Organizations spend an incredible amount of money developing their people. The aim of which is to help them do their jobs better. What we forget, however, is that individuals who join our organizations are full of life experiences learned elsewhere and we do very little to draw out the inner expert and get the information they already know.
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As eLearning has evolved, in recent years there’s been a move toward microlearning. Organizations are embracing shorter and more abbreviated learning, in a move toward greater efficiency. Not only are shorter eLearning courses less time consuming, but what organizations are finding is that they’re also more effective.'
Today’s learner has less time and a shorter attention span, making it unrealistic to assume employees can sit for an hour or more to complete an eLearning course without interruption. This is what’s driving the shift toward just-in-time, bite-sized learning.
According to the 2016 Brandon Hall Group HCM Outlook survey, mobile learning is one of the top three learning priorities for companies in the coming year, ranking only behind the need for business alignment and stronger analytics. Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 Mobile Learning Pulse Survey examined the level of experience companies have with regard to mobile learning. The responses range from inexperienced novice to adept mastery of the medium.
As the percentage of the tech-savvy millennials rises in the workforce, the reliance on elearning tools should increase commensurately. However, this is not the only reason why elearning tools are important for staff training. Here are a few serious advantages that elearning tools bring to workforce training.