Provide Modern, Flexible Training with eLearning
Between an increasingly fast-paced world, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the influx of employees working remotely, teaching new concepts and ideas to employees online is more important than ever. Not only is it important to accommodate these changes, but eLearning has actually been proven to increase ROI. A recent study by eLearning Industry found that over 40% of companies said eLearning has contributed to boosting their revenue levels. Companies that offer training using technology have generated more than 25% higher revenue per employee. There’s no doubt that tech-based learning is only going to grow going forward, and it is important to understand some of the common programs, terminology, and industry standards of online learning. Below is the instructor’s guide to online learning to better understand some of the key aspects of tech-based corporate training.
What is it: eLearning is an umbrella term that means providing training and instruction through an electronic format. This can be through a variety of different types of devices such as computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Any device with an internet connection can provide eLearning.
Why it’s important: eLearning is an efficient, cost-effective way to provide corporate training to employees. In fact, it typically requires 40 - 60% less employee time than learning in a traditional classroom setting. eLearning offers the option of self-paced learning, or Virtual Instructor-Led Training. The opportunities for customization are endless with eLearning because allows employees to participate anytime, anywhere. It also provides unique opportunities for collaboration and engagement.
There are a variety of different ways to develop and utilize eLearning that will be further discussed below. They key is finding an eLearning set up that works best for you, your organization, and your participants.
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
What is it: A learning management system - also known as an LMS - is an online software application used to provide eLearning. The ideal LMS for your organization should include the features and the customer support you need to coordinate the delivery of your eLearning content effectively.
Why it’s important: Having an excellent LMS is crucial to the success of your training. Cloud-based learning management systems have become the standard for eLearning since they give you the ability to quickly add learners, track progress, and create detailed reports in minutes. A cloud-based LMS is simply a system hosted on the internet that is accessed by logging into an online portal. It does not require you to install specific hardware or software in order to access and utilize it. Your LMS should allow you to easily scale your training delivery and be backed by a customer service team who will ensure you meet your training objectives.
Our cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) is ready to go with our entire line-up of self-paced online courses. Upload your own logo to create a custom login portal for a seamless integration with your existing website or company intranet. Our support team is also available to assist you and answer any questions you may have about the platform to ensure you are getting the most out of your online training.
Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)
What is it: Consistency is important in the delivery of your eLearning. Fortunately, SCORM allows for this. SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. It serves as a standardized way for eLearning courses to be developed and delivered.
Learning management systems and authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline (which will be further discussed below) are built with these requirements in mind, which allows these tools to work well together. When developing an eLearning course with an authoring tool that is “SCORM compliant” the output is a Zip Folder. Once the Zip folder is put into the SCORM compliant LMS, it is ready to be published and used by the learner. The LMS will then take over in tracking progress, results, and performance.
Why it’s important: Using a SCORM compliant LMS ensures your have a dependable way to deliver your content. Having reliable eLearning will boost your credibility and instill confidence in yourself and your participants.
Our Learning Management System has our entire library of training content with the option to upload your own SCORM Compliant courses to our LMS. This allows you to combine our material with your own for a training solution that is fully personalized to your organization.
What is it: Authoring tools are software that allows you to create eLearning material. Articulate is a fast-growing leader in eLearning authoring applications. Its most popular feature is Storyline, which is a very commonly used tool in eLearning across a variety of industries. It allows you to intuitively create slideshow style eLearning courses, and is extremely user friendly for developers and trainers alike. Articulate Storyline allows you to incorporate audio, video, images, text, and interaction such as quizzes for engaging and polished eLearning courses.
Why it’s important: When you get our eLearning Library, you will get all of our training materials in self-paced online learning versions. You'll get the complete packages for each course (ready for immediate upload to your LMS), and all the source files that can be easily edited using Articulate Storyline, making them highly user friendly to customize. Furthermore, you will also get HTML web versions ready for use on your intranet or password protected website.
Being adaptable to different ways of delivering training is crucial to the success of your organization. Providing a high-quality online learning experience to your participants will allow them to better retain information that they can take with them to the workplace. Being able to pivot your training into different formats that accommodate your employees and our changing world with ease will have a direct impact on its effectiveness on your employees.
Get started on developing flexible learning for your training participants with our Workshop Training Library in various online learning formats. Our eLearning Library is a one-time licensing fee for an unlimited number of users, and our Learning Management System has options for up to 100, 500, and 1000 users.
Being open to embracing eLearning will inspire your organization to boost their performance and continue their professional development. Empower your trainees with engaging and compelling online workshops with our eLearning and Learning Management System today!
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