Whether you need to upgrade the skills of your employees or update your decision-makers with the newest tools for decision-making, you need training tools. In fact, much of the success of your learning and development initiatives depend on the productivity and efficiency of your training tools.
Here in this blogpost, we discuss the different types of employee training tools that companies are using to support their learning and development.
First, there are different types of training tools, which can be classified as:
Learning Management Systems or LMS
Video training tools
Mobile learning tools
Let’s look at each one of them in detail.
- Learning Management System (LMS):
A Learning Management System (LMS) allows you to streamline all the learning, training and e-commerce functions of your organization. Typically, you can host and organize all your assets on an LMS.
The LMS is a virtual space, usually cloud-hosted and any authorized person can login to the system and access the content. Some LMS also have in-built authoring tools to allow you to develop your own online learning materials.
LMS users fall into two categories: The ones who use it to participate in the online training; and second, your eLearning team that uses it to upload, disburse and update the training content.
While there are several LMS available in the market, it is important to ensure that the LMS you choose should have the following features:
A user-friendly interface, authoring tools, content management tools, and reporting and tracking tools. Also, it is important to consider other factors such as pricing, features that meet your training needs, and customer support.
Accordingly, here are some LMS that are worth considering:
With this LMS, you can provide online training and also sell your courses from your website. Some of the interesting features of the LMS include:
Best-in-class analytics for learner management
White-labeled and fully customizable websites
Data encryption for your content
Direct payment to bank account
Round the clock customer support
B. ProProfs LMS:
Some of its interesting features include:
You can maintain all your online learning and development content in a single location
Easy-to-follow steps that allow you to add additional online modules to your elearning course
You can add new compliance standards to your content with a few mouse clicks
The software helps you to track your learners’ progress and performance
- Audio and video training tools:
Videos are one of the most powerful tools for delivering employee training. A report by Forrester Research states that employees are 75% more likely to watch a video than read a document. So, if you want to make your employee training interesting and engaging, it is a good idea to make videos that can retain their attention.
Videos are also a great and cost-effective way to provide live support especially to employees working on site or remotely, are based in geographically dispersed locations, or have varying schedules.
Video and audio-conferencing tools allow you to live stream subject matter via an online platform that allows you to connect subject expert with learners. The learners can hear and also see, in case of video conferencing, the instructor. Besides, they can virtually raise hands to ask a question or share an opinion.
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