The first 2 digital learning projects you should be planning right now

The first 2 digital learning projects you should be planning right now

1.       Implement a new learning platform (or replace your old one)

A learning platform or LMS can empower your staff, allowing them to access the knowledge they need, when they need it. Content can be distributed to your teams quickly and easily at the touch of a button, and you’ll be able to track engagement, progress and completion. Whether you want to build product knowledge, ensure compliance, attract and retain talent, offer apprenticeship training or create a culture of employee development, implementing (or updating) an LMS can achieve all these objectives.

There are so many learning platforms and apps on the market that the choice seems endless. You can take them up on their offers to help introduce micro-learning, mobile learning, social learning, to create and share expertise through user-generated video learning, even introduce artificial intelligence to your learning content. Just remember that of all the multitude of features on offer, some will be more suitable for your organisation than others, depending of course on your requirements and business case. Others may be no more than an added bonus and some will simply not be suitable. Form should follow function, and all that glitters is not necessarily gold.

Learn Fox can help implement or replace your learning platform from start to finish. We’ll help conduct a review of your requirements, or of your existing platform, identifying the features most important for a successful transformation in your organisation. We can manage the tender process and our impartiality will ensure you select the right solution. We can then take care of all aspects of the implementation itself, including; supplier relationships, the business process review, system configuration requirements, and developing a rollout strategy with effective communications and training plans. With extensive implementation experience from both client and supplier sides we can make your digital learning project easier, letting you and your teams get on with what you do best.

 

2.       Convert your legacy training into engaging up-to-date digital learning

It’s probably time you overhauled your classroom-centric approach to training, the one which takes your staff away from the workplace and might result in retention rates as low as 8%. Or perhaps you want to give your training content a bit of a face-lift, aware of the benefits of on-demand and mobile learning. Whether you decide to embark on a project to convert your old PowerPoint slide decks into more interactive content, or convert it into bitesize learning, there’s no doubt that if you’ve got legacy training content it’s probably badly in need of dusting off and updating.

Nowadays staff expectations are high and everyone feels time pressured, so converting one-way content into something more experiential and engaging is essential. Fortunately you have options, and can choose the one that fits best. You can choose eLearning authoring tools to create learning content in-house, outsource custom eLearning development if you have bespoke requirements or you can choose from hundreds of off-the-shelf eLearning catalogues.

There are numerous easy-to-use authoring tools available, which can enable your in-house teams to create this themselves such as Storyline Articulate/ 360, Gomo and Adapt Builder. Some suppliers of off-the -shelf content even offer their own editing tools, enabling you to customise and brand generic training content. These authoring tools allow you to create your own in-house mobile responsive content, and then maintain and update it easily.

As a general rule of thumb, 1 legacy PowerPoint slide equates to 1 minute of eLearning. Depending on your learning strategy (which we can help you define) you might want to have a blended approach which adopts a mix of delivery methods most suited to the content (and your staff). Think of it as your learning recipe; some face-to-face classroom type training, a dollop of eLearning content, a handful of synchronous webinars and a spoonful of bite sized videos.  Make it tasty and your staff will keep coming back for more and you won’t have to force them to the table.

Learn Fox can provide eLearning authoring tools training to empower your teams to create in-house bespoke digital learning content using Articulate Storyline. We can also work with you using our quick turn-around service to convert legacy training materials into online courses to get you up and running quickly. We work with our trusted partners who specialise in designing and developing cutting edge online courses to suit your specific objectives, and can advise you on suitable e-learning authoring tools and suppliers of off-the-shelf content.

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