Issues with mobile or cross-device optimization. Training teams that lean heavily on in-person instruction may have a hard time optimizing and streamlining a digital curriculum. However, with creativity and an understanding of digital learning platforms, almost anything is possible.
Lack of in-house resources. It takes a team of designers, developers and learning specialists to produce a professional and user-friendly online course or platform. Seeking help from outside can seem daunting and expensive. However, third party digital learning specialists are an option; the Ellumen team includes experts on digital learning development and design.
Building a sustainable and pleasant infrastructure. Even with the tools to build an elearning course, a training team needs an accessible website or platform to place material. Developing this from scratch requires buy-in and resources, with the option to purchase packaged intranets or platforms. With limited resources, even a Sharepoint site can suffice for a digital learning environment, but it’s best to personalize and cater your digital learning environment to specific audiences.
Technology learning curve and remote resources. For some trainees, learning how to use online courses, gamified concepts or digital platforms requires active acclimation and some pre-curriculum training from the team. Including clear instructions, FAQs and a navigation statement help to mitigate this issue, but person-to-person training on digital platforms may be necessary. Additionally, not all trainees will have equal access to reliable remote resources (such as computers, quiet space or a webcam). Training teams would need to foster open communication and provide resources if necessary for those disadvantaged by a digital switch.
Depletion of interpersonal communication. A computer can never replace human interaction and real-time Q&A. Human trainers will always be necessary for building curriculum, answering tough questions or providing personalized help.