Visualizing learning in business
Perhaps when you think of learning, you quickly think of education. So far, this article has only mentioned students as well. But, learning processes can be found in many more places. And wherever there is a learning process, you can visualize it. This will provide a lot of clarity, ownership, and motivation in any situation.
It means you can also use it very well in business. Because there, too, is learning and growth. There, too, you want to show progress and set goals. A spider diagram, with skills appropriate to the job, gives the employee insight, ownership, and motivation to develop further. And at performance or assessment interviews, both the employee and the manager appreciate being able to see how the employee has grown.
And don’t forget feedback literacy, this is a valuable skill in business too. After all, a first version of a document or product can benefit a lot from a good round of feedback. Moreover, the work environment benefits when colleagues give and receive feedback properly.
Visualize the learning process with Portflow
There are many ways to visualize the learning process. One of them is to use portfolio software, such as Portflow.
A first step to visualizing the learning process is to think about what you want to learn; in other words, setting a goal. In Portflow, you easily set your own goals. It is immediately visible, and you can link a plan to it. You keep track of your progress in the portfolio and evaluate (and reflect) when a goal is achieved. You can select the ‘evidence’ yourself, and you can also decide who gives feedback (when). This way, you build your own ‘coat rack’ and make your growth visible for yourself. You are the owner of your own learning process, as well as making it visible yourself.
Feedback literacy plays a major role in working well with a portfolio. After all, learners depend on the feedback they receive, give, interpret and process. In Portflow in combination with the Learning Management System (LMS), you can use scaffolding to guide learners in developing feedback literacy. This scaffolding is done using a template. In the template, you can provide a structure for the portfolio and also offer tips for giving and receiving feedback, or making an assignment. The goals can be set by yourself, or filled in by the learner. Another option is to only give the goals and let the learner think about what activity would be a good fit. The template gives you complete freedom to decide how much structure you want to offer.
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Would you like to see for yourself how Portflow can help you make learning processes visible? Contact us, we are happy to show it to you.