The Type of eLearning Content to Pursue
Content aimed at addressing current needs
The best time to deliver training is when the need is hot. Delayed training content often presents little value to learners. However, when training development is outsourced to agencies, you can expect an elongated development period given the design, complications, and back and fourths between client and vendor.
To avoid this, make 2020 about developing your own eLearning courses. And contrary to popular belief, it is quite easy.
All an enthusiastic L&D needs is a slide-based authoring tool. These tools are by far the easiest to operate and affordable to license. You require absolutely no coding or designing skills. In fact, these tools offer you interactive templates with audio synch abilities. To know more, visit abaraauthor.com, we have used and recommend it!
Strong focus on assessments
Good assessments engage the learner and provide the L&D with data needed to improve the training program. So, a 2020 eLearning course must focus on the assessment bit. Once again, an authoring tool such as abaraauthor can do the trick here. The tool has dedicated assessment-based templates and slides that can be added to the eLearning course at specific or regular intervals.
Employee or learner engagement is important for a training program to succeed. And 2020’s training plan primarily depends or leverages employee engagement. Courses with more to-the-point content are engaging. However, there is another way as well, we call it HTML page building.
Most L&Ds are familiar with the module-type eLearning courses. Complete one and move to another. HTML page building breaks this traditional mould. HTML page building, like the name suggests, is comparable to building an HTML webpage, not too different as compared to popular social media platforms!
A complete course with videos + audio + images + text can be placed on one page to look like an informative webpage. It’s comparable to you reading this article or any other webpage!
And that is another way to spruce your traditional training concepts by doing things differently.
Finally, we have response-based assessments which is a subset of social learning. Response-based assessments are assessments presented by learners in a video format. Sales professionals are a group of learners who benefit the most from response-based assessments. Not only does it give learners get a first-hand idea of their colleagues’ approach to the problem, but the person sharing the video feels valued and appreciated as well. The real benefit lies in the after-use of the best videos. L&Ds can simply load it on the LMS for all other professionals to the view the video, thereby training learners with responses from other learners. Hence, we call it a subset of social learning.
Planning eLearning Budgets for 2020 – Conclusion
When planning your eLearning budgets for 2020, keep in mind that an engaging LMS needs equally engaging content to work. In most cases, you can build courses internally using an authoring tool. Internal building also saves time and cost while giving you complete access over development. We recommend the JUSTAUTHOR platform, it’s a template-based authoring tool that will help save on resources allowing you to build eLearning courses at scale. Moreover, it requires absolutely no coding or designing skills to operate.
Finally, if an LMS with advanced but important feature is your need, we have our very own Abara LMS! Take a trial, test our platform, schedule a demo as well because we want you to experience Abara’s functionality first-hand and then take a decision!