3 Issues with online learning and their solutions
Online learning, an easy however sometimes difficult phenomenon. Everyone faces issues whilst online or virtual learning, but how can we solve these issues? Read it here in 3 Issues with online learning and their solutions!
Issue 1 : Virtual zombies
Many virtual learning issues begin with the never-ending text slides that feel more like a talking head than actual virtual engagement.
Unfortunately, this means participants come into the session with the expectation of having a lack of engagement which is the main reason virtual learning programs fail, lack of motivation. People are simply not interested in participating in training that is boring.
Solution: Turning your instructor-led programs into virtual learning means taking extra time to include dynamic, fun and interactive engagements. Consider adding challenges, storytelling opportunities, the opportunity to brainstorm and collaborate.
Issue 2 : Technical Difficulties
Even though at Elebaires we never have these, by their very nature, virtual learning environments and platforms are subject to technical issues, such as security, network, and bandwidth glitches. When it comes to virtual learning issues, technical problems are one of the main stumbling blocks for virtual sessions. There are compatibility issues with operating systems, browsers or equipment. All this adds to a frustrating experience and reduces overall engagement and creating disruption.
Solution: The 2 P’s! Practice and planning. Make sure you’re aware of the types of issues your virtual training platform is most likely to experience so that you can prevent them from happening or if they do happen, how to quickly react to them. As you begin to implement virtual training, the need for practicing with your tool of choice becomes critical. Be sure to create a troubleshooting checklist for participants to follow before they go online and send it to participants ahead of time. This may be a simple checklist document of a short screencast video walking them through the virtual program.
Problem 3 : People Have Trouble Connecting
The time for your virtual learning session is now, but you’re all alone? People may have issues connecting to the virtual platform.
Solution: Before the virtual program starts, email a troubleshooting checklist to the participants just in case these issues arise. Start with these basic items:
- Check for the correct URL.
- Check for the correct time zone.
- Re-enter the password.
- Check for browser compatibility. Try using a different browser.
- Close all applications, clear cache, delete temp files and cookies
After reading 3 Issues with online learning and their solutions we hope your online learning experience improves! We hope to see you soon at one of our classes without these issues!