Well, once again this week, I have been reading e-Learning discussion boards and on several the topic is whether e-Learning is “good”, “successful”, “better or worse than classroom”? How long will we continue to have these discussions? Yes, I work for a custom e-Learning content developer who also has one of the best learning management systems (LMS) around. But long before I became involved in the industry of online education platforms and web based training, I was a learner. Still am.
In all of employee training and especially in elearning the search for the elusive ROI (Return On Investment) is never ending. Actually the search is for proof. We all know in our guts that it works. We have plenty of anecdotes, lots of strong intuition and even the odd number now and then. But every once in a while some actual facts would be nice.
e-Learning Trends No.5 This is an e-learning trend for visionaries. It is for the people that are not satisfied with the standards, with the norm. Custom e-learning is a revolution for corporate employee training. Coming to an end with the e-learning trend series today we will get into MOOCs MOOC is short for Massive Open Online Courses, which are created for large numbers of learners. Big Universities often use MOOCs and in more recent years businesses and organizations have started using them as well. e-Learning with MOOCs Every employer knows the truth about employee training. Once the onsite training sessions are over, nobody will review the handouts or read the ‘homework’, EVER! Many companies have accepted that as the reality, but it does not have to be! It is time to rethink.
e-Learning Trends 2015 No.4 Custom e-learning saves money, time and stress, we all know that. The e-learning industry has proven and promoted it for years now, but those are all tangible ways of measuring, are we considering the intangibles? ROI – Return on Investment Definition: A profitability measure that evaluates the performance of a business by dividing net profit by net worth. (http://www.entrepreneur.com/encyclopedia/return-on-investment-roi)
e-Learning Trends 2015 No.3 What do a 6-year-old and and a 26-year-old have in common? Ask them whether they want to learn or play a game and you will know. Why is that? Games are more fun. If games are more fun than learning, why don’t we turn learning into games? e-Learning makes it possible! Learning is everywhere. We learn at work, at school, at home, when traveling etc., it is part of life. Learning is important, we need it for qualifications, being able to work, using the microwave, playing a game or the guitar and talking to people in other countries and languages. Like we have seen in our blog post last week, learning is the no.2 reason for employee happiness. I personally can relate to this, because I am a learner, I am curious by nature, I was the kid that always asked “Why?” (still am), yet there is a problem, LEARNING CAN BE SO BORING! So, I think it is time to rethink learning, it needs to be fun.
e-Learning Trends – No.2 We are the generation of people that value our uniqueness and individuality. For this reason it is time to focus on personalized learning solutions that allow us to be flexible, yet are automated enough to save us time. Strange combination, isn’t it?! Flexible and personal, yet automated – let me explain: One of the most important trends for the e-learning industry is to develop custom e-learning solutions to meet the needs of a fast-pace, highly individualistic society flexible enough to meet various needs. So, we want it to be customized for our learners, yet time efficient for the administrators. Regardless of whether you are an employer seeking to improve the training of your employees, an educator wanting to change the way of teaching your students, or a sales person looking for better ways to reach your customers, how people receive your message is crucial for your success.
e-Learning Trends – No.1 You run a company? You have customers? You have employees? You want them to learn about your work methods or products? You have custom e-learning development, right? Here is why you should…