Your company has just endured yet another security breach. One of your employees left an open iPad on a table with friends at Starbucks. One of the friends jokingly sent an email to the employee’s entire department. The contents of that email were, shall we say, colorful. Can Custom Training Truly Make a Difference?
Happy New Year! To kick off 2016, we’re going to look at what we can accomplish with a different approach to structuring your eLearning course. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to: write effective learning- and course-objectives. outline the structures for different stages of training. create clear pathways to realizing the outcomes for your eLearning courses.
In the world of online training or e-learning, there are basically two types of courses. There are training courses that rely on generic, off the shelf material and those that use custom content designed specifically for your company. They are really very different and they serve very different purposes.
Companies now face a significant roadblock to mobile accessibility, their own courseware. For over a decade, Flash has been the preferred method of delivering rich content to users.
In his article, “What is Custom Content Training?” (2015), Ted Stoecker discusses the benefits of utilizing custom eLearning for the specific needs of individual warehousing and logistics companies.
A large American Telecom company learned this the hard way. They deployed an eLearning tutorial to train their employees on the use of a new internal collaboration application. This new tool is a file management and sharing system with a virtual social space intended for communication. The intention was to encourage employees to use it, and to maximize its effectiveness. It was a noble eLearning attempt: 64 vignettes with video clips featuring live amateur actors engaging in dialog. Each vignette began with exactly the same introduction (conceivably for the sake of continuity), and scenes were devised to train employees on the various aspects of usage. Well, the audience hated it. Scenes were poorly executed, and the dialog was forced and artificial. Employees were bored, and the attempt at encouraging and training employees to use the tool fell flat.
With more ways to access knowledge than ever before, anybody with an internet connection can now be a student in practically any chosen field. And custom content eLearning is one of the most powerful tools in disseminating information to your organization’s communities and audiences.
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.