Your guide to Employee-generated Learning
Employee-generated Learning will open up a whole new world for you. A world of reduced learning costs, always-up-to-date courses, and the ability to create learning content 5 times faster. Let us show you around.
Welcome to the realm of Employee-generated Learning
Your employees are experts: nobody understands your business better than they do. Why not let them create and maintain learning content themselves? This is precisely what the Employee-generated Learning (EGL) realm is all about. EGL is a learning and development methodology that shifts the responsibility for creating learning content from instructional designers to employees. And thanks to that shift, this method will help you to reduce learning costs, maintain courses in just a few clicks, and create content in no time.
Create courses in no time
In a typical setup, an instructional designer interviews employees to access their expertise. They use employees’ knowledge to design a course, and then return to them to have them review it. This process may be repeated a few times before the content is ready to be published. With this way of working, it can take up to hundreds of hours just to create one hour of e-learning. In the world of Employee-generated Learning, however, subject matter experts are the ones who create learning content. Imagine how much faster that process would be.
Spend less money
Employee-generated Learning turns subject matter experts into owners of learning content creation. They use their own expertise as a source of input for e-learning. To create a course with EGL, you will only need a few subject matter experts and iterations before a course is ready to be published. And with the ability to create courses quickly and at a lower cost, you’re able to scale your learning too. Doesn’t that make you want to start today?
Keep courses up to date
The longer the process to create a course is, the higher the chances are that content is out of date by the time it reaches learners. Updating courses can be difficult and expensive. Employee-generated Learning content is maintained and updated in the same way it’s created: by handing responsibility to the subject matter experts. They know exactly when a course needs updating. With a simple to use e-learning authoring tool, your subject matter experts can update a course in just a few clicks. And you won’t be surprised by hidden additional costs.
Create an inspiring learning culture
Employee-generated Learning lets employees learn from each other, empowers them, and helps them inspire each other to keep on developing and growing. This type of employee-to-employee learning through EGL will promote a learning culture within your team or company. Apart from that, it will turn employees into owners of their own growth. Having a strong and inspiring learning culture leads to better business outcomes and will strengthen your organization.
Expand your L&D department’s capacity
Can your L&D department only create a fraction of the needed learning content? For example because they are understaffed? Back up the department with Employee-generated Learning. With subject matter experts’ hands on deck, you can expand your capacity significantly. You’ll be able to meet way more e-learning needs, fast.
Want to get started with EGL?
The Employee-generated Learning landscape might look different than what your organization is used to. We get that. This approach of learning and development will require a shift in your team’s and business’ mindset. To help you make that shift, we give you 5 tips for implementing Employee-generated Learning and some additional benefits of moving to EGL.
Use a zero learning curve authoring tool, like Easygenerator
Likely, your subject matter experts don’t have any experience with creating e-learning. To help them out, you need to make it as simple as possible. Choose a tool that allows them to focus on creating courses based on their expertise without having to take time to learn how to use it. Like Easygenerator. On our blog, you can read all about how to equip employees with the right tools, including ours.
Employee-generated Learning customer stories
Various companies have reaped the benefits of our Employee-generated Learning methodology. Want to see what those advantages have done for them? Read their stories to find out, and to discover what EGL could entail for you.