Is your company ready for eLearning?


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Before you implement eLearning in your organization, you need to ensure that as an organization, you are ready for it...

Here are some questions to consider before you begin implementing an e-learning process.

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Is your company ready for eLearning?

  1. 1. Checklist Is your company ready for eLearning? Before you implement eLearning in your organization, you need to ensure that as an organization, you are ready for it... Here are some questions to consider before you begin implementing an e-learning process.Follow us!
  2. 2. #1 Technology:Is your technology available for delivering eLearning effectively or do you have to acquire it?Do you have the technical infrastructure and necessary resources to implement it? Appropriate Technology is a must! Implementing eLearning requires minimum technological helpful tip requirements, including key technologies, resources, necessary hardware, adequate telecommunication capabilities, Make an audit in your organization! current browser versions, access to software, etc. Make and inventory of the resources that might be As part of implementing eLearning, and in order to not create helpful too you in the training. retention and frustration in employees, the organization should make sure there is appropriate technological capability. Not only is it important to think of the internal equipment and software that deliver web-based learning, but also to think of the end-user’s office and home PCs, and portable PCs. Acces to Internet Browser Hardware & a computer connection Software
  3. 3. #2 Learners: Are learners ready to adopt the eLearning approach? Do they have the receptivity and capabilities for e-learning?Web-based learning is a completely different experience from traditional learning.This transition from a face to face learning to a computer or web-based means achange for the individual will be the presumption of a pre-defined skill set aroundtechnology competency. In order to recieve web-based learning experiences andto be succesfull, learners must have an existing facility and comfort with technology. Comfortable with Technology is a must! Are these people comfortable in front of a computer? Learn How familiar are they with technology? Do they have the basic skills they need to take an eLearning about your course with a minimum of supervision? How independently can these learners work with computers? target Learners welcome new initiatives and innovations in training? audience! “Research your audience before launching an e-learning initiative. Give them what they need, then advertise the fact that they’re getting exactly what they asked for”.
  4. 4. Leadership: #3 Is there appropriate leadership throughout the organization to support e-learning? Without adequate leadership providing visible and sustained support for eLearning implementation, organizational acceptance would be very slow. One of the keys to increasing the chances of a succesful eLearning implementation is finding a few strong “champions” who will talk up your initiative. Theseshould be: eager for improvement, supportive, effective communicator, and collaborative specially. Content: #4 Is the content available or you have to create it? Do you have identified the training projects that you will like to implement?Have your identified projects that will target many different groups of learners or divisions within yourcompany? helpful tip For this first list of e-learning courses, avoid complex content. Choose content that will be easier to deliver in an e-learning format.
  5. 5. Before you think about e-learning, have a good training strategy in place. The successful implementation of an e-learning project depends on details such as providing learners with a good place and the right equipment to do their learning.References:Sandra Evans, "Net-based Training Goes the Distance; Employers Find E-learningSaves Costs, Time," The Washington Post (15 May 2000). Back C. Minton, “Is Your Organization Ready for E-Learning?” Communication Project Magazine, Volume 3.1 Summer 2000© 2000 The Communication Project, Inc.