As you firm up your plans for the new year, it would be surprising if your organization's goals for the year did not include having more trainings online.
I have been hearing about this goal for the last few years, so I decided to find out how these plans have been materializing. Here is a chart based on the US Training Industry reports (published by the Training Magazine) since 2010 depicting the percentage of online trainings.
That chart personifies "getting stuck". But why would this remain the case even with technology moving so fast and companies having strong intentions of moving trainings to online? To understand this, let us list the requirements of today's organizations regarding online trainings:
Current methodology of corporate eLearning fails miserably at most of these requirements. The norm is - weeks and months to deploy trainings where the need is a few hours\days, complex change cycles, only lip-service to responsiveness and difficulty in deployment.
No wonder there has hardly been any significant increase in online training share. If you identify with what is mentioned above, it is time to look beyond the traditional eLearning solutions.
Learning programs that are delivered periodically, with a well defined learning path, guiding your employees to learn, practice, and assess their knowledge.
Most people use the terms eLearning and eTraining interchangeably. Most often, people talk about eLearning when the actually mean eTraining.
Large organizations have hundreds and thousands of employees across tens of cities who are always on the move. Though there was always a need to use digital training for such a deskless workforce, most companies still persisted with doing it through instructor led programs.