Life is all about learning new things every day. From academics to career growth, it is learning that keeps us moving. Learning barriers impacts our learning and growth. And these barriers are not confined only to academics. Let us see what are those and how LMS helps to overcome these.
Corporate employees also face these learning barriers in their working profession. Be it learning new skills or any training, there is always a possibility of barriers that can cause hindrances. These learning barriers are faced by most in some form or other.
Let us try to understand these barriers and see how LMS can overcome these barriers.
Lack of interest
This is the primary and most important factor that interrupts the learning process. Surely every one of us would have experienced this in our learnings. Disinterest towards any particular subject or finding makes it very boring.
The reasons can vary from person to person. It can be teaching methods, trainers, approaches, or the personal choice that makes it boring and thus people tend to lose interest.
When it comes to corporate training, similar reasons can make an employee disinterested in training.
This is an external factor and can be overcome. The courses, contents, can be made interesting for the learner. Innovative methods such as diversifying the learning sources can be utilized to make the learning interesting. Discussions to involve the learners and keep them engaged and make the process interactive.
Lack of focus
The lack of interest leads to a lack of focus. Apart from interest, other factors that cause distractions can be, for example, the content could be unorganized, vague, theoretical, etc. These impairments fail to hold the learner’s attention towards the course and thus they lose focus.
This can however be corrected by curating engaging content. The content should create an urge in the learner towards training. The curiosity thus generated would keep the trainees attentive towards the training.
Fear of failure
For some, it is the fear of failure that resists them from learning. The thought that they might fail in the course they do not attend it. The main reason behind this is the lack of confidence. The lacking confidence makes the learner conscious about the results without even attending the course.
This can be overcome by building confidence. Confidence can be built by letting the learner learn on their own. There can be levels created so that with each level that they cross they gain confidence. This would make the training more fun and keep the trainees self-motivated.
Resistance to new learning and failure to see the potential
These two are interlinked. Sometimes the employees show disinterest in learning new skills because they do not find them good enough. They do not realize its importance and thus become reluctant towards attending the training.
This can however be eliminated by incentivizing the trainees with lucrative offers. It can be certifications, awards, recognitions, that would add value to their career and profile and would help them grow in the future.
How LMS will help to overcome the challenges?
Now that we know that most of the corporates are adopting LMS (Learning Management System) for employee training. The obvious question that arises is that can these solutions be applied to LMS. surprisingly the answer is yes. All these can impairments can be eliminated and the solutions can be well accommodated in the following ways:
- Lack of Interest: Discussions groups can be created with the LMS platform, different sources and references can be added, such as videos, ppts, etc. to make the course interactive and interesting.
- Lack of Focus: The content can be enriched from time to time, it can be organized, categorized, and explained in detail. Microlearning through LMS helps a lot in regards to this.
- Fair of Failure: The gamification feature of LMS keeps the employees self-motivated.
- Resistant to new learning and failure to see the potential: The certifications, incentives, awards, etc. are well-incorporated features of LMS.
LMS thus removes all the learning barriers and makes the training more feasible and also gives the flexibility to attend the training and upskill the workforce.