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Imagine a world where online training is effortless, engaging, and efficient. A world where Learning & Development (L&D) resources are abundant and easy to access. Unfortunately, we don’t live in that world yet, and many organizations face significant challenges when it comes to online training. In this post, we’ll explore the top challenges draining L&D resources and offer solutions to help you overcome them.
Challenge 1: Lack of Engagement
One of the most common complaints from L&D professionals is the struggle to keep learners engaged in online training. As one anonymous L&D expert puts it, “Keeping learners engaged and motivated is one of our biggest challenges, especially since most of our training is conducted online.” To address this issue, consider incorporating more interactive elements into your training programs, such as quizzes, polls, and peer collaboration.
Challenge 2: Difficulty Measuring ROI
Another challenge faced by L&D professionals is quantifying the return on investment (ROI) of their online training initiatives. As one expert states, “It’s difficult to measure the true impact of our training programs because we can’t always see the direct results.” To tackle this challenge, establish clear training objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs) to help you measure the effectiveness of your training programs and identify areas for improvement.
Challenge 3: Technical Limitations
Many organizations still struggle with the technical aspects of delivering online training, from outdated Learning Management Systems (LMS) to bandwidth constraints. A generic L&D professional admits, “Our LMS is outdated, and it’s difficult to get approval to upgrade or replace it.” To overcome these technical limitations, consider exploring alternative LMS providers or implementing cloud-based solutions to improve training delivery.
Challenge 4: Limited Resources
Finally, a lack of resources is a familiar challenge for many L&D teams. As budgets shrink and demands for training increase, L&D professionals are often stretched thin trying to meet the needs of their organizations. One expert confesses, “We’re constantly asked to do more with less, and it’s a struggle to keep up with the demand.” To address the issue of limited resources, consider leveraging freelance L&D experts to help design, develop, and deliver your training programs.
Overcoming Challenges with Learnexus
Learnexus is a revolutionary freelancer marketplace designed specifically for Learning & Development professionals. Our platform makes it easy for managers to quickly find, hire, and collaborate with highly-skilled L&D freelancers, saving up to 47% on costs and eliminating procurement issues with a single master services agreement. By partnering with Learnexus, your organization can overcome the common challenges draining L&D resources and provide engaging, effective online training for your employees.