Why is it that some online learning initiatives succeed, while others do not? Is there some secret formula to develop successful online training?
We work with individuals, training managers, organizations and companies to create online training programs. Based on our experiences with our customers, we understand the difficulties of traditional learning to put new e-learning ideas into practice. Here are some simple ways to improve your e-learning and online training very effectively.
Concentrate on Outcomes not Technology:
First, you have to concentrate on what you need your learners to be doing when they go into the workplace. Think about how you will deliver later. Ask as many questions to your stakeholders.
- What is it that you expect the learners to DO at the end of this training?
- Why they are not doing that now?
Training Should be Measurable:
Make sure that the outcome of your training program is measurable. The key factor of successful e-learning is that you should know what you want to achieve. Discuss with your stakeholders or participants to find any strategic initiatives of the business that you can align with your project. Your training program should have a global approach and this will make it easier for everyone to be benefited by the program.
Set a Learning Objective:
Learning targets should be very clear–what a learner should know or be able to do by the end of this course and how learners can demonstrate their learning. Setting clear objectives and goals is the first important task to be done when initiating a training program. Only then learners will know why the course is important and how it will help them to fulfill their learning needs. Objectives also help to keep the course content to be focused on a central theme.
Use Visual elements Instead of Text:
Convert complicated and solid text into visual representation. For example, if the text explains a workflow process, you can select a flowchart, video or an infographic to explain the process. Using visual elements motivates learners much more than trying to teach them with large blocks of text.
Successful e-learning means taking a risk or somewhat having your learners to do. Allow the learners a chance to fail, and engage them in the course. To do this, include elements that turn against your learner. Through identifying the challenges can help you shape the outline of the e-learning or even provide motivation for gamified interactions.
So these are the top five ways to improve your e-learning or online training very effectively. We’d love to hear your views.