The Benefit of e-Learning
The benefit of e-learning over traditional classroom goes beyond flexibility and saving travel time and money. E-learning also delivers a level of consistency to your training programs that instructor-led training can't and makes it easy for employees to make learning a continuous part of their job, leading to improved performance and higher retention rates.
Corporate e-learning is designed to provide information that's current, relevant and not just easily accessible, but also easily transferable to employees' day-to-day jobs. Understanding the value of e-learning is the first step in defining why, when and how your company should use it.
Other key benefits of e-learning to consider include:
Reduced costs. Unlike classroom training, e-learning content can be accessed by multiple employees, in multiple locations at any point in time. Every time an employee accesses a course or other e-learning asset, your ROI improves because your cost to provide that specific course or asset remains the same.
Consistent quality. E-learning allows you to create a standard process for training and deliver a consistent experience with the learning content you provide. Even the best, most charismatic live instructors can have an off day, but e-learning materials are presented in the same way every time and to every learner.
Increased knowledge retention. Blended learning programs leverage the use of multiple learning modalities, like books, online courses and video, to reinforce key messages users need to retain. Add that to the ability to re-take all or part of a specific course and you better your chances that employees will apply the knowledge they learn to the jobs they're doing.
Just-in-time solutions. On demand access to online training and e-learning content allows employees to brush up on their skills by taking refresher courses and solve on-the-job problems in real time. The technology you choose can also make it possible for employees who can't find time to learn at work to take advantage of training when it's convenient.
Greater reach. Lower overall training and development costs allow you to build bigger and better learning programs that not only provide more content, but provide opportunities for more people with an organization to benefit from learning initiatives, which can boost productivity and employee engagement and lower turnover.