In today’s highly competitive market, companies are required to adapt and respond nimbly to change in order to survive and grow. Constant introduction of new technologies, international competition, new and emerging markets, changing customer behaviour and a highly fluid workforce mean that successful companies are constantly learning and transferring this learning to leverage them across diverse geographies and businesses.
The two essential classes of ‘learning’ that enterprises need to transfer are ‘knowledge’ and ‘practice’. While existing platforms can be equipped to transfer enterprise knowledge they are not equipped to handle the transfer of practice.
Common criticisms of standard e-learning as a platform for acquisition of skills and practice are the abstraction of content and concepts, lack of contextual and applied understanding, limitations of choice and dryness of material. These create conditions of inefficient and insufficient practice transfer which in turn lead to accidents, mistakes and loss of profitability.