E-learning deployed effectively has little to do with using the latest technology fads. It is about supporting your organization using the most appropriate methods. E-learning deployed well is entirely about
E-learning deployed effectively has little to do with using the latest technology fads. It is about supporting your organization using the most appropriate methods. E-learning deployed well is entirely about what the senior team in your organizations cares about: optimal performance.
Three key training areas to benefit from e-learning are onboarding, compliance and ongoing learning:
1) On-boarding (induction)training
New employees become productive faster with the right on-boarding training. Failure to train new hires properly will result in reduced productivity and will also impact the performance of colleagues as they provide informal support. Replace more costly classroom on-boarding training with an e-learning package that provides the content learners need, spaced out over time to enable better learning and recall.
Organizations need to train to compliance standards and prove they have done so.
The effects will differ between industries, but may well include substantial fines. The training has to be delivered — so do it more cost effectively and efficiently with e-learning, which should also enable automatic tracking of attendance and (where relevant) performance in tests.
3) Ongoing training
Replace ineffective training mediums with Electronic Performance Support (EPSS), so employees can access help content and training guidance within business applications as they need it.
HOW WILL YOU DEPLOY IT?
Demands for costly, time-consuming implementations of large software packages are unlikely to be signed off quickly in the current economic situation. So while you can buy a large-scale LMS, the alternative is to begin with a smaller scale deployment that enables you to rapidly show the impact from e-learning.
Concentrate on performance and cost metrics for keeping most of your training budget. Sell the idea that it is possible to maintain quality at a lower cost. In other words, you can’t eliminate training without affecting business, but you can cut some training costs and still be effective. You can strengthen the budget argument by illustrating how training programs become more effective with eLearning.
Kaplan IT learning’s five tips for beating the current downturn using e-learning are:
>> Get approval
>> Go beyond “the course”
>> Save yourself time
>> Show value
>> Select your tools
—Download the complete white paper titled “5 Tips for Beating the Credit Crunch with ELearning” to review detailed strategies and tactics at: http://www.stt-train-er.com/company/innovation/thank-you.aspx?wpid=27
—To learn more about Kaplan IT Learning’s e-learning development solutions, visit www.stttrainer.com.
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