Corporate eLearning and the development of content and courses that will better prepare employees to operate and excel in today’s complex work environment is seeing an increased level of urgency. Increased competition, the introduction of more stringent compliance regulations, and more complex work environments are all contributing factors to the growing need for effective corporate training and eLearning.
While corporate eLearning can impact most every area of an organization, some of the most common courses and programs include:
New hire orientation and onboarding
Employee skills training
Sales and customer service training
Workplace culture and diversity
And while most everyone agrees on the need and value of corporate eLearning and employee development programs, eLearning developers are faced with a number of challenges in their efforts to design and deploy effective programs.
Challenges in Corporate eLearning Development
For corporate eLearning developers, there can be several challenges that could hinder employees from engaging in development programs. And even fully engaged workers can have issues in comprehending and retaining your learning content. As an eLearning development professional, you should consider the following potential roadblocks as you plan your course development.
Lack of Motivation
The first challenge for eLearning developers is in potential lack of motivation among employees. While many workers will be naturally enthusiastic about learning, others will see learning as just another work task. To overcome this, it is important to develop your eLearning courses to be as engaging and inspiring as possible. Even the most boring subject matter has the potential for excitement if you can make it interesting and relevant.
Lack of Time
Workers today are busier than ever, and many may feel that engaging in eLearning and training programs is the last thing they have time for. Fortunately, eLearning brings a level of convenience that is not possible with traditional, classroom-based training as it allows learners to conduct their training activities at their own convenience. And structuring courses to be microlearning-based increases this level of convenience and flexibility for the learner.
For learners, one of the challenges of classroom-based training was in the need to keep up with the pace set by the instructor. eLearning eliminates this by allowing students to revisit any piece of training content multiple times before moving on to the next section of the course. Adding quizzes to throughout the course to periodically test comprehension incorporates an additional way of ensuring learner comprehension.
Inability to See Value
Finally, some workers may wonder about the real value that learning activities will bring to their actual job duties. eLearning can help to easily overcome this through contextual-based learning in which employees can access the training content they need, when and where they need it. By making training materials available as employees are engaging in actual work tasks, your eLearning can provide evidence of value while helping to improve worker performance.
LMS Portals: A Multi-Tenant eLearning Development Software Platform
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch and manage multiple private eLearning environments (portals) for each of your training audiences.
Each portal you launch serves as an independent eLearning development software platform, allowing you to “spin up” new customized instances of the system and then leverage its embedded tools for course development.
You can structure each of your courses to meet unique audience demands and learning needs and leverage most any type of learning content (videos, HTML5, PDFs, PowerPoints, documents, images, and more) to create the best possible corporate eLearning experience.