Peer Learning is one of the most effective forms of company training. Nobody knows your company’s processes, practices, procedures and products better than your existing workers and so leveraging their expertise makes a great deal of sense. Traditional eLearning courseware is normally created by third-parties. Putting learners in front of colleagues enhances context and the connection with the teacher making it more engaging and effective. Here are four reasons why you should use it for company training:
Nobody knows your business practices better than your employees. Whether it’s a factory line machine that only works optimally when you hold it a certain way, or a salesperson who knows that a particular client doesn’t like coffee, always turns up 10 minutes early and hates shaking hands, the insight afforded by a feet-on-the ground expert is always going to be more effective than general knowledge imparted by an external training expert.
2. Feeling valued
Research shows that workers are more productive and more loyal when they feel valued. Making them teachers carries an element of prestige and recognition. If you can compensate them for doing the extra work (even if it’s a small gesture) this can improve matters further.
When your workers see that Bob from sales has created a course about your new client they will be far more likely to engage with it than if an external course author created a course regarding general approach to sales.
4. Ease of use
By using interactive microlearning templates, it’s simple to convert basic questions and answers into interactive and gamified powerful templates regardless of their tech proficiency and L&D experience. If the teacher really is a complete Luddite, then all it takes is a tech-savvy intern to hold their hand through the course building process.
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