5 Must-Have eLearning Modules for Organizations

Are you still stuck with the inconveniences of traditional training programs?

A sweeping 77% of US companies used eLearning resources, according to a 2017 Small Business Trends report.

Why?

eLearning provides fast, flexible, and personalized training, unlike instructor-based programs. Plus, you can cut costs while at it. According to the Institute of Management and Administration (IOMA) 2002 data, organizations cut training costs by 50 -70 %.

Yet, if you want to convert your classroom materials into eLearning modules, you might feel lost on where to begin.

To start you off, here are five must-have eLearning modules for your corporation.

All you need is a learning management system (LMS) and your old materials.

Onboarding and Career Pathing Module

An effective organization helps new hires to acquire the necessary skills and behaviours from the start. Hence, the need for rigorous onboarding training.

However, this induction process is redundant and time-consuming. 

Why not automate it?

You can design an eLearning module that includes all the necessary information such as courses, tasks, and evaluations. As a bonus, these modules are helpful to employees changing roles internally.

Always ensure that you break down the tasks into bite-size steps with video demonstrations for engaged learning.

  1. Mandatory Safety and Compliance Modules

Nobody wants to go down the road of compliance issues or lawsuits. As such, many organizations develop a training calendar for workplace rules and regulations.

But we all know how a busy day here and there can mess up such good plans. You can avoid compliance inconsistencies with an automated tool.

An automated safety and compliance module help employees keep up with safety rules and remind them of upcoming certification renewals.

You’ll never have to worry about outdated certifications.

Technology, Tools, and Systems Modules

Training employees on technology, tools, and systems should translate into productivity, not just memorization.

Typically, physical training programs may be separate from the actual job, negatively affecting the retention rates. Worse still, the instructor-based programs may interrupt the workflow and reduce productivity.

Luckily, customized e-learning modules can have short, snappy resources that a learner implements on the go. Such ‘on-the-job’ training helps employees learn and practice with specific programs to perfection.

Products and Services Training Modules

If your organization is constantly introducing new products/services in the market, consider an e-learning module.

Anyone anywhere can access the learning modules, making it easier to transfer product information across your staff. In return, the data help your employees excel in customer service.

Otherwise, you risk embarrassing some employees when they are faced with new product queries.

Soft Skills Modules

Soft skills such as communication, decision-making, leadership, negotiation, and problem-solving are best learned through observation. Yet, informal learning can take time.

The best way to impart soft skills is through blended learning. You can design modules that help your employees understand theories and scenarios related to specific soft skills in addition to personal observations.

Conclusion

Your training programs need not choke your organization’s resources or bore the participants.

Now you can develop your staff using e-learning tools in a fast, personalized, and winsome way. On top of your list should be boring, individualized, mandatory, repetitive, and time-consuming programs. Think of administrative and compliance programs, for example.