eLearning is rapidly overtaking the traditional route of educating employees on safety, procedures and company values. But is it being maximized to its full potential? There are three key ingredients to achieving the full value that eLearning provides.
1. Purpose and Analytics
The first ingredient for an eLearning success is reverting back to the purpose of your module. Is this a safety instructional module? Or, is this a new company strategy on sales for the next fiscal quarter? Upon completion of the module, analyze the statistics that follow and relate it back to your initial purpose. If the purpose of the module is the former, compare workplace accidents or incidents post-module to the amount that occurred prior to training. If the purpose of the module is the latter, compare sales data to pre-module completion data.
If you see a sharp improvement in results, congratulations – you’ve added the first ingredient to a successful eLearning module correctly. If you don’t, consider altering the material presented.
Conduct surveys on employees after they finish an eLearning seminar. Remember, eLearning is meant to add value to employees by being tailored towards their needs, pace and preferences. The beauty in eLearning is that you can change any aspect of the module in mere seconds. If employees indicate a lack of knowledge testing after the fact, considering adding a performance evaluation prior to completion. If they ask for more visualizations of the material, add illustrative videos or examples. The possibilities with technology are endless.
Have a sales strategy that is extremely detailed, so much so that it would take up hundreds of Powerpoint slides? Wonderful – let’s make that into a whiteboard video, customizable with a concrete example for your employees. The best way to absorb data is through re-performance, and eLearning gives you the ability to customize a performable example specific to your clients, company and strategies.