A survey of business leaders at the Global Leadership Summit in London, revealed that half of an organization’s full-time workforce would be working remotely by 2020. A more recent, Gallup poll published in Feb 2017, found that 43% of corporate employees in America, worked remotely at some point of time in 2016. The number of people working remotely is increasing steadily each year.
Skills gap – a problem that is profoundly affecting the productivity of the 21st century company. A study by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) has revealed that the following skill gaps have a serious impact on American companies:
For quite some time now, the world has been harping on the impact of mobile devices on humanity.
Well, it has been established that we live in an age of mobile devices, that mobile devices rule our lives, and that most of us can’t get through the day without our mobile devices. What should this growing dependency on mobile devices mean to you, the training manager? It means that, unless you have catered for training that is accessible on mobile devices, you are at risk of losing your learners; invest in multi-device, responsive e-learning courses (created using rapid authoring tools), and you would have more than just their attention.
Tracking learner progress is a big hurdle in mobile learning. You will want to see how long they spent on each course, and how they fared in the assessments. All this information can be tracked by an LMS using SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model), a set of e-learning technical standards.
To stand firm in this heavily competitive world, organizations are expanding their market, frequently launching new products, and introducing new services. With so much to manage in so less time, they also have to train their employees quickly. E-learning authoring tools are one way you can meet the needs of training employees in quick succession. When you go online and search for authoring tools, you will be surprised to see the choices you have. So, how do you choose the right one?
Videos are a great way to improve learner performance by providing visual examples, allowing them to interact, explore, and digest the content at their own pace. Imagine an authoring tool offering video editing capabilities. That would be great, right? You won’t have to look for additional video software. It saves money and more importantly, makes an authoring tool easy to use.
Organizations are sitting on a huge stack of legacy courses, which have now become obsolete, since there are no takers for these courses. A lot of investment, time, and creativity have gone into the development of these courses. Fast-forward to the present day, the learner wants information on his mobile device, he wants everything bite-sized and accesses information from different devices. This gave rise to the concept of Responsive eLearning, where courses can be accessed on devices with varying screen sizes.
Mobile learning has been the talk of the town for a while now. Learners are readily embracing the technological benefits of using their mobile devices to access learning. If you have SCORM content, there’s a lot of misleading information on the Internet on how SCORM can, and should, work on mobile devices.
Employees today access multiple devices in a single day and they prefer learning the same way too.
This is exactly the reason current learning management system (LMS) trends indicate a demand for responsive LMS’ that are independent of devices and operating systems, but are hosted in the cloud and made accessible to all users.
Today’s employees use multiple devices in a regular working day. So, both employees and trainees alike are looking at accessing e-learning on multiple devices with diverse screen sizes. As an e-learning developer, you have to look at designing a course that is suitable for every screen size and resolution. The authoring tool you choose has to meet the demands of responsive design. Adobe Captivate gives you the flexibility of creating a responsive e-learning course. Let us look at the five features of this tool that support responsive design.