Best Practices to Switch From Instructor Led Training to eLearning

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Instructor Led Training- this word gives you a picture of Instructor in the classroom with a PowerPoint (PPT) and the learners with their notebooks. This was the leading traditional learning method used for employee training and development. But the trend shows steady decline in instructor led training over the last few years. As new learning technologies emerge, there is an improvement in the efficiency of training and lower the cost of training per employee. Most of the organizations are embracing digital information and delivering online training to make the training more dynamic and adaptable.

Here are some best practices you need to be aware of while implementing eLearning.

  • Analyze audience needs
    Analyze the present scenario of the content to identify the audience’s needs, learning gaps, goals and objectives and any other relevant characteristics before you start developing eLearning. A logical flow of the content is to be prepared so that ILT content can easily fit into an eLearning format.
  • Mind the learning gap
    Recognize the gap in the ILT material and provide supplement content to the learners where they can learn through self-paced. Whereas in ILT, an instructor will guide the learners with the information relevant to the topic.
  • Stay Up-to-date
    Update the outdated content/ information with consultation of SMEs and ensure that key points are covered.
  • Approaching Methods  
    Apply the instructional design strategy in eLearning course that includes guided learning, story-based learning, scenario-based learning, microlearning, gamification, etc.
  • High Learner Engagement
    Transform classroom activities into suitable formats for the online mode to ensure higher learner engagement levels. Interactivities include drag and drop, hotspots, click to reveal, rollover, etc.

ELearning have shown higher learner performance  over traditional Instructor Led Training or face-to-face methods. Adapting eLearning in an organization ensures that training programs can be delivered to a large audiences. It also includes various benefits such as cost effectiveness, saves time, scalability and ease of use.

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