It is that time of the year when we look back and review the milestones and achievements of the entire year. We have done a quick review of the blogs that we posted in 2011 and based on the responses received we have compiled a list of the popular ones. We hope that you find it useful having them compiled at one place.
Our world has become computerized and technologically advanced, so it only stands to reason that education methods follow suit. There isn’t necessarily a need to see someone stand in front of a class to deliver the information when the same can be done much more economically and efficiently via e-learning. How else eLearning is beneficial when compared to traditional classroom instruction?
Having a checklist helps ID to ensure the learning objectives and goals of the eLearning program are aligned while designing an eLearning courseware. What are the parameters that need to be followed and implemented by instructional designers to develop an effective eLearning courseware?
There could be a lot of resistance from the employees when eLearning is first introduced in an organization. What are the top-most reasons for employee resistance to eLearning and how can they be addressed?
SME’s are a wealth of information and can provide valuable inputs for creating a comprehensive learning solution. How can you tap into the SME knowledge when working with him/ her for inputs for your training solution?
What do you do when you have an eLearning course that contains a bunch of facts: numbers, trends, statistics, rates, and so on? How do you make your graphs, maps, charts, and tables visually engaging? More importantly, how do you help your learners remember some of this information?
Selling is not an easy job and it involves a lot of skills. You need to have a good knowledge about the domain, the products and the profile of the prospects. What are the other qualities that are essential for an effective sales person?
An employee handbook or employee manual is a booklet given to employees by the employer and it contains information on an organization’s policies and procedures. How important is the employee handbook?
Self-directed teams comprise groups of employees who handle their day-to-day work with minimal direct supervision. How can you build self-directed teams in your organization?
Performance appraisals are indispensible for both employees and managers. However, they sometimes create tension among employees and make the environment hostile. What is the best way to go through the process of performance review?
Employee retention involves bringing about a lot of measures to convince employees to remain in the organization on a long term basis. Motivating and retaining employees is not an easy task. What is the best way to go about it?
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E-learning is a cost-effective and an easy way to train employees, when compared to the traditional methods of teaching. So, most of the organizationsare using eLearning to fulfill their training needs. The healthcare industry makes extensive use of the online training medium.
Training managers put a lot of effort while rolling out an eLearning project, as it involves many complex tasks.
As an eLearning professional, I often work with many training managers and admire their managerial skills. It involves a lot of work like training needs analysis, collecting content, dealing with Subject-matter Experts (SMEs) and developing the course for the stakeholders and learners.
Every organization needs to use their resources well to meet business goals and enhance productivity. As we know, the pharmaceutical sector is highly regulated and non-compliance to applicable laws and regulatory norms could be costly. So, you have to train your employees about rules, regulations, standards and recommended guidelines to avoid mistakes.
In my last blog, we have seen how E-learning, webinars and Mobile apps can be used to impart product training. In this blog, we will look at some more methods.
E-learning is the continuous process of learning through electronic media. Instructional design is a systematic process of learning, and this learning facilitates achievement of the intended goals. Many think that instructional design is all about using technology, but this is not the case.
“A major challenge we face today, therefore, is to create a desire in people to learn; and to foster and facilitate this desire throughout their lives.”
- Bryn Holmes(Author, eLearning Concepts and Practice, 2006)
One of the most important factors for organizations to succeed in today’s competitive landscape is the speedy launch of new products. The time-to-market of new products is critical to survive and succeed. Furthermore, the life cycles of most products are getting shorter due to rapid advances in technology.
On the other hand, if your sales employees are not rightly trained on your products, they will not deliver the right message to your potential prospects making it a competitor’s gain.
We all have a child in ourselves, energetic, fun loving and having zeal to explore and win games. In this state, we learn the best because our emotional state is very positive and retention of learning will be at the peak.
How do we bring out the kid in ourselves, while learning a new skill or acquiring knowledge?
Introducing new processes and software applications can be quite a daunting task. Employees are not receptive to change and teaching all the details and minute steps can be time consuming. Conducting classroom sessions might not be a very beneficial solution. Learners will need to set aside time from their busy schedules, and often, this might not be feasible. The limited number of facilitators will also slow down the learning process. Facilitators will also need to travel extensively to teach learners spread all across the globe. All these arrangements take up considerable efforts, time and financial resources.
I would like to pick your brains with a quick question on compliance assessment.
In your experience with assessing compliance topics, is it OK to let learners keep repeating a quiz until they achieve 100%?