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15 steps to increase the impact of e-learning
Where to get motivation for learning, how to set the right goals for learning and follow them - in a lecture for students of Netology told Diana Shapiro, senior methodologist of the educational and methodological department. We publish an abstract of the lecture.

Online training is not just videos that you watch alone and figure out how to apply what you've learned offline. Any online training is an opportunity to save time by getting structured material told in an interesting way. Let's deal with the main myths about such training.
Below are a few steps that will help you manage your e-education programs effectively:
  1. Make sure that the e-learning courses are fully adapted to the company's tasks, meet the needs of the trainees and provide them with the necessary information almost instantly. E-learning is successful when it is able to deliver information that is critical to the work of the staff at the moment when they need it. First of all, you need to make sure that you have chosen an initially entertaining and interactive course content.
  2. Involve trainees in the process of developing and developing an e-learning system. Connecting with them and participating in the process will give them a sense of self-importance and reduce resistance to implementing the system.
  3. Enlist the support of senior management to implement the course, create positive motivation among other staff. Businesses are likely to take the e-learning program more seriously if they have visible evidence of this. It is even better when senior management recommends an e-learning program; it often brings great results.
  4. Establish contact The main thing is not the availability of information, but its systematization and presentation. Online courses have structure and methodology. You save time and get only the necessary knowledge.
  5. Invite you to the required e-learning courses as "scheduled appointments"in Outlook (or similar). In this case, a note about the event will appear in the user's calendar. The event can of course be rescheduled, but this will require a conscious decision by the user to revise his schedule.
  6. There are communities or chats with classmates, contact with coordinators and instructors. You can always ask questions or get real-time feedback.
  7. Connect loyalty schemes (such as those used by airlines, for constantly flying passengers) to the courses. Trainees who successfully complete the courses will have an increased number of points that they can exchange for goods or vouchers.
  8. Provide trainees with online mentors who will train trainees according to the plans developed for them, including e-learning modules.
  9. Talk to the trainees and find out what they think about the real benefits of e-learning. Advertise these messages, especially any stories about success, such as, for example, promotion, achieved through the new skills and abilities acquired through e-learning.
  10. Pay attention to experts in the field in which you are interested. Watch interviews with them or read books, study their journey in the profession. Perhaps you can take something from them.
  11. Set a standard process for the e-learning program. For example, sales staff must follow a product training program. Each month, at the meetings, announce the next courses and issue certificates of completion of the completed courses. Monitor the activity of the trainees and send them reminders. At meetings, you can also name the underachievers and shame them.
  12. Aftermonitoring the market, analyzing reviews, and selecting a course you are interested in, study its program, terms, and format. If possible, request demo access to the course and try it out before the course starts.
  13. Although this is contrary to the speed and spirit of e-learning, many organizations organize joint events for groups of students, where groups of students study together and discuss the learning process.
  14. Inquire about the issuance of a document at the end of the course and the possibility of an internship with further employment. Pay attention to the list of the course lecturers. Especially - on the presence of practitioners among the speakers. If they are present, the training is likely to be applied and you will have the opportunity to ask practical questions in the course.
  15. Assign the cost of distance learning to the budgets of the departments. Since e-learning projects are often paid for from the central budget, people may not feel a sense of ownership, do not use e-learning, because it still "costs nothing". Sharing costs across individual budgets will create that feeling.