Formal learning may count for only approximately 10% of all the learning that happens at work, but it’s nevertheless important. And technology can transform it. Currently, only 26% of formal learning is currently e-enabled. I find it shocking that only a quarter of formal learning can be done online. The use of technology can bring along a lot of potential for successful learning at work.
I think we all feel a bit like Dorothy when we start our working careers. Taken away by a tornado of new information, people, environments, most of us end up in the Land of Oz. A wonderful land of endless possibilities. With so many career choices ahead, we just have to find the yellow brick road that is the right one for us.
Graham Hall, a professional Learning Specialist, guest blogs today, giving some practical insights on the three components to successful learning in the corporate space. Graham has a ton of L&D experience under his belt, having helped numerous large and small businesses to implement successful training solutions over the years.
Some classroom concepts can be applied in the business world and companies may benefit from including some classroom elements into their training programs. These can be split into two categories: setup and instruction. Check them out!
A lot of learning on the job happens through trial and error. But some jobs can’t afford that. One single mistake could have enormous costs, both material and human. In critical situations where data is incomplete or unreliable, failure is not an option. Even the best people need to be trained in making the right decisions, and training simulations provide the best solution for this.
Now there are various effective tools of training that companies can use, and these tools come in all sizes. The sizes are different, but the shape is basically the same: phones, phablets and tablets. More and more companies turn to using these devices to train their employees and it works, especially if it’s used with a modern business LMS.
When creating online courses it can be hard to pick and choose the perfect image and put it in the perfect spot in your lesson. Following the idea “Why pay for something, when you can get it for free?”, check out a few free images resources for online courses.
The perfect LMS that caters to the specific needs of your organization does not a have a single most important feature; it has an array of features, that form a complete learning and training solution. The most important features in an LMS are the ones that help your company achieve its goals: making profit by selling courses, offering personalized training for clients, increasing employee productivity, and so on.
Sometimes it’s hard for people to let go. Even when something is not working anymore. The same thing happens with companies. There are a lot of companies that still use very old LMSs or training systems, with no intention of changing them. Why does this happen? Here are a few reasons why companies are reluctant to changing their LMS.
With so many features and options, things can get a little overwhelming when it comes to using a new LMS. We’re talking about a new platform, after all. Here are exactly 6 best practices that instructional designers follow when it comes to getting used to a new LMS and figuring out how to use it at its full potential.