The 3-layer
model

How do you take the learning experience in your organisation to the next level? To help you get to grips with this, Acco Learn for Business has developed the 3-layer model for successful learning.

Centre: the learner

Everyone learns differently

Learning is a personal process. A successful learning solution therefore takes into account the learning audience. A training course for a sales team needs to be mobile, for example, while compulsory training sessions often require an extra dose of fun. Differences in existing knowledge within a group don’t have to be a problem if everyone can follow a personal learning path. That’s why at Acco Learn for Business we always start with the learner. Once we understand your learners’ needs, we can build the learning solution around them.

Layer 1: building blocks

Didactics, motivation & content

Efficiënt leren vraagt om een mix van kwalitatieve content, bewezen didactiek en hoge motivatie. Voor Acco Learn for Business zijn het fundamentele bouwstenen van elke leerervaring – en dus staan ze in de eerste laag van ons model, rond de lerende.

Didactics

We help your audience to learn efficiently through applying evidence-based didactic principles. That includes adaptive learning paths, real-life examples and tailored support (or ‘scaffolding’). We also monitor the learning process using learning analytics. That is how we address any gaps and areas for improvement during and after training courses to achieve even better learning outcomes.

Motivation

People who are motivated learn faster and better. That’s why we integrate aspects that will encourage your audience. We focus on autonomy, alternate strategic teaching moments with active work formats, celebrate success stories and integrate rewards. In short, we do all we can to inspire an enthusiasm to learn among your audience.

Content

Targeted, bite-sized content makes your course attractive and varied. Our domain-specific content experts edit your existing material, create new content and bring the two together. They do this in every possible format: clips, interactive exercises, infographics, games, photos, podcasts, etc.

Layer 2: catalysts

Teacher, technology & practice

The teacher is always the hub in the learning process. Support teachers with the right technology, add real-world learning opportunities, and you’ll take the learning experience to new heights.

Teacher

The teacher has a crucial role in guiding course participants. Teachers are also the true content experts. That’s why we always consult them extensively, and try to inspire and motivate them to build the ideal learning journey with us.

Technology

By ‘technology’, we mean all the tools that contribute to good learning: from paper to a convenient learning platform. Thanks to extensive knowledge of edtech products and our learning platform Sofia, we integrate the right technology at the right time for your audience.

Practice

You need to be able to apply what you’ve learned in real life. We go from know-how to show-how by placing course participants in real-life situations, both virtually (via virtual or augmented reality) and in person. This is how we really apply learning by doing.

Layer 3: learning moments

Synchronous, asynchronous & continuous learning

The above elements lead to a learning journey that combines synchronous and asynchronous learning moments to create a single blended learning experience. To prevent lesson material from being forgotten, we incorporate repetition through recurring (micro) learning moments.

Synchronous learning

Whether it’s in the same room or via a webcam, interaction with teachers or with peers makes learning more enjoyable and more effective. Synchronous learning moments can focus on learning new material, or on practising material that was covered during an asynchronous learning moment (known as the ‘flipped classroom’ principle).

Asynchronous learning

There’s nothing like working at your own speed, time and place, and according to your own learning needs. Asynchronous learning might involve processing learned material (with fun, varied exercises) or acquiring new knowledge (e.g. by watching short clips), whether or not using the flipped classroom principle.

Continuous learning

Unfortunately, we tend to forget what we learn. That’s why it’s important to frequently refresh our learnings. That could be via a weekly email with exercises or WhatsApp messages with reminders of important material. We offer multiple options.

Ask our learning consultants

Contact Niels Strybos or Erwin Lenaers.

Contact our learning consultants