e-Learning’s Flip Side: Deploying Training

Here at Trivantis, we are the makers of Lectora® authoring software, so we spend a lot of time writing about how to create e-Learning content. But did you know that Trivantis also makes CourseMill® learning management system? As part of a complete training strategy, it’s important to consider how you are deploying the training you are creating. Training and e-Learning expert Connie Malamed said, “One of the most important areas we can develop as professionals is competence in accessing and sharing knowledge.” How are you sharing your organization’s knowledge?

How To Deploy Training

The easiest way to deploy knowledge training is with a learning management system. As Elliot Masie said, “We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning." The right LMS can streamline your training’s administrative time—requiring less time to remind students about deadlines for course enrollment and leaving more time to focus on the important parts of training—the learning! If your company has mandatory compliance training, an LMS is a lifesaver. Safety training is often delivered via an LMS because you can easily demonstrate in the system that your staff is up-to-date on the required certification and training.

David Miller, an educational researcher, says one of the benefits of using an LMS is that “it offers a centralized source of learning. This means that the training, performance, and development content are offered at all times from the same source. Multiple users can access the information at any given time.” You could have a team in Tokyo simultaneously accessing the same training content as the staff at your headquarters in Fargo, North Dakota. Given the time difference though, that would mean you have some serious insomniacs at one of your offices!

Is mobile training right for you?

Do you manage a team of busy bees? Then you need to think about deploying mobile learning. Aside from being the hottest buzzword in the industry right now, m-Learning is also great for on-to-go workers. Look for an m-Learning delivery platform that lets your learners access training content from anywhere in the world—with or without an internet connection. That way you know your team will be ready for training and performance support wherever and whenever they need it.

Don’t forget to analyze your training.

Reporting—the bane of many businesses. It’s important to know whether or not your training is working, but if you’re not a spreadsheet whiz, this can take a long time. It doesn’t have to! CourseMill LMS has an Advanced Reports feature that lets you customize and combine learner data from multiple sources. It’s simple—just drag and drop to easily create charts and graphs. You can specify filter parameters and performance indicators, plus see underlying data source details instantly. With one quick look you can review and report on the status of company-wide training programs, identify team members who have completed certain qualifications, and see where your employees are struggling.

A full-featured LMS can take you far in life—or at least in training management! Combine that with a good authoring tool, and you have a match made in heaven. Happy e-Learning!

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