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.
Offering learners control over their online learning experience is important as adults are deeply self-directed. This is what asynchronous learning does. It is a pause-and-resume kind of learning. It allows learners to learn at their own pace and time by not effecting their daily commitments. But, is asynchronous learning the perfect online training experience?
Good product training goes a long way in enhancing the efficiencies of sales representatives. However, it is not an easy task to train sales representatives as they are constantly on the move. Besides this, most sales representatives think that sales training is tedious and not engaging. They are right because long duration and boring courses does not appeal to the millennial, as they have shorter attention span.
According to a statistic from Gartner, it is predicted that 70% of professionals will do some work from their own, personal smart phones or tablets by 2018.
With the advent of and growing fondness for smartphones, using them as a medium to provide training in organizations would be effective. One of the trainings that can be effectively delivered through mLearning is safety training. It can be used to impart information on reducing workplace injuries, equipment handling and assembling and precautions to take in the workplace. For instance, before handling any equipment, an employee can easily access safety hazards information from his mobile phone instead of going to the nearest desktop and access it.