E-learning courses need appropriate proofreading and editing to lend a professional touch to the output. Not reviewing content before releasing it to the client can lead to avoidable mistakes which come across as unprofessional, and can seriously undermine the brand value and worth of the courses, and thereby the reputation of the vendor. It is well expected that clients who pay you for the product would want you to be as close to perfection as is realistically possible. Proofreading adds value to a product by eliminating annoying distractions that can put-off online learners.
How can you ensure all your staff members are trained effectively, irrespective of their physical abilities? What does it take to develop online courses that can be used seamlessly by all learners, including those who are differently-abled? How can you meet the provisions of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which stipulates organizations provide equal access to technology-enabled learning content, irrespective of physical limitations? Focusing on four key aspects when you develop your e-learning course, will help you achieve this.
Are your employees’ pre-learning and post-learning levels almost the same? Are your learners mere passive observers of online courses? Did advancements in technology change the way your employees work? Did your content undergo several changes? These are signs for you to update your e-learning courses.
When you browse a website, read a magazine or newspaper, or glance at an advertisement, you will find that there is a strong presence of infographics. The same holds good even in e-learning. Why do we use them and how do they add value to your learning?
Have you heard of the phrase “Telling isn’t training”? Well, if you use PowerPoint presentations for your training, you are doing just that – telling, but aren’t training your learners.
Jack is an e-learning developer who works for a reputed technology-enabled learning solutions provider. He has been using PowerPoint to create online courses since 2010. This Thanksgiving, Jack decided to convey his admiration and gratitude to the software application. Let’s see what he says.
How can you harness the power of e-learning? What does it take to create good e-learning courses that meet your training needs effectively? Well, you need to follow a process to develop high quality online courses.
A well-defined e-learning development process comprises four phases viz. Content analysis, developing a storyboard, developing a prototype, and course submission.
Videos have become the preferred choice and the hottest training trend of the corporate world. According to a report released by Forbes, 75% of executives watch work-related videos on business-related websites at least once a week. The report also states that 52% watch work-related videos on YouTube at least weekly. Another survey conducted by E-learning Industry in 2015 reveals that by 2016, 83% of organizations are likely to use videos as part of their digital learning initiatives.
How can you engage your people actively in the learning process? What does it take to see that your staff connects well with the learning content? Well, you need to use problem-based learning elements — scenarios and case studies. Studies conducted by researchers at Stanford University reveal that includingthese elements have produced dramatic improvements in training efficiencies. Researchers at San Francisco State University have found out that they go a long way in improving retention and learner engagement levels. Scenarios and case studies are very useful to deliver compliance and product sales training of high efficacy.
The demand for eLearning is increasing with each passing day because online courses help enhance the productivity of the workforce. That’s the reason why many organizations are now willing to use online courses to train their employees. Organizations now spend billions of dollars every year on employee training. According to Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA), corporate training is a $200 billion industry and the share of eLearning is $56.2 billion.