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The Inside Edge
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The best online communications arent real time, just real conversations
How to Learn More To Earn More (without spending more!)
New hire training costs average $4,000 for non-technical personnel
There has got to be a better way to get the training I need!
Learn more in less time for less money eLearning =
To determine your elearning ROI answer this: Can the monetary value of the results of the new training exceed the costs of the new training?
Virtually any topic can be taught online
Adult learners are motivated by immediate need. They may also need to revisit your training materials often.
Its not what you teach thats important Its how you teach it
Who is your intended audience and how do they learn?
Whats the best way to deliver your info?
What sort of interaction should you provide? How and when will you measure progress?
Visual: by sight Auditory: by sound Kinesthetic: by touch
True visual learners get more value from your lesson when pictures or movies of a speaker accompany verbal explanations
Give visual learners: Printable material in a variety of formats Multimedia lessons: F lash movies, video, webcasts, Powerpoint A variety of ways to search and use your online libraries Self-paced, on- demand study and assessment options
Readers sound out words to themselves
Auditory learners prefer spoken messages but dont need the speaker present Some auditories need to hear themselves speak to really remember what they are hearing
Give your auditory learner: Audio clip highlights of your written material Teleseminars Multimedia lessons: F lash movies, video, webcasts, mp3, radio Interactive tools such as real time chats
Kinesthetics do best when they can follow along with an action sequence
Give your kinesthetic learner: Physical homework physically delivered Short lessons broken down into action steps Manual manipulation of information on screen as part of the lesson Social interaction with peers is also helpful for this group
Mix things up! Put some of your information in written reports, some in audio files and some in multimedia formats to reach more of your audience
Adult learners are: Motivated by an immediate need to know Prefer how-to fact based lessons Need interaction with teachers and peers to build relevant frameworks Act only from and for self interest
To meet self interest needs: House materials in secure and permanent locations
To meet self interest needs: Make lessons available in on-demand versus live formats
To meet self interest needs: Incorporate self interest as the relevant reference point to get your student involved
To provide needed information, fast: Present fact based, action step lessons with links to additional information or discussion
To provide needed information, fast: Let your content be your guide
To provide needed information, fast: The more complex your material, the more presentation options you should provide
To meet adult needs for interaction: Create many different avenues for communication from feedback forms, private links, homework posts, and so on
To meet adult needs for interaction: Comments from other students can be as valuable as the lessons themselves to some students so include bulletin boards, forums, homework posts, and so on
To meet adult needs for interaction: One-on-one student/teacher communications should be built in to the interface of the lesson or elearning environment
Adult learners prefer self assessment and are frequently hard on themselves
Homework should: Cover very small chunks of material Be self paced Not take long to complete Include assignments geared towards each type of learner at some point in the course if not in each lesson
Quizzes and tests should: Be given at the end of each block of material Include immediate feedback to the student Be used as key measurements of the overall success of your elearning program
Soft return on investment: Is your elearning program meeting the needs of your students as cost effectively and efficiently as possible?
Can the monetary value of the results of the elearning program exceed the costs of the elearning program? Hard return on investment:
Product facts and frequently asked questions are packed into brief, easily accessible modules Home Depot elearning built on:
Home Depot elearning results in: $750,000 worth of training hour expenses saved $16 million in top line revenue growth
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