Social distancing is currently disrupting classroom training events. This disruption is providing motivation to move from traditional training to online learning. The effect of technology on learning has been much debated since the early 1960s (Knowlton, 1964; Levie and Dickie, 1973; Clark, 1983, 1994, 2001; Morrison, Ross, Kemp, and, Kalman, 2013). However, with well-defined outcomes, appropriate technology, and a willingness to embrace change, learners can get an equal knowledge transfer while experiencing a greater behavior change. Below are five other reasons for you to consider moving online:
Reach Additional Members Of Your Target Group
Traditional training methods require classroom set up with a limited number of seats at a particular time. By moving online, you can reach more employees who would not be able to travel or fit in a physical space. Mindmarker has the ability to serve unlimited users simultaneously.
Save Time And Money By Making Training Available At Multiple Locations Concurrently
Especially for multi-geographical companies, moving your training online lets your employees attend their training at their own time, place, and pace. Less time in the training room (whether real or virtual) means more time on the job. Mindmarker has the ability to provide training in 43 different languages.
Utilize Drill-and-Practice Method
This method focuses on the sequence of the content to encourage learning through rote memorization. Moving to online learning increases participation by introducing flexible forms of content consumption. Employees can receive material through Mindmarker messages and then be tested through multiple-choice or open-ended questions to check their progress.
Adaptive and Individualized Learning
Traditional training methods follow a structure designed for groups. By moving online, you allow your employees to either skip or take some parts of the training multiple times when needed. Mindmarker provides practice opportunities with assignments and self- reflection. The program can adapt to each learner by providing different learning styles.
Moving online helps you generate immediate and individualized feedback based on performance. Mindmarker allows trainers to add extensive explanations and feedback throughout the training. Unlike a classroom, Mindmarker’s online tools can perform these tasks with no limitations at your employees’ individual paces.