Accessibility of learning resources is the key to the success of any training; learners are more inclined to take a course or complete training if it is easily available and can be accessed on-demand. Mobile learning provides ease of access on mobile devices which enables learners to learn anytime and anywhere. This convenience and the ubiquity of mobile phones have created a shift in how we learn.
With the propensity of today’s learners to Google anything they require an answer for, can online training be far behind? It is not. Just-in-time (JIT) training works on the same premise. Employees who are used to searching the Internet for an instant answer to their question or problems, expect the same thing from their training. They look for on-the-spot online resources, to tackle tough tasks or access learning that will refresh their memory at their ‘moment of need.’
Technical training for employees is important, especially in industries such as manufacturing, petrochemicals, or energy, which use complex technologies. Employees need to be trained effectively in a short time, on a limited budget. Online training is the best solution to meet these needs.
John, a training manager in a manufacturing company got these instructions from the CEO, “Create a product training course on the new line of products to be launched next month, in the next 3 weeks.” John thought hard and decided to outsource the course development to an e-learning vendor. The course was delivered on time, as per the specifications and the CEO was happy too. Let us look at the reasons that made John choose an e-learning vendor to get his job done.
Most businesses usually have limited budgets for eLearning development. Developing eLearning comes with a cost conundrum. An eLearning developer, creating a course for his organization or a client will like to keep costs low. Similarly a client, outsourcing his eLearning requirements would like to have a course delivered to him at a minimum price.
With the evolution of e-learning, the expectations of trainees have also evolved. Trainees demand only that information which will positively impact their performance, and seek the freedom to choose when, where, and what they want to learn. Microlearning is the ideal solution to meet these demands. It provides high impact learning that is suited for better application on the job.
When you are considering implementing e-learning in your organization, the options before you are self-paced learning or live online training, also known as virtual online training. In live online training or virtual training, a ‘virtual’ classroom is created where an instructor or facilitator trains people who are not physically present in the classroom, but spread across remote locations.
Employee engagement is the buzzword when it comes to business success. Organizations want their employees to be engaged in all aspects of work. Research indicates that highly engaged employees contribute to the financial growth and are less likely to leave the organization.
As a training manager, you are always faced with the conundrum of building an effective online course within a limited budget. Why not consider using videos in your online training courses? It is an effective way to communicate information quickly, caters to multiple learning styles and pairs beautifully with microlearning, to provide short, compelling content.
When e-learning can break the barriers of time and space for training, why should language be a hurdle? Actually it is not. Organizations with a global presence and a workforce spread across multiple locations look at giving the same training to employees in multiple languages. This has helped promote the translation of e-learning courses. E-learning vendors are going beyond creating customized courses to provide courses translated in multiple languages.