There’s no doubt that the way training is delivered is changing.
Forbes notes a shift towards digital learning, citing examples such as business training simulations, which offer new and existing employees the chance to learn how to work effectively during times of strategic change, from the comfort of their own home.
So how can successful training be best facilitated by software systems?
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What is Success?
Success is defined as ‘the accomplishment of an aim or purpose’, but in many training situations, it can mean a lot more than that.
Increasingly, many people see training as an opportunity to shape their identity and independence, merging hobbies, and interests with paid work and training opportunities that will support them to shape their career.
Success in training might mean finishing education, beginning or changing a career, gaining financial independence or making more money, becoming an expert in your field, achieving a good work/life balance, and combining these with following your dreams.
Software Systems for Training
However you define success, there are digital training tools that will help you achieve it.
Holistic learning management systems provide a way to combine and monitor a number of different software programs for video training, microlearning, content creation, and management and communication – meaning you can follow an intuitive learning path with the opportunity to collaborate with other people undertaking the same work.
Learning management systems vary widely, so make sure you assess your training needs and find a solution that offers features applicable to your specific goals.
If you’re an employer wishing to monitor training opportunities and requirements for staff, you might find that resource planning software provides the answer.
This software will allow you to track who is working on which training, and whether or not they are progressing according to schedule.
Different training requirements and programs can be compared to optimize time management and ensure employees are able to use their time productively.
Top Training Software
There are a number of widely used training software program.
Favorites include eFront, which can be hosted either on organizational servers or a private cloud, and TalentLMS, which can be used with a free account and features automated actions, web conferencing, and customizable reports.
These systems can be further enhanced by integration with a Learning Experience Platform, which will make raining interactive, fun, and engaging – Pathgather, for example, uses gamification, collaboration, and social learning to improve training outcomes, whereas EdCast is an AI-driven cloud knowledge system that focuses on performance improvement.
Complimentary Digital Solutions
Modern digital solutions such as GoToMeeting, Zoom, Join Me, Skype, and Microsoft Teams can provide tailored options for training delivery and can be easily amalgamated with training software as outlined above.
Online project management tools can also be useful, and software such as Trello, Asana, Basecamp, or Slack may assist learners with staying on top of their learning schedule, as well as offering opportunities for collaboration and putting projects together effectively.
Finally, don’t forget about content creation – delivering written notes, graphics, templates, and videos in an easy to read and visually appealing format can make a big difference, so take a look at Canva, YouTube, Vimeo, and G-Suite for a range of options that’ll make your course materials stand out.
Whether you are planning to offer small scale training for a limited number of people, or educational options for thousands of people, the range of software available will provide options that should work for you.
Effective use of training software can make a real difference to success – both for learners and for training providers.