When most people think of online learning, they think of courses offered through the Internet by a local college or university. Or, they think of a corporate LMS (Learning Management System) where employees go to take compliance training. A much newer form of online learning is offered through an Extended Enterprise, or Customer LMS. Extended enterprise learning is learning offered to those that are outside of the organization. In this case, a company has determined it would be beneficial to offer training externally, whether it be to their vendors, franchisees, an external sales force, customers or the general public. There are a number of reasons you may find this advantageous:
“We have about 30% of our workforce retiring in the next five years!” my client said with panic in her voice. Her panic is well-grounded. In fact, it’s a cry that reflects a disturbing statistic: 10,000 people are retiring every day, and will continue to do so until 2019. And they’re taking their knowledge with them.
You may have noticed that the average age of the workforce has shifted dramatically recently. It’s getting younger. You may also have noticed that older generations of workers are also shifting: they’re aging out and retiring. Shift happens. Change is inevitable. It’s a part of life. It’s even necessary.
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.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…