How to Quickly and Effectively Educate your Workforce
Whether your goal is to educate the sales team, meet compliance, product knowledge, improve performance or enhance the human capital of your organization, custom eLearning can provide you with an effective channel to educate your workforce.
To be an effective learning organization, however, you need the culture and tools for continuous learning. In fact, in the learning industry research group Bersin & Associates’ The Corporate Learning Factbook® 2012, recognition of the need for “Continual Reinforcement” of learning was one of the key findings.
Look for the following items when starting your program:
Quick Development: You want a tool that allows you to get your content to market quickly. Don’t waste unnecessary time with a complex tool that is not user friendly and is hard to navigate. Team internal staff with professional instructional designers to quickly develop the training.
Current Content: Look for a solutions that provides you with the tools needed to quickly make changes to articles or videos as needed. You need to make sure your training remains current, and you don’t want to have a solution that takes weeks to make a few edits.
Accessibility: With custom eLearning, you want to find a solution that is fully hosted and can be accessed from anywhere, any time. Your workforce needs to have access to training 24/7.
Modular Design: With a modular design, your learners will be able to access the topic they need without having to run through the entire course. For certain compliance courses, you may not want the modular design, but for most custom learning, this should be an option.
Unifying your Content: You want a solution that will unify your existing and new content into a consistent cohesive curriculum for your organization.
Localization options: If you are a global company, be sure to provide training that is translated and localized to your various populations.
I think this list is a good start when looking for custom eLearning solutions. We offer these services and more for our clients, so if you’d be interested in our services you can always contact us here.