Employee Online Training: Back To School For Corporate America

Back To School For Corporate America With Employee Online Training  

Here are 3 top tips for effective employee online training:

  1. Freshen Up Topics. 
    • Put yourself in the position of an instructor. 
      Each year, there’s the curriculum to plan. If you teach multiple classes, you’re catering to a specific group of learners. As a manager –much like a teacher– prepare yourself for the incoming pupils. Create curriculum that’s fresh and entertaining.
    • Get creative!
      At Lesson.ly we use our own software for internal updates and never cease to use current events, jokes, and allusions in our content. School can be a drag, but if it’s fun, it doesn’t feel like school. The same goes for employee online training. I remember a teacher who always forced us to stand instead of raise our hands. It was such a simple change, but it brought a lot more energy to the classroom. I use animated GIFs in my lessons a lot; it’s a similarly simple tactic to make the mundane more enjoyable.
    • Take advantage of images, videos, and even music in your training.
      The more engaging and interesting the content is, the easier it will be to retain information.
  2. Update Lesson Plans. 
    After this, plan the curriculum for however long you want online training to last. Give your employees a weekly syllabus. With many eLearning software solutions out there, you can plan, assign, and track training for individuals or groups outside of the office. We suggest using the flipped classroom approach, where you give employees enough time to complete lessons at their convenience; then, in the office, you have an open conversation with inquiries and criticisms. This way, come next year, you can take suggestions on improving upon the material and methods.
  3. Let The Class Get To Know Each Other. 
    Lastly, when kids go back to school, they’re excited about meeting their teachers, and seeing new and old friends. With employee online training, let your employees take the chalk; or dry-erase marker. I realize it’s not ‘95 anymore. Anyway, let them build their own lesson on a topic they enjoy; then, let them teach it to the group. Implement a “final project” and finish strong with a little competition and celebration.

Feels good to be a kid again, doesn’t it?