When building your firm’s elearning library, don’t assume you need to start from scratch on every e-learning course. Look instead for opportunities to leverage resources that already exist.
If one of your subject matter experts has been preparing for a live presentation, plan to record it and repurpose it. Don’t just repurpose it in its original state though; look for opportunities to repackage it so that it takes advantage of the elearning media; pair the recorded audio with demonstrative visuals or animations, add some interactivity, a quiz, and an opportunity to practice the skills learned, for example.
Consider repackaging it into bite-sized pieces as well. An hour-long presentation need not stay an hour long. Look for opportunities to break that content into 10-minute or even 6-minute bursts that capture key points and practical, actionable takeaways into short segments that are easy to digest.
Releasing a new policy? One that everyone in the firm needs to be aware of? Don’t just ask your colleagues to read it and sign-off that they’ve received and understood it. Leverage it into a brief e-learning module that illustrates the key points through scenarios that depict real-life dilemmas and real implications. Allow participants to practice applying the policy – and verify their successful completion electronically.
Finally, look for opportunities to leverage existing on-demand programs that complement or supplement your existing training opportunities. For example, to educate your associates on timekeeping best practices, or how to effectively manage assignments, or how to work effectively with multiple supervisors, consider leveraging off-the-shelf-and-customizable resources, like LawFirmElearning’s QuickCustom™ or Respectful Workplace series.
Opportunities abound to repurpose great content into something more.
Where do you see opportunities to apply leverage?
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