Swiss watchmaking and e-learning

Opigno is interested in e-learning in the watchmaking industry, an iconic field of Switzerland.
Even though the e-learning hasn’t completely been democratized in higher education, such as in banking or in the medical field, it is today more and more popular in various fields. E-learning has become an essential tool, which is not a simple online learning but can be combined with traditional training.
This is what seduced the Swiss watchmaking sector where e-learning has been adopted first for training the sales staff in stores around the World, and to ensure a follow-up regarding features & user manuals of the new products.
The e-learning helps bringing the learner’s focus to the center of attentions, each participant can be followed by a trainer who advises him in his path, automatically or manually via messaging and notifications. The knowledge is acquired individually or in small groups, participants can interact together or with the mentor at any time with the various exchange tools. These tools can push the team spirit and the statistics set up can help identify individual talents, the group leader. Full management of user profiles allows adapting the platform to the hierarchical organization of each company.
The different components of the content creation allow to alternate different teaching methods but moreover, to increase the interactivity of e-learning modules and collaboration between different participants. Theory and practice can be combined within the platform through conventional theoretical content such as PDFs and slideshows ; and knowledge can be tested in practice through interactive images where the learner can identify and replace parts in the right places or through interactive videos, memory games etc ... SCORM package load increases even more creation possibilities.
Through Opigno, you can also organize collective projects common to several groups of individuals and thus build «bridges» between the participants. This can be only remotely but also face-to-face with the «in house training». It is actually, this principle of blend-learning that appeals to the watchmaking industry where the knowledge and skills are passed along from the master to the apprentice watchmaker and is irreplaceable. The training platforms should be preferred as a support in the areas and technical tasks such as office, administration, sales or customer service of the watchmaking industry then why not extend to other tasks that are more manual.