|Written by Liz McDermott
Online training has become vital for enhancing employee skills and knowledge, but online training is so much more than just providing access to online courses. It's more important to ensure that your learners are getting the most out of these corporate training programs to achieve your workplace development and business goals.
That's why it's imperative that your training department designs and delivers online training that is engaging, interactive, and tailored to your learners' needs and preferences. By doing so, you can ensure that your employees not only complete the training but also retain and apply the knowledge and skills gained to their job roles, resulting in improved performance and productivity.
Making Training Stick
Parker Donnafield wrote a fantastic article called "4 Best Practices to Make Learning Stick" that offers some thought-provoking guidance on how you can create organizational success through online training.
Parker is a certified professional in training management and a graduate of Colorado State University Global with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. His interesting piece takes a look at these four key considerations that will help ensure your online training is memorable beyond the classroom:
- Define the Purpose
- Design With Consistency
- Blend Techniques
- Demonstrate Real-World Relevancy
Defining The Purpose of Training
If you're looking to enhance the engagement level of your online training, Paker has a valuable central idea for you to keep in mind:
"Making learning stick is the culmination of efforts between learning professionals and stakeholders to streamline, innovate, and optimize the learning experience. Streamlining content and resources through an emphasized and impactful purpose is key to driving learners to the training and getting buy-in at all levels. It requires enhancement in the training itself, as innovation in how content is learned and applied by learners is critical to engagement and experience-driven learning. By emphasizing these principles in all learning offerings, organization leaders will see the investment as a worthy and important use of resources."
Read the full article to learn how to analyze, evaluate, and improve your employee training today.