How to Encourage Involvement of Managers in E-Learning Based Training

Managers of companies have a great role to play in employee motivation. The enthusiasm they have for the work of the company is contagious and percolates down to employees.

The passion which managers have for online training will inspire employees to follow suit. Thus success of e-learning training programs is to get employers or managers to become involved in them. Thus e-learning development services must also consider roping in manager involvement in training programs.

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Here a few suggestions on how to maximize involvement of managers in order to make training programs efficient and effective:

  • Get managers involved from the start: Managers and employees work together on a daily basis. This makes managers great sources of information about employees and progress of training. They can identify skill gaps, keep tabs on employee performance and address common challenges. Hence, managers must be involved in the development and delivery of e-learning based training, right from the start.
  • Encourage employee feedback delivery by managers: One of the best ways to enhance workplace productivity and performance of employees is by providing employee feedback. Managers must be encouraged to offer constructive criticism as fast as possible. Example is bringing to attention, an issue of task performance. The employee may not be aware that he is on the wrong track but the manager can guide him.
  • Enforce training contracts: Some employees may need extra motivation to participate actively in e-learning based training. To keep employee accountable and maintain company standards, training contracts can be put in place. Contracts may cover activity recommendations, personal learning goals, deadlines for online training, desired out comes and criteria for evaluation. They may also stipulate repercussions for employees, who don’t stick to their end of the deal.
  • Let managers control groups of corporate learners:Divide employees into groups and appoint a manager to guide each one of these. Encourage each of the group members to stay in touch through social media and do collaboration on online projects. By demarcating small groups, managers can guide them on a one to one basis. They can moderate net based discussions and recommend webinars, articles etc.
  • Make them advocate online training: The enthusiasm with which managers’ approach training programs is infectious. They pass on their passion to subordinates. For making them staunch advocates of a training program, managers must be made aware of all details of online training and Learning Management systems.

These are some ways in which managers can be made involved in online training of employees and can guide them to success.

 

How to Design a Game Based E-Learning Course!

E-learning games may not feel like driving a racing car but it does offer a rare sense of excitement and engagement while helping you to learn content and skill sets. Creators of e-learning games face the challenge of designing effective e-learning games that strike the balance between education and fun that benefits target audience.

Here are a few tips that can help course designers in game based learning companies:

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  • Plan game based e-learning course in advance: Before starting out with the first graphic or text in the course, it is best you plan an in depth layout of your game which includes all items that are necessary. It is easy to go off-track while designing an e-learning game, but you can do well by keeping an outline as a road map, which enables you to focus on the objectives of the course. Layout can include details like structure of game, the planned outcome,subject matter to be covered etc.
  • Adhere to a relevant and unified theme: You may be tempted to incorporate many graphics and images into your freshly designed e-learning game. After all, you want to pack a punch on to the learner. But for this, you need to stick to a relevant theme throughout the e-learning game and include elements that fit with the specific theme.
  • All elements must tie with objectives of game: One major principle guiding the creation of e-learning games is that every element must connect with the objectives of the course. From the structure to the images, all details must serve the aims and objectives. One important goal, for instance is knowledge retention. This can be achieved by making the game interactive and impressing upon them the applicability of ideas in solving real world challenges.
  • Balance between difficult and challenging:There is a narrow gap between e-learning games that are interesting and challenging to learners and ones which are too difficult, so learners give up on completing the course. It is hence vital that while designing the e-learning game, one must strike the balance between difficulty and enjoyment, so you are able to achieve your aims and objectives.
  • Hand them choice: Learners always like to be in control, so design the course such that the learner can proceed with the game based e-learning material, by making a number of personal choices.
  • Display outcome:Designer of the course must illustrate the impact of choices made in the course on real life situations without involving the associated risk.

These are some tips to design a game based e-learning course.

 

Why consider outsourcing econtent to the professionals?

Offshore elearning and mobile education is fast becoming the growing needs of today. The reason is because people of all ages and business establishments have adopted modern technology and using it towards their improvement and to achieve immense success.

Benefits derived from e-learning off-shoring

  • Saves on precious money, since the professional’s boast of having the necessary resources for creating those impactful e-learning and mobile education applications.
  • This frees the managers and employees to have more free time for creating that insightful base content and have efforts diverted towards development of the employees.

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  • Flexible modality involved in creation of e-learning solutions, especially with the outsourcing companies offers organizations with the opportunity to select the very best payment choice that suits their needs.
  • Material and time modality
  • Fixed cost modality

Advantages from fixed cost modality

  • Such modality of engagement tends to work well especially with clients who are able to assess their specific needs. Moreover, having immense experience and exposure in the domain, the professionals can better understand the expected outcome and scope of learning, also they are in a much better position to communicate properly and in a timely manner.
  • It tends to work for those projects which are said to run for a particular duration, has defined learner set, expecting in such specifications, no major change.
  • As the clients requirements could be properly assesses, such engagement mode tends to work within the agreed parameters related to outcome, quality and time.
  • The mode does work perfectly for both short and long term projects, unless the client is not expecting undergoing any major change.
  • If any impactful change is not iced, then it is essential to carry out fresh assessment and prepare the proposals accordingly.

Advantages of material and time modality

  • Such modality of engagement tends to work perfectly with those clients facing shifting priorities and timelines or changing requirements.
  • Client s being new to mobile education and elearning, not still having grasped the details, working on it, can find it to be really useful.
  • It is regarded to be a seamless modality, with work proceeding frequent discussion, approvals and drafts.
  • The gradual development process is said not to affect the timelines that are kept flexible.
  • If any kind of changes are made, the overall workings with regards of the learning expectations and development process are not impacted.

Hence, getting to understand the advantages of elearning and mobile education options can help organizations to benefit from its implementation.