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Self-Directed Learning

Empower Employees and Build a Culture of DIY Learning

Self-Directed Learning is about empowering learners and motivating them to take control of their learning. It’s a self-sufficient learning process where learners can take charge of their learning at their own pace, define their learning path through personalized learning strategies, and set objectives and goals for themselves.

EI can offer support on how you can empower employees to embrace self-learning and foster continuous improvement.

Why Is Self-Directed Learning Needed?

Modern learners do not want to be confined to chosen or assigned topics or goals. They want control over what and how they learn rather than being “prescribed” what they should learn.

Self-Directed Learning offers the flexibility to correspond to each learner’s learning style, makes learning more relevant and ignites an intrinsic motivation to learn and grow. Besides, it also helps develop essential soft skills such as self-discipline, problem-solving, and focused learning apart from ongoing consumption of updates and new information that can equip learners to perform better.

Our Approach to Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed Learning is a significant shift from the traditional ways of learning. With that as the guiding principle, we offer a learner-centric approach and provide full control and tremendous flexibility to the learners with our Self-Directed Learning design that strives to:

  • Empower the learner to take the initiative, with or without the help of others
  • Encourage the learner to find out their learning needs and goals
  • Help devise their own learning journey, the combination of learning assets, and the speed at which they want to consume it
  • Help identify relevant learning resources
  • Help evaluate learning outcomes

How Can EI Help You Leverage Self-Directed Learning for Your Training Programs?

We offer consulting services to foster a culture of continuous learning through Self-Directed Learning. These include leveraging Learning Portals, Social Learning, and Curation to provide resources as just-in-time learning aids. Here are our key strategies that help companies promote a culture of Self-Directed Learning:

  • Portals: We offer Learning Portals or Self-Directed Learning platforms that have relevant and curated information
  • Source Learning Assets: We help you identify/curate learning assets that are relevant to employees’ learning goals that would help them perform better
  • Provide Forums: We help you create forums for learners to exchange ideas, thoughts, and experiences
  • Reward Employees: We help you design measures (such as certificates and badges of honor) to provide recognition to those who leverage and contribute
  • Highlight Success Stories: Through Newsletters or Infographics, we highlight success stories to ensure that a further propagation of Self-Directed Learning culture can happen
  • Use Semi-Structured Sessions: We help you create semi-structured sessions where recommendations can be shared
  • Continuously Enhance the Learning Repository: We help you establish a feedback mechanism to continuously update the learning repository for relevance

Our Experience in Crafting Self-Directed Learning Solutions

  • Sales and Services Trainings
  • Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
  • Healthcare, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Government Agencies and Non-Profits
  • Manufacturing and Logistics
  • Medical Education
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Airlines, Aviation, and Aerospace
  • Beverage and Tobacco
  • Automotive Sector

Our Self-Directed Learning tools cater to varied training requirements ranging from Sales Training to Compliance to Professional Skills or even the Medical Education domain.

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Gold Award for Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy by Brandon Hall Group.

Case Studies

How a Disaster Management Services Provider Digitized Their Process Training Program into an Interactive eLearning Course

Creating Leadership Training with a Different Flavor – A Solution to Improve Leaders’ Reaction to Change

Reinforcing the Knowledge of Agile Development Across Industries Using Video Based Learning


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