There are several reasons why making your training digital is a positive and proactive decision. With distance learning looking like it’s going to be here for the foreseeable future, digital training is going to be the new norm for a lot of businesses. So, with that in mind, we’re going to discuss how you can make your training digital with 3 simple steps.
Step 1: A Platform: LMS or LXP
Before you can start training your staff digitally, you’re going to need a platform in order to roll out your training. A Learning Management System (LMS), or Learning Experience Platform (LXP), is an essential tool in your training armoury. This will enable you to host all of your training content. So, whether it be simple documentation or full-on scorm-based eLearning, you need a platform where your learners can access this content.
There are several options that you can choose from, which all offer their own various advantages and disadvantages. Ofcourse you can choose an off-the-shelf solution, or here at DBLX we create fully bespoke platforms to fit your exact needs and brand identity. Our team can help guide you to find the right platform for your needs.
Step 2: Content
So now you’ve got your platform, you’re going to need to populate it with content. Now if you want your training to take hold with your staff, it needs to have form and purpose. Think – what is the learning outcome of this piece of content? Who is this content aimed at? What type of content is this? You need to curate your learning content with these points in mind, whether you’re creating this content yourself or using an external company (hey, we know one of those!)
Assessment is something to consider as well. If you’re assessing your staff when they undertake digital training, their results and/or course completion, will need to be tracked. This is where your choice of LMS or LXP that we covered earlier comes in to play. Your platform will be able to show you reports of who has passed what course and when. Reporting is a simple, but essential part of any LMS or LXP. So utilise it fully for maximum effect.
Step 3: Communications
This step is the most straightforward yet critical of the three. One of the most common complaints employees have with businesses is a lack of communication. Let your employees know what’s coming in decent time. You also need to allow them time to feedback their thoughts about the learning you’ve implemented.
Your learners will also need time to communicate any technical problems they’re having with the system you implement. All systems have initial hiccups, so factor this in when drafting your communication strategy.
Making your training digital is the modern, most effective way for your staff to learn in these ever-changing times. So, if you need a company that can provide you with off the shelf content, bespoke digital learning content and a platform to host it on, your in the right place!
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