1. Embed learning in your workflow
When there is a learning need, you want to respond to it as fast as possible. This means making sure the learning resource is easily available AND accessible with just a few clicks. This means avoiding a maze of courses and modules in your LMS. You can embed learning in the workflow with a single sign on solution, a good overview of all modules, using QR codes in the workplace or creating shortcuts.
The learning content should cover organizational specific topics. This means that users can line up new information while performing their day-to-day tasks.
Last but not least: where would learning be without recording visits, completions, results and a user history? Exactly, nowhere! By integrating all learning activities into your existing learning ecosystem your whole administration is complete and up to date.
2. Zoom in and out: harness the power of macro- and microlearning
Macro- and microlearning are like salt and pepper. Sure, you can use one without the other, but the result will be better if you add both. By combining macro- and microlearning you can cover the wide range of learning needs within your organization.
With microlearning you offer small bits of information. This helps the person move forward when they get stuck performing in daily tasks like working with a machine or following a specific procedure. Therefore, microlearning comes in many different forms like a PDF with info, a link to a video or a short interactive e-Learning activity.
Don’t just focus on microlearning though. Zoom out and look at the bigger picture of the learning needs in your organisation. With macrolearning comes more dedicated attention and didactics. This learning principle has a beginning, middle and end. It’s used to introduce new concepts, to strengthen knowledge or to guide change, so participants are ready to deal with complex tasks after completing a learning program.
Pro tip: you can combine multiple microlearnings into one macrolearning program.
3. Optimize for mobile delivery
When presenting learning resources to participants, you need to make sure that it’s accessible on mobile devices. Specifically in today’s context where most employees have access to a (personal) smartphone or tablet. Always check your learning resources on multiple devices. Is the text easy to read on a smaller screen? Is everything visible? Are the interactive elements, like buttons and links working? If you want to save time and don’t want to worry about these technical things, choose an e-Learning authoring tool which supports responsive design. Easy as that!