In 2019, we're all used to hearing the term 'eLearning', but have you ever stopped to truly appreciate its meteoric rise, particularly in the last couple of decades? Few industries have seen such rapid growth and development in the way that eLearning has.
You’re done running through your onboarding material - in theory, your new recruits should be able to understand the material and hit the ground running. However, this isn’t always the case. It can take time, sometimes months, to get up to speed with new information. And while some businesses can afford to turn these failures into ‘teaching moments’, high consequence organisations simply cannot afford to learn-on-the-go as a failure can result in life or death.
Developing a successful training program can be a daunting task. Have I covered everything that I need to whilst keeping my learners engaged? What types of content and formats will they better respond to? What if they tell me they understand it but they actually don’t and an accident happens?
Every trainer feels personally responsible for their learners when they’re adopting new training and for those in high-risk industries, there’s a very serious reality behind the importance of mission-critical training being learnt successfully.
Imagine your workplace is a foul-smelling trench with deafening sounds and vibrations of bombs shuddering through your insides, your eyes stinging with sweat and dust and the metallic taste of ammunition and blood on your tongue. Both hot and cold, your muscles are pumped full of adrenaline, and even though you should be exhausted, super-hero strength takes over and you hurl one more grenade…