During the pandemic and its immediate aftermath, virtual came into focus as both individuals and businesses began to rely on digital technologies at an unprecedented level. The learning and skills training room was no different. The impact of online learning has changed the lives of professionals and made a dent in reducing the skills gap faced by the industry.
A recent report by BCG states that job changes will be driven by new technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence and robotics. Accordingly, 72% of people working in IT and technology or in science and research professions spend a few weeks or more a year learning.
To meet this new age learning adoption and address the growing gap in technological skills, we developed one of the most advanced learning solutions that offer comprehensive learning by blending theory with hands-on learning. Through this state-of-the-art Learning Experience Platform (LXP), which we call PRISM, KnowledgeHut delivers a truly immersive learning experience.
Having worked with thousands of companies and government bodies around the world to retrain and upskill their talent, the experience has driven the development of this unique platform. We have understood shifts in global learning dynamics and all these learnings have been fed into the making of PRISM.
“Our immersive learning solution follows a simple approach: individuals get to learn, practice, self-assess, gain in-depth insight into their learning and customize their learning journey to achieve their skill goals. Our key differentiator is that we offer a blended solution under one platform, whereas the current solutions available in the learning industry are scattered.”
Subramanyam Reddy, CEO, KnowledgeHut
We place great emphasis on taking the student through a learning journey that consists of three key components: (one) Great content and instructors, (b) extensive practice and (c) assessment and reporting.
Here are some of the key factors that differentiate our platform:
Supports all forms of learning
Our platform provides a seamless learning experience for individuals, allowing them to choose either self-paced, blended or live virtual classroom courses. Most of our offers give the student the flexibility to choose which mode suits them best. Learners can easily watch videos, join live sessions and access 1-1 mentoring sessions with expert instructors using a single dashboard. The curated mix of learning tools ranges from hands-on exercises to guided assignments, memory quizzes, assessments and portfolio-worthy projects.
Courses are conceptualized and designed with an internal outcomes-based learning model, which requires extensive research and mapping of skills and competencies, along with adaptive testing and assessment across a course’s journey, so that at the end we are able to accurately map a learner’s acquired skills to actual job worthiness, right down to skills and job roles. This gives students a practical advantage as they are able to get a thorough assessment of their skills.
Integrated Cloud Labs
Our learning platform offers a light and fast in-browser practice environment that enables the learner to practice essential coding skills right in their browser. Exercises are designed to sharpen the learner’s skills and carry detailed instructions that learners can follow while writing code and seeing immediate results. Not having to download and install a program gives the user greater access and ease to a program and encourages them to practice more. On the platform, we offer a standardized development environment, which ensures that every student gets the same learning experience.
When it comes to self-paced programs, we not only offer videos with rich animation and detailed explanations, but we also augment them with flashcards, interactive e-reading content, and quick recall quizzes designed to strategically reinforce learning. While flashcards provide a holistic view of the content to come, interactive reading materials allow users to read solidified concepts and key content. And to top it all off, the recall quiz offers a quick multiple-choice test that not only lets the user validate learning, but also course corrects by offering detailed explanations if a specific answer is wrong.
Diagnostic tests and assignments
Our courses have a unique diagnostic exam that students take before starting a course. This helps to gain insight into their understanding and knowledge before they begin. This also allows students to map their skills when they reach the end of the course. For organisations, it provides a clear and detailed insight into the participants’ learning process. In addition, the courses also include end-of-module assignments. The result is a comprehensive insight into skill development and learning that allows students to correct and get the most out of the program.
Our platform offers a unique feature to learners through gamification in learning. Rewards for successful completion of course milestones and daily learning achievements motivate students to do their best while providing an enjoyable experience learning a new skill. Leaderboards celebrate the achievements of students who are leaders in a particular program and encourage others to catch up and earn rewards.
Online learning does not have to be an isolated experience. Learners should each gain a bit of knowledge and that includes learning for fellow learners on the platform. Our social learning tools include a discussion board that contains questions posted on the system by other students and responses from both mentors and students. Additionally, cohorts can be created as needed so that small groups can work closely with mentors for an enhanced learning experience. In such a case, the cohort can communicate between themselves and their mentor using a real-time chat feature.
Mentorship after education
Our platform offers students a continued support system with mentorship after completing the course. The vibrant and supportive community of subject matter experts and experienced professionals is passionate about solving problems and making improvements in the field. Access to learning materials and mentors together help professionals with newly acquired skills practice them with confidence.
The solution to effective online learning is not rooted in the range of tools, but in how these tools and the learning content are woven together. Our ultimate goal is to provide real work-like and production experiences while learning. Students strengthen and strengthen their skills using our adaptive outcomes-based learning model, and right at the end of the course, students get to work on a production-quality capstone project and a test, both of which are designed to complete the circle and make you job-ready from today one.
“When we set out to enter the technical learning space, we didn’t want to take the usual approach of conventional video-based learning or virtual meeting software. We decided we needed to deliver an immersive learning experience that ultimately helps students fulfill their job roles . That means our learning platform will offer concepts for learning with the outcomes-based curriculum – packed with learning tools for hands-on experience. We think that’s where we’ve gotten to today.” said Mr. Reddy.
One-Size-Fits-All vs Customized Upskilling Programs
In an Accenture survey of more than 2,000 enterprise technology leaders and students in the US, Europe and Asia, it was found that while technology leaders understood the importance of continuous learning and upskilling, fundamental differences existed that hindered skill development and subsequent attainment of desired business results.
The study found that while most companies provided opportunities for employees to develop technology skills, a large percentage of programs did not meet employee needs. While 94% of respondents reported that upskilling programs were offered at their current employer, the report distinguished between what managers and learners identified as key barriers to upskilling.
KnowledgeHut addresses the divide with PRISM
The key difference between what managers and students identified as a barrier to upskilling was access to tailored upskilling programmes. KnowledgeHut seeks to address this gap through its flagship state-of-the-art platform for immersive learning experiences, PRISM.
PRISM enables foundational technology teams to keep up with the pace of change, put the right people on the right projects, and increase productivity through results-based immersive learning.
LXP provides an environment optimized for learning and equips students with immediately demonstrable practical skills. The students come to Learn, practice, assess and gain insight into their learning and personalize their learning journey.
PRISM enables companies to identify the skills their teams need to master for specific roles and tailor the training and courses that correspond to those skills, allowing them to:
- Get an overview of what teams know, where their skills stand today and where they need to improve
- Gain insights to track skill development in critical areas
- Help teams track goals with insights into completion and engagement
- Adapt competence development to the most important business objectives
- Upskill and retrain employees for modern technology roles
- Build fluid teams that align business goals with skills analytics
- Access the expertise of our network of 650+ instructors and course authors
- Overcome roadblocks with powerful skills strategy and onboarding services
As technology becomes the core of every interaction today, we are deeply committed to deliver the best learning outcomes in the latest technologies and professional certifications and great learning experiences for professionals worldwide by continuously developing our Immersive Learning Solution and continuously delivering new and improved offer .