Maintaining consistency and uniformity in online courses is essential, not only to sustain learners’ interest but also to have a positive impact on them. Content creation for online learning modules is often taken up by varied individuals/teams in an organization. Different individuals have different writing/presentation styles and preferences.
The focus of an e-learning course is to deliver course objectives by retaining the interest of the learner, till the end. Grammar and presentation form the backbone of all e-learning content. Crisp, error-free content is essential to impress and hold the attention of the learner. Basic grammatical errors distract learners’ attention and create doubts about the efficacy and efficiency of the course.
As we all know, transitioning from the old to the new – in any aspect, is hard. This is due to our comfort and familiarity with the old way of things, misconceptions or fears about the new thing, and our inherent resistance to change. Implementing e-learning in your organization may also evoke a similar response.
Reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was a thrilling experience that left me asking for more. However, watching it on the big screen was a totally different ball game. What were till now figments of my imagination came alive in vivid images, sounds, and characters. It was a whole new dimension – a sensory onslaught. Ben Affleck’s Nick Dunne passionately proclaiming ‘I did not kill my wife, I’m not a murderer’ amidst disbelief and speculation, haunted me for weeks. Such is the power of videos.
Adults need to know how the course is relevant to them. They are inclined to learn only when they think the time and efforts they invest in learning is worth the outcome. E-learning courses that state initially what’s in it for the learner, best address the adult learning principle of communicating the course relevance.
According to Towards Maturity, Benchmark Study, 70% of organizations are planning to implement mobile learning in the next two years. This statistic is alarming in case you have legacy E-learning courses. Legacy courses are courses developed in Flash, Swishmax, Shift tool, Dreamweaver, HTML and earlier versions of rapid authoring tools, which were prevalent before the advent of HTML5. The drawback these courses had were, they failed to give HTML5 output, thereby making them incompatible to mobile devices. I know your legacy courses have great content and relevance for your workforce training, but rotting in your library due to lack of mobile compatibility. No worries! You can revive them with HTML5.
Do you think the Code of Conduct (CoC) training in your organization has taken a backseat? If yes, you can revamp and revive it. As known, compliance programs are full of legal jargon that your employees hardly relate to. But you can make them engaging by converting them to e-learning courses. These courses offer relevant training your employees can easily grasp and apply at their work. Wonder what makes them stand apart? Their cropped size and simplified legal jargon. Here’s how!
Mobile careers, vast product lines, infinite product launches, obtaining Health Care Practitioners’ (HCPs) appointments, answering their queries, getting prospects – these are just a few job responsibilities of a pharma sales rep. On top of this, the liability to adhere to multiple regulations keeps them on their toes. So, how do you train them?
How do we ensure training programs address the performance gaps of learners? How do we ensure learners are informed of what the training has in store for them and their expected performance after the training?
In my previous blog, I discussed the first level of interaction, passive interaction. Now let me take you through the second and third levels of interactivities.