They are present in every sector of industry, people that are always one step ahead of you. Those people become very powerful when they also have the gift to predict what their target market needs half a year from now. When we’re talking about online communication training we are, in both cases, talking about Jojanneke van den Bosch, founder and owner of Eos Online Communication. She’s working with aNewSpring for 7 years now, 4 of which on her own product.
Pioneer in online communication training
8 years ago Jojanneke started giving online strategy training, workshops and lectures. Face to face, like people were used to then. But the subject she spoke about always had something to do with the internet. In 2007 Jojanneke was introduced to aNewSpring, and –as she says it herself – fell in love with the product.
“I got to know aNewSpring being an external advisor for them. Together we worked on an online strategy for aNewSpring and their smart e-learning product. About 4 years ago I felt it was time to also ‘go online’ and spread my knowledge to professionals the way aNewSpring was doing. Setting up e-learning would mean that I wouldn’t have to explain everything a thousand times in separate trainings, but that I could make my expertise sustainable and transferrable. I thought that would be great, because it’s a lot of knowledge and information. And of course it was a no brainer that I wanted to do that with great technique. Because I already knew aNewSpring and all its features for a couple of years that choice was an easy one.”
Learning in the smartest way, but also one that is social and nice
“The course Online Communication & Social Media teaches professionals to communicate better online by letting them create a solid online strategy for themselves. They also learn to use social media effectively. This method makes sure that every learner ends up with their own unique custom made strategy, which they practice using social media. Plus, after completing the course they are able to advise their employers and clients much better.”
Jojanneke was the first one in the world that offered a course like this online, and still the only one that offers it with social learning. “I want my learners to learn the smartest way, but I also want it to be a way that’s social and nice. Learners meet each other in the learning environment and actively discuss the content. That works really good, stimulates the group spirit and motivates them. Plus, knowledge is stored in the long term memory, discussions are neatly filed and, despite of the social element, the focus is on the learning process. So it’s a combination of strong technique with a social aspect, and that works the best for me and my learners.”