In a class of 30, it is not normal to expect around 20 members to not be wholly attentive during a training program at least at some point of time. Not because it is their fault, but it is human nature to not be able to stay focused on something for long durations, say a couple of hours. This is bound to result in reduced effectiveness of the training session. And no, it won’t be due to the fault of either the trainer or the trainees. It just is as a result of compromised learning experience. The following are factors that could result in sub-optimal learning outcomes:
Essentially, the Learning Experience (LXP) suffers because of the above factors, and hence results in lower employee engagement. It is in addressing the above issues that a Learning Management System (LMS) proves useful. The following are ways in which an LMS helps in improving the LXP:
The above-listed points are ways in which an LMS can ensure better LXP. Also, a feature-rich LMS such as GyrusAIM also has added features such as reporting and analytics as well as gamification. By gamifying custom learning paths, trainers can make the learning exercise more engaging by tapping into the inherent competitive nature of trainees. Also, the reporting and analytics features would enable trainers to monitor trainee performance on tests and determine if any modifications are necessary to specific modules to improve the content retention rate. Additionally, trainees could also share feedback regarding their experience and if there is anything that could be done to improve it. It is clear from the above that adoption of an LMS to support the T&D function could drastically enhance employee engagement with learning programs.