Brrr! It’s the cold holiday season, and 2020 is just around the corner. As much as you want to wrap yourself in a blanket like a burrito and pretend you’re a hibernating bear, you know time and tide wait for no man, or bear. Just like learning never stops, neither does planning for training. While most of L&D is in a frenzy of predicting and listing the eLearning trends for 2020, we would like you to re-visit the basics.
Focus on these eLearning Trends and Practices in 2020
- ILT to eLearning conversion
- Rapid eLearning
- Flash to HTML5 conversion
- eLearning translation and localization
An effective online training program needs to have a solid foundation of eLearning techniques and methodologies.
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AI and Machine Learning can come after the transition from classroom training to eLearning. So here goes… a list of 5 eLearning blogs on all that eLearning has to offer in 2020. If you’ve missed out on anything, here is the chance to revisit your basics and prepare for next year’s training.
5 eLearning Blogs to Power Your 2020 Online Training Program
1. ILT to eLearning: Leap into the World of Online Training
Are you still spending your training dollars on instructor-led TRAINING (ILT) – organizing training workshops, venues, lodging, and logistics involved in classroom training? 2020 is knocking at your door and you wouldn’t want to be stuck with conventional training techniques. That won’t do at all.
While no one can deny its merits, classroom training alone is neither enough nor effective to prepare employees in this post-globalized corporate world. Unlike ILT, online training is cost-effective, easy to design, manage, and roll-out. Moreover, it provides multiple learning avenues that beat any monotonous lecture hands down.
Transitioning your training program from ILT to eLearning makes sense but does involve many considerations. That is why we have this blog detailing an ILT to eLearning change management strategy.
2. Rapid eLearning: Develop Training in a World of Perpetual Time-Crunch
As a training manager, you do not have the luxury of leisure. In fact, you live in a world of constant deadlines in which training courses need to be designed, developed, and rolled out as soon as possible, maybe even yesterday!
Really, sometimes it seems most stakeholders think you only have to sprinkle fairy-dust and ta da… the eLearning course is ready. But we know that that is not how it really happens, don’t we? Online training design is a complex process which requires, among other things, TIME.
But you can’t complain, neither can you delegate responsibilities. You need to be ready with the training modules, as soon as possible, without compromising on the quality of the content. That is why it makes sense to opt for rapid eLearning in 2020. Take a look at this blog which makes a good business case for Rapid eLearning.
3. Flash to HTML5 Conversion: Get Ready Before the 2020 Phase Out
2020 is just a few days away and, at the stroke of midnight on December 31, the clock will start ticking for the Flash phase out. You have 365 days (give or take a few) to convert your entire repository of Flash-based eLearning courses to HTML5.
Failing to do so will mean your Flash-based courses becoming obsolete. You will have to create them afresh. What a nightmare!? The best way out of this situation is not to postpone, and to start the conversion process immediately.
Whether you are opting to convert Flash courses to HTML5 in-house or are planning to outsource, this blog might come in handy during the shift.
4. eLearning Translation: Prepare Multilingual Courses for a Global Workforce
Does your organization have a global presence?
Do you have a globally dispersed workforce?
Does your training include eLearning modules?
If you’ve answered, “Yes” to any of these questions, here’s another one for you.
In which language do you offer these courses to learners?
Do you think all your employees, especially those from non-English speaking regions, are comfortable with these English courses?
So, here’s the deal. Learning is most effective when it is delivered in the learners’ mother tongue, the language they are most familiar with, rather than English, the language they learn at school. And to have an effective and uniform training design for your globally diverse employees you need to translate and localize eLearning content for them.
Hold on! It is far easier than you would think, especially with the help of the latest tools and technology (AI is now being used to cut costs and the time involved in eLearning translations). This blog here lists all these techniques which make the process of eLearning translation an effortless feat.
5. Microlearning: Create a Learning Culture of Short and Instant Information
We are gradually acquiring a culture of instant solutions for anything and everything. So why not in corporate L&D also?
Microlearning is one of the most talked about topics in L&D. It is also a methodology that is rapidly gaining popularity in practice as well. And here’s news – as 2020 draws closer, it’s being used for visitor training and culture building too. So here’s a blog on the a-z of microlearning.
Summing it Up!
Imagine a world where learning is fun and stress-free, both for learners and organizations. Though classroom training will continue to remain popular in your training strategy, you manage to cut down on its frequency, thereby cutting costs by converting it to eLearning. You can incorporate the best training strategies, your stakeholders are happy and employee productivity is on the rise… Hmm… sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it? But it can become a reality for you – and in 2020!
If you really want this dream to come true, take some time out of your holiday calendar and read these blogs. Who knows… you might come across an idea which will give new life to your eLearning…
And while you are at it, don’t miss our eBook on the 20 eLearning trends for 2020. It has lots of interesting insights on what forward-thinking organizations are doing to up the ante.