Online training has been widely adopted by the corporate sector with excellent results, even prior to Covid, and its use has only expanded since. However, incorporating technology seamlessly is important in order to guarantee success.
Regardless of industry, remaining up-to-date with available technology will help ensure business performance. In terms of training, releasing staff for in person sessions is expensive and often disruptive to operations. Creating an online learning academy allows employees to train within their work environment, ensuring little or no disruption to the business. It also allows them to train at their own pace. E-learning offers the added benefit of allowing managers to expand the range of training courses on offer and to respond to new training demands more effectively.
A learning management system, or LMS, facilitates the delivery of online training courses, while monitoring training activity and progress. An LMS can communicate important business messages, and contain a repository of additional learning material. This material can be articles, videos, podcasts or certificates. Some systems, such as FUEL Learn, can incorporate forums and chat rooms for learners to interact with peers.
Simplistic LMS design allows training content to be easily naviagable, directing learners to training fast and efficiently. An LMS needs to share relevant course information, such as qualification details, NQF level, credits, module durations and assessment requirements. Provide your training managers with the tools to access and report on employee training activity and performance. With webinar functionality, live virtual events can be scheduled and booked through a shared event calendar.
At FUEL, data collection, analysis and reporting are an essential focus. We use various standard systems that guide the development of an LMS. SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is an important example of a collection standards, which has become a near-universal requirement. It ensures that each LMS conforms to industry best practices, such as recording module duration, assessment results, learner actions and more. This enables management to get full insight into learners’ activity and performance, which can be used to troubleshoot issues such as LMS adoption, learner engagement and training gaps.
FUEL’s LMS is fully-aligned to industry best practices and adapts to the unique user requirements of our learners, including those who have not used digital technology before. As such, we create a guided e-learning experience and expertly streamline the process, designing training content that is genuinely aligned with the required skills training and digital and functional literacy levels.
Many of our training academies are located across Africa where there are varied levels of digital literacy. This is where our learning academy management service has been vital to the success of these programmes. We assist with the administration of these academies and provide full technical support through our call centre and network of field operatives. FUEL is a full-service e-learning solutions provider, not just an LMS.