Are you looking for ways to deliver quick hands-on training? Or looking for ways to deliver just-in-time performance support to your employees to increase their performance? If Yes, then here is the solution – Mobile Learning.
Mobile learning or M-learning shifts the focus by providing learning anywhere, anytime, and on any device, enabling learners to learn at their own pace.
As a training and learning professional, what do you think of adult learning? Do you know the name Malcolm Knowles, the man who brought the term “andragogy”, to life which means the art and science of how adults learn? He developed a set of core learning principles for adult learning, which serve as a foundation for designing and developing our e-learning courses; they help us understand clearly what an adult learner needs.
How many devices do you use in a day? A laptop, desktop, tablet, and Smartphone? We use multiple devices in a day according to our choice and availability. So, if you want your online courses to be available to your employees, not matter which device they use, you can create one course for each device you want to deliver on. But this idea suffers a severe handicap. It’s quite expensive and time consuming, and needs a lot of effort. To minimize these issues, adopt Responsive Design.
If you are an e-learning professional creating and developing trainings for your organization, I have a couple of quick questions for you.
Are your trainings effective and engaging?
Are they meeting the needs of your customers and trainees?
“Always do more than is required of you.”
- George S. Patton
Successful e-learning professionals are in constant pursuit of knowledge. They thirst for knowledge that will help them come up with solutions for learning needs. And they always try to learn more about how learners acquire knowledge through the online medium.
“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” - Winston Churchill
Games and game-based learning, Microlearning, and mobile learning are emerging trends and effective learning strategies. Game-based learning drives learner engagement, Microlearning improves retention, and Mobile learning increases ease of access and adoption. Though effective by themselves, let’s see how their combination delivers massive results.
Do you follow the latest learning trends in your organization? Do you use gamification as a training platform? If yes, do you use it when it really fits the subject or do you force-fit in your training program just to be in line with the current trends? When is gamification the right training solution? Does it fit every situation?
Fun is not just cracking a couple of jokes with your colleague about the boring online course you have been assigned, yet again.
Games and gamified learning is emerging as one of the most effective learning strategies. But people often tend to be skeptical about the approach as games are inherently associated with an element of fun.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
- Richard Branson
An effective and refined onboarding process is vital for the success of an organization. It helps influence employee perception about an organization.
“To stimulate creativity, one must develop child-like inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.”
- Albert Einstein
At the sales training, have you ever seen a person who is not paying attention and has no idea of what exactly is going on? Of course YES. Most of the sales reps try to focus on the session but they continue to nod off as the trainer drones on some policies that organization has implemented for sales force or some topic.