How Remote Education Tools Can Help Your Business
The use of remote educational tools has grown significantly over the last year. Despite adjustments to a new remote life for some, people haven’t lost their natural curiosity and eagerness to learn, and companies still need to drive and document learning among employees. Many companies have introduced new technology-aided educational options to meet the need.
Even before the recent user growth of remote tools, digital education was an effective way for many businesses to reach their employees and clients. Through digital conferences, webinars, and online courses, digital education has established a significant footprint as a prominent way to inform an audience. The notable variable and driver of outcomes is if they’re used well.
What Tools to Use and How to Use Them
Google has developed several learning-friendly products over the years, and designed several different tiers to meet the needs of users. Through simple-use softwares such as Meet and Drive, collaboration and education has become a lot easier to manage for companies. They’ve allowed a space for companies to share, delegate, present, document, and create together in order to maintain company-aligned plans.
These tools can be used to create company policy documents, business development and marketing plans, budgets, or other important documents to share with employees. Advantages include collaboration through document commentary, live editing, and offering suggestions within documents. Employees can schedule remote meetings to stay up to date with one another, and these programs can even be used simultaneously for more involved learning. For example, while in a Google Meet video conference, you can simultaneously present your screen and discuss topics or policies through Google Drive.
Online Courses, Webinars, and Digital Conferences
The internet is home to an endless supply of expertise and knowledge, thankfully shared by those who are both knowledgeable and willing to demonstrate to others. YouTube may not always be the most reliable resource for information sharing, though there are sure to be some diamonds in the rough. Using online course sites where developed courses within several different topics that are treated thoroughly may be a better option. These sites are often administered through, or in partnership with, field professionals, professors, proven experts, or universities around the globe. Sites such as Khan Academy, Coursera, MasterClass, and Skillshare are a handful of typically reliable sources to educate employees or clients.
Another great option is to invest in digital webinars or conferences. These digital educational experiences range in a wide variety of topics, are often led by trusted names in their specific industry, and can provide attendees with a massive amount of valuable information. It’s also possible for companies with the right resources to use online courses and digital webinars as an instructive tool where they organize their own lesson-planned courses, or develop their own webinars, or plan an entire digital conference event.
For companies with a lot less time and bandwidth to conduct research of other external courses, utilizing an already developed training software might be the best option. These software programs are specifically designed for efficiently educating employees, organizing onboarding materials, and keeping all parties on the same page.
Some softwares that present an effective and efficient platform for smooth onboarding processes include LessonLy and Typelane; collaboration and team management are included as well to maintain standard company-wide approaches.
Create Your Own Resources From Scratch
Developing your own tools or resource-style content to share with new employees, or using them for training or company updates and client, can be cumbersome but potentially the right solution. Starting with an indexed omnibus of published resources including documents, courses, videos, ebooks, and podcasts allows for a scoping of company needs.
Though this may take a lot of time, effort, and resources, you can ensure your processes will be specifically tailored to your company’s established policies; employees will learn exactly what companies lead them to. Determining what existing platforms might be used to house and present these materials may require external consultation from a technology expert, but once understood and implemented, this approach allows for total control of the company learning process.
The remote education tools mentioned here can be customized in various ways to the specific needs and desired outcomes of the company. Companies who tailor each entry of policy, information, and other educational devices uniquely to their organization can expect to see the best retentive results. Launching an effective remote learning program will require both a detailed needs assessment and the right technological expertise to execute.
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