5 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Learners Are Ready For A Responsive eLearning Course

How To Know That Your Learners Are Ready For A Responsive eLearning Course

Online learning offers numerous benefits for both learners and corporations. Employees gain the opportunity to build their skillsets, master complicated tasks, and improve their performance. Organizations can train thousands of employees for a low cost per head and can monitor results easily. This is why an increasing number of corporate learners are ready to take their training online. Here are some signs that tell you it’s time to leave your classroom training behind:

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1. Learners Want Access To Training Anytime, Anywhere, On Any Device

Responsive online learning gives your employees the power to access training material whenever it’s most convenient for them and on the device of their choice – on their smartphone during their commute or on their tablet before a sales presentation, for example. They can pick their ideal location, which means that they are less likely to be distracted during their online training experience.

2. Learners Crave A Good Dose Of Interactivity

There’s only so much that learners can do with a printed flyer. Online training, on the other hand, allows them to form a connection with the training material and engage with it in a much more profound and meaningful way. If they want to learn how to complete an online task, they can participate in a scenario situation. If they need to brush up on company policy, they have the opportunity to watch an online presentation or click through an interactive tutorial. Well-executed eLearning adds a completely different dynamic to your online training program, because employees now have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the online training environment.

One of the major benefits of offering your eLearning course on a mobile device is enhanced eLearning interactivity. Your learners have the opportunity to swipe through every page of the course or to enjoy authoring tool features like continuous scroll for instant access to the content they’re looking for – no more ‘click next to continue’! This adds a whole new level of realism and immersion to your eLearning experiences. Learners are no longer just gathering information, but actively participating in the eLearning process.

3. Learners Want Support In Their “Moment Of Need”

Employees need to feel as though they are supported, respected and well-informed, and have the information on hand that they need to do their job properly. Responsive online training ticks all of these boxes. It offers the “moment of need” support they need to do their job effectively, such as mobile-friendly tutorials, manuals, and presentations. If your employees simply cannot wait until the next formal training session to develop a skill or learn a new task or fact, then online training is the ideal option. They receive all the knowledge they need via their tablets, smartphones, or work computers, so that they can correct performance behaviors and go about their work day as usual.

4. Learners Are Asking For Online Training Courses To Be Made Available On Their Devices

Of course, this sign is the most clear-cut of them all. If your employees are requesting mobile-friendly content during company meetings or leaving you hints in the suggestion box, you can be confident that they’re ready to make the switch. Make certain that you still conduct a detailed analysis beforehand to determine their preferred devices as well as their technology comfort levels.

5. You’ve Implemented A ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) Policy

From the company perspective, having a BYOD policy means that you’ve passed the barrier of allowing your employees to access company data on their own smartphones and devices. In this case, you’ve now got the infrastructure in place to support responsive online courses (assuming you have a responsive authoring tool and delivery platform). In this case, now’s the time to get started!

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