Learner’s engagement is one of the important concerns for organizations that employ the Learning Management System (LMS) for their employees’ Learning and Development (L&D) needs. On the employees’ side, fighting out the boring, formality-kind of training makes it difficult and hence, they retrograde on their learning curve. Unless their organization provides enough room for a thriving, learning environment, the experience ends up as a useless formality.
There are better, in fact, the more engaging ways to motivate your learners to bring off the optimum training out of their eLearning. That way you can make sure that the ROI of your organization is worthwhile on L&D.
Here is a brief list of some of the best ways to improve your learners’ focus and to improve the organizational decisions.
#1. Interactive Content
You might have come across monotonous, banal training sessions from the time you’ve started your career. There’s not much use of such L&D sessions. It’s better not to even expect something out of such events, both for an employee’ skill upgrade and for organizational decision-making.
If your concern is to benefit somehow from such learning, make sure that your learning material includes a lot of interactive content. And if you are using Open Source LMS platforms such as Moodle, you can employ H5P (HTLM 5 Package) for all such content needs and improve your learners’ engagement.
#2. Insightful Reporting
Personalized reporting helps your learner identify her weak and strong areas of learning and development. And it aids to chart a future of course of action to improve a learner’s engagement and bridge the skill gap.
The pertinent question here is, do you employ such analytics and reporting tools to unearth the truths from the L&D? Make no mistake LearnerScript is such a handy tool for Moodle learning analytics.
Badges encourage your learners to keep engaging. In other words, they help your learners maintain the same or more level of engagement throughout their L&D. you know badges are nothing but a digital certification and are validated from time to time. Moodle LMS uses them a lot to promote student retention. Of late, the Open Source LMS has made improvements to the badges in its latest version, Moodle 3.7.
Learning becomes playful and hence, thoroughly engaging if you would like to gamify your learning. That means you simply barrow gaming mechanics and apply them in eLearning to increase learners’ retention. In case, you would like to have any help from any tool in this matter, better go for Level Up. The tool is a very useful plugin for LMS users.
Through gamification, you can add points and leaderboards, and make a healthy comparison with other learners.
#5. Mobile Learning
According to a German analytics firm, there are nearly 3.9 billion people out of 8 billion world population surf net. Mobile devices have been paving the new way to learn, measure and grow their eLearning.
In the sense, these handsets are providing a personalized learning environment at your own pace, time and place. And it’s no surprise that Moodle LMS has its mobile app. Thus, tailor-making your content to suit the mobile users will help you accommodate their engagement and learning.
#6. Social Platform
Would you like to engage, share, and learn from one another? Then you need a social platform. That’s where you share your courses and allow users to enrol and learn from there. If you take Moodle LMS for instance, they have an Open Social Media Platform, MoodleNet (or moodle.net) for the same purpose. And you know millions of educators and learners are making the most of the platform.
In conclusion, you may come across other methodologies, tools or processes which will be useful for learners’ engagement. However, it all depends on your organization’s needs and the kind of engagement ways that suit your learners.