Skip to main content

To evolve with our jobs and continuously strengthen our business performance, we need to sharpen our skills. Here are
e-learning
is a very effective tool. It offers both quality and flexibility at a price that’s far lower than traditional in-person courses. But making e-learning available to employees is one thing. Another is to make sure it’s used effectively.

In this blog post, we’ll give you our top tips on how to ensure your employees take advantage of the e-learning you offer!

Some tips to ensure e-learning is used in a company:

  • Tell your employees WHY they should take the courses.
  • Create a learning culture where skills development is seen as valuable.
  • Make sure your e-learning is engaging, interactive and relevant.

Tell your employees WHY they should take the courses.

The first step to ensuring employees use e-learning is to make sure the courses are relevant. The starting point for effective elearning is always to address “What’s in it for me?” – i.e. linking the learning objectives in the elearning to the employee’s role, tasks and work objectives.

For example, all things being equal, a salesperson will see the point of completing e-learning on objection handling if the learning outcome is made clear to the employee – such as becoming better at handling objections or closing more sales.

On the other hand, a finance employee may prefer an online course in excel as it will positively impact their workflow by completing tasks more efficiently and in less time.

This way, the employee is motivated and present during the e-learning course and the chances of the course being completed and the employee not dropping out along the way are much higher.

Create a learning culture where skills development is seen as valuable

Leadership can go a long way in driving the culture and motivating the use of e-learning. By setting a good example and visibly participating in relevant courses and by noticing and articulating that an employee has participated (and completed) one or more courses in an appreciative way, the manager contributes to creating a positive and motivating learning culture.

Similarly, it is crucial that managers ensure that employees have time to complete the e-learning during their working day, so that learning and skills development does not become a low-priority activity in favor of core tasks.

Kompetencer bl
Kvinde tager E-Learning kursus.

Make sure your e-learning is engaging and interactive

E-learning should be both engaging and interactive. If the employee is bored for too long during the course, it’s tempting to skip the e-learning and do something more interesting. Keep learning sequences short so that every few minutes the user has to interact, answer a question and complete an exercise or quiz.

Be careful not to focus only on presenting knowledge, theories and models. Bring learning to life with examples that make the messages relatable to everyday life. The mix of communication and interactivity keeps the employee on their toes and makes the course fun to complete.