Overcoming External Online Training Distractors: A Corporate Learner’s Guide

Lauren Goff
L&D Specialist
Overcoming External Online Training Distractors: A Corporate Learner’s Guide

In today’s fast-paced corporate world, online training has become an essential tool for professional development. However, external distractions can impede learning and reduce the effectiveness of online courses. In this post, we will discuss common external online training distractors that corporate learners must overcome and provide practical solutions for maintaining focus and enhancing learning outcomes.

Identifying Common External Distractors

There are many external factors that can interfere with the online learning experience, including:

  • Noisy environments and interruptions
  • Poor Internet connectivity
  • Inadequate or uncomfortable workspace setup
  • Time management challenges
  • Procrastination

Strategies for Overcoming Distractors

Here are some strategies corporate learners can employ to minimize the impact of external distractors:

1. Establish a designated learning space

An L&D professional suggests, “Creating a dedicated space for online learning helps employees maintain focus and avoid interruptions.” Find a quiet, comfortable area free from distractions where you can concentrate on your training.

2. Manage your time effectively

Allocate specific time blocks for training and stick to your schedule. A Fortune 500 employee states, “Scheduling my online training sessions made it easier to stay on track and complete the courses on time.”

3. Eliminate distractions

Turn off notifications for non-essential apps and minimize interruptions. Use noise-canceling headphones or listen to ambient sounds to block out background noise.

4. Stay organized

Keep your study materials, notes, and other resources organized, so you can access them easily during your training sessions.

5. Stay engaged and participate

Actively participate in online discussions, ask questions, and collaborate with peers to stay engaged and focused during training.

How Learnexus Can Help

Overcoming external online training distractors is essential for maximizing the benefits of corporate learning. Learnexus can help you find and hire skilled L&D professionals to develop tailored, engaging courses designed to minimize distractions and improve your learning experience. With a single master services agreement, Learnexus streamlines the procurement process, saving you time and money.