Without engaging content to keep learners invested, it is nearly impossible to change behavior and close the skills gap.
1. Reinforce with Engaging Content that Tells a Story
Instead of chopping up your training materials into bite-sized lectures, find ways to make that content interactive. Also, create a timeline that suits your desired outcome.
It is important that each learning module uses a variety of media and interactive elements to keep participants engaged.
2. Make Learning Convenient for Learners
Timing and convenience are incredibly important for effectively engaging learners.
Microlearning is gaining traction because it allows learners to progress at their own pace in a more personalized learning environment.
3. Keep Messages Concise and to the Point
Although the length of a message can vary based on the topic and progress of the learner, verify your reinforcement modules are not overly text heavy or generic.
In order to maximize retention for lasting behavior change, find creative ways to present the training materials. If your participants are just regurgitating information, there's no guarantee that they are actually applying the training.
We always recommend modules that tailor the length of videos and audio to each phase of learning.
Being able to measure development is crucial for driving lasting behavior change. Reinforcement programs are most effective when business objectives and learner's progress can be tracked.
To drive progress, after a participant has finished answering a question, they should be shown their results and feedback.
We know that engagement is vital to the success of your employees, and by extension, your business. For that reason, reinforcing training and keeping employees engaged is imperative to the long-term health of your business.