With most facilities moving away from purely completing inductions and delivering mandatory training face-to-face, a blended learning approach that also incorporates e-learning modules, videos or presentations is fast becoming standard practice.
For those facilities still making the transition, a concern is commonly raised about lack of uptake due to limited computer literacy, or a lack of computer terminals onsite.
The reality is that this doesn’t seem to be as big an issue as one would think – as long as the platform is cloud based.
By changing from a standalone e-learning platform to a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS), this facility (click here) recently increased their rate of completion by 331%.
Why such an increase? Many staff actually chose to do the training sessions off-site (e.g. with their smartphone, iPad, etc). If your staff can use Facebook on their phone, they can complete their training on it too!
The bottom line?
If you want to increase staff engagement with learning, make sure that the platform is cloud based and can be used anytime, anywhere, and on any device that’s internet enabled.
Click below to take a virtual tour of a LMS that’s specifically designed for aged care, community care and health care providers.