Both at headquarters and around the world, elearning is an increasingly popular and cost-effective way to train employees. If you’re ready to start, expand or update your elearning program and improve the employee training provided at your company, then here are some of the biggest trends right now. Consider incorporating them into your elearning program to better engage your employees and increase your training’s effectiveness.
When it comes to elearning, start thinking shorter and sweeter. Employees may not have a lot of time, or a lot of patience, to spend on their training. Creating a series of short, bite-sized courses that are intended to be taken regularly (instead of in one long sitting) can help you keep employees better engaged with their training.
One simple way to increase learner engagement and comprehension is to incorporate gamification into your employee training. Having learners earn points for their efforts and unlock simple rewards, for example, can help motivate them to keep up with their training and continue learning.
Desktop computers aren’t the only places for elearning anymore. Whether in the office or on the go, employees increasingly want the ability to access online training on their mobile devices and tablets; they want the training they take to accommodate different locations, preferences and styles. That means elearning that is responsive enough to let employees learn on any device they might have at their fingertips.
While texts are no doubt valuable as training content, videos are becoming more popular in elearning. Videos are easier to consume for many learners today, while for other learners, videos are an important reinforcement tool for what they have already learned through texts. Either way, videos can help make your employee training more effective.
Social and collaborative learning allows employees the opportunity to share and exchange ideas. Forums are a good example of this. However, you can go further by allowing learners to give their opinions on specific ideas through polls or rating systems. Social learning is a way for employees feel more supported – and part of a community – throughout their training.
Elearning Around the World
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