The way people access information has changed. From newspapers and television, they shifted to computers and laptops. Now everything in accessed on mobile devices, and online learning is no different. Employees don’t like to be distracted from their busy schedules. So organizations are converting their legacy courses to HTML5, so that they can be accessed on any mobile device. This ensures employees are not distracted from their regular work schedules and can access training at their convenient time, place, and device.
Video is one of the most popular formats of online learning. Be it for formal corporate training or informal personal training, people find it easier to understand information and retain it for longer, when presented visually. For example, I search online videos for solutions to most of the problems I face at work, my mother learns new recipes and artwork through YouTube.
In this ever-changing marketplace, organizational training is a very important aspect for companies to sustain and remain competitive. Employees are humans, and humans will always have weaknesses and knowledge gaps, which must be addressed to better their performance. So, are you one of those training managers who wants effective online learning programs developed quickly, at low cost? Are you fed up of the traditional online learning development process that takes months to deliver the output you need? If yes, then it’s time to bid farewell to traditional eLearning development, and embrace rapid eLearning.
More and more organizations today are migrating to eLearning, from the traditional form of training, considering all the benefits eLearning has to offer. But, should eLearning be a replacement for classroom training? Think about your employees. Will they be able to embrace this drastic change at once? What about the not-so-tech-savvy employees?
Congratulations! You have implemented e-learning in your organization. You have been working hard for over a month now, publishing your existing PowerPoint presentations that were used in the classroom, to HTML5, setting up a Learning Management System (LMS), uploading all your courses to it, and assigning them to your learners, based on their roles. Job done!
If you’re thinking of investing in a Learning Management System (LMS), skimming through the hundreds available in the market and selecting the right one can be cumbersome.
Being in the e-Learning industry since 2000, we understand the challenges of making an LMS easy to use and manage. To offer organizations a learner-centric LMS, we’ve developed Effectus LMS, based on the open source LMS Moodle.
You invest thousands of dollars to implement e-learning – develop engaging and interactive online courses, buy a learning management system (LMS) to host courses, and assign them to learners based on their roles. All good till here. Now what if a crucial segment of your employees – the field force does not get to access to these online courses?
Let’s admit, Flash it obsolete. iOS and Android devices don’t support it. Now even browsers are preferring HTML5 by default. So, what about all those online learning courses you developed using Flash? These courses have been designed carefully with good instructional strategies and the content is still relevant to your employees. Just because they are not compatible with modern technology, should you dump them? Will all the investment of time, money, and efforts, be of no use now?
Organizations are spreading their presence across countries and continents. This means, organizations will not only have to deal with culturally diverse and globally dispersed customers, but also with employees. While organizational training is important for all employees, it can be practically impossible to get all the employees under one roof. Even if you make it possible, you need heavy investment of both time and money, which might possibly exceed your training budget. Appointing trainers for each location can be a solution, but the sessions will not be consistent at all locations, and the cost of trainer will substantially increase for the same service. In such situations, computer-based online training or e-learning can be a viable solution.
The phenomenal increase in the use of mobile devices is changing the ways we do things in our lives – from the way we communicate to the way we learn. In fact, smart devices have revolutionized the way organizations deliver their training programs to their employees. Be it a performance support tool or collaborative learning environment, mobile learning can be used in many situations. But, why is mobile learning so popular?Let us see the top benefits mobile learning offers an organization: