For years I have been asked by consultants, project team members, and IT and Line of Business stakeholders for a more flexible and task-oriented way to sap online training . Learning on Demand by SAP was launched a year ago to address this requirement but since I still get many requests, I start to think that perhaps the marketing drums have not been loud enough. My plan is to use this blog amongst others to provide regular updates and discuss SAP knowledge transfer in general.
So what is Learning on Demand (LoD) and how can you use it? LoD complements SAP’s structured and mostly event-based (virtual or classroom) Education portfolio with a pool of more than 700 sap e-learning objects or ‘eKnowledge Snacks’as I like to call them. They are available to everyone with an Internet connection and a credit card, no S-User ID required. Access to content is instant; you search, find, pay and learn. It is like iTunes, no need to buy the whole album anymore. Just pick and choose and mix’n match the modules you are interested in.
For example, the ‘eKnowledge Snacks’ come in the form of eBooks, Flash demos, interactive system simulations or standard PDF files. They can cover anything from a summary of the features introduced with a new release, to a step-by-step demo on how to perform an application transaction or a detailed simulation on how to configure the system.
eKnowledge Snacks is learning at your fingertips. They are valuable and accessible before, during and after a structured SAP learning experience and can be used to solve complex business and system issues when engaged on real SAP projects or while supporting existing systems. They’re there when you need them, not when the next event is scheduled. They’re short, concise and written by product experts, so they will usually contain sufficient detail to answer even the most complex of questions.
We are constantly adding new eKnowledge Snacks and are evaluating the introduction of new offerings such as online access to sandbox systems and ‘self’ evaluations to enable you to determine your proficiency in a specific area. In addition, there is free SAP training available on LoD.
Besides providing feedback I would like to encourage you to spread the news around LoD through your networks.