Do you spend the bulk of your time trying to work out how to make your elearning content interesting and engaging for your learners? Do you wish there was a tried and tested approach for your industry-specific content? You’re not the only one. And we have the solution. Enter Learning Accelerator.
What is Learning Accelerator?
Learning Accelerator is a collection of 20+ elearning blueprints; customizable elearning course templates that you can make your own. Choose a Blueprint, apply your branding, add your content, and you’re good to go! Or, if you’ve got something specific in mind, tweak pages or add new ones to support your content. You’re in control.
Learning Accelerator blueprints enable all levels of authors to choose the right place to start, opening up elearning production to novice authors without having to compromise on quality. This means reduced production time, great content that’s consistent, and happy learners!
Here’s a blueprint in its base form. The structure of the whole course is there, along with instruction for how to add your content in the most effective way.
Here’s that same blueprint with a brand applied and content added. Ta da!
Which blueprint is best for your industry?
The collection of blueprints have been designed to work well across industries. Whether you need to create financial security elearning for your bank employees, leadership development content for your organization’s middle managers or safety training for your warehouse supervisors, there’s something that will work for you. All you need is a bit of imagination to picture your content within the blueprints.
As a heavily regulated industry that prides itself on ethical and compliant practices, finance needs to proactively support employees to do the right thing. It’s crucial that financial organizations embed the right behaviors and track their training so they can prove that they’re compliant.
Here are three Learning Accelerator Blueprints to support the finance industry:
In-depth learning: compliance
A comprehensive 20-minute structure that breaks your compliance topic down into manageable, engaging chunks and tests learners’ understanding at the end. Perfect for topics from Anti-Money Laundering to Treating Customers Fairly.
Pages are designed to include examples and practical tips to ensure learners understand the practice as well as the theory.
Here’s an example of a course created from the In depth learning: compliance blueprint. View it in full here.
Casestudy with polls: compliance
An interactive case study where learners make their own judgments about a situation, then compare their judgment with their colleagues and the ideal answer. Perfect for placing learners in realistic situations such as a customer conversation, seeing how they respond and being able to correct mistakes.
Here’s an example of a course created from the Case study with polls: compliance blueprint. View it in full here.
Branching scenarios: compliance or people skills
A ready-made, ‘choose your own adventure’ branching scenario that allows your learners to actively participate, learning by doing rather than reading. So if you’ve ever wished you could show learners the impact of accepting a bribe, now you can. Making decisions that affect the outcome of the story creates an emotional impact, making this a great choice for encouraging behavior change.
Here’s an example of a course created from the Branching scenarios: compliance or people skills blueprint. View it in full here.
Retail is changing. Day to day, retail organizations are keeping up with seasonal trends, high staff turnover and crucial health and safety precautions. And long term, the industry is shifting towards retail as an experience that signals big changes for a lot of high street stores. It’s crucial that elearning is short, sharp and engaging, but without forgetting the customer experience.
Here are three Learning Accelerator Blueprints to support the retail industry:
Microlearning: quick onboarding
A single scrolling page that enables you to get new hires going quickly; perfect for new starters in stores, warehouses or delivery centres. The focus is practical: equipment they’ll need and tasks they’ll be doing, with examples that you can either explain through text and imagery or a video.
Here’s an example of a course created from the Microlearning: quick onboarding blueprint. View it in full here.
Case study: product sales
An interactive case study that combines product knowledge and customer experience. Learners meet a customer and have to ask the right questions to understand their needs before matching them to a product. They’re supported as they go, finding out whether they’re making the best decisions or not, and why.
Here’s an example of a course created from the Case study: product sales blueprint. View it in full here.
Game like quiz: product knowledge
This game-like quiz is designed to add some fun and competition into your product knowledge training, challenging learners to progress through three ‘levels’ with questions that get harder each time.
Ready set up with question pages, scoring, badges, timers and results pages, it’s a great way to engage your workforce in their time spent off the shop floor.
Here’s an example of a course created from the Game like quiz: product knowledge blueprint. View it in full here.
In manufacturing, consistency and efficiency are everything. It’s crucial that your employees know why things are done a certain way and can execute that confidently so they can maintain your competitive advantage. Clear, focused content that can be taken in designated training slots is ideal.
Here are three Learning Accelerator Blueprints to support the manufacturing industry:
Microlearning: focussed process
A short, linear piece of microlearning designed to clearly explain a short or straightforward process with helpful examples built in. It’s perfect for walking through the steps of your manufacturing process, either using Elucidat’s interactions or videos to show rather than tell.
Here’s an example of a course created from the Microlearning: focussed process blueprint. View it in full here.
Case study: process
An interactive case study where learners have a go at following your process in a realistic scenario before being told the correct answer. This practical approach of allowing learners to answer questions first encourages them to stop and think rather than passively read. Give it a go with topics like incident management or continuous improvement.
Here’s an example of a course created from the Case study: process blueprint. View it in full here.
Checking your employees’ knowledge at frequent intervals helps you keep important knowledge top of mind; perfect for health and safety subjects like slips, trips and falls. This simple quiz Blueprint has been designed to help learners assess their knowledge quickly and easily, with scoring and pass / fail pages set up for you.
Here’s an example of a quiz created from the Quick Quiz blueprint. View it in full here.
Cross-industry: people development and leadership
Some training requirements are relevant across industries: those that are about your people. From onboarding through to wellbeing and leadership development, it’s crucial that you don’t overlook content that proactively supports your biggest assets – your staff.
Here are three blueprints to support your organization’s people development:
In-depth learning: Onboarding
This detailed introduction to your organization has been designed to help you make a great impression on your new starters, making them feel welcome as well as getting them up to speed. A menu lets them dive into the various short sections in their chosen order. Sections include your organization’s culture and values, as well as practical information such as meeting the team and what a ‘day in the life’ looks like.
Here’s an example of a course created from the In-depth learning: Onboarding blueprint. View it in full here.
Self-reflection with tips
Perfect for soft-skills like time-management, communication or wellbeing at work, this self-reflection exercise is designed to encourage behavior change. Learners answer a series of self-reflective questions mixed in with practical tips, see how their colleagues answer and can decide for themselves what they need to improve and the actions they’ll take to do so. The questions and text-inputs are set up to feed into a personalized action plan at the end.
Here’s an example is a course created from the Self-reflection with tips blueprint. View it in full here.
Microlearning top tips
Microlearning that gets straight to the point with 5 top tips to help your team improve their skills in a particular area. Great for subjects like managing remote teams or running great one-to-one meetings. A quick reflective question at the start gets learners in the right mindset for the practical tips that follow. As they see the tips, they’re encouraged to make notes and create a practical action plan with a commitment to an action they can start tomorrow.
Here’s an example is a course created from the Microlearning top tips blueprint. View it in full here.
Get started with Learning Accelerator
Learning Accelerator is now included with every new Elucidat license. Creating industry and organization specific elearning couldn’t be easier! And if you’re not sure which blueprint is the best fit for your content, the handy wizard will ask you a few questions and serve up a recommendation.
You can test-drive these blueprints with your content in a free trial; sign up today!