Needless to say, The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organizations to redesign the way learning is delivered to their employees. With most organizations providing remote work or work from home options to their workforce, it is imperative that training is instilled differently than how it was conducted in pre-pandemic days — a prevalence of face-to-face modalities with only a little bit of digital delivery.
Remote workers need to be aware of the latest updates on company products or services. Whether it is new product training or soft skills training, it is important that training is accessible and provided either virtually or through eLearning.
Learning strategies and technologies can allow your employees focus and expand their professional development. Continuous learning can prepare them for long-term growth in the company. But how do you provide learning to your employees when the majority of them are working from home?
Let’s take a look at these three learning strategies to make your training programs engaging, memorable and impactful for remote employees.
Use Continuous Learning as a Strategy
To engage the remote workforce, it is important that learning is memorable and engaging. Learners cannot retain everything from a long virtual session, so it is imperative to design training without it being too lengthy. Learners can reinforce learning and transfer it to their work using microlearning nuggets.
The emphasis should be on the quality of training and how memorable it was. Hence, formal training itself is not sufficient for growth. It needs to be paired with periodic reinforcement of the concepts learned in training through small nuggets, also known as microlearning nuggets.
Thanks to this reinforcement strategy, learners will be able to recall concepts learned in training and apply it to their roles.
Use Gamification for a Better Learning Experience
Gamification is a fun and interesting way to engage your remote workforce with learning and development (L&D). Platforms that gamify learning with avatars, points and badges helps learners better engage with the learning content.
Gamification has several benefits for the organization. For example, with gamification or game-based learning, learners can stay enthused and focused during the learning experience. Gamified learning content can help learners immerse themselves in the learning experience and help them remember learning concepts embedded in the game.
Gamification in learning tools engages both sides of the brain, turning learning into a holistic experience. It encourages employees to use logic to solve a problem or a challenge simulated in the game and optimizes learning through engaging visuals and storytelling.
eLearning gamification is a great way to boost participation and get learners involved with their professional development and attuned to concepts learned in training. By providing level-ups and awards, gamification can keep learners interested and engaged as they learn new skills.
Choose an Effective Learning Platform
It’s important to select a learning platform that helps both the organization achieve its goals toward success and learners reach their full potential. An effective learning platform generates actionable insights from training data and metrics, which can be collected by the learning leader or by the platform itself.
Learning data can include:
- The amount of time spent on the courses.
- The engagement quotient of the courses.
- The number of courses taken in a learning path.
- The number of attempts made to pass the end of course assessment.
These three learning strategies can help engage your remote workforce in the most optimal way possible. With these practices can help you track learners’ progress and make informed decisions when it comes to upskilling or reskilling your employees. The idea is to help learners get the most out of training even in a remote learning environment.