The radical developments in the ICT sector have made mobile devices an integral part of our lives. These incredible gadgets have revolutionized every facet of human life and learning is no exception.
It is possible to effectively deliver micro lessons over mobiles. These lessons are very helpful in improving productivity because they help to:
How could you ensure efficient application of learning to work? Delivery of micro-lessons over mobile devices is the perfect solution because it helps the learner to access learning at the point of need.
Most of us carry mobiles to our workplace. Don’t we? Small chunks of information could be efficiently transmitted over these gadgets. Employees could use these micro-lessons as ready reckoners to obtain the much-needed JIT support.
Do you wish to provide convenient, yet effective training to your personnel? This learning need could be efficiently satisfied by imparting micro learning on mobile gadgets.
It is common knowledge that participants in corporate training programs often feel overwhelmed when presented with large amounts of information. Effective training could be delivered by systematically breaking the content into several micro lessons. Learners could easily “digest” concepts and retain them better.
Mobiles make learning highly flexible because it could be accessed everywhere at all times. These devices truly break the shackles of place and time. Thus, delivery of micro-lessons on these devices facilitates highly effective, anytime, anywhere learning.
Are you looking for ways to cement the learning of your employees? Concepts learnt in workshops could be efficiently reinforced through micro learning sessions because the gist of the learning could be effectively captured in small chunks of information.
These lessons of a short duration, when delivered through mobile gadgets, help the learner to revise the concepts conveniently – whenever and wherever he wishes, even in “dead time”, while travelling or waiting.
Conveniently use voluminous data
How could you effectively present voluminous data to workers when they need it the most? The answer to this question is presentation of the data in the form of micro content over mobiles.
Users can efficiently work with large amounts of information when it is divided into smaller meaningful chunks. These could be readily accessed through mobile devices enabling the personnel to use voluminous data when needed.
Make better decisions
How could information needed to take appropriate decisions be delivered quickly and efficiently? Mobile devices could be used to provide the right information to make the right decision at the right time.
Information delivered in small chunks could be readily and easily accessed through mobile devices. This helps make better decisions and better decisions make better organizations.
Thus, we see that mobile devices are ideal means of imparting micro learning. How do you provide effective training through micro lessons using mobiles? We would love to learn from your experiences.
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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%?