Training modules developed for multinational organizations must meet global requirements. As a project manager, it is your responsibility to ensure the modules are developed on time, within the budget and of course, surpass the expectations of your client. To ensure this, expert execution of your critical role is necessary. This post explains how you can play your part well.
You have created an impressive user interface for an e-learning course and presented the content using good interactivities and scenarios, but the reports show that the course was not effective. Why?
Is it because of the visual design, rich visuals, interactivities, scenarios, or other elements? No! It’s mostly because of poor e-learning design.
Classroom training material can be in form of Word documents, PPTs, PDFs, videos, etc. In most cases, these training materials are unstructured and inconsistent. Content comprehension is necessary to create performance-oriented e-learning courses and is a key component of good instructional design. It enables instructional designers (IDs) identify gaps in the content and ensure topics ‘flow’ in a logical sequence.
After considering the various benefits such as its 24/7 learning accessibility, consistency in training, and wider reach, you might have considered implementing e-learning in your organization. Great! But, the transition from one training method to another is never easy. So, what next? Will you start from scratch? What about those countless PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, and MS-Word documents you have created over the years and been using to train your employees? I’m sure all those documents are not so useless that you discard them. They have been helpful so far, so don’t ditch them. You can effectively convert these documents into online courses.
The demand for technology-enabled learning solutions is growing at a feverish pace. A study by Markets and Markets reveals the market for e-training resources is likely to touch the $446.85 billion mark by 2020, up from $150.23 billion in 2015, registering a compound annual growth rate of 24.4%.
With the growing popularity of e-learning, the learning designer has to come up with design ideas and solutions to cater to a wide variety of learners. As a designer, you might run into e-learning design challenges. This blog will cue you in on five common design challenges and ways to fix them.
Most organizations, corporate companies, and educational institutions today are using e-learning to train their employees and students. A research conducted by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) reported that nearly one-third of all learning content made available is in the form of e-learning. This shows that e-learning is being accepted as a convenient method for organizations to train their employees. Why is e-learning being preferred over traditional learning? Well, check out our infographic below for the benefits e-learning offers.
Data by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that every day, more than 12 workers die on the job and this death toll crosses 4,500 a year. More than 4.1 million workers suffer from serious job-related injuries or illnesses annually. Only an enhanced focus on health and safety training can bring down these fatalities.
Simulations are an ideal choice for any business organization to train employees on procedures or impart a new skill. They help learners experiment with real-life situations in a virtual environment.
Implementing change is an organization is not an easy task. It requires careful planning and meticulous execution to succeed. But if you take the right steps and have a proper plan, things become easy. E-learning is no exception. Here is our compilation of 14 best practices to ease your e-learning implementation efforts, gleaned from years of experience in the e-learning field.