How can L&D professionals and training managers design training programs that appeal to the workforce of today? While classroom training cannot be done away with, it has become essential to support classroom training with just-in-time learning modules. Also, there are times when a dearth of trainers make corporates look for other viable options for training their employees.
Very often, training managers and their teams face the challenge of racing against time. Imagine that you and your team of trainers have to take up the challenge of getting 150 new hires acclimatized to their job roles, and ensure they get trained on the skills necessary to perform their job effectively. And, the time you have to complete the training is a mere 2 weeks. Now that’s what we call intensive training.
The Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) of India, established under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, provide vocational training in over 130 different trades. After this training, tradesmen undergo an apprenticeship in various industries. ITIs have a huge role to play in the Skill India Campaign launched by the Government of India, in 2015, that aims to train 40 crore people by the end of 2022.
A survey of business leaders at the Global Leadership Summit in London, revealed that half of an organization’s full-time workforce would be working remotely by 2020. A more recent, Gallup poll published in Feb 2017, found that 43% of corporate employees in America, worked remotely at some point of time in 2016. The number of people working remotely is increasing steadily each year.
Employees today access multiple devices in a single day and they prefer learning the same way too.
This is exactly the reason current learning management system (LMS) trends indicate a demand for responsive LMS’ that are independent of devices and operating systems, but are hosted in the cloud and made accessible to all users.
Have you, as a training manager or L&D professional, shortlisted e-learning vendors to develop customized learning solutions for your organization? If you’ve answered yes, then the following scenario might seem familiar to you.
A training manager followed certain e-learning vendor selection criteria and received the following proposals from two different e-learning vendors. The first vendor proposed a simple e-learning solution with a set of multiple choice questions for assessments, at a cost of $20,000. The second vendor proposed simulations, videos, and a gamified assessment at a staggering cost of $250,000. This left the training manager confused as to how to make the choice.
Did you know that there are more number of mobile devices on this planet than humans? Considering this statistics, it is no surprise that an increasing number of organizations are encouraging mobile learning (m-learning) that can be accessed anywhere, anytime. If you are spearheading the m-learning initiative in your organization, you will need to invest in the right authoring tool, to design the mobile learning program.
Have you ever wondered why you are unable to remember much from a lecture on compliance training that you attended recently, but remember an animation movie that you watched long ago as a kid?
It is because visuals help you comprehend, recollect, and retain information.
As I write this blog, I am wondering how you will read this. Maybe you are sitting at your desk looking at a laptop screen or tapping away on your smartphone or swiping your iPad while commuting to work. The only way to ensure that you see these words as I do is to ensure that my blog site follows a responsive design. The same applies to online learning solutions designed for corporate training. If you are involved in training or L&D in your organization, you need to be aware of the benefits of implementing an online training program that follows a responsive design. Read on to get an insight into the significant benefits of responsive course design.
There was a time when many organizations struggled to provide training that their employees needed to perform their jobs effectively. Not any longer, as online learning solutions have changed the face of corporate training. Read on to know more about how online learning can solve corporate training problems.