Our new white paper, Online & Mobile Learning, explores the uses and benefits of online and mobile tools in learning business skills like sales and management.
In this extract, we look at what you should ask when considering online and mobile learning options.
Considerations when selecting online learning
So, when you next embark on a learning and development or change programme, remember to consider online and mobile options too. Ask yourself and your colleagues;
- What are we trying to achieve? What is our ideal outcome?
- What is the need, the problem, we are trying to solve?
- What is the most effective, inspiring and efficient way to solve this and achieve our ideal?
- Are there new technologies that we haven’t used in the past which we should consider now?
- Who is the audience? Would they gain value from an online / mobile experience?
- Does the audience have access to a computer, a tablet, a smartphone? What’s their preferred device?
- Are there economies of scale to be gained from using online and mobile learning?
- Should our programme be entirely online, or would a blended approach combining mobile, online and face-to-face elements work best?
- Could digital learning techniques be used within classroom training to enrich the experience?
- How can online and mobile learning support ongoing management?
- Can online and mobile solutions be designed to complement other elements of the programme, like mentoring, coaching or classroom training?
- How can we design online learning to appeal to a wide variety of learning styles and experience levels?
- Who will promote our online and mobile solutions in the business to ensure both the most experienced and least experienced colleagues contribute, share their stories and engage with the content?
- How will we measure the effectiveness of online and mobile learning?