Scenario-based training, virtual reality, microlearning format, and powerful course-development applications are pillars of e-Learning modernization and the future of computer-based training.
The world of training is changing. As more organizations incorporate online courses into their training regimen, e-Learning is becoming more dynamic. With growing demand, TargetSolutions continues to develop resources that enhance engagement and improve comprehension for users.
The future of cutting-edge content and technology is transforming how agencies train. The following tools are on the horizon of e-Learning modernization:
- Scenario-based training
- Virtual reality
- Course-development applications
Scenario-based training allows users to practice decision-making in situations they’ll likely encounter in the field. This form of training tells the story behind learned concepts and helps users retain critical information from online courses. Scenario-based activities also save time and money by placing the learner in a realistic setting without the risk or cost of hands-on training.
TargetSolutions currently offers the AlphaACT® Fire series, scenario-based training for firefighters, so agencies can deliver the content through their TargetSolutions platform. This program places firefighters at the scene of emergencies and tests their abilities to address a situation. Training officers can manipulate the scenario and utilize past calls to reinforce proper procedures and reassess past actions.
“Virtual Reality” is a buzz word for e-Learning modernization. Understanding concepts is one thing, but virtual reality places the user inside the experience. Using virtual reality for online training fully immerses an individual into an environment so they understand what they will be walking into while in the field.
For example, a fleet driver could benefit from using virtual reality to study the different parts of a cockpit. The ability to look around the work area from all angles makes the driver more likely to remember what to do when working on the cockpit in person and execute procedures smoothly.
Virtual reality, however, doesn’t mean every employee must now purchase their own headset. Advancements in 360-degree images allows users to access the imagery of virtual reality from their computer.
While most training material teaches users on how to perform a task, microlearning serves as performance support in the field. Providing personnel with microlearning tools leads to higher retention, fewer mistakes on the job, and lower long-term costs of training.
So what is microlearning? Microlearning courses are condensed lessons that can be reviewed within a few minutes. Its purpose is to reinforce already learned concepts to ensure employees complete their jobs as efficiently and safely as possible.
Being mobile-optimized, microlearning courses are also more convenient than going through an entire lesson to find the correct topic. Employees have the information they need right at their fingertips.
The course-development application streamlines the course customization process for faster implementation. This means being able to personalize training to the department’s needs and delivering the content with less time in between.
“The more effort we can put into interactive engagement to create learning experiences, the more students will have that ‘aha’ moment and understand things better,” said Ammon Wiese, who serves as TargetSolutions’ director of content.
TargetSolutions is focused on e-Learning modernization. These types of on-demand resources such as scenario-based lessons, virtual reality, microlearning courses, and course-development applications are the future of online training.
For questions about e-Learning modernization and other new developments at TargetSolutions, please contact us today at (800) 840-8048!