Using eLearning to Promote Classroom Sessions

“What’s in it for me” is a common mantra for learners, especially because they probably have more pressing things to take care of. Your upcoming training session is competing for their time and attention.

In order to grab potential attendees’ attention for an upcoming face-to-face workshop, I recently used Articulate Storyline to create a brief online quiz (click this link if you have 3 minutes and want to take it for a test drive).

eLearning Promo

Putting together a short, fun online activity can do several things for you:

  1. Creates intrigue as learners get a small taste of what’s to come.
  2. Creates a greater sense of urgency for your content, especially if learners take a quiz like this and realize their New Employee Orientation program (or whatever your content might be) is simply “average” or “needs some work”.
  3. Gets your learners invested in your content before you session even begins (“how exactly can I go from “average” to “world class”?).

Even if you develop in-house training sessions that people are required to attend, creating a sense of intrigue and urgency can help your colleagues get excited to set aside some time for your next workshop.

Have you found other creative ways to engage your audience and promote your training sessions? Let’s hear about them in the comment section.

Know someone who might be need a little inspiration to promote their training sessions? Pass this post along to them!


Interested re-imagining and revising your New Employee Orientation so that it can truly be world class, inspiring your new employees as they begin their journey with your organization?

Join phase(two)learning’s Michelle Baker and me in Indianapolis on March 9-10 for a New Employee Orientation re-design workshop that will be one part networking event, one part learning lab.

Contact me at brian@endurancelearning.com or click here for more information.

 

2 thoughts on “Using eLearning to Promote Classroom Sessions

  1. Brian, I love this idea. Mike Culligan from LINGOs Last Mile Learning program used something similar (calling it a “Cosmo Quiz”) to promote engagement with a free learning path on financial management for NGOs working in development (see the LINGOs post about it… we also used it to help raise resources for translation) https://lingos.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/financially-fluent-in-multiple-languages/

    We look forward to seeing how others are engaging their learning audiences and promoting learning!
    MA

    • Thanks Marian. Yes, this is completely ripped off from Mike “Cosmo Sex Quiz” Culligan.

      I just think it’s more engaging than a simple email that says: come to my training session.

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