Even a couple of decades after e-learning’s introduction to the corporate training world, it’s uncharted territory for several organizations. They still wonder how to take the first step toward implementing online training methodologies. Are you among them? Do you wish to go in for e-learning as your training solution, but unsure how to proceed? It’s simple – no rocket science. Start converting your existing PowerPoint presentations used in classroom training sessions to e-learning courses pepping them with animations, audio, interactivities, and assessments. Wondering how to do that? Keep reading.
Joe is an instructional designer, working with a large electronic goods manufacturer. Recently, he designed a web-based training (WBT) module for the company’s service staff. The online learning module was highly interactive and contained stunning animations. Joe was confident that the technology-enabled learning material would be a grand success. But, he was disappointed when his boss told him that the e-learning module received poor response.
The corporate world is chanting the gamification mantra. Organizations all over the world use gamification to train their workforce and help them solve problems. According to MarketsandMarkets, the gamification market is expected to reach USD 11.10 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 46.3%. However, despite the widespread popularity, some corporate organizations do not realize its effectiveness due to their myths about the concept of gamification.
Virtual reality and augmented reality are two popular buzzwords in the e-learning world. I’m sure you might have heard and even looked them up in the Internet. Let me give you a few more insights on these technologies, and how they will impact e-learning in the future.
A major concern in e-learning development is the time constraint. As the instructional designer, you are under pressure to create a course that meets the demands of the client, on time, while taking care to avoid glitches. Sounds like a tall order? It need not be if you follow these five tips for reducing e-learning development time.
Ever growing business needs and shrinking training budgets are prompting organizations to outsource their online training projects. Outsourcing training helps your organization concentrate on its core functions. You will benefit from the training partner’s domain expertise and get quality training material for your employees. Considering these benefits, it pays to outsource your training needs to an efficient Learning and Development (L&D) vendor. However, you will have to do some ground work before outsourcing your training requirement.
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.
Blending classroom and online training formats is inarguably the best way to train your people – you can make the training highly flexible, while retaining the much-needed human touch.
How can you formulate an effective blend of learning methodologies to train your people? What does it take to ensure your hybrid learning initiative is a big hit? Well, focus on the following five important aspects.
Recent developments have changed corporate training requirements, making online training more relevant. However, not many organizations specialize in developing online training; they look for a vendor who can convert their classroom training to e-learning. But a good e-learning vendor is not an easy find.
Isn’t it amazing how far eLearning has come since the early 1990s? The way e-learning has transformed the distribution of information is truly remarkable. From A-Z, the e-learning industry has a language all its own. The jargon can come in many shapes and forms. In this article, I am listing the various terms involved in a successful e-learning.