Well there is no guarantee unless you make it mandatory. But there are a few strategies that you can consider (during the development process) to help ensure that your content gets into the hands of the users. You want to make sure that the information is readily available at the time of need, in the right format, on the right device. When we say on the right device, we must remember that the working industry has changed over the years. There is no real standard of working Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM anymore. There are even lots of workers nowadays who can call ‘deskless workers’. So, creating content that can be used on any device is key nowadays. Hence out slogan, ‘Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device.’
The follow are some suggested strategies for you to consider when you are at the planning stage of create a learning program for your organization:
- Create micro content: by creating short learning units, it helps the learner retain the info more and allows them to put it to use right away. And we all know the best way to learn is to do.
- Make it interactive: incorporate ‘testing’ in your content, it will allow the learner to relate to the content they are learning when it is put in their terms. You can create a matching game or a puzzle piece, something that is fun – they wont even know that they are being tested!
- Showcase different technology: there is so much out there why not incorporate some of it into your learning! Some examples that you could use are: simulations, augmented reality, and voice assistants.
- Make the content accessible: by allowing the learner to access the content from any device will only increase your chances that your content will be seen.
- Remove any unnecessary obstacles: don’t make it difficult for the learner to access the content and better yet don’t try to create a course that is so outside of your knowledge that you have to rely heavily on an instructor or a subject matter expert.