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5 common mistakes to avoid in online training.

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18 Dec 14 by Margaret Amisano

Not having a solid game plan

Assessing your organization’s needs and tailoring the course to your specific audience is critical to any corporate training program to ensure that it’s effective. What is the desired learning outcome? Without knowing what key items your team needs to walk away with, you can be sure they will walk away with nothing. Focus on the top priority objectives when designing the course. 

Avoid these 10 common mistakes while developing your online course, by eLearning Industry.

Not engaging employees

When delivering an online training course, if employees aren’t interacting, you can bet their attention is elsewhere: checking emails, continuing other work, or having side conversations. It’s crucial to make them an integral part of the training by keeping the session engaging with live questions, quizzes, and feedback. Trainees will not only pay closer attention, but they will enjoy the experience more.

Litmos offers 3 tips to keep learners interested.

Not using group activities

People learn better together. Splitting trainees up into smaller work groups allows them to have active discussions, learn from each other and help one another. This makes online training more human and personalized. Within newrow_ for training, employees get a chance to interact face-to-face with each other in break-out sessions, building team camaraderie as if they were in the same room.

Not including on-the-job scenarios

Trainings are held so employees can put what’s learned into practice. Without putting your core lessons in the context of on-the-job scenarios, employees are less likely to apply what’s being taught into their every day performance. Create hypothetical scenarios for them to practice with. This is also where group activities and breakout sessions can be extremely useful.

Not continuing assessments

Especially after a comprehensive training session, it’s crucial to follow up after it’s complete. Part of this is leaving material and recorded sessions for them to review and consume on-demand after the live training. Employ routine assessments to make sure your employees have retained – and are practicing – the lessons that will keep improving your organization.

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