Successful corporate E-Learning solutions can differ greatly from each other; but they all have some common features that make them successful.
A sound plan is the first point. Like any corporate proposal, the learning program should have an aim and a set of trade objectives that are clear. The plan should include a business analysis identifying the costs and benefits of e- learning program.
Next, it is time to create the execution strategy and plan. It is necessary to evaluate considerations such as specific learning requirements, existing and planned technology, and corporate culture and employee demographics. The complete execution plan should include a proposed syllabus and a report of training methods along with delivery methods.
Finally, a sound plan and execution strategy are pointless if the courses and learning content are not appropriately designed. The instructional content must be pertinent to the learner and presented in a way that is appealing and memorable
Corporates understand that E learning needs to be memorable to be useful. If an employee easily forgets a learning exercise and any knowledge gained, it is a wasted expense. There are many ways to make learning exercise memorable, like Interesting contexts and novel situations, Problem-solving scenarios, Games, Simulations etc. Games and simulations are rapidly gaining popularity as the preferred modes of training.
Simulations can vary from simple live role plays to hi-tech flight simulators. Some people believe that next level simulations are the only way to develop employees quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively
There are four main online simulation genres
Every organization faces many e-learning choices. Synchronous or a-synchronous learning, Blended or self-paced programs, Bulletin boards, discussion groups, blogs, simulations, the decision is complex. As mentioned earlier it is necessary to base your decision on what is most suited to your organization requirement wise, financially and infrastructurally.