his eyelids grow heavier by the second. Unfortunately, he has already lost his motivation after the introductory round and the "game elements" of the classroom training are limited to awkward role-playing games and throwing a brown and black teddy bear at each other. It's all somehow far removed from an Oscar-worthy performance. Even though Tom feels like he's in "The Revenant", he takes the opportunity to clarify his questions with the presenter of the course. Tom tells the speaker the points that need explaining, but the trainer's long digressions make it very difficult to understand the answers. While Tom lowers his head in confusion and starts to find the answers via Google and his smartphone, his coffee seat neighbour smiles and tells him that he can also ask him if he has any questions.


Tim and Tom meet in a coffee shop and discuss their experiences. They quickly realise that they both have different challenges to overcome. Even though Tim initially feels superior when discussing the advantages of digital learning, he must admit that he occasionally forgets to socialise with his colleagues and is also occasionally distracted by social media, the household and various other disruptive factors. In this way, both realise that their differences are not a bad thing, but simply need to be skilfully combined. The challenges of digital learning can be overcome with targeted strategies. The creation of interactive learning content and the promotion of a learning culture that favours self-motivation and self-control are particularly helpful here. Regular dialogue with employees should also not be neglected to make digital learning sustainable and effective.


If you have any questions about E-LEARNING FOR COMPANIES and digital learning, you are welcome to CONTACT us at any time. We look forward to your enquiry. The spectrum of technologies in digital learning is broad and waiting to be utilised. With GLOBAL TEACH®, we at SWISSTEACH provide you with a suitable LMS that supports and challenges your employees in equal measure without neglecting fun and motivation. To achieve this, we rely on a high degree of customisation. Our LMS is tailored to your individual needs and those of your employees. You can find out more about our LMS, the strategies for mastering digital learning and our work as a LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROVIDER in a CONSULTATION.

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