Technology has driven many of the most significant business developments of the 21st century, converting and channelling information into a digital format. This has revolutionised the way in which companies operate, communicate and train up their staff – and many of these changes have happened so fast we've barely had time to process them.
Many modern business owners struggle to remember how they coped without digital tools. But in this constantly-frantic, ever-growing environment, it's worth taking a moment to pause and reflect on how much digitisation has actually achieved.
Here, we examine the specific ways in which businesses have benefitted from the rise of e-learning.
Digitisation of learning processes
Whilst many industries were subject to digitisation decades ago, it took slightly longer for the learning sector to embrace and utilise computer-based information. e-learning emerged in its embryonic form in the 1980s and 90s , but was considered a luxury by many until the noughties.
As the capability of machines increased and companies quickly switched over from paper to computer for their day-to-day processes, workplace training soon began to develop into something seen as imperative. Organisations came to recognise digital training's essential benefits, allowing e-learning to shed its tag as an added extra for those companies with cash to spare.
The major benefits of digitisation
The digitisation of learning has benefitted modern businesses in multiple ways – all of which can be grouped together under three distinctive areas: time-saving, feedback, and cost-efficiency.
Corporations have gained from the high speeds of digital learning platforms – allowing their staff to learn at a faster pace in a shorter timescale. Computer-based training programmes are also much quicker and easier to curate and modify, offering organisations an efficient, simple way to create and construct course content.
Secondly, the inclusion of management reporting and monitoring services has allowed learning and development professionals to determine the value of their training courses. It is now possible to analyse staff progress and see which learning assets are most effective – facilitating superior programme improvements.
And finally, cost-efficiencies can be measured in any number of ways. There's reduced staff travel, less need for senior level supervision, new ability to repeat training without incurring additional costs, and the option to re-use digital learning assets in different courses. Revision of subject matter is also made easier and more accessible.
Learn with Mobile: The next stage of digitisation
For all the fantastic developments we've enjoyed due to digitisation, there is much, much more that has been left uncovered. Learn with Mobile is a perfect case in point.
It's true that many businesses are set in their ways in terms of training and appear hesitant to welcome the next wave of changes. But we know not all leaders adopt this conventional line of thought.
Learn with Mobile doesn't just offer training that's quick, responsive and affordable – it's also customisable, multi-lingual, portable, flexible and scalable. In short, it integrates digital into the modern working environment, making e-learning a truly intuitive and personalised experience.
Find out more about the next stage of digitisation and discover its capability to completely transform training.
If you're looking to educate in a fresh, affordable, and rewarding way, check out fully mobile responsive e-learning solutions using Learn with Mobile. Get started for free right now, or call the Ambidect team on +44 (0)1260 221292 if you have any questions.