Having worked numerous polling stations as election judges, we at SLI Compliance are acutely aware of the dedication to the democratic process that new and returning poll workers bring. Poll workers reflect the community they serve, and differ in terms of age, background, prior experience with elections, familiarity with computers, and availability outside of election days, along with numerous other variables.
We understand that a successful eLearning solution must reflect the diversity of such an audience. When developing your eLearning solution, we will consider the following:
- Availability: Some workers may be able to take your eLearning in one sitting, whereas others will be taking it in intervals when they have time. Our team will make sure the eLearning allows for bookmarking and tracking learner progress. This way, your new staff can choose how much training they take at a time. Alternatively, the role-specific content may be provided to the learners as a series of succinct micro-courses.
- Tech-Savvy: All staff will need to have access to computers or tablets to take the training, but you can’t bank on their familiarity with these devices. Planning for your eLearning to be easily accessible is imperative. What does this mean? Complicated navigation can overshadow the content of the eLearning. We will work with you to ensure the user experience and navigation are intuitive and easy to understand. This includes easy access on the delivery platform (your elections website, your learning management system, or similar), minimal clicks to get to the eLearning, obvious and large links/buttons to select, and simple instructions.
- Cultural Diversity: We make sure every eLearning solution reflects the cultural diversity of your audience. You do not want to undercut the democratic vision of the electoral process by over or under-representing the makeup of your communities.
- Neutrality: We understand the importance of neutrality and making sure that your visual interface does not appear to favor the colors of any one political party or candidate. This likely eliminates a dominant red or blue interface.