The main benefits of using just-in-time tools in your eleaning strategy is that these tools:
Rather than having staff take time off work to sit through training sessions they may or may not remember, many organisations and companies are using technology-driven learning tools to present chunks of information to staff as they need it.
IT particularly lends itself to just-in-time learning tools, as the steps that workers need to learn are often logical and step-based. However just-in-time learning tools are just as useful in all other areas.
The best way to foster this motivation is to provide an effective learning tool for people to use at that exact moment.
We recently worked on a mobile app called Remote PHC+ with Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC). The app provides quick concise reference information to health professionals working in remote primary health care.
The success and uptake of this tool has shown us that dedicated staff will embrace ongoing training - if it's provided in a way that's relevant, convenient and 'just in time'.
Other examples of just-in-time learning tools that most people already use regularly: