You may have read a lot about the rise in popularity of e-learning across industries - but why are businesses choosing to train their staff in this particular way? What is it about e-learning that makes it worth embracing?
There are so many compelling factors driving the adoption of online learning for training and development. But, to get you excited, here are just five reasons why this cloud technology is all the rage right now and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
Large corporates were once e-learning's exclusive customers. But times have changed. As the technology becomes more accessible, nowadays even start-up companies can comfortably fit learning management systems and online courses into their budget.
e-learning isn't just affordable to integrate, maintain and update - it also saves you a considerable amount of money in the long run as you won't need to shell out hundreds of pounds to send staff on training days. Instead, you can let them learn in-house or on the go via mobile devices.
Flexible and fun
e-learning offers employees a welcome sense of flexibility whilst they learn, helping to make the experience more engaging and enjoyable from start to finish.
Instead of being tied into a dull training programme that lasts forever and a day, staff can learn when they like, on whatever device they wish to use. There's a melting pot of content types to keep things entertaining too, as staff are able to interact with videos, articles, quizzes and much, much more…
The digital nature of e-learning allows data to be effectively collated, stored and analysed. Companies can use this information to determine which parts of their learning content are working - enabling them to tweak things where necessary. With a modern LMS, you can quickly and easily ensure constant improvement to your training.
The measurable data that e-learning provides also lets business owners and managers see which staff are benefitting from the programme, including who has learned what information and when they learnt it. Management reporting keeps you up to date on your staff's progress, and allows you to address any issues promptly.
We all absorb information in different ways. With e-learning, staff can access learning according to their preferences, meaning they can learn all the same information as everyone else - only in their chosen way. Varying content to suit multiple learner types ultimately means better results.
Employers can also revamp the content of their learning programmes to make it relevant to hot topics and current industry trends, ensuring staff always remain one step ahead of the latest developments.
Global, multicultural solutions
Modern e-learning is a global education solution - offering companies the option to translate their content into whatever language their employees may need. This can help to teach staff in a more effective way, and, depending on the nature of the business, may even help to build bridges with stakeholders from other cultures.
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