Mandatory short burst courses and attention from the top are key.
The past couple years have shown that learning in a fully remote environment leaves a lot to be desired compared with in-person learning. Among school-age students, for instance, remote learning has been associated with lower test scores and has had negative effects on social, emotional, physical and mental health.
It’s reasonable to wonder if those negative effects are the result of the general disruption and confusion from the pandemic. Unfortunately, well before the pandemic many fully online learning offerings saw shockingly low completion rates.
Does this mean that all workforce learning should be 100% in person? No. But there are a few best practices for training in a remote or hybrid environment that will make a significant difference.