So you’re ready to jump into teaching online? Whether it’s for the first time or you’re looking to shake up your system, the first, and probably the most important decision you need to make is which e-learning platform you’re going to use.
The current situation has hastened the uptake of online learning (and everything else!), so ready or not, educators have been thrown into teaching online. Here’s what you need to know to do it right.
The benefits of teaching online
For those who aren’t used to online education, this new virtual classroom can feel stressful and inconvenient. However, there are actually several benefits to doing it this way:
The benefits of doing your volunteer training online with Intuto are clear, so let’s begin with creating your volunteer handbook – essentially the master document of your training program – to include in your course. It should be the first thing volunteers read as they embark on your online training program, and they will refer back to it for the duration of their volunteer period.
June 21st to 27th is National Volunteer Week 2020, a week in which we celebrate the contribution of volunteers in New Zealand who enrich and support charitable organisations around the country.
Part of supporting volunteers is making their jobs easier by supporting the organisations they’re passionate about. Many of our clients are organisations who rely heavily on volunteers and who need to save time, money and valuable resources while still training them to the highest level.
The world fundamentally changed this year, and one of the parts of our lives that was the most affected was the way that we work. Many companies have had to press pause on hiring and even let existing employees go.
However, some companies, such as organisations in the health, community support and distribution sectors, are still in a position to be bringing in new staff. They are now faced with the new problem of onboarding new team members remotely, which presents challenges both for the new hire and for the team they are joining.
Engaging and efficient onboarding is even more important than usual, so that new hires become productive staff members as quickly as possible. Hiring managers and team leaders are therefore pivoting and adapting to virtual onboarding as we try to keep businesses going in our new normal.
A good onboarding process, whether in person or virtual, not only trains new staff but also engages and builds relationships with them so they feel welcomed, valued and confident about their future with your company while still ensuring safety compliance.
As an online training company, we’re in a better position than most to help companies navigate this unusual situation. We’ve been helping companies with spread out, disparate teams manage their remote onboarding for years.
One such example is Aztec , a New Zealand North Island-based forestry transport company with more than 100 owner/driver contractors located Taupo, Rotorua, Central Waikato, King Country, Tauranga, Eastern Bay Of Plenty, Hauraki, Thames, Wellsford, Whangarei and Kerikeri. Our collaboration with employee management solutions company Engage lets Aztec onboard and provide ongoing support to their widespread team remotely and efficiently.
As such, we’ve compiled a short guide to remote onboarding to help make this new process as easy as possible for you and your new team members.
One of the most important functions of industry bodies and trade and professional associations is to provide members with continued professional development (CPD) while also providing a forum for members to network and learn from each other.
Great, you've got people signed up to your Intuto online training course. Now you need to help them complete it – and hopefully enjoy it too.
Here are five tips to motivate e-learners:
We already know that onboarding training and maintenance training for staff are essential. But there is a key element of workplace training which is often ignored: tracking employee training.[line]
Tracking employee training is important for several reasons:
It helps you to know that your staff up to date with advances in industry, technology and legislation
When you assume you make an ass out of u and ur company. You should never assume that your staff is on top of any developments within the industry. Instead, you need to track their training and development. Keeping abreast of technology improvements and advancements keeps your staff at the top of their game. Making sure your staff are up to date with rules and regulations is especially important in terms of health and safety. It is your responsibility to monitor your employees' health and safety training and knowledge and ensure that they are well-versed in your OHS policies to protect them from accident or injury.