How e-Learning works

How does e-learning work? - The skillbest formula

This time, we’re getting a little more personal and presenting the skillbest (success) formula, a slightly different answer to a question that has been with us for a very long time: “How does e-learning work?”

On the surface, e-learning seems quite simple at first: what is needed are people who want to learn something, appropriate end devices such as laptops or smartphones, and an e-learning offering that maps the corresponding learning content. Ready, right? Of course not. As an e-learning provider with several years of experience under our belt, that’s no longer enough for us to answer the question “How does e-learning work?” has not been enough for a long time. Rather, over the last two decades in the e-learning business, we have developed something like a magic formula or success formula for good e-learning that goes much further than this basic e-learning definition, to which we have already dedicated ourselves in detail elsewhere. When it says “How does e-learning work?“, we answer:

Learner orientation + e-didactics x (experience + know-how) = successful e-learning

Sounds complex? Don’t worry, below we go into more detail about the individual components of our skillbest formula. We trace the solution path for you and show in detail our answer to the question “How does e-learning work?” is.

How does e-learning work? - Lesson 1: Learner Orientation

In didactics in adult education, the top priority is to put the participants in the focus of teaching/learning offers. We at skillbest also follow this principle. For us, learners, their needs and above all the respective learning objectives form the basis of every e-learning concept. Why? Because we have learned in recent years that e-learning can never be mass-produced. Depending on the industry and target group, e-learning takes different forms. Therefore, in terms of developing an effective e-learning offering, it is essential to know the target audience well.

How does e-learning work? - Lesson 2: e-Didactics

Didactics is the science of (successful) teaching and learning. e-Didactics deals with how this teaching and learning can happen in digital spaces. This may sound rather theoretical at first, but it is essential if e-learning is to work in practice. At its core, it is about designing robust learning environments that enable successful e-learning. And because, as we have already heard, e-learning can vary greatly depending on the target group, it needs a well-stocked e-didactic method pool. At skillbest, we draw from one such. We always keep the learning journey of our learners in mind and enrich it with interactive elements, storytelling & Co.

How does e-learning work? - Lesson 3: Experience + Know-how

“Nothing comes from nothing!” We at skillbest can also subscribe to this grandparent wisdom. Günther Veit and Gustav Philipp Vogl founded skillbest with almost two decades of experience under their belts. These years of experience pay off today when it comes to innovative and creative answers to the question “How does e-learning work?“. We can rely on a solid network of customers, business partners and employees, which gives us a decisive advantage over new e-learning providers when it comes to e-learning development. In addition, we always keep an eye on e-learning trends and are not afraid to integrate a piece of the future into our e-learning offerings today.

How does e-learning work? - The result

If we are to be honest, “How does e-learning work?” was never the decisive initial question for us at skillbest. Rather, we asked ourselves from the beginning, “How does successful (!) e-learning work?” Our claim is to offer e-learning solutions that deserve this name and stand out from mass-produced goods. Our e-learning formats provide examples of how we meet this requirement today. And with our best practices, we show how e-learning can be the solution for concrete everyday problems of companies.

We are not exaggerating when we say that we could write entire books on the answers to the question “How does e-learning work?” we could write entire books. However, because we prefer to develop successful e-learning solutions instead of philosophizing, we’ll leave it for now and limit ourselves to the explanations in this blogpost. If you still haven’t had enough of it and want to ask us again personally “How does e-learning work?“, we look forward to hearing from you!