As we all know, COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on every part of our lives – health wise, financially, economically, and socially. Businesses have suffered yet employees still have training and development needs.
So, how to maintain quality learning while working from home and needing to socially distance?
This is where eLearning comes in. The eLearning industry isn’t recent, as it has been around for quite some time, but not in the same way or with the same importance as today. While the world is connecting virtually, digital learning became more important than ever.
eLearning enables companies and educational institutions to provide their employees and students learning opportunities from any location, at any time of the day. This is especially important for full time employees who struggle to find time for the necessary training, or who want to learn for their own personal betterment. It is cost efficient, since eLearning modules can be used an unlimited amount of times, by any number of people or audiences, and it also cuts costs for training venues, trainers and travel itself.
There are, of course, certain cons of eLearning as the sole training approach – not enough interactivity or the inability to ask questions, limited options for assessment and there is no way to share knowledge with other users. However, there are many ways to make eLearning interactive and user friendly, especially if used on Learning Experience platforms where users have the possibility to share their thoughts, feedback or ask questions via chat box or forum like communities. This all depends on the learning platform itself.
So far eLearning has mostly been used in blended learning, but since the world of training is rapidly shifting to virtual, eLearning is gaining a new level of importance. This also presents a big challenge to eLearning developers and instructional designers to create quality training which can fulfill many learning demands. There needs to be a balance between the gamified elements and good learning content to keep users engaged, yet provide knowledge of a high quality.
This is why we have extended our services to include eLearning development, since not all companies have a dedicated digital training department with eLearning specialists. We will provide you with tailored instructional design, depending on your needs. Our experts are here to help you maintain the same level of training engagement in these difficult times via either developing digital training modules or via consultancy services.