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 – 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…
If you could have watched a fun and interactive video instead of having to read several chapters of a boring book written by some intellectual that has lost touch to the language of everyday-humans, would you not have chosen the video? It is fascinating to see what custom e-learning solutions can do. Generally e-learning itself is already an interesting topic, but all too often you still come across these nineties-looking videos that just sound way too much like they are reading that handbook for your microwave. I learned it does not have to be that way.
Hmmm…so you have a custom e-learning development project. Do you want it to set the mood of Old Blue Eyes or do you want the modernity of a Lady GaGa performance? Had you even considered the ” mood” of your e-learning project? Believe it or not, the mood or tone of your e-learning piece can be as important and compelling as the content. And the tone is impacted by the design approach, the music, the illustration or photo style and the many other other subtle details of the custom e-learning project design. It is critical to the training content development discovery and scoping process to really develop a description of the tone you wish the piece to express. And it can help your e-learning development partner to know if you want it to feel more like Frank than Lady GaGa. In fact, pop culture references can really provide cues to the overall feel of any custom e-learning development project. Using these references, which are readily available and relateable for most people, can greatly enhance a design brief. For example, a client wanted a very engaging, thematic module series for a youthful, diverse sales team. The creative brainstorming session with the client revealed that: