Disengagement in workplace learning can cost organizations a fortune. When learners are disengaged with learning, organizations face the impact in the form of high dropout rates, low productivity, absenteeism, attrition, safety incidents, data privacy issues, and more. Lack of direct interaction and flexibility in courses, their inability to cater to different learning styles, the declining attention spans of employees and other factors cause disengagement in online learning.
Rapid eLearning development does not just provide immediate benefits in terms of making training available to employees at their convenience. Budgets are reduced, but the need for training usually is not proportionally reduced. Therefore, you need to make the most of the existing resources and yet meet the learning needs of your employees.
Mobile technology has exploded. Smartphones and tablets are changing the way we live. The boom has brought in a plethora of smartphone options into the market. Each device has its own specifications and specialties. This gives learners a wide variety of devices to choose from, according to their needs and preferences.
We are often under the false impression that including amazing content and creative instructional design strategies will take care of the learner-friendliness of a course. However, we need to remind ourselves that eLearning is all about learners, and the way they learn. Fancy frills and attractive visuals won’t go a long way if learners are disengaged with the course.
How can you impart highly effective training without stressing your learners? What does it take to equip your people with the needed knowledge and skills, in a fun-filled manner? How can you make your online training a pleasure? Well, you can make digital courses highly effective and enjoyable through gamification.
An e-learning course can be rolled out quickly, using rapid authoring tools, as long as the planning is done meticulously. So, to roll out an e-learning course rapidly, the selection of an authoring tool plays a crucial role. There are some key factors that need to be considered before you purchase an authoring tool.
Training managers have hundreds of classroom presentations, on a vast array of topics, at their disposal. These presentations serve as useful aids to train people face-to-face. However, quite understandably, these presentations can reach only a limited number of audiences. It would be useful if these presentations are converted into online courses that could meet the learning needs of many employees across the organization.
Problem-based learning facilitates learning in the context of a real problem. In simple words, the problem-based approach provides learners a real life task without the fear of consequences. This approach develops the problem solving skills of participants while giving them insights into their current knowledge and the knowledge they need to develop.
Training managers create hundreds of presentations during the course of their job, handling an array of topics. These presentations serve as useful aids to train people face-to-face. Quite understandably, face-to-face presentations have only a limited number of audiences.
How can you harness the power of e-learning? What does it take to create good e-learning courses that meet your training needs effectively? Well, you need to follow a process to develop high quality online courses.
A well-defined e-learning development process comprises four phases viz. Content analysis, developing a storyboard, developing a prototype, and course submission.