The 3 Things You Need To Digitize Corporate Training

The 3 Things You Need To Digitize Corporate Training
Roman Samborskyi/
Summary: So you’ve decided it’s time to update your learning strategy to match your newly adopted digital culture. Congratulations! But where to start?

What You Need In Order To Digitize Corporate Training

Digitizing training goes beyond transferring physical resources to a computer and calling it “updated”. No, digitizing learning involves adopting an entirely new method for learning, implementing a new culture of sorts. This means enabling your trainers to reach learners in an entirely new way, taking advantage of emerging learning styles such as on-the-go mobile access, video, and gamification. In other words, to truly digitize corporate training, you must do more than simply make your content available on a digital learning platform: you must become an expert in digital tools.

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For training departments, this is a major challenge that requires a profound transformation. But with the right strategy, mindset, and resources – digitizing your corporate training program is very doable!

1. The Answers To The Right Questions

So let’s digitize corporate training, where to start? In the face of such an impactful initiative, one observation must be made: the quality of your digital training will depend on your ability to assess your current situation. Therefore, before digitizing training it is necessary to be able to answer these questions:

  • Is the trainer in your organization able to digitize its own content?
  • Does your trainer know how to produce courses correctly?
  • Is he able to lead a community, remotely, on networks?

If your trainers and internal experts are not able to create and manage the courses themselves, then the use of an external company is strongly recommended. If they are, it is recommended to set up a team dedicated to the initiative.

From here, we will identify and segment the two core roles within the training team who will play a central role in the success of the project.: The Digital Learning Manager and the Community Leader.

2. A Digital Learning Manager: Conductor Of The Training Orchestra

As a project manager, educational engineer, facilitator, and curator, the Digital Learning Manager is responsible for designing and launching digital educational initiatives. As such, it plays an essential role in the digitization of training.

To best perform his function, the Digital Learning Manager must:

  • Demonstrate initiative
    A great experimenter at his core, the Digital Learning Manager tests, combines, aggregates, and coordinates educational formats, methods, tools, and innovations – whether or not they involve new technologies.
  • Ensure the coherence of the learning strategy
    To optimize the learning experience, it is essential to offer the right content via the right channel at the right time.
  • Frame the training
    The Digital Learning Manager is responsible for precisely defining the objectives, targets, and needs of his organization.

3. A Community Manager: Essential To The Commitment Of The Teams

The main mission of the Community Manager is to encourage and control exchanges within the community of learners. In addition, he must facilitate the community through various activities such as webinars, mini-projects, or competitions. Finally, he must act as the main moderator of the energy and interactivity of the training.

Normally handled by a person who is perfectly familiar with social networks, this position can be allocated to an employee or a freelancer. It will really depend on the size of the community, the duration of the training, and the financial resources allocated.

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