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Stop Long and Boring Staff Training. Start Short & Social Learning Modules

Your staff are used to Facebook, Google + and Twitter and other social media platforms. At home they’re not watching TV with “rabbit” ear antennas but are watching Hulu, Youtube and videos from Netflix. They are using PlayBooks, iPhones and streaming Pandora in their cars (well I do).

However, when they get to work you’re training them with old and boring videos from the stone age. Any wonder why they fall asleep in training sessions (maybe one cause is the lack of rest from watching all those videos at home) or don’t retain so much.

It’s time to consider upgrading your training and considering implementing short, interactive and fun education for your employees.

Companies like Mindflash and Knoodle provide these kind of services.

Tammy Turner, Director of Training, at Fresquez Concessions said that “The future of e-learning is just-in-time training; small sessions only 10-15 minutes long that include video and are mobile. This is how the current generation learns, with video and short blasts of information.

Upgrading your training modules is not going to happen over night, but if you make a commitment to get it done and to use and integrate multi-media and trainee engagement your staff will appreciate and their knowledge will increase, for the benefit of your company.

Here’s some of the new features of Knoodle:

Knoodle combines social features (such as chat, annotation, comments, and viewer ratings) with the capabilities of a lightweight learning management system (LMS) (such as testing, tracking, and data reporting) into a single solution where anyone can augment PowerPoint slides with audio, video, or voice-recordings to create a social learning environment. With Knoodle, anyone in an organization can share their expertise as a teacher and leverage that knowledge as a student. Knoodle’s new release focuses on eliminating complicated design, the need for extensive course scheduling and video production expertise, and the cost of expensive learning management systems. New functionality includes:

Adding surveys, quizzes, video, and audio while you create a presentation: You can now add quizzes/surveys as well as record video and audio on the fly as you create your presentation, making the presentation creation process much more streamlined.

Drag-and-drop multiple files for uploading: The new “drag-and-drop” feature lets you select and drag multiple files from your desktop into Knoodle for easy bulk uploading.

Fine-tune slide syncing: Fine-tune your presentations by typing in the exact time you want a slide to appear in your video our audio track – perfect if you already know the specific timing for your presentation.

Manage your presentations easily: Our new “Manage” interface provides a much improved layout that allows you to see all presentations in one viewing window, making editing and publishing your presentations even easier.

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About Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray, Marketing & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com & Infusionsoft. Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook

2 thoughts on “Stop Long and Boring Staff Training. Start Short & Social Learning Modules

  1. avatarAmelia Stevenson

    Useful tips, but easier said than done, just like almost every great goal.

    From attendees’ perspective, training sessions can be as punishment. They can’t wait to blow it off as it seems to be “not worth their time.”

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