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.
Imagine you wake up one fine morning to realize your mobile has abandoned you. I know it is earth-shattering news to cope with. You feel handicapped since your life orbited around it. Such is the impact of mobiles on our lives. Humans, especially Millennials, have reached a phase where life without a mobile translates into the end of life. This sort of engagement with mobiles has lead to the rise of many mobile learning trends in the corporate sector. Let us discuss a few of them here!
How do you learn better? With or without an instructor? I hear most of you say, “With an instructor!” I agree since we all have spent our school and university days learning with instructors, who acted as our guides, coaches and mentors. They accompanied us on our journey of education and provided regular insights on the subjects, wherever and whenever we needed. But that was some years ago. Enter the twenty-first century: E-learning, in all its glory has taken the corporate training scenario by storm. According to a report by Docebo, the worldwide market for self-paced e-learning reached $35.6 billion in 2011. The five-year compound annual growth rate is estimated at around 7.6%, so revenues in e-learning should reach around $51.5 billion by 2016. Wonder who replaced the instructor? The characters in e-learning courses! They have synonyms such as actors, avatars, guides, learning agents, and so on. These characters symbolize humans in an online learning environment and provide the much needed personal touch that is often missing in e-learning.