Director of Virtual Services
We are now in a world of information overload! We can access information anytime, anywhere which is great, but it can also make it overwhelming when it comes to learning something new. Companies are now building custom e-learning modules to make the learning process of onboarding or learning about new compliance requirements less painful for their employees. But you also need to do your part! Here are 5 ways to make your online learning stick:
Plan and Schedule
Are you aware of the most important thing to do when you’re trying to get more productive? Plan and be organized! Schedule time in your day and week which will be spent only on training. It’s important to have specific time set aside for training, especially when you’re busy. If you do not make a plan, then you’ll almost always have something come up that is “more important”. By planning ahead of time, training will become part of your routine.
Get rid of all distractions
The advantage of online learning is that you can do it from anywhere. The problem with this is that there are a lot of distractions wherever you go. You must stay disciplined when your taking training. Get rid of all distractions by closing your email, turn off your phone, and isolate yourself from people are a few ways to be focused on the task at hand. Schedule short breaks during your training time to be used to check email, social media updates or get a coffee. Spend your break time doing things that make you happy. Then, you’ll need to isolate yourself again and return to your training.
The best way to know you’ve retained something is being able to repeat it. When taking online training, take notes as you would during formal classroom training. Writing things down will help you retain the information.
Another advantage of online training over classroom training is that you can replay it as needed. Don’t hesitate to restart a chapter if it wasn’t clear. Often while online training, your mind will drift off. When this happens, go back and replay the content you missed.
Bite size training
Some online courses can be very long (2-4 hours). Don’t try to complete the course in one sitting. Ideally, you’ll want to spend no longer than 30 minutes at a time. Keep in mind that learning is best received when it’s received in small, bite size portions.
Did you know?
Did you know that Bulletproof provides end-to-end learning solutions from concept to customer content to classroom and virtual training? Contact Us if you’d like to learn more!