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How to Make On-the-Job Learning Practical With TREK

More and more organizations are realizing the need for a comprehensive training approach that includes traditional eLearning courses in addition to on-the-job learning experience and coaching by managers. This has often been a challenge to implement. Marty Rosenheck, Director, Talent Development Consulting, eLearning Brothers is here to show you a new way to deliver and track on-the-job and experiential learning—using TREK Learning Experience Manager, a new offering by eLearning Brothers.

Due to technical difficulties with GoToWebinar, the webinar audio didn’t record. Instead, we’re sharing a practice run of the TREK demo from the webinar that Marty and I recorded. This was never intended for official release, so please excuse its “rough around the edges” quality. It’s not our usual standards, but based on feedback from webinar attendees, seeing a demo of TREK was incredibly helpful, so we wanted to include something for you here. However, you can always schedule your own—free AND live—TREK demo by visiting our website here.

I’m going to give a brief synopsis after the video here of what TREK is and what Marty talked about in the webinar, but I do highly recommend scheduling a demo as the best way to understand how TREK can transform your learning and development program.

What exactly is TREK?

TREK Learning Experience Manager is an award-winning mobile, SaaS learning management solution that makes it easy to manage, track, and measure informal and experiential learning. Using the TREK platform, you can create your own custom learning paths that cover the entire learning process: formal, informal, and on-the-job.

What makes TREK and the learning paths really stand out is the Nano-Coaching Feedback Cycle. The proprietary technology enables short bursts of guided action-feedback interactions. Learner uploads evidence of what they did, coach evaluates and provides feedback, learner either moves on or tries again. Using standard, built-in mobile phone technology like the camera, audio recording, GPS features, etc, your learner is able to provide concrete evidence that he or she has mastered a skill.

Research shows that formal training only takes you part of the way to proficiency. The key to getting to proficiency faster? Learning through experience with the right coaching and feedback. That’s exactly what TREK helps you do. We’ve seen TREK reduce time to proficiency by 30%!

Using TREK, you can provide guidance to both the employee and coach so everyone knows what they need to do next. This is a great way to help new managers become more comfortable with coaching others.

As Marty talked about in the webinar, learners are more motivated to retain the content when they access it at the time of need. You can include links in your learning paths to your company knowledge base or performance support aids.

How does TREK track all this?

The magic of xAPI. If you attended our recent webinar with Bill Milstid, you got a brief overview of what xAPI is and how we have xAPI statements built into all of our new Template Styles. xAPI lets you track so much and really gives you so much more information about what your learners are doing and understanding. TREK uses xAPI and visual dashboards to provide actionable insights and form a powerful decision support tool. You can integrate TREK with your LMS, HR system, and more to get the most comprehensive look at your entire training program.

Want to know more about how TREK can help you manage and track experiential learning? Schedule your free demo now.


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