Distance learning systems have been given a new lease of life during the coronavirus pandemic. To continue to effectively train specialists and raise the level of knowledge of employees, many companies began to use ready-made distance learning platforms. But there are many examples when a business has ordered the development of its own training systems that provide the required level of protection of corporate information. Leobit’s team that has profound experience in building e-learning software asked US market experts whether they consider the development of distance learning systems important and whether they need to be developed to order. You can find full article on Leobit’s blog.
Kapil Panchal, iFour Technolab Pvt. Ltd.
Distance learning software has become a must-have platform for organizations of various fields. Talking about the highest market share for distance Learning, the US remains at the top. Facts say that around 22% of graduates in the US proceed with distance learning.
With the rapid increase of distance learning adoption in the USA, organizations such as SAS, Amazon, Randstad US, etc. have focused on implementing internal training systems for their in-house employees. Not only does it help in enhancing employee skills but also saves great costs and time for the organization.
Though there might be challenges like the physical distance between employees and instructors, time management, etc., it won’t affect the overall assessment of the work.
Enterprises such as the software industry should focus on implementing internal training systems. It helps them to perfectly train their employees on the latest technologies. Blended learning solutions with learning management tools would make any training program successful.
For skill development, the software should include components like Course and module creation, Course access, Add quizzes, materials, progress tracking, integrations, etc.
Dimitris Tsapis, HR manager Coara.
We had to change our onboarding process to match the government set-out pandemic safety guidelines, which meant as we were switching to remote work we had to drastically pilot our approach to the new employee learning and training process so that it could be completely taken care of remotely.
Our company pays a lot of attention to internal diversity and inclusion and to ensure them while in remote onboarding to execute this we used Applied. We use the platform in our remote onboarding efforts and also in our diverse hiring efforts, to minimize the risk of unconscious biases when dealing with employee applications.
From the technical side of introducing employees to processes, tasks, and systems there hasn’t been such a huge change in the quality of virtual training compared to in-person.
What change has been noticed is a bit lower engagement due to a lack of genuine human-to-human interaction and connection during the training process.
Jill Sandies, founder at Constant Delights.
Definitely yes and most big companies even have their internal systems with huge resources. I believe it will become the norms very soon considering the effect of the current pandemic.
Distance learning can help employees access valuable courses and insights from leaders and managers in the companies. As leaders and managers are quite busy, it makes sense for them to do a few training rather than doing it over and over again.
From my experience, companies usually have a system to keep track of their employee learning records. They will use these records for annual performance reviews or even promotions.
I think any companies that want to grow their human resource should have internal training systems, along with inviting speakers/trainers occasionally. It reduces the workload for managers/leaders, boosting company’s spirit and providing a strong connection between the company and employee.
There are many components such as lecture, video, questions, interactive, case-based, etc. But I think the most important is not the components, but how you balance between them. We definitely don’t want to watch videos and answer questions over and over again.