Richard is a SAP expert, in a large software company. Recently, the company implemented the ERP system for one of its clients, and he was tasked with conducting classroom sessions to train the client’s super users. Richard had never trained learners before and was not confident of delivering the training effectively.
We are often under the false impression that including amazing content and creative instructional design strategies will take care of the learner-friendliness of a course. However, we need to remind ourselves that eLearning is all about learners, and the way they learn. Fancy frills and attractive visuals won’t go a long way if learners are disengaged with the course.
How can you develop engaging e-learning courses that capture the imagination of your learners? What does it take to transform boring, dull online courses into highly effective tools of instruction? How can you involve your people efficiently in the learning process? The tips listed in our infographic will surely help.
Let me ask you a question here before I start. How do you involve learners? Do you simply follow the mantra, “Present the basics first-Detail them next-Tell what to do-Finally, have them do it?”
Well, if your thought process is the same as the mantra, did it ever strike you if your learners are actively involved in your course? Apparently, most of the times, the answer is a big “No-No.”
Digital India, Digital learning, and Online learning are buzzwords that you would have never heard about, a decade ago. But these terms seem to be everywhere – in the newspapers, television commercials, hoardings/billboards, and of course, on the Internet. In India, it started as a big trend in the K-12 learning space initially. However, today more and more organizations are exploring digital training options. Is it just a passing fad or is there a strong motivation for them to do so? I don’t think it is a passing fad, it is one of the disruptive technologies that will change the way we approach learning and training in organizations. What is the main motivation of organizations to make this shift? I can think of five main reasons:
Why is quality check important in e-learning? For this rather seemingly simple question, we can say, BECAUSE “quality matters”. It’s high time the E-learning industry accepts that ensuring the quality of e-learning products is important to deliver courses that are engaging, which in turn ensure client satisfaction. The quality of the course reflects the professional competence and subject matter proficiency of the institution.
It is well known that the ‘e’ in e-learning stands for the word ‘electronic’. So, many consider e-learning to be learning delivered through electronic devices such as desktop computers, laptops, or mobile devices. They perceive learning through mobiles as just another form of e-learning and often use the terms e-learning and mobile learning synonymously. Does that mean you can make your 30-minute e-learning course, created for desktop computers, mobile-compatible and call it mobile learning? NO! The only common aspect between these two methods of learning is the usage of the training delivery platform – electronic devices and the Internet.
One of the biggest mistakes an e-learning professional can commit is NOT allocating sufficient time for a thorough quality check of the course and hurrying toward its launch. Do you think this is correct? Even though he spends ample time developing the e-learning course, it is always worthwhile to have a final look before sending it to the customer.
Developing an e-learning course that reflects your company branding will help build your brand and make it well-known. Including your logo and contact information in your online courses is not the only way to incorporate branding in e-learning. There are other, effective ways to incorporate your branding in e-learning courses. Want to know what they are? Our infographic has the answers for you.
It is well-said that customer is king. It is very important that we engage our customers effectively and make them aware of our products and the benefits of using them. Healthy customer engagement with the company and its products is essential for successful performance.