Routine tasks and prolonged working hours can decrease the attention of your employees towards potential hazards. Therefore, the training on safety measures should be reinforced regularly, so that they can be cautious. For such type of reinforcement of training, eLearning or mobile learning would be ideal.
One of our customers, a leading medical equipment manufacturer identified a need for familiarizing their employees with safety measures to be followed at their workplace. They implemented classroom training and wanted to reinforce the training regularly.
To meet this need, they recognized that the best solution would be to provide online training to their employees world wide. To take this one step further and provide a better solution, we recommended mLearning as it was accessible, adaptable and available. The target group to this training were medicos who are new to the industry.
According to M-learning strategy, content in M-learning modules will present instructive information using animations that contain line diagrams and a minimal amount of text. Safety measures that are ‘ought to know’ are to be clearly depicted through series of line graphics on the mobile.
Measures are categorized into 4 different levels of safety, along with the associated diseases when not followed.
However, these levels must be followed by everyone who work with hazardous materials in the workplace.
We designed the course in the following way:
Level 1: Talks about basic precautions when interacting with someone who has a certain illness
Level 2: Talks about precautions with a Mild case of a disease
Level 3: Talks about the safety measures for being safe from severe or fatal diseases
Level 4: Talks about the safety measures to be followed for preventing severe illness or death
This is a sample knowledge transfer given to the learners through this training. Likewise, we can deliver training, through bit-sized learning modules on various topics, to the users who are globally scattered, giving them a chance of accessing the information, irrespective of their location and time. Please do share your thoughts!
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In this blog, I will take you through how the Agile way of e-learning Project Management helped us in streamlining our projects.
In the past years, we have been following the ADDIE model in planning and developing e-learning projects. The success rate of the projects was below 60%.This was an indication of the fact that the remaining 40% of projects were still not closing on time, had higher defects leading to extensive rework, and recorded low customer satisfaction with less ROI to our organization. We found that the main reason for this situation was that customers’ requirements were not properly understood at the initial stage of the project.
Recently, we were working on a course related to crisis management; how to report and whom to report when a crisis (incident) occurs in an organization.
Earlier employees would simply send an email about the incident and be done with it. The objective of this course is to tell learners to use the tool to file incidents and how it should be done.
Do you know who won the first prize in Asia’s got Talent last year? It was a group from Philippines who call themselves El Gamma Penumbra. They are an all-male, shadow play group. Well, I had never heard of them until someone forwarded a video of their performance through WhatsApp. Wow, what a performance! I will share the video in a while and you must see it to believe it! There is a lot we can learn from them as we develop e-learning or online courses.
The job of a pharmaceutical sales representative is quite challenging. Often, they need to convince doctors, who are more knowledgeable about diseases and medicines than themselves, to prescribe their firms’ products. So, it is very important that pharmaceutical companies impart comprehensive training to their sales personnel, to enable them to handle physicians’ queries effectively.
Effective performance management is the mantra to success in today’s highly competitive business environment. A well-designed performance management process involves various steps such as setting goals, spotting performance gaps, coaching, discussing improvements and rewarding personnel for their contribution.
“The most important principle for designing lively e-learning is to see e-learning design not as information design but as designing an experience.” – Cathy Moore
“Oh no!”, “Why do I need to take this online course?” – these are some of the common reactions from learners when they are asked to take courses on dry topics such as regulatory norms. As instructional designers, we are often tasked with creating e-learning courses on subjects that most learners consider boring.
In any eLearning course, we are so caught up with creating content and visuals that we tend to neglect a vital aspect of any eLearning course, which is the Graphic User Interface, popularly known as the GUI. It is a well-known fact that the GUI can have a make or break effect on your e-learning course.
A trailer is an advertisement of a new movie; its purpose is to kindle eagerness among people to watch the movie and enjoy the story. The main objective of a trailer is to increase the interest levels within us. On viewing a trailer, we become so enthusiastic and sometimes even restless to know the hidden obscurities and mysteries and the real story, which is yet to come. The same simile can be applied in the case of e-learning too.
The manufacturing industry is one of the most important sectors of the US economy. According to a report released by the Economic Policy Institute, this sector contributed about $2.1 trillion (12.5 percent of total U.S. gross domestic product) in 2013. The report also stated that manufacturing companies employ about 12 million people or 8.8% of the total American workforce. Developments in this industry act as catalysts to the growth of the economy, and training plays a vital role in enhancing the operational efficiency of firms in this sector.
It is common knowledge that L&D managers are under constant pressure to deliver the best and make the optimal use of the training dollar. With e-learning occupying the center stage of corporate training strategies, it has become imperative to develop high quality online courses, in quick time, within budget.