Today's learners are much more tech savvy. They're used to high-resolution media, a lot of variety, and a heavy dose of hyper-personalization. You are more than likely saddled with an infrastructure that makes it nearly impossible to provide what your learner needs. You can make a couple of tweaks in your strategy to augment your old, wheezing system's traditional learning offerings:
- Liberate your content from formatting. Apply key terms and metadata, and make it searchable. And by searchable, I mean responsive search based on learner context. You want to prevent a waterhose of data flowing to your learner. Work with your IT people to enable a search appliance dedicated to providing relevant, meaningful results.
- Embed as much learning content in the workstream as you can, appropriately chunkified. Reach deep and investigate your learners' day-to-day workflow to uncover what options are available to you. Your sales team lives and dies in Salesforce.com? Build a learning portal right there and provide content to them at their moment of need.
Stop building that PowerPoint slidejunk you're working on, and dedicate some time to these two things. Start small, and work outward. You'll see a big difference in no time.