The very purpose of organizational L&D is to drive behavioral change and transformation that aligns with business goals. With such a transformation, companies have discovered their unique learning culture and can witness an upward trend in employee training, satisfaction, and productivity too. But, let’s face it; this is no easy task!
While Custom eLearning Development has proven to work in favor, organizations must rely on their L&D leaders for its strategic execution. Building a thorough needs analysis and determining the right solution that complements your unique needs will go a long way in cementing success with employee training.
If this is your L&D goal, here are our three top tips to take your custom employee training to the next level and drive transformation at every opportunity.
STRATEGY #1: Unleash a Learner-centered Design
User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) can propel your custom solutions to rockstar status. It is your mic-drop moment! Your custom vendor’s instructional designers must be adept at bringing content and knowledge to life with the learner in mind. The sweet spot of custom course development is when design aesthetics, relevance, and utility help bring new knowledge and skills seamlessly into the learner’s reality. Keep cognitive overload at bay and deliver an effective and appealing learning experience.
Recently, ELB Learning Custom eLearning Development partnered with a global enterprise to address specific learning needs of the workforce. While the client wanted to deploy a progressive eLearning strategy, the custom course development team ascertained that the target audience did not have desk jobs. Expecting employees to acquire new skills through eLearning designed for desktop computers is futile. Even worse would be expecting learners to access learning on their mobile devices through an interface not designed for mobile learning.
Team ELB Learning plowed ahead to create a modern mobile learning experience delivered to the learner’s fingertips. The course structure, interaction, navigation, and design elements provided a conducive mobile learning experience that ramped up accessibility, performance, and course completion.
Learning that is learner-centric ensures superior learning outcomes. The UI and UX are promising aspects that can provide a fast track to achieving training goals.
STRATEGY #2: Encourage Continuous Learning
There is more to custom solutions than the delivery of knowledge and skills. It has the potential to provide a comprehensive learning solution for the organization - one that engages learners, drives behavior change and fosters a culture of learning at the workplace.
Today, learning solution providers are armed with an array of products to provide the learner with a progressive learning experience over time. The chosen partner has the expertise to understand your unique needs and the tools to back them. An instructor-led program can be followed up with asynchronous video coaching that can provide one-on-one feedback and mentorship. How about deploying arcade games to reinforce knowledge? Microlearning tools and video-based practice provide additional interactions and leverage learning retention.
Realize the merits of spaced learning through a unique blend of products and tools that delivers a continuous learning experience.
STRATEGY #3: Evaluate the Learning Experience
It all boils down to data, and how we use it! The deployed custom solution must enable measurement throughout the learning experience, from the perspective of both L&D admin and user. The metrics you uncover should mirror your learning objectives and goals as detailed in the needs analysis.
If custom solutions are delivered through an existing LMS/LXP, does it provide insights and live analytics on its dashboard? Is the LMS built to capture xAPI - a specification that can foster learning among learners?
Did you know that The Training Arcade®’s learning games provide rich data that unveils patterns of engagement and reveals knowledge gaps? Immediate feedback keeps learners on track, and goal setting motivates them to improve their scores and collect rewards. Similarly, when using Rehearsal (a video role-play training platform) as a stand-alone application or integrated with your in-house LMS/LXP, it provides real-time feedback from mentors, SMEs, and even based on keyword recognition.
Such analytics and comprehensive learning strategies will help you learn more about your employees and how they interact. It also paves the way to adjust your employee training strategy, leverage skills more effectively, and optimize your return on investment. The right custom partner can help you ensure you’re tracking the metrics your organization cares about.
If you can check each of these off, you have aced Custom course Development and are poised to drive behavior change and increase employee productivity.
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