Transformational Technology for the Classroom


We recently ran a session at the eLearning Network event (#beyondclicknext) in London. During our session we looked at our new Smart Content solution, which utilises learning analytics to transform the use of digital content in the classroom for both teachers and students alike. By decoupling the content from the LMS and giving teacher real time information and projected outcomes, we can promote the concept that “Content is King” and give teachers the tools to really embrace digital content as a game changer, rather than just an online version of a book.


But this is within Education, and whilst the uses and benefits of smart content within the K-12 or Higher Education classrooms are relatively clear, the uses within a corporate training scenario are a little less apparent. There is of course no doubt that within the corporate world, classroom training is still a huge player but how we can take this mainstay of training and move it to the next level?

A quick straw-poll during the session we ran showed that 80% of attendees (mainly L&D professionals) were running classroom events and of these 30% have an active BYOD policy.

But does this mean they are encouraging students to access digital content in the classrooms, or are we still living in a world where paper copies of the instructors powerpoint slides rule? Internally we are looking to add audio and video features to Smart Content, to allow us to really utilise the content within a virtual training environment. Plus new point of need authoring capabilities which allow you to hide or add to the content depending on the audience.

This is where we would like your feedback.

Please take a look at the slides from the event (here). If we contrast this with how you are currently delivering classroom training in your organisation, do you see any opportunities? We would really welcome your comments, looking at three simple questions, which you can access from the link below: Classroom Training Poll

We’re excited about this new solution but as it develops we want your feedback to optimise it for the corporate world. Additionally if you would be interested in piloting Smart Content in your organisation, ple ase do get in contact.


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Mike Byrne

Netex Global Channel Director - Mike has over 10 years experience working in the Learning Technologies sector. Experienced in developing direct and indirect sales channels for multinational product and service solutions providers, he joined Netex in January 2012 to open the UK office.