5 steps to implement online learning for the progressive health organisation

Tony Brennan

Step 1: Identify your learning goals.

Before you start throwing together a bunch of online courses willy-nilly, it's important to take a step back and figure out what exactly it is you want your team to learn. Do you want to improve patient outcomes? Increase efficiency in the workplace? Boost morale? Whatever it may be, make sure you have a clear understanding of your goals before moving forward.

Step 2: Choose your platform.

There are tons of great online learning platforms out there, so it's important to do your research and choose one that aligns with your goals and budget. Some popular generalist options include Coursera, Udemy, and LinkedIn Learning.  If you want a healthcare specialist platform, Talisium only does health.

Take some time to explore the different features and pricing options to find the best fit for your organisation.

Step 3: Create or curate your course content.

Now for the fun part! It's time to start putting together your online courses. You have a couple of options here: you can either create the content yourself, or curate it from external sources. If you decide to create the content yourself, make sure to keep it engaging and interactive. No one wants to sit through a boring PowerPoint presentation for hours on end. If you decide to curate your content, be sure to do thorough research and choose reputable sources.

Again, there are several platforms that include a selection of content that you can easily integrate for your workforce depending on your needs.  If you adopt a generalist platform, you will have access to a range of courses including some relevant to health. 

If you adopt a healthcare specialist platform like Talisium, you have access to the world's largest collection of micro skills courses and resources - all from the world's leaders in health.

Step 4: Promote and encourage participation.

Once your courses are up and running, it's important to let your team know about them and encourage participation. Consider sending out emails or setting up meetings to go over the different courses and how they can benefit the team. You could even incentivise participation by offering rewards for those who complete a certain number of courses.

Step 5: Evaluate and iterate.

Last but not least, it's important to regularly evaluate the effectiveness of your online learning program and make any necessary adjustments. Are your team members retaining the information they're learning? Are they finding the courses engaging and useful? Be sure to gather feedback and use it to continually improve your program.

Well, there you have it! Follow these 5 steps and you'll be well on your way to implementing a successful online learning program for your progressive health organisation. Happy learning!