Using technology to deliver training is an integral part of most organizations’ training delivery these days. It comes as no surprise that using technology to empower trainers offering classroom training or virtual training has gained momentum.
Take a look at this report’s findings:
According to the “2016 Benchmark Report: The State of Online Training”,
“Technology has not decreased the demand for Instructor-Led Training, but gives instructors new tools to reach learners…The trend in Instructor-Led learning is enablement through technology, both in hybrid and fully virtual delivery“.
In this article, I share a case study to demonstrate how we helped one of our customers provide facilitated training by digitizing ILT using a learning app (or an eLearning app). Before sharing the case study, let me share what learning apps are and what benefits they offer.
Considering the number of apps we use during our day, using apps for learning, or eLearning mobile apps, is a great way to engage the learners.
Learning apps bring the experience of native apps to learning, and they use several aspects of mobile learning (including microlearning and integrated social learning features) to keep learners engaged. They can be used in varied formats, including to:
eLearning mobile apps enable an organization to:
Mobile apps can be used to offer online training and can be used to digitize Instructor-Led Training (ILT).
From an organizational perspective, the primary reasons or challenges triggering a re-evaluation of delivery through ILT are:
From the learner’s standpoint, organizations seek training approaches that:
Many of these triggers are leading to:
Today, more than ever, there is a clear need to enhance the way ILT is delivered and to leverage technology and eLearning strategies.
Mobile apps are one of the mLearning, or mobile learning, formats and can be used as effective tools that offer enriched ILT sessions. Using eLearning mobile apps for ILT is an innovative way to digitize ILT. Let me share a case study that showcases how we used a mobile learning app to support ILT delivery.
Our customer wanted us to build an app that could help trainers host and track classroom training sessions on a tablet. This app would help them deliver classroom training in various locations and provide relevant job aids and the learning material to learners as printouts for future reference.
We developed an eLearning mobile app that incorporated some key differentiators. For example:
Let us look at some screenshots of the eLearning app now.
I hope this article provides you with cues on how you can leverage innovative online training tools like eLearning mobile apps to deliver high-impact, digitized Instructor-Led Training (ILT). If you have any queries or need specific support, do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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