Contemporary business houses use eLearning modules to educate, motivate and mobilize the workforce. eLearning modules offer employees an opportunity to understand the company’s values, beliefs, ideas and scope of operations.
Companies are using Cloud-based eLearning modules to educate all of the employees simultaneously. Cloud technology enables people to access modules and assignments without having to download/install them. Such eLearning modules can be accessed by people across geographical boundaries.
A major change seems to be overpowering the world of eLearning. A lot of people can be seen accessing eLearning courses and modules on their smartphones. According to a report, the number of people using smartphones is way more than the number of people using desktops, laptops, and tablets. Smartphone screens are being used to undertake a wide range of tasks, right from ordering food to booking flight tickets, and filling out eLearning modules happens to be no exception.
More and more companies are opting for mobile-oriented customer training LMS solutions because people are using smartphones to access learning modules.
After taking a closer look at the numbers mentioned in the report, it would not be wrong to say that businesses need to go for modules that can be accessed on smartphones. Creating eLearning modules for smartphones will definitely end up paying rich dividends in the long run, but creating modules and courses that are accessible on mobile devices isn’t an easy task at all.
Here are some things that need to be kept in mind before you go for a mobile-oriented eLearning solution:
Make sure the course you are providing is responsive:
Well, this one happens to be the most important bit. A responsive eLearning module is the one that can be accessed on a wide range of devices. Back in the early 2010s, people could access eLearning modules on their smartphones, but those modules had a fixed layout. Today, we have modules that can adapt to the size of the device’s screen. At present, we have modules that can be accessed on smartphones ( in landscape and portrait modes). What viewers want is an optimal viewing experience. If you fail to provide your customers with an optimal viewing experience, then you end up losing half the battle.
Make it a point to use more and more micro-content
Books say that micro-content can be defined as a form of content that can be consumed within 10-30 seconds. Well, this definition happens to be quite technical. In simple words, micro-content is any form of content that can be consumed easily and quickly. The idea behind creating micro-content is to provide users/ customers with a sneak-peek into the message you are trying to convey. At times, you can convey your entire message using micro-content. Take this for an example: if your company is launching a new employee engagement programme, then you can post a 30-second video message from the company’s bosses that provides a sneak-peek into the programme. It is a great way of creating and maintaining suspense.
Have a combination of text, video, and infographics
Well, having a page flooded with video content is not a good idea. If you want to create the maximum impact, then use a wide range of media. For instance: a video snippet can be paired with a small paragraph that helps people understand the purpose of the video. There are people who will watch the video and there are those who will read the text and/or look at the infographic. You need to keep everybody’s preferences in mind.
Other things you need to keep in mind:
- Make sure the UI is visually appealing
- Make sure there are enough avenues for providing real-time feedback (you can go for mobile-oriented LMS having inbuilt chat support.
Well, this is pretty much about it. Above all else, you need to have a clear mind along with a clear set of objectives you wish your employees to accomplish before going for a mobile-based LMS solution.