Is a Learning Management System the Best Way to Deliver Training?
We say NO.  Here’s why.
In the fast-paced world of the today’s workplace, it’s crucial to deliver self-paced training that meets the needs of a diverse adult audience. Gone are the days of a “one-size-fits-all” approach through a traditional Learning Management System (LMS). Instead, we recommend delivering instruction and testing skills using a coaching/training platform. This format can easily be personalized to meet individual learner needs, ensuring that everyone gets the most out of their training experience.

Different people learn in different ways. Some prefer to read text, listen to audio, or watch videos.  Taking advantage of AI-driven tools, training creators can easily accommodate learners to deliver a variety of formats that meet their preferred learning style. 

To kick things off, instead of just assuming every training situation requires creating a series of lessons delivered in a traditional learning Management System (LMS, we propose starting with an individual pre-assessment of skills and learning preferences. The learner is that generates an individualized checklist of topics and activities for review and learning new content. This ensures that each learner is starting from a place that is tailored to their specific needs and goals.

The heart of the training will consist of topic-driven video shorts, audio files, downloadable checklists, how-to-videos, short training lessons, a searchable reference library, and assessments for learners to demonstrate content competency. By presenting information in a variety of formats, we appeal to different learning styles and keep learners engaged throughout the training process.

To further engage learners, we suggest implementing an ongoing peer discussion forum. This forum provides a space for learners to connect with one another, share insights, and collaborate on the material. This not only fosters a sense of community among learners but also provides valuable opportunities for peer learning and support.

In addition to the peer discussion forum, we recommend hosting LIVE Q&A weekly meetings to address new topics and answer any questions that may have arisen during the training. This interactive approach allows learners to receive real-time feedback and clarification, enhancing their understanding of the material and keeping them motivated to continue their learning journey.

By offering a personalized, coaching-style training experience that caters to the diverse needs of adult learners, we can ensure that every individual gets the support and resources they need to succeed. Through a combination of engaging content, interactive elements, and ongoing support, we can create a training environment that is not only informative but also encouraging and empowering for all learners.

In conclusion, it’s time to move away from wasting time creating a traditional one-size-fits-all approach to training and embrace a more personalized and engaging format that meets the needs of a diverse adult audience. Let’s revolutionize the way we deliver training in the industry by focusing on individualized learning paths, interactive elements, and ongoing support to create a truly impactful learning experience for all.