OpenSesame is building an online marketplace for buying and selling off-the-shelf elearning courses. As we work with course developers, the most common question we hear is, “What courses are in demand?” Here is the product of our latest research. Make these the fodder for your New Year’s resolutions!
The Top 10 eLearning Topics for 2011
- Project Management: Build courses that help companies improve their processes and train their employees to save time, get work done and meet customers’ expectations.
- Time Management: The connected, multitasking employee wonders to him or herself: “I’ve got so much to do! How do I make a work plan and prioritize tasks? I wish there was a great elearning course to learn these skills!”
- Customer Service & Listening: Build great customer service courses, and we’ll all thank you next time we call the cable company or our flight is cancelled.
- Business Communication, Writing & Etiquette: Todays employess dont alwys have gr8t writing skillz. Or experience with formal communication. Maybe it’s because of all the texting.
- Leadership, Supervisory & Team-Building Skills: Build courses that enable companies to develop better managers and productive, collaborative teams.
- Fostering Innovation: Do you have great ideas on how to foster creative workplaces? Fortune 500 companies worldwide would like to know about them!
- Desktop Application Skills: Learning how to use Microsoft Office is still the most in-demand basic desktop training subject.
- Workplace Safety: Safe use of vehicles and tools, creating ergonomically correct workplaces and preventing OSHA violations are always popular elearning topics.
- Software & Web Development: And specifically web security! In the era of WikiLeaks, companies want to train their workforce to build secure networks and analyze possible risks.
- Compliance: With increasing requirements for companies to meet compliance regulations, both universally applicable and industry-specific, buyers need courses on topics such as sexual harassment prevention, HIPAA compliance and hazardous materials handling.