If you are currently delivering employee management training for your staff in a live classroom environment, you may want to consider whether or not moving to an eLearning training design would help improve the efficiency and outcome of your training. eLearning can be used as a self-supported training option, or it can be a supplement to the classroom training that is delivered with live instruction. Regardless of the option you choose, many find that eLearning provides benefits for any training program.
What is eLearning?
For the unfamiliar, eLearning is defined as "learning conducted via electronic media, typically on the internet." Whether you use eLearning by itself or with on the job or classroom training, it provides benefits that cannot be realized through other training approaches. One tremendous benefit of eLearning is that it allows for the use of many different delivery modalities to complete your employee management training.
Rather than having a group of learners participate in training scenarios together, you can present scenarios in an eLearning environment and give them the option to respond to the content in whatever way you prefer. This will help reach learners who may not otherwise participate in your training sessions. It also allows for the incorporation of assessments so you can evaluate whether or not your students are really learning the material as you planned.
How to Manage eLearning Content?
Once you decide to implement eLearning content, you will soon be faced with the issue of how to house all of the training material you develop. A common solution is to incorporate the use of a learning management system (LMS). This software provides a platform for housing eLearning content in one central location. Your learners can log in to complete training and assessments as often as needed. For training coordinators, you can track progress and see who has completed training and any associated test scores.
Try an LMS
If you're not familiar with the types of LMS options on the market, the initial glance can be overwhelming. Litmos offers a free trial of their vendor supported LMS. Give it a try and see how this system can be loved by students and training coordinators alike. It may help you introduce new training options for your employee management training.
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