The online training medium is used extensively to train the workforce in the healthcare sector. According to a report from Ambient Insight, the revenue of the U.S. corporate market for eLearning products and services is expected to reach $7.1 billion by 2015, out of which, the growth rate of the healthcare vertical will be a staggering 45.1%.
But, what does it take to create a good online training course for healthcare professionals? How can you unleash the power of eLearning to deliver top-notch training to your people? Well, here are a few things that you need to do to develop a good online course for your staff.
Tell the learner how the course would help him
It is advisable that you present the key takeaways from your online training course in the form a short, clear list. This is important because most healthcare professionals are quite busy and would like to get the online course to deliver the best value for their time.
Break information into modules
The ability of the human brain to process information is limited. So, it is essential to divide large content into bite-sized learning modules that learners can easily “digest”. For instance, while designing a digital course on a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner for a manufacturer of medical equipment, you can explain the PET technique in one module, features of the PET scanner in another and the features and features of the products of its competitors in the third.
Animations are very useful tools for the instructional designer to present information in a lively and engaging manner. For example, animations can be used very effectively to explain how an electroencephalogram (EEG) works.
Develop good assessments
Assessments are a great way to help learners track their progress and reinforce their learning. For instance, in one of the online training courses we had developed for a pharmaceutical company, we developed gamified assessments to evaluate learners on the features of a painkiller that went a long way in retaining information effectively, for a long time.
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