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How to: Move into the digital world of learning

The digital world has taken us by storm over the last few years. We’re moving the traditional classroom training to a digital format of online video calls and interactions.

Have you thought, how online friendly your learning is to your employees?

If the answer is no, then make this year the year you focus on that. Learning is more beneficial if it fits to the employee’s daily work routine and varies in media. This is in order to keep them engaged. Online courses and learning are the way these needs can be fulfilled.

However, we understand that moving into the digital world of learning can be difficult. Don’t worry, we’re on hand to provide some suggestions as to ways you can introduce it into your work environment…

Get digital, turn a word document into an interactive PDF

This year could be your opportunity to switch those word documents into something a little more interesting and engaging.

Word documents as a training material, often lack visual appeal and therefore will lose the interest of the audience quickly. To ensure your training has more engagement and there is higher information retention we’d recommend you consider interactive PDFs.

They are still in a document format; however, you have more design freedom, and the learner can engage with them more. It’s a small step into the digital world for those who have not used online learning often or have small training documents, self-directed learning or playbooks for specific processes

The great advantage with Interactive PDF for training; is that you can offer a non-linear flow. To allow those familiar with a subject to jump to the next learning topic. Or if the learner wishes to keep the document as a reference guide they can easily jump to different areas of the document.

Change to eLearning or refresh your existing online courses

Learning no longer has to be completed in-person and more commonly it is carried out online. Therefore, if you haven’t got any digital friendly courses, it’s time to act.

Classroom training can still be effective. However, as a single medium it is not as strong in comparison to what other learning styles can offer in terms of the technological advancements in online training.

A complex and/or long course would be perfect to make into eLearning and can include audio, video, animation, activities, and knowledge tests to engage the learners which may not be as easily doable during a classroom setting.

“But we have eLearning” I hear you say, well, this doesn’t mean it’s suitable to today’s way of learning. Review it, assess whether you need to update it or add new features and/or interactions.

If you are unsure, you can always get in contact with us for further guidance and ideas to develop.

Go online with your onboarding

Are you a large business who has a high staff attrition; therefore, have a frequent onboarding process for new starters?

Onboarding can take a lot of time especially if you are doing it in person with physical materials. Additionally, a large number of new starters could mean some employees don’t receive all the information due to it being difficult to train everyone at the same speed.

An online onboarding process can make things simpler for you as an employer and for them as an employee ensuring that they receive all the information that they need at a speed convenient to them.

Whether it be an online presentation or video, we can work to create a process that best suits you as a company. On average we have saved 50% of our clients’ time spent doing classroom-based onboarding by moving some (or most) of the content into a digital one-to-one format.

Create a digital knowledge hub

A digital knowledge hub is ideal for a company who have multiple learning materials on the same or different topics that could be placed in the same area. They are also a great format if you want the learner to be able to revisit the learning material to find the most recent up to date version of the material. They are also a great place to store additional training that isn’t mandatory, or a mix of very different mediums controlled and updated by different people.

Digital knowledge hubs benefit employees as they make information easily accessible by placing multiple learning materials in one area where you can categorise topics, allow content to be downloaded, and create simple bounce between different topics.

You can make knowledge hubs visually appealing and include video if needed.

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