Every organization has several training needs, each of which has to be addressed uniquely. If you are planning to train your employees on products, you may need to restrict your training to short modules on your product range. If you need to train them on fire-safety, you can opt for video-based training. Hence, training techniques differ based on the training needs.
Microlearning is learning in bite-sized modules that deal with a single learning objective. According to a survey by Software Advice, a tech firm that reviews learning management systems, almost 58% of the employees surveyed said they would utilize their company’s online learning tools more if the content was broken into multiple, shorter lessons.
Why microlearning for product sales training?
Given the demanding work of sales reps, microlearning gives them the much needed product knowledge in short digestible bites they can consume when and where needed.
- These bite-sized modules target a single or at the most, two learning objectives, there by holding the learner’s engagement till the end.
- These knowledge nuggets fill up the skill gaps of sales reps just-in-time. They also offer post sales training support. Reinforcing knowledge in spaced intervals helps offset the effects of the forgetting curve.
Scenario-based learning happens through interactive scenarios that allow learners find their way through situations they are likely to face in the real world.
Why scenarios for compliance training?
Getting your workforce trained on compliance is a daunting task, given the lengthy laws and policies to be communicated. It is important to train employees on applying the laws in their daily work, not just on knowing the law. How can you bring this about? Think scenarios!
- Learners can take decisions and experience the consequences in a safe environment. They learn to deal with real life situations in a simulated context.
- Scenario-based learning enlivens compliance training as a story unfolds and who would not love stories? Learning through stories enhances the learner’s retention too.
Simulations help employees become familiar with a software application by providing a fail-proof replica of it.
Why simulations for ERP end-user training?
ERP end-user training plays a crucial role in successful ERP implementation and requires special focus. Given the limitations of classroom training and the need to train employees on their usage of the ERP, simulations are the right choice. Let’s see why?
Simulations allow learners to experience working with the real application before they can access it. Watch-Try-Do simulations train end-users based on their roles.
- ‘Watch’ is the first stage of the 3 step approach. This stage allows the learner to watch how the software functions.
- The second step is ‘Try’, where the learner gets an opportunity to try what he has seen in the previous step.
- ‘Do’ asks them to do what they learned but ensures guidance when required.
Organizations differ, so do their training needs. Choosing an online training strategy that best addresses your training needs is the first step towards a successful training program. Microlearning, scenario-based learning, or simulation-based learning – which one can you accommodate? Since you best know your training needs, choosing the right training approach also lies with you.