Going digital is the new mantra
we hear everywhere and it has
not spared the learning and
While some organizations have
already embraced digital
technologies in the form of online
learning or e-learning for
corporate training, many
organizations are yet to make a
Why should you consider digital
learning in your organization?
Provide employees the access to train at their convenience
Offer training through multiple devices and formats
Build a repository of digital training resources that can be
mixed and matched to suit different training situations
Scale up training to a much larger section of employees
instead of a selected few and so that you can track and
monitor them on an individual basis
In order to start digital learning or digital training in your organization,
you need to be ready with…
What do you
need to get
Digital training will obviously go along
with your existing training methods.
Therefore, you need to have a strategy
in place to ensure your training efforts
are not duplicated needlessly, and all
training delivery formats are in
sync and work in harmony with each
Digital Training Strategy
Once you have decided to go digital for
your training, you need to develop
content for digital learning.
Digital content can be in the form of
E-learning courses, Videos, Mobile
learning modules, Podcasts, Webinars,
and so on.
Digital Learning Content
Once you have your content ready, you
will need a platform to host the content.
Ideally, you should have a Learning
Management System (LMS).
An LMS helps not only to administer,
and document training, it also provides
invaluable service in terms of tracking,
reporting, and delivering online
to Host the Content
One of the key things that you need
to build when implementing digital
learning in your organization is a
repository of digital content.
Digital resources too have to be
diversified (multiple formats) to
cater to different needs and
learning scenarios for employees.
You can have digital learning
content in the following formats…“
E-learning courses consist of interactive learning modules that are created with
a well thought instructional strategy that achieves the intended learning
E-assessments or online assessments are a convenient way to test the knowledge
or skills of learners - before training to test training needs, or after training to test
Videos are very versatile as they can be used during
classroom training, as part of e-learning, or as
independent learning nuggets, addressing a single
Podcasts are audio files that can be used to provide quick reminders, checklists,
or messages from CEOs.
Webinars are seminars delivered online by a subject matter expert or training
Digital Manuals and Resources (E-books)
Traditionally, employees were given a physical training manual at the end of a
However, very often the physical manual is lost in the office clutter.
Also, it is not possible to access this when the need presents itself unexpectedly.
Therefore, having these documents in an easily accessible, digital format is ideal.
How can Digital Learning
Blend with Existing Training?
The most important aspect you need to take into account when
going digital with your training program is figuring out what can
be dealt with through a face-to-face interaction and what can
Ultimately, your objective is to equip your employees in the
most effective manner, with the right skills and knowledge.
Doing so will ensure they achieve the desired performance,
which in turn will achieve organizational objectives.
Before we leave, let us quickly recap
what we have learned.
Digital learning options have provided immense
opportunities to organizations to build digital
These assets can be categorized based on the
training programs and formats.
They can be in the form of e-learning
modules, videos, podcasts, webinars,
or PDF documents.
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