E-learning content comes in all shapes, sizes and formats, with endless combinations available to suit any organisation’s needs. From relatively straightforward health and safety training to more complex, company-specific internal process training, it’s important to think carefully about the type of e-learning content you want to include in your learning programme. In this post, we’re going to take a look at the key differences between the two to help you decide which could work best for you and your learners.
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Managing training across a large organisation can be challenging. You have many stakeholders involved on both your side of the table and with training platforms, providers and more!
We understand that this is not only challenging to manage, but it can also be costly and leave you feeling unclear about what exactly you are getting included with your training.
Are you an employer that offers the bare minimum when it comes to training? It takes more than the mandatory induction training when a new hire sets foot in their new role, and in this day and age, basic training doesn’t cut it for employees. Providing training for your employees shouldn’t stop after the hiring process or initial training period. While we know that the first 90 days are absolutely critical for onboarding, it’s important to provide your employees with continuous training throughout their career to make sure they can grow alongside your company.
Many people believe that the LMS stops with their employees. Once all of the people who work at your organisation have received their mandatory compliance training, and perhaps some extra soft skills or product knowledge training, that’s where the learning stops, right? Well, not necessarily. More and more organisations are realising that they could be doing more with their learning management systems, and are opening them up to the extended enterprise to improve skills and knowledge in their wider networks.
Off the back of Europe's biggest L&D exhibition and conference last week, Learning Technologies, lots of people will be busy frantically researching all of the big buzzwords they heard at the event. Every vendor wants to be seen to be ahead of the curve, and the vast range of e-learning trends touted as 'the next big thing' can be overwhelming.
It’s easy to see how the e-learning environment has grown and evolved into the platforms we’re seeing today. Not only is it simpler, but learners are able to take courses in their own time, without being in a training room, and the learning process moves faster than it would in a traditional environment. What’s more, with so many learning management systems (LMS) on the market, companies can easily find something that matches their training needs and budget.
Many companies still aren't sold on the advantages of e-learning, even though it can mean significant time and cost savings for your L&D department. If you're struggling to get your stakeholders on board, HowToMoodle has put together a handy infographic to explain the benefits of e-learning. Whether you're looking to implement change quickly, cut the cost of training or make the best use of your existing resources, e-learning has proven highly beneficial for thousands of businesses worldwide, so simply click on the image below to access the PDF version of the infographic.
The fictitious Acme Corporation has come up with their latest innovation - a dog-walking robot. Sounds like a fantastic idea for pooch lovers; however anyone involved in marketing these robots will need to know how they work, who might want to buy one, and if there are any possible hazards. So how can you ensure everyone in your extended enterprise network are product gurus, knowing everything there is to know about whatever you sell? This recipe should help.
You’ve purchased a new system at work or want to train staff on an existing platform.
Where do you start?
One-off training is no longer an option, and the most successful companies are following recipes similar to the one outlined below.
When you’re just beginning with e-learning, getting your learning management system in place is just one of the stepping stones. For many learning and development people, the IT aspects of a learning management system implementation project can seem like the biggest hurdle. But having the technology in place is only one part of the puzzle. What you do with the technology is more important. Tools such as Totara LMS are highly flexible, but they can seem like a daunting blank canvas at first.