5 Ways to Roll Out E-Training at Your Business or Organization
Making online learning a part of your employee development plan is a smart move for many organizations. E-training is a cost-effective alternative to traditional in-person training and gives your team members more flexibility with their learning.
The best way to maximize your return on investment for your new LMS is to make sure you’ve got a solid roll-out plan so that your leaders and team members are prepared. Here are 5 steps to consider when unveiling your new e-training plan.
5 Methods for a Successful E-Training Roll Out
#1: Know What Your Needs Are
Start by identifying what training needs your organization has that could be met with online learning. This will inform what courses you should prioritize and which team members need to take them. For example, typical courses include:
- Harassment Training
- Workplace Safety
- Diversity Training
- Information Security Training
- Mandated Reporter Training
- Position-Specific Training
- Process Training
#2: Select Appropriate Courses for Online Learning
It’s important to know which modality is most effective for the courses you’re considering. Some material is most efficiently delivered through online learning, but for some, you might consider a hybrid approach.
For example, courses like mandated reporter training can be a good fit for an e-training only format. However, if your team members work in roles that are more hands-on, offering position-specific training that combines e-training with in-person courses may be most beneficial. For this reason, the Simple LMS supports multiple modalities or methods of training.
#3: Identify Barriers and Readiness
Evaluating whether or not your company is prepared for e-training and what obstacles you may encounter can help you enjoy a smoother roll-out process.
Barriers to e-training can include:
- Instructional barriers: when employees aren’t fully engaged and aware of the benefits of e-training.
- Organizational barriers: this can occur when your company is reluctant to switch over from traditional, in-person learning methods.
- Technological barriers: when the technology itself poses a challenge. For example, a poor-quality LMS that’s not user-friendly or poor internet connectivity issues, etc.
Other factors to consider when evaluating whether or not you’re ready for e-training can include:
- Ensuring your management team has the resources to oversee an LMS, whether internally or externally through a vendor like Simple Learning.
- Ensuring you have budgeted appropriately for an LMS and courseware.
- Ensuring you have adequate content to convert into e-training courses or are working with a vendor who can supplement your content.
Pro Tip: Investing in the right learning management system can help overcome technological barriers and ensure a smoother roll-out. Learn what to look for in an LMS.
#4: Set A Training Timetable
Outline a timeline for your training roll-out to ensure the appropriate courses are completed in a timely manner. For example, you may outline that Marketing and Sales should complete training on a certain product within a certain window of time, or that your front-line managers need to complete Mandated Reporter Training by a certain date.
#5: Measure Your Success
Make sure things are going smoothly by checking in on the success of your e-training roll-out on a regular basis. Simple’s LMS offers reports on how users are interacting with course content to provide leadership with relevant data. This allows you to measure the success of your online learning program.
Ready to get started with your e-training implementation? Schedule a demo of the Simple LMS.