Training a large enterprise workforce comes with unique challenges. Creating a consistent training experience while still addressing the cultural, language, and geographical differences is not an easy task. This task has become even more difficult because of the current global emergency brought about by the spread of COVID-19.
Table of Contents
- Authoring Tool
- Learning Management System
- Video Conferencing Software
As employees continue working from home, distributed teams have turned into distributed individuals.
This poses a challenge in all aspects of conducting day to day business activities, including employee training.
While the right strategy is required to deliver impactful training to employees working from their homes, you will also need the right tools to effectively implement the said strategy.
In this article, we will discuss the three eLearning software enterprises need to effectively deliver training to their work from home workforce.
Let us begin.
If your organization has been delivering employee training inside offices, then chances are, your training content is designed to accommodate this style of delivery. However, delivering training online is slightly different.
For starters, it is not always feasible to deliver the entire training through instructor-led sessions, especially when they will be held online.
Hence, if your organization plans to deliver online training, you must rethink your training content to suit the needs of an online learner.
To make this task easier, you can make use of "eLearning software" known as authoring tools. These tools, as the name suggests, are designed to help create immersive and engaging training material. An authoring tool will also help you quickly translate your training material to fit the needs of employees positioned in different countries or cities.
Authoring tools come loaded with templates, themes, and other features that make them capable of supporting the entire training content development process.
A cloud-based learning management system is an online platform that enables organizations to upload, manage, and share training content with their learners. These platforms come with administrative abilities that allow training administrators to enroll students, assign different courses to them, and assess their progress.
Learning management systems (LMS) also come loaded with tracking capabilities that allow organizations and/or learning administrators to track the progress of the learners and identify areas of improvement, along with learners that may require personal attention.
Moreover, modern learning management systems also offer features like gamification, microlearning, and social learning that are proven to improve the engagement and comprehension of the training curriculum.
In short, an LMS is an online platform that enables you to deliver your training content in the most impactful manner possible.
In the beginning of this list, we mentioned that it is not feasible to deliver each aspect of employee training through a virtual instructor-led session.
If that is true, it is also true that there may be some concepts or topics in your training that are best explained by an instructor. To address this need, you will require a quality video conferencing software.
However, many organizations make the mistake of using their regular video conferencing software for training purposes.
It is important to understand that in order to deliver an effective virtual instructor-led session, your video conferencing tool must-have features that cater to training needs.
Some of these may include virtual whiteboards, “raising hand” capability, discussion chat rooms, in-built video recording features, and of course, the ability to accommodate multiple learners/employees.
With these three tools in your eLearning arsenal, you can deliver effective training to any workforce, across industries and geographical locations.