At times, employees might feel online training to be impersonal and unstimulating. It has its limitations such as a lack of tactile interaction and the inability to engage learners. However, you can change this situation by applying virtual reality to your online training.
Using simulations in online training is an effective way to train your sales team as it helps learners practice their skills in a fail-safe environment and is based on the premise that learning happens best through experience. With the growth in technology and authoring tools, it has become easy to create online simulations. A well-trained sales team is the backbone of your business; the result being increased sales and the growth of your business.
In a day where information is getting increasingly complex, how do learners retain all that has been taught to them? If numbers are anything to go by, the influence of visual information is only getting stronger by the day. Visually appealing content reaches the brain quicker, and that is the primary reason it is popular. More and more organizations are experimenting with videos to enhance the learning experience of their employees. Videos provide high-impact learning as compared to other forms of learning. For instance, videos are especially useful in the healthcare industry, where complex surgeries are performed. They are useful to display the intricacies involved in a surgery.
As a global organization, you will have an extensive requirement for high-quality e-learning courses. Several business verticals, skill sets, and trainings are bound to keep you on your toes when it comes to the development process. So much so that organizations can lose focus of their main business if they focus too much on developing digital training programs. Not to mention the hit the quality of your e-learning courses take when you try to cram too much development within your organization.
In classroom training sessions the trainer interacts with learners and ensures they remain focused. In online learning, interactivity is the element which makes the learner think and communicate with the training content.
Let me give you a scenario. You are the new team member in the car service center, of a newly launched car. You and the rest of your team members are given a bulky manual to understand possible glitches in the new car. And you are expected to finish the manual in two days. Is that viable? Does it guarantee a thorough understanding of and the proper skills required to manage the glitches you may encounter along the way? Well, you have the answer. There are two things to it. One, in this time and age, reading bulky manuals is time consuming and it does not guarantee knowledge reinforcement. Two, understanding the schematics in a manual is quite confusing.
A major challenge organizations face is training their global workforce consistently and uniformly, to reach organizational goals. Today’s employees are tech-savvy and chase targets and clients, without pausing to see the clock. Having such a learner group, across diverse locations, makes it difficult for training managers to schedule classroom training at a particular place and time. How can we overcome this problem?
Though online learning methods offset the disadvantages of traditional learning, their success largely depends on the ability to engage learners. Engaging learners can result in better knowledge retention and application. Converting your subject matter in a fully functioning playable game is a highly effective method of making the course interactive. But, doing this may not always be possible as game development can cause a significant dent in your budget. Also incorporating your subject matter into a game requires careful thinking, planning, and execution, which is not just costly but time consuming too. Instead, you can achieve similar levels of interactivity, at a fraction of the cost, using gamification techniques.
Happy Holidays! Celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and other holidays with family is a memorable experience. The festive season also brings along some leisure. So, if are interested in e-learning – either a budding instructional designers or a training manager – you can catch up on your eLearning reading. We’ve compiled a list of books to help you know e-learning better this holiday season. Have a look at them!
Microlearning is an integral part of a blended learning strategy simply because of the advantages it offers in terms of reducing the load on classroom training, promoting the better utilization of training time – both trainers and trainees, and improving the completion rates for training.