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A company uses a company-specific learning environment to raise awareness and train internal and external employees. After all, business activities can only be organized effectively with well-trained employees.
In the learning environment, the ‘training manager’ manages the organizational structure (business entities, organizational unit, departments and roles) and links purchased and own relevant training programs to the roles. By linking an employee to a role, the employee has access to a ‘personal’ learning environment.
A training program consists of categories of courses. We can think of that as a library. We recognize two types of libraries:
- Our library with categories of courses from which the knowledge management and protection of personal data training programs are composed. A company can use these training programs by making agreements with the service desk; and
- The company’s own library or collaborating companies. In this library, the company itself manages categories of courses and the training programs developed from them. The ‘training manager’ only has access to this type of library because the training programs can be regarded as trade secrets.
We have included a generic role structure that can be expanded by a ‘training manager’. In US001, the Functionality Board establishes a link between the learning environment and the SBC Management System and the MYOBI information ecosystem.
The purpose of this connection is to automatically build and manage the legal and functional structure of the business organization, using company data from authentic sources such as those managed by the Chambers of Commerce. The Functionality Board has also set itself the goal of establishing a link between the learning environment and administrative systems so that internal and external employees can be automatically included in the structure of the learning environment in the correct manner.
In collaboration with eFaktor, we use the Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle Workplace, for the learning environment. In the learning environment we have developed roles for leadership, management and employees per department. A company can indicate detailed target groups for training.
We have developed a training program for ‘protecting personal data‘. A company can use the program or develop and manage programs itself. It is possible that a company – after approval by the ‘examination committee‘ – offers its own training program to users of learning environments.
In the learning environment, the company and its employees are central. The company wishes to maintain employee knowledge at the desired level and the employee wishes to maintain control over his or her own knowledge development. This is because:
- The company management and department management are permanently informed about the company and department knowledge level. Based on this management information, management takes well-founded measures to organize the level of knowledge; and
- The employee has access to his or her own learning environment in which role-driven management offers training programs.
Management often appoints a ‘training coordinator’ who organizes the operational organization of knowledge management. The company management appoints a ‘training manager’ to develop and manage its own training courses. The roles mentioned are included in the learning environment.
Training programs are trade secrets within the meaning of the Trade Secrets Protection Act. They are better preserved if a company manages the library of course categories and training programs itself. To organize this activity, a company estimates whether there is sufficient capacity for:
- Developing categories of courses and training programs;
- Collaborating with companies with similar knowledge and training needs; and
- Developing the complete training program or just providing the content of the program.
Developing and managing courses and training programs is a matter of allocating scarce resources (time and money). If training programs are needed to build awareness and knowledge of general topics, a company will want to invest limited resources in the training programs.
When it comes to applying and protecting trade secrets, company management will be prepared to make the necessary investments to protect business continuity.
There is much more to tell!
Using a learning environment with awareness and training programs offers a company an attractive value proposition and immediate results, see the blog: ‘Creating awareness for change‘. We can also say that a company organizes its knowledge management with the help of a learning environment and programs.
In the run-up to successful implementation and management of your own learning environment, it is wise to list the goals and requirements. What are the expectations and what is the business case? We would like to share our learning moments with you and, if desired, introduce you to companies that use a learning environment based on Moodle Workplace.
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