5 Key Considerations While Building A Compliance Training App

5 Key Considerations While Building A Compliance Training App

Smartphones are an integral part of our lives. From getting a gist of the current affairs to banking and monetary transactions to business communications, the handheld device now handles many of our routine tasks. In most cases, there is even an app-specific to a particular area of interest. In addition, gaming apps too have been gaining great popularity. Statista predicts that by 2022 around 258.2 billion mobile apps will be downloaded to connected devices by consumers worldwide.  

Learning apps too have been gaining traction over the past years, allowing learners to learn at their own pace, anywhere-anytime and on the device of choice. Compliance is an important aspect in any structured organization. Compliance training mainly aims to make the employees ready to work in accordance to the industry defined laws, regulation and other organization-specific rules to perform well and without causing accidents. Combining the best of mobile apps and compliance training can give it better outreach and connect better with the learners who are highly dependent on their smartphones.  

But, app creation for learning has its own specifications and requirements. Here are 5 Key considerations while building a compliance training app.  

1.Screen Size 

Consider the devices on which the compliance training needs to be displayed and make the content as concise as possible. Try to stick to the key points and highlight the ones that are most tough to adhere to. Adding content in excess on an app defeats the whole purpose of opting for an app at the first place. An app for compliance training should be a quick reference point rather than a comprehensive guide. Additional links can be provided for more information.  

2.In-built Search 

The perk of an app is that it is easy to use and hence it makes it easier to find information as required. While providing a list of all the topics covered is a good way. Connect the app with the learning portal too giving the learners access to additional information. Having a smart in-built search option within the app can make the whole process easier in this respect 

3.Personalization 

Compliance requirements may differ for different roles or organizational levels. So, having a login-based bifurcation in terms of the content displayed can be of great assistance to learners who have less time to sort through less relevant content. In addition, there may be some security regulations that make certain topics to be accessible only to specific roles too that can hence be done through the login specified display. With an app, this level of personalization can be handled smoothly. The apps tracking facility can also be utilized to list the topics frequently and least searched too, giving scope to improve the training strategy in general 

4.Content Simplicity 

The content in an app as already discussed should be created considering the screen size. This however doesn’t mean that the content be turned into a complex Morse code. Instead as mobile apps are the go-to place for quick references and revisions, keep the content simple. Use story-telling or scenarios for the employees to relate better with the topic. Use branched scenarios and allow the learners to choose between right or wrong options each taking to a different series of actions and hence allowing the learners to learn what wrong choices can lead to.  

5.Games and Gamification 

Most learners today utilize mobile devices for playing simple to complex games during free time. Use this very attribute to create intriguing compliance-based games or integrate the ones readily available in the market with the existing learning strategy. Gamification too is a good way to engage learners, to inculcate a competitive attitude and to create an intrinsic drive within the learners.  

Compliance training using apps can give learners the much-needed flexibility. In addition, compliance training apps can contain real-life experience in creative formats allowing learners to relate with what they are learning. The provision to find additional information can drive informal learning and integration of social apps to communicate within the organization can initiate meaningful interactions and create a powerful learning arena. The basic idea behind using compliance training is all about making the learners aware about the standard compliance rules that must be followed in their particular role and using mobile apps can give them a sense of belonging (considering the demographic comprising the workforce today).  

Have you considered using a compliance training app? Drop us a message if you have any specific queries about the same.

Author:
Lokesh has over 12 years of experience in the IT industry with demonstrated success and experience in new product initiatives, product management, solution consulting and business analysis. He has successfully built 4 products from ground up. “Champions take their chances and pressure is a privilege” is a motto with which he likes to approach everything in life. He also runs a food chain by the name of “The Egglicious Café” and can be found on weekends at the outlets experimenting with different dishes and interacting with customers. In case of any queries, you can reach to him on lokesh.kumar@knowzies.com.

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