More and more organizations today are migrating to eLearning, from the traditional form of training, considering all the benefits eLearning has to offer. But, should eLearning be a replacement for classroom training? Think about your employees. Will they be able to embrace this drastic change at once? What about the not-so-tech-savvy employees?
Congratulations! You have implemented e-learning in your organization. You have been working hard for over a month now, publishing your existing PowerPoint presentations that were used in the classroom, to HTML5, setting up a Learning Management System (LMS), uploading all your courses to it, and assigning them to your learners, based on their roles. Job done!
If you’re thinking of investing in a Learning Management System (LMS), skimming through the hundreds available in the market and selecting the right one can be cumbersome.
Being in the e-Learning industry since 2000, we understand the challenges of making an LMS easy to use and manage. To offer organizations a learner-centric LMS, we’ve developed Effectus LMS, based on the open source LMS Moodle.
You invest thousands of dollars to implement e-learning – develop engaging and interactive online courses, buy a learning management system (LMS) to host courses, and assign them to learners based on their roles. All good till here. Now what if a crucial segment of your employees – the field force does not get to access to these online courses?
Let’s admit, Flash it obsolete. iOS and Android devices don’t support it. Now even browsers are preferring HTML5 by default. So, what about all those online learning courses you developed using Flash? These courses have been designed carefully with good instructional strategies and the content is still relevant to your employees. Just because they are not compatible with modern technology, should you dump them? Will all the investment of time, money, and efforts, be of no use now?
Organizations are spreading their presence across countries and continents. This means, organizations will not only have to deal with culturally diverse and globally dispersed customers, but also with employees. While organizational training is important for all employees, it can be practically impossible to get all the employees under one roof. Even if you make it possible, you need heavy investment of both time and money, which might possibly exceed your training budget. Appointing trainers for each location can be a solution, but the sessions will not be consistent at all locations, and the cost of trainer will substantially increase for the same service. In such situations, computer-based online training or e-learning can be a viable solution.
The phenomenal increase in the use of mobile devices is changing the ways we do things in our lives – from the way we communicate to the way we learn. In fact, smart devices have revolutionized the way organizations deliver their training programs to their employees. Be it a performance support tool or collaborative learning environment, mobile learning can be used in many situations. But, why is mobile learning so popular?Let us see the top benefits mobile learning offers an organization:
The job of healthcare professionals is not easy. Emergencies can strike any minute, so they have to be ready 24X7. Also, with the increasing changes in healthcare products, services, solutions, and reimbursement policies, the need for frequent clinical training becomes a must for healthcare professionals to be up-to-date. But, it is difficult for them to frequently allocate time for training sessions as they are often busy with emergencies. So, how do you ensure that healthcare professionals are trained from time-to-time, to improve their clinical skills, which impact the overall quality of a health system?
Continuous learning is the key to compete in this fast changing world. For an organization to stay in the race, employees have to be competitive and up-to-date. Sales people, in particular, have to frequently learn about new products and services, to sell more and serve better, which will not only help satisfy and retain existing customers, but also increase the customer base. So, training becomes necessary. However, it not easy to frequently allocate time for training sessions. So, how do you ensure that your organization has a healthy learning and coaching culture?
To stand firm in this heavily competitive world, organizations are expanding their market, frequently launching new products, and introducing new services. With so much to manage in so less time, they also have to train their employees quickly. E-learning authoring tools are one way you can meet the needs of training employees in quick succession. When you go online and search for authoring tools, you will be surprised to see the choices you have. So, how do you choose the right one?