Before attempting anything new or purchasing something, it is human tendency to want to try out a sample. The same is the case with e-learning. When you are developing a course, you would first like to see a sample or prototype of the course, wouldn’t you?
Many organizations are now choosing virtual training to train their globally dispersed employees and keep them on par with latest industry trends. Virtual training involves a ‘virtual’ classroom where an instructor or facilitator trains people not physically present in the classroom but in remote locations. So it is possible to train a large number of employees at the same time. Participants need not be in one remote location, they can be globally dispersed and are connected through the web.
Human memory tends to fail – what we learn, we tend to forget after a certain period. This calls for reinforcing what we learn. There are two ways to do this in e-learning, make your employees go through the same course again or create a refresher course. The first option may not get a thumbs-up from your employees because it is tedious to go through the same course again. On the other hand, refresher training, which usually consists of microlearning modules and job-aids, tends to get the approval of learners. These modules can:
Change is inevitable. Change is constant – Benjamin Disraeli
This is a fact; instructional design (ID) is going through dynamic changes as a fallout of research in the fields of education, technology, and learner behavior. The best part is, these changes are happening here and now, and the journey from the drawing board to the screen is getting shorter. Competent organizations are tuned into these trends and already implementing them. This blog is an attempt to explore the trends that are impacting and will influence ID in the future. Excited to know more? Read on.
Project managers handling e-learning projects are often faced with cost and time overruns; as a project manager, I’m sure you too have experienced this. Like you, they try to find the reasons and ways to deal with this pervasive issue. They want to know the causes for project cost overruns and schedule delays.
When you need to train your employees on areas specific to your organization or topics unique to your company, customized e-learning is the solution. Custom e-learning modules are better than off-the – shelf courses which have generic content and don’t suit your specific training needs.
Organizations the world over are adopting e-learning to train their workforce. Many of them are opting to outsource their e-learning design and development requirements to an offshore vendor.
Outsourcing your e-learning requirements brings you many benefits. An offshore company with expertise in e-learning development will give you instant access to a panel of experts who will help your e-learning initiative.
Training is a continuous process and nobody realizes this better than sales managers who need to constantly train their sales personnel on new products and improved sales techniques.
Video-based training is one of the hottest e-learning trends today. This is due to increasing reliance on technology for training. According to an article in trainingmag.com, more than one-third of workplace education and training is technology-based. Videos are one of these technology-based training tools. They visually explain to learners what they need to learn. Videos show in pictures and words, the content of the training.
When it comes to selecting an authoring tool to develop a course, e-learning developers often face a dilemma. Today’s authoring tools have competitive features, can create courses at almost the same speed, and are equally priced. The differences are so minute that making a choice can be difficult.