“Oh no”, “Not Again”, “Do I really need to take the course?” These are some common reactions that we face when we ask people to take compliance training courses. How can we make these courses interesting, so that learners do not view them as punitive measures? Well, you can create highly effective compliance courses by incorporating these elements.
Gamify the course
Gamification is a good idea to make your compliance course highly interesting. It helps break learner humdrum and goes a long way in improving learner experiences. However, you need to ensure that the learners do not go off course playing the game and are able to retain their focus on the learning content. However, on the flip side, creating gamified courses take longer time to build and are a bit expensive.
Avoid using bullet points
Rolling out slides containing bland bullet points certainly doesn’t make your course engaging. Instead, it is better to use videos to convey information. Using videos in online learning has a better impact on the learners’ brain and goes a long way in personalizing the course.
Make the most of Problem Based Learning
Case studies and scenarios are a great way of making compliance courses effective. Unlike a click-to-read course, incorporating well-crafted scenarios provides food for thought and helps your people relate the learning to their jobs.
Give freedom to your learners to take charge of the course
It is better to arrange the topics to be covered in the compliance training into several separate modules and see to it that the learners complete them all. But let them choose the order in which they wish to take these modules. Also permit them to draw their own schedules of learning, but make sure that they complete all modules in the stipulated time frame.
Conduct a test to ascertain their knowledge
Before assigning courses to your learners, conduct a pre-course assessment to test their understanding of the subject matter. This is useful because it helps you identify what they already know and you can allow them to skip the modules that contain topics already familiar to them. This saves the precious time of your learners and I am sure that you will be appreciated.
By implementing these tips, you can transform compliance training from an abominable exercise into a well-accepted learning effort. What do you think?