With being vast and having an expanding platform, E-learning will produce great results if one knows how to effectively use it in industries. It also becomes significant to understand the types of different goals and its unique differences – in EHS and OHS, each goal has its own objectives.
As professionals, everyone can take out a minute and plan a roadmap to guide from start to finish because E-learning has become a new go-to option for everyone – most common and well-set goals meet the criteria for setting effective E-learning goals.
The current state of technology and platform choices make it easier for universities in this position to take quick actions. Had the coronavirus crisis occurred a decade ago, such institutions would have been completely crippled. Today, we have extensive broadband access, reliable communications tools, user-friendly video conferencing, and widespread smartphone adoption.
Getting the industries comfortable with the medium is the first step — if possible, seeking help from industries that hold expertise in EHS and OHS to train the group on what it means to teach effectively in an online setting remains key.
When it comes to industrial safety, identifying, avoiding, and reducing/controlling hazards remains an important aspect for everyone – management, supervisors, employees have a role to play. To identify hazards in the workplace, listing down and recording previous incidents, near-misses, injuries, illnesses, fatalities, and other damages will help in identifying potential hazards.
E-learning can fulfill certain objectives when needed –
- Better accessibility and flexibility of E-learning courses provide satisfying learning experience
- With appropriate audience assessments, individuals can reflect, apply and test their understandings
- Evolution in the industrial arena happens through “punctuated equilibrium” – long periods of slow change interspersed with occasional moments of rapid adaptation. E-learning helps as content transfer happens without significant loss of experience
The micro-learning approach has proven to be particularly useful, as it enables employees to fit learning into their busy schedules, and every learner gets the required knowledge.
In the safety arena, top objectives that it can fulfill are –
- Information accessibility – students can easily access learning content anytime and anywhere.
- Another possible advantage of information accessibility is that learning technologies can serve learners’ special needs.
- Adaptivity and adaptability – it is very difficult to accommodate teaching approaches, content presentation, and learning pathways to an individual learner in a traditional learning mode, but this is quite possible in e-learning.
- Efficient interaction – e-learning can provide additional and alternative interaction opportunities out of campus and normal work hours.
- Teaching and learning in a synchronous or an asynchronous mode – learners and teachers can choose the most appropriate method to deliver and receive learning content.
Supply chains are evolving in response to digitalization – one can make the parts “smart” and let the digital approaches evolve.
E-learning for industrial professionals means correct application of the content knowledge. The courses mainly engage instructions – reflects on the outcomes of actions in conjunction with the course content.
As industrial approaches evolve and tasks progress, for safety, E-learning fulfills all the key prerequisites. eLearning helps master job juggles and makes this multi-tasking possible without taking its toll on health and efficiency. That further encourages safety in the industrial learning, enables a smooth pursuit of knowledge and creates a comfortable learning environment while keeping everything else balanced (with the pace and time yours to choose).