Which online learning method do I choose?

Choosing to go online with your learning of course has become a requirement for L&D teams over last year but hopefully at the same time opened up new opportunity for your organisation too.  The ability to provide easy to access training to more employees, including on-demand, from any location and even across time zones can only prove beneficial to all involved.

However how do you know you have the right online training for your organisation’s learning needs? Whether online learning has always been part of your L&D strategy, now forever part of it due to the last year’s events or you are still thinking if it’s right for you; it can be overwhelming assessing which tools, platform and content will deliver on your needs.

With so many options available it’s worth thinking carefully about what will suit you and organisation’s requirements. Would this change based on training subject or remain consistent for all your learning? Here’s a brief overview of the different approaches:

Off the shelf e-learning

You are looking for e-learning which already exists and you can provide to your company immediately. These e-learning providers will either add to your LMS (Learning Management System) using SCORM or Tin Can or will provide their own platform.  Very popular for compliant and mandatory training, as well as for companies with limited budgets.

Bespoke e-learning

Also, known as customer or tailored e-learning. Suppliers will build a custom piece of e-learning for the client in the style and fit that they want.

From physical to online training

Transferring your existing internal classroom training into an e-learning solution. Ideal to create a blended learning approach.

Our training providers can deliver online training covering a broad range of business subjects including Management, Remote WorkingWellbeingIT training and more.

Virtual classroom training

Different from standard e-learning in that virtual learning will run in real time and feature a trainer who is delivering the session remotely. This can be as simple as creating excellent learning webinars or something more technical.

Video learning

An excellent way of providing scenarios which grabs and keeps attention.  There is a wide mix – from office type scenarios through to providers offering short 2-3 minute videos.  Covering a full range of subjects including Microsoft Office,  Management,  Wellbeing and more.

Content curation

If you have an LMS and want additional content then you could work with training providers to develop content to compliment your existing e-learning portfolio.

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

VR has risen in popularity in recent years, especially in the gaming sector where it’s now mainstream method.  So what does this mean for L&D?  This is the big question.

Knowing when to use VR for learning,  measuring effectiveness and a lack of knowledge are holding back VR implementation.  Working with a selected number of VR and AR specialists, we can advise you on how to make the most of it and really dazzle your organisation with innovative learning.

Machine learning

Machine learning is not a new concept.  It’s only now that the technological capability to practically support the theory exists.  Data mining and learning analytics make it easier than ever to mine learning activity.

As an independant managed learning services provider we work with our clients to understand their online learning strategy, compare the market of online learning providers and make recommendations based on learning needs and suitable delivery approach.

Contact us if you want to chat more about your online learning options.