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Leveraging Online Learning Delivery Tools To Take Your Business To A Higher Level

August 6, 2021 | 6 Min Read

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2020 was the year that broke traditional corporate training! - Training Industry Magazine

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, businesses made a radical shift in taking their operations from an in-person to an online presence. Training programs were no exception, with practically every company offering and requiring employee learning to be delivered on a virtual platform.

As online learning grew to become a cornerstone of most businesses, tools to deliver corporate training appeared in the spotlight and underwent a major transformation that resulted in huge improvements to remote learning.

If you take a magnifying glass and look really closely at online learning delivery tools, you’ll realize that implementing employee training has actually evolved to help propel businesses forward in many different directions.

A learning management system (LMS) capable of organizing and delivering your courses, such as Lambda Suite, can help your company not only support the delivery of online learning but also increase the overall success in so many other aspects of your business. Learn more about Lambda Suite and how it can work for your company.

Integrating Lambda Suite, an all-in-one eLearning solutions learning management system (LMS), into your daily operations will set the stage for your company to create positive learning experiences for employees and clients.

Let’s take a look at 5 significant areas of improvements that organizations have made the most out of by using online learning delivery tools and Lambda Suite’s robust LMS:

1. Improved Employee Experiences

2. Adoption Of eLearning As An Integral Part Of Organizational Operations

3. Greater Agility In The Realm Of Learner Experience Design (LXD)

4. Online Learning As A Product Of Sale For Your Business

5. Greater Push Towards Incorporating Accessibility And Inclusion 

1. Improved Employee Experiences

Benefits

Results

  • Increased learner confidence and competence in using digital tools resources through repetitive usage

    → Provision of ongoing and relevant just-in-time training like cybersecurity and mental health

  • Inclusion of learning coinciding with trending topics and move away from one and done course

→ Greater competency and willingness in using online

→ Equal representation of leaders and employees on meeting platforms such as Zoom and MS Teams

→ Supporting a more skilled and competitive workforce; reinforcing organizational culture

→ Facilitation of regular check-ins with the team

→ Greater workforce tolerance and heterogeneity

  • Leveling and enhancing the playing field amongst the entire workforce
 
  • Providing new opportunities and remote leadership training for employees
 
  • Boosting morale and mental health well-being
 
  • Increased diversity and inclusion awareness
 

 

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Case Study: Regional Safety-based Business

Large employee base (200-300 people) spread across a huge geographic area across satellite offices.This situation created a split between field and office workers, especially during meetings where there was a mixture of in-person, calling in and virtual Zoom meetings, resulting in resistance in participation and disconnected experiences.

A shift away from townhall-style meetings was made towards using webinars and break-out rooms. In doing so, improvements were seen with measurable uptake and engagement amongst employees along with helping them to develop more tech-savvy skills in using digital tools.

Takeaway: Lambda Suite can help you not only deliver courses but provides an online platform that when partnered with effective online learning delivery tools facilitates improved remote learning experiences for employees. Read this blog to find out more about online learning delivery tools.

2. Adoption Of eLearning As An Integral Part Of Organizational Operations

Benefits

Results

  • Online training can increase the impact of classroom learning through a blended learning approach

    → Traditional in-person learning can shift to remote platforms to support blended training programs

    → Greater employee satisfaction with training and willingness to adopt online learning

  • Building user-centered learning experiences based on neuroscience facilitation stakes to accommodate online learning experiences

→Scrutinize and change ROI calculations to coincide with online learning design project



  • Taking into account higher design/dev time with low to zero
 

 

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Case Study: Fleet Driver Training

Companies selling driver training especially those with a focus on seasonal training were seen as unlikely candidates to shift to online delivery of their services. By investing in technology tools for certain training topics and changing their ROI, they were able to successfully transition their training to online. When in-person classes returned, learning was made more impactful through filling in the gaps and reinforcement of the initial online training that drivers received. 

Evidence of the ROI and the impact of online learning can be shown through the following LMS reporting features:

  • Out of the box and custom reports 
  • Progress, course and completion reports
  • Course enrollments and grade reports 
  • Forum engagement, enrollment and login activity
  • Quiz results, assignment rubric grading and feedback reports

Read this blog to learn more about the evidence of ROI and the impact of online learning.

Takeaway: Utilize Lambda Suite’s extensive reporting features to show increased learner engagement and outcomes of measurable objectives (KPIs) resulting from a shift to online training. 

Learn more about the extensive reporting features of Lambda Suite through this blog.

3. Greater Agility In The Realm Of Learner Experience Design (LXD)

Benefits

Results

  • Creation of better and more interactive videos

→ Setting more realistic and attainable LXD project expectations

  • Crafting more intuitive training experiences for learners by utilizing instructional design tools and experts
  • Embracing agile, iterative and immediate responses in LMS
  • Gaining a better understanding of design lead time and rapid design tools

→ Utilization of in-LMS authoring tools (H5P) in a more agile manner

→ Greater facilitation of increased agility and willingness to utilize online training materials and products

  • Openness in using instructional designers, educational technologists and trainers

→ Shift away from using SCORM (shareable content object reference model) exclusively

→ Provision of improved strategies and direction in creating a more superior learner experience for employee

 

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Case Study: Regional Umbrella Organization

An organization with multiple members and affiliates was managing itself from within. and worked with 6 external trainers who delivered instructor-led synchronous (in-person) professional development learning. Consultants were then brought in to coach trainers to adopt eLearning and blended learning by using design organization templates. Learning guidelines and a robust LMS were also incorporated for increased efficacy. The business was ultimately encouraged to move away from SCORM and rely more on in-LMS authoring tools.

Takeaway: Along with seeking out design consultants, relying on Lambda Suite to support the various modes of online training and online learning delivery tools to suit your learners’ needs enhances their online learning experiences and LXD agility. Sign up to watch this webinar on providing more effective eLearning for your learners.

4. Online Learning As A Product of Sale For Your Business

Benefits

Results

  • Selling online training products diversifies the products sold by your company
  • Bulk selling of online learning products is simplified by offering discounts to certain groups and lowering cost of training products

    → Your LMS can help generate higher profits through a robust management capacity such as applying discounts for certain groups and facilitating the quick sale of high volumes of online courses

    → Businesses are more willing to invest in an LMS and online learning delivery tools

  • Any size organization can sell online learning

 

  • Reduced overhead costs are associated with selling online learning

→ Training products can add to and diversify your business’ overall profits or makes up your main revenue source


→ Comprehensive capabilities including analytics associated with your LMS, justifies your ROI even for smaller companies

 

 

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Case Study 1: Professional Associations and virtual conferences

During the pandemic, professional associations shifted to offering sessions online and could accommodate more participants by compensating for different time zones and increasing accessibility for attendance as well as decreasing overhead costs in comparison to in-person sessions.

28% of event professionals could pivot to virtual profitability, with 10.8% actually exceeding attendance capacity. 39% of planners could recover 25% of their revenue by switching to virtual events in 2020.

Case Study 2: Online Fitness Apps and Courses

Entrepreneurs took advantage of offering robust features and lower pricing to attract and grab more participants to capture greater profits than when operating on an in-person basis.

Takeaway: If your LMS does not have an eCommerce feature to sell training courses and products online, look into what Lambda Suite has to offer. [Read this blog to learn more about the eCommerce features available in Lambda Suite.] Establishing a solid LMS infrastructure will enable you to sell your courses and training products as the star product in your business or to just diversify your product sales. Regardless of the size of your company, it’s never too late to expand online learning offerings to your eCommerce repertoire!

5. Greater Push Towards Incorporating Accessibility And Inclusion

Benefits

Results

  • Facilitation of a more diverse workforce; broadening of their capabilities
  • Increased distributive learning with more extensive learning experiences

→ Expansion of learning capabilities amongst educators and learners

 → facilitation of a more diverse workforce; broadening of their capabilities

→ More careful consideration of mandated and legislated changes by businesses to accommodate diverse learners and those with disabilities

  • Crowdsourcing and coaching are made easier, as are sharing of resources such as lesson plans
 
  • Encouraging more positive attitudes towards making online learning more accessible for learners and educators

→ Greater online support and access to tools for employees and customers with disabilities

 

 

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Case Study 1: TheInclusiveWorkplace.ca

During COVID-19 crisis, the federal government provided a financial boost to organizations to Funding went towards setting up a resource hubs to help businesses make provisions for more inclusive workplaces and re-hire these workers.  One such example was TheInclusiveWorkplace.ca, which was aimed at supporting workers with intellectual disabilities or on the autism spectrum who were disproportionally displaced during the pandemic. Supports were provided for workplaces who wanted to hire a more diverse workforce as well as employment agencies and job coaches working with this set of clientele. 

Case Study 2: Salesforce commits $10M

Salesforce pledges $10M towards increasing accessibility by creating greater equity, diversity and inclusion within their software, training and certifications as well as donating to the Black Lives Matter cause to reduce racial inequities and injustices.

Takeaway: Be aware of how your organization’s current set of online learning delivery tools and LMS function together. [Read this blog to find out more about Accessibility and eLearning]. Then ask how a greater degree of accessibility can be attained in order to meet WCAG 2.0 standards such and accommodate these types of tools:

  • Screenreaders
  • Keyboards
  • Shortcuts 

If needed, invest in supports such as instructional design and LXD experts to make the leap towards increased accessibility.

No matter what tool your organization decides to utilize, set your learners and customers up for success with a purpose in mind and provide the training they need to achieve their desired outcomes. Following this path makes your investments in online learning tools and your LMS a win-win situation for both you and your learners and customers.

 

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