An eLearning assignment is a task or project that is given to employees as part of an online training or eLearning program. It is designed to assess the employees' knowledge and understanding of the training material and to help them apply what they have learned to real-world situations.
eLearning assignments can take many different forms, depending on the specific goals and objectives of the training program.
The Advantages of Using Assignments Over Quizzes
Assignments and quizzes are both useful tools for assessing learning outcomes in eLearning. However, there are some advantages to assignments over quizzes in certain situations.
Here are a few advantages of assignments over quizzes:
More in-depth Assessment
Assignments typically require a more in-depth response than quizzes, which may only require short, multiple-choice answers. Assignments can provide a more comprehensive assessment of an employee's understanding of the material, as they require them to apply their knowledge to a real-world scenario or problem.
Assignments can be tailored to an individual employee's learning style or level of understanding, providing a more personalized learning experience. Quizzes, on the other hand, typically have a set format and level of difficulty.
Development of Critical Thinking Skills
Assignments can be designed to develop critical thinking skills by requiring employees to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to arrive at a conclusion or solution. This can be more challenging and rewarding than simply recalling information in a quiz.
Ability to Showcase Skills
Assignments can provide employees with an opportunity to showcase their skills or creativity, particularly if the assignment requires them to create a project or presentation.
Assignments can be more engaging and interesting than quizzes, as they can provide a more interactive and immersive learning experience. This can help increase employee motivation and interest in the training material.
Six Types of eLearning Assignments for Corporate Training
Here are some examples of eLearning assignments for corporate training:
Case studies: A case study assignment might require employees to read a scenario about a problem that commonly arises in the workplace, and then analyze the situation, identify the key issues, and propose a solution based on the knowledge and skills they have learned.
Interactive simulations: An interactive simulation assignment might require employees to engage with a virtual simulation that simulates a real-world situation, such as a sales call or a customer service scenario. The simulation can provide a safe space for employees to practice their skills and apply the knowledge they have learned.
Collaborative projects: A collaborative project assignment might require employees to work in teams to complete a project that requires them to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in a creative and practical way. For example, a marketing team might be tasked with creating a social media campaign to promote a new product or service.
Video presentations: A video presentation assignment might require employees to create a short video presentation that demonstrates their understanding of a particular topic or skill. This can be a useful way to assess employees' ability to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively.
Self-reflection exercises: A self-reflection exercise assignment might require employees to reflect on their own learning and growth throughout the training program. This can help employees identify areas where they have improved and areas where they still need to work on.
Research projects: A research project assignment might require employees to conduct research on a particular topic related to their job role, and then present their findings in a written report or presentation. This can be a useful way to assess employees' ability to conduct research and analyze data.
About LMS Portals
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch a dedicated training environment (a portal) for each of your unique audiences.
Our platform offers an Assignment Engine that allows you to issue, review, and grade assignments as part of your corporate training curriculum.
The system includes an embedded SCORM-compliant course authoring tool that enables anyone to build engaging courses quickly and easily.
We also offer a complete library of ready-made courses, covering most every aspect of corporate training and employee development.
If you choose to, you can create Learning Paths to deliver courses in a logical progression and add structure to your training program. The system also supports Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and provides tools for social learning.
Together, these features make the LMS Portals platform and content an ideal solution for adding Assignments to your corporate training program.