Are you reading this on a smartphone? Chances are good that you are, as almost 70 percent of U.S. adults now have one. Mobile technology is ubiquitous. It has already changed the way we work, so of course it is also changing the way we train our workforce.
Self-paced eLearning has quickly become the preferred training method for corporations because it allows learners to consume content at their own pace and on their own time. Moving from instructor-led training (ILT) to self-paced learning comes with the additional benefits of saving paper and significantly reducing print costs.
However, the shift to digital content brings with it the need for a platform with robust search capabilities. It is estimated that on average workers spend 20% of their day searching for the right content, while those responsible for evaluating new LMS solutions say effective search capability is the most important requirement. When learners are unable to easily and quickly find the right content, it inhibits their learning, which results in knowledge gaps, wasted time and an overall suboptimal user experience. With so much content and only a limited timeframe for training, being able to quickly find what they are looking for will save corporate training leaders and learners invaluable time and increase productivity. That requires search functionality that is built around efficiency and optimized for learning.