Tracking the frequently changing laws and new regulations that add up every other day keeps a compliance officer like you on your toes most of the times. You hardly get time to develop a compliance course curriculum amidst responsibilities such as informing management about the laws, ensuring the implementation of the policies and code of conduct, conducting periodic risk assessments, audits and more. Developing an effective and engaging compliance course from heavy law manuals needs much of your efforts and time. Given these demands on your time, it pays to outsource your compliance course development.
Probable reasons for outsourcing:
- Insufficient resources and growing training needs
- Need to provide periodic training programs within limited budgets
- Train global workforce on country or region specific laws
This blog tells what a compliance officer and his team won’t have to do when they outsource their compliance course development to the right e-learning company. Instead, they can concentrate on their core job responsibilities.
1. Grind the Law Mountains in to Teachable Morsels
When you outsource your compliance course development, the e-learning partner you select will go through the heavy law manuals and come up with a Detailed Content Outline (DCO). He will work on the text-heavy content, extract the key points, and divide them into bite-sized modules.
So the compliance officer and his team need not waste productive working hours identifying appropriate content for their online compliance training.
2. Decide the Strategy for Instruction
When you want to train employees on rules and regulations, you just can’t state them as it is. That’ll bore learners. Applying the rules to their jobs through scenarios will help learners relate to them well. Showing them the consequences of not following the laws also builds awareness. These instructional strategies add life to the course and engage learners well. Adding relevant visuals, graphics, and audio narration conveys the course content effectively to learners.
All this is possible when you outsource your compliance course development to the right e-learning company with instructional design expertise.
While outsourcing, the compliance officer and his team need not put extra efforts on brainstorming for the right instructional strategy, audio, and visuals. In fact, all these are not their core expertise.
3. Develop the Complete Course
When you outsource, the e-learning vendor will move to course development after deciding the instructional strategy. The vendor will have the required team – instructional designers, visual designers, and multimedia and technology experts – to develop an e-learning course. The outsourcing partner will develop a sample and send it for your approval. Once you are satisfied with the prototype, they will start developing the full-fledged, functional course. They make the course SCORM compliant so that it can be uploaded to a Learning Management System and track learners’ progress.
So even if you don’t have a dedicated in-house technical team, your compliance course development will not be hindered.
4. Evaluate the learning
As a compliance officer, you need to submit reports on how many employees have taken and cleared the compliance course. Assessments play an important role here. You can also issue certificates upon course completion. It’s not only for records’ sake but in all this, you assess your employees’ understanding and knowledge of the laws.
You can ask the e-learning partner to provide assessments as part of the course or standalone; purely based on your requirement. If standalone assessments are developed, they can be uploaded on the LMS and assigned to learners.
E-learning partners with expertise in instructional design can formulate assessments in line with precisely defined learning objectives. So outsource your compliance course development to an e-learning company with an excellent track record in this.
When you outsource, you and your team need not toil on preparing assessment questions.
5. Resources for Further Use
When you outsource the compliance course development, you don’t have to work on the additional resources on your own. The selected e-learning vendor will prepare job-aids, checklists, infographic material, posters, etc. They will be available in the course for the benefit of your employees.
6. Translation & localization
Compliance laws change from country to country and region specific laws to play a key role some times. So, if you outsource the compliance course development to an able e-learning company, they can translate and localize the compliance courses within fixed timelines. You don’t have to run around selecting translating agencies for each language.
Hope this blog gave you insights on all that shifts from your shoulders when you outsource your compliance course development. I believe the points discussed will also help you find the right e-learning partner for your online compliance training.
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