Rather than just going for the LMS version with the most features, you need to figure out what exactly would meet the needs of your organization in terms of learning and training metrics. A well-chosen LMS platform can be the best investment. If the managers are happy and the employees engaged and retained, organizational success is a given.
Adaptive learning is mainly seeking to employ modern day technology to better the education or training process by ensuring that people are enrolled in individualized learning programs built around data that is gathered both before and during the entire learning process. Although still in its infancy, adaptive learning definitely represents the future of training.
It can be challenging to calculate the ROI of training but it is not impossible. Specific numbers can be obtained fairly easily, but if you are looking for numbers that are indeed impressive and will guarantee a generous learning budget, you’ll need to make sure that the goals of the training units are in line with the objectives of the company. This way, everybody is guaranteed substantial gain.
A real-life modern-day mentor could do wonders for one’s professional development and as such many organizations have started to recognize this and have established programs to aid younger employees get in touch and receive guidance from more experienced peers. But how many types of mentoring are there, and how can an L&D professional decide for the best option?
Learning is greatly aided by emotion so personal experience is the best teacher of all. While in life one can’t find any way around these ‘teaching’ moments, there is an alternative in corporate training – incorporating real-life experiences in e-learning can prove very useful and efficient. Here are a few tips on how to create real-life learning experiences in online training.
When learning and development programs are set up, the attention is focused solely on formal learning. That’s probably because the informal version doesn’t sit well with schedules, set objectives and quantifications. While good old fashioned learning paths are necessary and very useful, since informal learning is almost always self-initiated, it proves to be a lot more effective and with visible effects on organizational performance.
The role of SMEs in e-learning is a very important one, as subject matter experts can bring a whole new world of knowledge into a training course. If instructional designers work together with SMEs by being specific about what they need to achieve, agreeing to a structure, establishing the complexity of the online training courses and sieving the information the get from SMEs, they can achieve impressive results.
With so many resources given to corporate training, one may wonder why at this time so little attention is given to leadership development. Well-tailored e-learning is an effective way to deliver management level training as it allows the autonomy managers so badly need and the flexibility of easily fitting in training sessions into busy work schedules.
Learning requires structure. There has to be a red line throughout the e-learning course, the learner should be able to follow a solid yellow brick road in order to achieve the goals set out for him. Hence, a storyboard for online courses can prove not only useful but vital because it ensures everybody will enjoy being on board with the program.
Before you dismiss it as yet another made-up nonsense for the young generation, gamification does not mean turning serious academic material into games. Game mechanics, however, prove very useful when your goal is to create engaging content that facilitates information retention. There are at least four reasons why the use of games in online courses, as they help to satisfy four common learning needs.