As an organisation’s digital training academy becomes more established, the content it delivers through its LMS needs to increase and evolve. Demand for e-learning solutions also continues to increase as remote and hybrid working have become a permanent part of the corporate landscape.
What originally engaged learners effectively might not necessarily still do so. Basic types of online training content such as PowerPoint presentations and PDF documents often need to be bolstered with more dynamic and interactive content.
Employees now frequently demand the option to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. By providing this level of individual control, the training adapts more smoothly into their hybrid working realities. This increases participation, enthusiasm and often more satisfied employees who want to stick around.
Gamification gets talked about a lot, remaining a popular and effective way of improving engagement. These elements encourage competition between peers in reaching specific goals, and increase motivation. Features can involve the awarding of points, incorporating a series of levels, maintaining leaderboards and awarding trophies and badges.
Immersive learning refers to newer technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and extended reality. These approaches require a bigger budget but can deliver a significantly more interactive experience. The effect more closely resembles an in-person learning interaction. Immersive learning is well-suited to the teaching of practical applications.
Nano and Microlearning
Microlearning – breaking down lessons into bite-sized pieces or topics – remains popular among L&D teams and works well with a video-based module approach. Microlearning modules also allow learners to search for training content by topic and easily find the specific module they need to work on.
The concept has been focused further to nano learning, where a single concept or skill is taught separately instead of the addressing of whole topic. Lessons are kept extremely short, two minutes or less and might even be delivered in the form of an infographic or text message instead of short video.
Mobile learning allows for training on the go and is in ever-higher demand from learners.
Its versatility appeals to everyone, not just staff who use computers. As such, LMSs need to be mobile-friendly, as does all training courses.
Functionality within learning management platforms such as forums, file sharing and chat rooms allow for collaboration and peer-to-peer learning. These can also encourage healthy competition and increase engagement.
Employees are becoming more demanding of better quality, professional training content. This often requires L&D departments to outsource production to service providers such as FUEL to achieve desired results in a cost effective way.
FUEL Online has more than 23 years’ experience creating top quality digital training content for corporate clients. Outsourcing production work is often far more cost- and time-efficient than doing it in-house so please feel free to get in touch with us if you require assistance.