As the modern workplace continues to evolve, some employees are realizing that their knowledge and skills are no longer keeping up with new business challenges.
Organizations need to provide access to up-to-date technical content that will suit the varying learning preferences and schedules of their employees.
As technology development advances, its role within organizations is also changing. Cutting-edge technology will enable all business processes so IT will affect the whole organization, and may no longer be directly controlled by the CIO, according to Deloitte Insights.
As a result, demand for skills in areas such as hybrid cloud and container native development continue to grow. And it will be beneficial for more workers within the organization to learn these skills, not just the IT team.
With more skills to learn and more staff involved in technology training, organizations should invest in a flexible training solution that allows each employee — whether they are beginners or experienced IT professionals — to customize their learning experiences, like the Red Hat Learning Subscription.
Combining synchronous and asynchronous learning
Synchronous training is a more traditional way of learning, which involves attendance at scheduled trainings, presentations and tests. Examples include:
- Live virtual classes
- Scheduled time to chat with instructors
- Scheduled video conferences
- Scheduled testing
Asynchronous training is considered more flexible as it allows learners to use a variety of tools and systems to access content, ask questions and take tests on-demand. Examples include:
- Recorded on-demand video classes
- Downloadable content
- Collaborative documents
- Text-based learning
The best way for agencies to approach training is to consider that every user and the material they are learning is different.
Synchronous learning is especially useful with learning materials that need live feedback and collaboration to deepen the learning experience, providing an engaging, immersive learning experience.
Asynchronous learning is beneficial for users who need scheduling flexibility or learn at their own pace, allowing them to really explore materials in-depth at a time that best suits their schedules.
The Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium combines both ways of learning into one solution. It offers all of the above features and provides users with access to content from across the entire Red Hat product portfolio.
A subscription includes on-demand, self-paced learning materials, as well as live-taught training options. Users can customize the way they learn with live virtual or recorded video classes, e-books, and online technical content that is continuously updated to ensure accuracy.
Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium includes short sessions, also known as microlearning. Microlearning sessions are short bursts of training that can include small learning units or short-term learning activities such as infographics, videos or short texts.
Users can receive early access to training on new product offerings. Course content can be adjusted based on product releases, updates and emerging technology — allowing users to build upon their skills in digestible chunks.
Microlearning courses address the challenge of changing business needs and allows organizations to respond faster to new training demands.
Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium also supports peer learning, enabling users to connect with other subscribers and open source learners, which can enhance their understanding of the material.
It includes a peer-to-peer network of over 25,000 users, which includes home to certified professionals, training instructors and other subject matter experts. The biggest benefit of peer learning is that it can be used to deepen other traditional forms of training, such as virtual or on-demand courses.
The Red Hat Learning Subscription (RHLS) Premium offers a way to combine all of these learning experiences to best fit an organization’s needs. With live, instructor-taught classes, on-demand training, extra access to instructors, and additional resources to support learning, agencies can address skills gaps in the long term and address current business challenges faster.
The key to effective training is to play to the strengths of each learning feature available to your agency. Asynchronous learning methods can help users dive deeper into their materials, whether after a live lesson, or before one so that they are more prepared and can make better use of their scheduled time.
Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium features include everything in standard with the addition of live, virtual classes, interactive and engaging virtual classes, shorter sessions and scheduling options.
Red Hat Learning Subscription Premium features:
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