Where do you start when you need to make the best learning content?
Wouldn’t it be easier just to throw it all in a PDF, so the employees can read for themselves what it is all about? Maybe. But there is a big chance that the employees won’t read it all, without falling asleep and forget what they have learned.
This is why you have to think in new ways when you create digital learning. Especially, if the learning should be engaging and effective.
There are no quick fixes and shortcuts to the optimal learning content. But with three simple tips in mind, your learning content can get a boost that gives your employees the best learning outcome.
1. Make It Adaptive
“Why is this learning relevant to me?” If your employees ask themselves that question, then the digital learning content is not adaptive enough. The content should be relevant for the individual, and you should have the option to take your own learning path through the digital learning, if there is something that does not make sense for the individual’s work area. In addition, it makes sense to offer special learning content that is adapted to the employee’s role. It will give a high development potential that will get the person in question to accelerate for the benefit of both the individual and your company.
A rain of confetti, levels, and your own character. These are just some of the elements that characterize gamified digital learning. Also, remember to create interactive dilemmas that relate to the employee’s workday. That aligns with the tip about adaptive learning and it guarantees that the employees do not forget the right answer again. The numbers speak for themselves when it comes to gamified learning: 80 % more complete the training, 84 % have an increase in user satisfaction, and 71 % gain better results in tests.
3. Accessible for Everyone
Many employees are busy, and even though they in most cases use their work hours on training, then it has its benefits to make the training flexible and accessible. This is why it is important that the training not only can be completed when you are sitting locked to your desk in front of the computer. That option should be there, of course, but remember to make the training accessible on the phone, and on other hours of the day, so the employee can do it in the train to or from work, or at another time that suits them. The training should be accessible to all – wherever and whenever.