In the digital, learning is very much what you make of it. With the right strategy and tools,
e-learning can make an organization grow exponentially and skyrocket the results. Here,
we give our best tips to you who are looking to digitalize your offering.
Organizations all over the world are on the move. Perhaps not physically, but certainly in the digital. E-learning or blended learning – where digital elements are mixed with traditional learning methods – has exploded because of the pandemic and caused a milestone shift in the way we look at knowledge. Or more so, how we consume it.
Now that everyone starts realizing the many benefits of digital transformation and e- learning platforms, the ones that still rely heavily on traditional and manual methods are beginning to fall behind. This is very unfortunate and completely unnecessary, as it is in fact quite easy to set up a great e-learning system that will boost your offering in no time. Also, the digital step is crucial for keeping the top talent interested and happy, regardless of industry. Once you’ve decided to take all your knowledge to new heights using e-learning, there are several success factors to be aware of. Choose a learning tool that suits your needs and read our tips below to get your e-learning on the right track from the start.
E-learning done right – 6 solid tips from Learnifier
1. Greet in style
These days, the top talent decides within the first weeks whether they will stay with a company for long or not. Losing new employees before they’ve even started to deliver is a huge problem for HR departments globally, since it bleeds money and causes delays in the daily operations. Therefore, onboarding and preboarding are very important elements of e-learning.
2. Set boring on autopilot
Few things drain energy like administration. When attending a course, paperwork, registrations and scheduling often steal focus from the task at hand. We all know it and we all hate it (most likely). Therefore, automations are a gift from God (or science perhaps?). In the right e-learning tool, all that time-consuming, deadly boring stuff can be automated, meaning that you don’t have to deal with it. Take full advantage of this feature and you will certainly win your people’s approval.
3. Use blended blending
Blended learning should be blending learning. If the digital element doesn’t somehow improve the learning there is really no reason for implementing digital elements. The first step is to figure out what parts of your knowledge to digitalize and not. You always want to create a balance between individual practices and in-person learning. Having done that, you might want to try the “flipped classroom”, where the course material is pre-made and your learners dedicate the actual learning session to discuss what they’ve seen and heard. Here and elsewhere, the video feature is one of the most important elements in e-learning.
Along the way, you should add challenging assignments that are sent out automatically and can be solved within the platform. The whole idea of blended learning is to make things more efficient for the participants. Without the proper balance and personalized content, it could have the opposite effect.
4. Personalize to mesmerize
No matter what you’re set out to create with your e-learning, make sure it’s always personalized. If there is one thing a dynamic learning tool allows you to do, it is to have it your way. Or even better, your learners’ way. The best digital content is always tailored to suit each target group’s individual needs. To help you achieve this, there are numerous cool features and functions to explore – stuff you surely won’t find in a traditional learning environment.
5. Go "brain-picking"
Is your e-learning truly effective? Ask your learners. The participants in your programs and courses are the most reliable source available in regards to what works and what doesn’t. Through an analytics feature in your tool, you can easily collect all the information you need and start adjusting your content accordingly. Sometimes, it takes learning to create learning, simple as that. For many organizations, this is also good for keeping track on conversion stats and numbers.
6. Seek help
E-learning systems and platforms are designed to be easily grasped and user-friendly. But as with everything else, it also takes time to master e-learning. This goes for both course builders and participants, making it extra important to get the right people involved at an early stage. One thing that separates a great tool from a good one, is the level of customer support that comes with the package. True to the digital nature, this assistance can be in the form of chat, email, video, voice or text tutorials. But this is also an area where a little human interaction won’t hurt. If the developer for example has an emergency hotline for when things go south – see it as a good indication that their tool is top quality too.
Would you like to find out how you can create e-learning
that wows, engages and gives results?
Learnifier is the leading learning platform in the Nordics. We help hundreds of organizations digitalize and share they knowledge to onboard and train employees, members, partners, suppliers and any other groups important to them.