LearningStone's official partner in Germany, Dex Training deploys the blended-learning platform in a variety of ways. "We use it as a communications platform, and I love what it does for our clients and participants," Silke says. "In our development programs, LearningStone is not an optional feature. It's part of the deal."
"LearningStone creates a group feeling"
Roughly two years ago, Silke started looking for a blended-learning platform that could replace the one she was working with at the time. "A couple of months into my search, a colleague told me about LearningStone. It turned out to be exactly what I was looking for." What Silke particularly liked about the platform was the group aspect: "An important feature is the group view, which allows us to see who's in a participant group and communicate with them. It creates a group feeling, not in the least because of the visuals. I like that concept a lot: it emphasizes the participant hasn't embarked on a personal learning journey in which no one else is involved."
Silke also loves that participants can contribute documents, pictures, and other files. "Learning isn't what it used to be: a formal training where a trainer provides all the input to mere listeners. LearningStone turns participants into co-creators. To me, that's a major advantage."
The fact that LearningStone is available in German is definitely a plus: "A quick, understandable onboarding is very important. To further promote this, we've developed ready-made programs in LearningStone, which we call 'blended learning plug and play.'"
"Communication is personal and response times are short"
Ever since the partnership was born, Silke has found it a pleasure to communicate with LearningStone: "Whether I get in touch with tech people or strategic-level experts, it always feels very personal. And whenever a (potential) client has a question I can't answer, I turn to LearningStone, knowing the response times are really short."
Finally, Silke likes that LearningStone fosters the partnership by listening: "At some point, I wanted to add a new positive peer-pressure feature, which allows participants to see each other's progress to a certain degree. LearningStone saw the use of it and developed it for me. And since it uses customers’ input to keep improving the blended-learning platform for everyone, this feature is now available to everyone who uses LearningStone!"