People love games. If you apply games to your eLearning and training programs, your learners can learn and have fun at the same time. By taking full advantage of this trend, your organization can develop L&D programs that include gamification as part of the course content to achieve multiple results: increase learner engagement, build measurable challenges into your learning management system (LMS) and understand learner performance.
Emerging technologies in education are making eLearning content more accessible than ever before. Learners often engage with this content not only through desktop computers but also through their smartphones or tablets to consume valuable information anytime they have a few minutes to spare. This trend has a positive effect on engagement, but it means that eLearning content has to be optimized for these users. In other words, you need to apply responsive design principles to eLearning content to deliver an optimal and seamless experience to all users using multiple devices.
There are several obstacles in the way of a successful LMS adoption, including getting through the request for proposals stage, choosing the right LMS and achieving an optimal adoption rate in the long-term.
Here is how you can make the RFP process more manageable, use demos to assess the benefits of each LMS, choose the right platform and move on to a successful implementation stage that will help you achieve your adoption goals and derive value from your LMS.
Organizations are often facing low employee engagement in their workplace, with common issues such as high turnovers, employees who are lack of motivation in their job, staff who failed to contribute to the company, and many others. Their businesses, therefore, struggle with reduced competitiveness and decreased profitability. This blog will discuss why engagement matters and highlight ideas that organizations are using to increase productivity, retention and profitability.
With eLearning courses available on smartphones or tablets, content becomes more accessible for learners. Learning content creators & providers, therefore, need to ensure the content is responsive across multiple devices and provide seamless user experience, which can lead to improved course engagement and effectiveness. For instance, developing and delivering interactive eLearning elements for the mobile platform means that content has to be formatted for different screen sizes and form factors. The content should also be tested for touch screens and situations where learners have limited bandwidth.
According to Time magazine, the leaders of top large technology firms predict that both social networks and knowledge will drive the future of the digital revolution: "The next phase is not about the network alone, but also about knowledge."
If you believe that this projection is accurate, what role will learning and development play in the future? You may be wondering what solutions your organization can implement now to support this ongoing transformation.
What is Gamification?
Gamification is more than a buzzword. It is a trend that is shaping how content providers connect with users and keep them engaged in the long term. In the world of eLearning, people use game mechanics and game design elements to create a new learning experience adapted to the expectations of today's learners. These game mechanics are typically found in video games to make the whole process fun, engaging and social.
Predictive analytics are a key component of creating business value for several processes. This includes developing training and development programs that will help you attract and retain talent.
You can use a learning management system combined with predictive analytics to improve loyalty and engagement among employees, deliver a better experience to customers, and create a happier and more productive workplace.
The benefits of an engaging learning program in your workplace extend beyond enhancing the skills of your current employees. By using a flexible learning management system (LMS) to offer a robust development program, your organization can support its talent attraction and retention efforts to increase employee engagement.
Ongoing training is also essential to adapting to today's increasingly technical workplaces. This blog will explore how companies can apply the latest trends in training and development to promote a culture of continuous learning.