Exploring the Significance Of Personalized E-Learning in the Workplace
The state of the digital learning market continues to shift and grow. This is reflected by increasing training budgets for e-learning programs, delivery of online courses to different demographics and the emergence of new trends in the e-learning market. The possibility of allocating a reasonable budget to meet e-learning needs along with content flexibility are expected to improve business growth. Modern learners value the effectiveness and ease of access that highly engaging and interactive tools provide. The increasing trend of customized e-learning is expected to fuel the demand of digital solutions in the coming few years.
Today, most of the L&D organizations look toward reshaping their current learning strategy to embrace future learning trends. Employee experience across advanced learning tools is improving as they can benefit from visually appealing interfaces and media-oriented learning. Consequently, it helps boosting employee productivity with a stronger impact on the entire e-learning market over the next five years. Some of the latest trends that have changed the facet of e-learning are discussed as follows:
Advances in learning technologies and strategies adopted have replaced the idea of ‘one size fits all’ to developing programs that cater to personalized individual needs. In addition, e-courses are delivered as per learners’ different geographical locations, languages and learning preferences. This is called as customization and contextualization of training courses. The entire learning experience is enhanced by enabling mobile access of the learning materials.
Localized content delivery
With increasing use of mobiles and location-based course delivery, learning is becoming more localized to improve the understanding level of modern learners. Training content is delivered at the point of need for learners, based on the type of mobile device they own and the technology they access.
Rapid authoring tools
With evolution and innovation of rapid authoring tools, imparting online training courses is more efficient and easier. The prime challenge for organizations today is to enrich learning standards to ensure a more personalized and engaging learning experience. While some content is designed by instructional designers, a great portion of it is now developed by subject matter experts who use efficient rapid authoring tools.
Online courses are developed in different ways, but the most important thing ensuring that information is used efficiently, approach is followed correctly and content is reusable for other learning sources as per the requirements. More than designing, it is important that online courses adapt to the varying needs of different learners.
Today, organizations need to ensure that training is imparted at the right time to the right type of audiences, assessing their workplace performance and boosting employee engagement. This motivates employees to improve their efficiency as organizations identify skill gaps and recruit trainers to bridge these in their talent management process. The process can be further applied to training courses that are accessed across varied cultures, locations and by people of different abilities. In the coming time, the access of content via mobile devices within a virtual environment will increase along with the increasing scope of gamified learning and simulations.
Apart from the design and development of e-courses, modern learning platforms act as an architecture to write portfolios. It implies that the platform can be used to manage the talented pool of learners, by bridging knowledge gaps and enabling them to achieve their organizational targets. The future of digital learning is expected to optimize their focus toward customized e-learning, allowing learners to maintain their portfolios encompassing background information, learning cultures, competencies and experiences.
In today’s ever-changing global economy, organizations are investing more in their workforce to stay ahead of the curve. They need to emphasize more on managing innovate ways of e-learning and improving employees’ skills matrix. As enterprises are expanding internationally, it is crucial for them to deliver relevant content and refine their modern learning strategies to be increasingly successful in the global economy. One of the most important benefits in terms of business growth comes from mobilizing e-courses as per users’ preferences. This is the ultimate goal for delivering customized e-learning solutions, encouraging educators as well as learners achieve a huge transformation from classroom training approach to digitized learning.
Author– Anubha Goel, G-Cube
Anubha Goel is a content writer at G-Cube. She loves to write about new technologies in the eLearning industry and exploring ideas for the new-age learners.