Micro Focus Introduces Hybrid Digital Learning (HDL)

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With an understanding that current training methods/solutions do not meet the changing needs of learners, a change is needed. Something where the training method will enhance learner’s productivity, speed up the learning process, improve learner’s access to knowledge, create more learning engagement, and optimize knowledge retention. Welcome to Micro Focus’s Hybrid Digital Learning (HDL), which offers:

Micro Learning offers bite-sized information to our learners. These bites or chunks of information are part of a story--the leaners journey. While each chunk makes up part of the story, they are valuable to the learner on their own and include narrated videos to offer the learner a better means of knowledge transfer.

Macro Learning combines the micro-learning bites of information to form a lesson. A lesson, or macro-learning module, is about a terminal objective, which is the overall learning outcome you want learner’s to achieve. The macro-learning module is made up of enabling objectives, which break down the terminal learning objective into smaller, more manageable steps that learner’s must achieve in order to meet the terminal learning objective. Each micro-learning bite is an enabling objective, a task, or a problem to solve, that includes knowledge checks. This offers better retention for the learners.

Just in Time Learning allows the learner the ability access a micro-learning bite when needed in order to solve a problem, a task, or to help the learner do their job.

Spaced Learning is the latest method for digital delivery. A course or learning series is made up of lessons. Each lesson will be published individually, making up a learning series or bundle. A learner can subscribe to this bundle allowing them access to information quicker as the lessons will be published when available. This offers better retention for the learners.

Cognitive Learning is where each micro-learning bite of information is focused; ingestion is quick and easy.  This follows a "need to know" or choose-to-learn-later option.  This type of learning is about the learner using the technology, not about the technology itself. This offers better retention for the learners, ensuring that they don't get bored! 

Hands-on Learning is where each micro-learning bite includes an added "ShowMe" and "TryMe" created from our own ART solution. A "ShowMe" allows the learner to view the simulation, or the task, at their own speed. A "TryMe" allows the learner to perform the task to solve the problem, and even to make mistakes in a safe environment. We even include job aids, which are PDF’s of how to perform the learning bite. This type of learning reinforces retention.

Mobile Learning allows our learners access to digital learning, anytime, anywhere using any device. HDL is mobile friendly, allowing the learner access to learning material when needed.

Blended Learning combines instructor-lead training (ILT) or virtual instructor-lead training (VILT) with HDL--they support one another. Flexible, this allows the learner to take HDL (some or all) prior, during, or after ILT/VILT. This also allows the learner access to learning material when needed. Minor course updates can easily be done via HDL. This type of learning results in enhanced retention.

Learning Styles includes visual, auditory and kinaesthetic options. Adult learning should be relevant, goal-oriented,  practical, and self-directed. HDL offers all of this.

In conclusion, Micro Focus’ Hybrid Digital Learning (HDL) is a unique combination of micro learning, macro learning, just-in-time learning, spaced learning, cognitive learning, hands-on learning, mobile learning, and blended learning.

Why Micro Focus HDL?

  • Learner’s respond best to a variety of learning. Knowing this, Micro Focus HDL was developed to offer serveral ways of learning in order to accomodate several types of learning styles. 
  • Development time for HDL takes a minimum of 75% less time.
  • Migrating HDL courses to other types of training will reduce development time a minimum of 50% because HDL slides, job aids, and simulations can be re-purposed. This will improve our learners' learning experience.
  • HDL's variation on learning styles improves knowledge transfer and retention.

Our current HDL offerings include:

Stay tuned for:

  • SMAX310SP- Service Management Automation X Tenant Administrators Learning Series
  • SMAX320SP - Service Management Automation X Suite Administrators Learning Series
About the Author
Over thirty years’ experience in the Information technology field. Over ten of which have been as an Instructional Designer/Instructor. Striving to provide our learners a better learning experience.
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