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10 Building Blocks of Training


September 27, 2019



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Developing an ideal employee training strategy can be challenging for organizations, grappling with the necessity of meeting workplace needs and preferences. 

To successfully implement and execute an ideal employee training strategy, a strong foundation must be built from which employees are able to thrive in their respective roles. To do this, a modern, forward-thinking approach to learning must be adopted to make employee training a worthwhile investment.

In this article, we outline 10 building blocks of ideal employee training, through the analysis of the unique features offered by SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s authoring tool for microlearning mastery.

1. Agile and Rapid Authoring

The utilization of agile and rapid authoring is essential for the seamlessness of content integration into effective microlearning courses for employees. Good authoring tools offer flexibility and agility, meaning that courses are designed suited to current trends and content in the industry.

Building Blocks of Training - Agile and Rapid Authoring

2. Ease of Smartphone Access

With most employees being on-the-go for a lot of their time, whether it is in client meetings, on the shop floor, or in the mines, many do not have much time to set aside for training. Microlearning is an ideal employee training that is mobile based, meaning that it is easily accessed through smartphones and tablets.

Building blocks of ideal employee training - Smartphone Access

3. Encouragement of Competition through Gamification

Engagement is boosted amongst employees as a sense of competition is instilled into mindsets of employees. Gaming elements, such as leader boards, point score, star bars and real prizing are used to incentivise employees to work harder, understand more, and develop personally and professionally.

Building blocks of ideal employee training - Gamification

4. Peer Learning for the Spread of employee skills

Peer learning allows for colleagues to demonstrate best practices in microlessons through interactive mediums, such as video. This is beneficial to employees as procedures, processes and practices are more relatable when performed by people familiar to them. This ideal employee training strategy can result in a more well-informed workforce and greater output, contributing to overall organizational success.

Building blocks of ideal employee training - Peer Learning

5. Training in the Flow of Work

Training in the flow of work means that learning is not ‘interrupting’ employees’ day. Training is seamlessly integrated into working hours, whereby microlearning provides employees with learning on-the-job-like training.

6. Personalized Learning Experience

Personalizing the learning experience is important in the accommodation of employee needs and preferences. This is crucial to be able to relate to what is being taught, instilling information into the long-term memories of learners.

7. Custom Push Notifications

Custom push notifications allow users to easily segment notifications to the various practice groups, in order to further tailor the learning experience. Notifications indirectly boost engagement through frequent reminders sent to the devices of learners.

8. A Solution to Dispersed Workforces

Dispersed workforces often pose as a challenge to organizations. This is due to the difficulty of being unable to round up the entire organization at any given time, making it virtually impossible to effectively train each and every employee. Microlearning distributes course content from a central, cloud-based system, meaning that users will receive courses as soon as they are released despite their geographical location. Another potential issue with global organizations is the possible language barrier.

9. Translation Engine

The potential language barrier can be solved through the implementation of microlearning through an effective LMS. SC Training (formerly EdApp), for instance, is able to instantly translate courseware into over 100 languages!

10. Incorporation of Engaging Media

Microlearning lies on the basis of the integration of engaging media into serious course content. This not only appeals to learners but is more effective in embedding relevant and important knowledge into their brains.


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Guest Author Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown is a senior technical editor and writer that has worked in the education and technology sectors for two decades. Their background experience includes curriculum development and course book creation.

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