Four Compelling reasons to invest in your new-age learning platform
During the last 10 years, improvements in learning offerings, widespread availability of broadband connectivity and developments in web and app technologies have helped make learning not just a useful educational tool but also an essential part of corporate training to ensure employee productivity.
As young companies grow to a size where their workforce begins to cry out for learning and development, it’s important that you can move swiftly to support them. With an increasing need for the engagement of employees and the need for recognizable growth opportunities amongst the employee base, organizations are changing their employee learning platforms looking beyond a mere MOOC or Moodle to suit their requirements, letting go of their prized asset; LMS.
For organisations planning to implement learning solutions to engage your front-line and managerial work-force, there are several considerations while choosing the right platform where these are the key factors:
Employee Satisfaction Real-time problem-solving and collaboration are one of the primary methods that businesses are using today to resolve issues. Employees have the flexibility to learn at their own pace and investigate other areas of interest with ease. L&D Managers can add and revise materials as business needs or trends change. It all adds up to continuous learning and an empowered workforce.
Analytics One of the most significant benefits of analytics is that they can provide insight into not only how a learner is performing today, but also about his/her future performance throughout the duration of the learning course. If you determine, through analytics, that a particular section of the learning course simply isn't helping learners to achieve their learning goals, then you can devote your resources to either improving it or focus on another area that may be a more worthwhile investment.
Business Alignment Learning should be designed with the business outcome in mind and focused on adding real value back to the business. For instance: Lenovo, last year, announced the launch of about 23 products under different categories. Here, what needs to be understood is that with more products in a quick span of time in the market, the more it became important to quickly inform employees about new features and specifications of these products.
Bite-Sized Learning Learners of all ages want bite-sized, interactive content that helps them absorb information quickly and efficiently. Normally, after 10 to 20 minutes, our alertness decreases. During this time, we're likely going to move away from the desk - we're likely going to pause.This approach puts the Pareto (or 80/20) Principle to good use. It's the vital 20% that's responsible for 80% of your positive eLearning outcomes. Thus, costs are reduced and the return on investment increases.When building an online learning platform from scratch or scouting for a partner in the eLearning space, it’s important that everything you build interacts with current and future infrastructure. The options are many and even if you don’t have a lot of resources, there are easy-to-implement tools that you can utilize to get started.Here is where Learngage can help making it easy with its simple-to-use web and mobile application yet sophisticated learning management features. You can administrate learning content across offices, allow employees to collaborate and assess their performance on the job.
The author of this blog is a Product Manager at Learngage. Sheeja Shetty is an Engineering Graduate, currently pursuing her MBA from PES University majoring in Marketing. As a Product Owner, she works with clients to ensure hassle-free product implementation and client support.