Learnship Sprint Wins Brandon Hall Gold Award for
Best Advance in Software for a Training Company
At a time when all training is being forced online, Brandon Hall has recognized Learnship’s next generation of online language learning, that can deliver superior results than traditional onsite language training at up to 40% less cost.
Learnship Sprint accelerates business language learning with a combination of trainer-led classes and self-paced online preparation, and an integrated curriculum focused on mastering critical business skills such as leading and participating in meetings, delivering presentations, negotiations, and working in remote teams.
“Sprint delivers greater online engagement, more productive trainer-led sessions, more predictable learning progress, and a more immediate business impact, which adds up to a superior return on investment for customers when compared to traditional classroom training or existing blended learning solutions”, says Learnship CEO & Founder, Sushel Bijganath.
Three Generations of Online Language Learning
The first generation of online language learning, beginning 20 years ago, tried to replace the trainer with digital-only solutions. Offering convenience and reduced costs but unable to match the results of classroom training.
Ten years ago, Learnship pioneered the second generation, with online, trainer-led learning in a virtual classroom, matching onsite training performance, with more flexibility at a lower cost.
“This is what onsite providers are now being forced to replicate, and their customers are fast discovering that it takes so much more than just getting a trainer online with a Zoom account”, explains Bijganath.
And today, Brandon Hall has recognized Learnship Sprint, a next-generation blended learning program representing the next step forward in the digital disruption of language learning.
Learnship Sprint is a product built from the ground-up for the age of remote working, which will accelerate the digital transformation that customers, and the times we live in, are demanding.
Five Weeks, Two Hours, One Focus
Learners can focus on Business Presentations, Business Writing, Business Negotiations, or Participating in Meetings and then develop their chosen skill in a second language with just 2 hours of study a week for 5 weeks.
In short, Learnship Sprint helps employees learn the language skills they need to fit in; while developing the business skills they need to stand out.
What is next-generation blended learning?
This is our unique blended learning methodology. Unlike traditional blended learning—which retrofits trainers into e-learning courses—next-generation blended learning starts with the learner’s needs and blends e-learning and trainer-led practices to create the best possible learning experience from the ground up.
Our curriculum is fully integrated, and the entire program is laser-focused on business outcomes.
More Sprints for 2021
Based on the initial success of Learnship Sprint, we are hard at work, adding more Business Skills courses. Next up are a set of courses focused on the demands of Remote Working and Managing Remote Teams.
We also have a pilot program underway with several customers for a new Learnship Sprint product that can help learners make faster progress through the language levels of the Common European Framework (CEF).
Director of Pedagogy, Robert Szabó, explains the benefits of next-generation blended language learning: “Learners love the flexibility and convenience of a digital experience, but effective language training requires the support of expert trainers.
“By working with leading publishers to build an integrated curriculum across digital and trainer-led elements of the course, we can make time spent with the trainer more productive, accelerating learning progress”.
“And because we’ve built the entire program on a common digital platform, we can also help our trainers to optimize each lesson based on continuous assessments of the learner’s self-paced learning performance.”
The Positive Business Impact of Technology
We founded Learnship more than ten years ago, believing that we could democratize access to the world’s best language trainers through the smart use of technology to deliver online, face-to-face training.
With Learnship Sprint, we are now accelerating the progress that learners can make with those trainers through more advanced technologies and data analytics, combined with outcomes-driven, precision learning curriculums that can deliver immediate business impact to our customers.
“Technology is the great enabler of human capital management initiatives. It has never been more important than during this rapid evolution of remote work that challenged everyone to instantly adapt,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke.
“Winners of Excellence in Technology Awards are critical drivers of their organizations’ success, especially in these disruptive times. Their solutions resulted in substantial benefits to their business and the human capital management function. That is the ultimate differentiator: the positive business impact of technology.”
If you are interested to learn how Sprint can help your workforce, please contact us. We look forward to speaking with you.