Elearning has been a viable replacement for traditional instructor-led training since the late nineties. From major corporations to respected universities, elearning adoption continues to grow.
People want to learn online
It comes as no surprise that elearning continues to be a growing trend around the world. In the digital age, people don’t go to the library or their bookshelf when they want to know something. Whether they need to define a word or know how to tile their bathroom floor, people are turning to popular search engines like Google, wikis like Wikipedia and even social media sites like Pinterest. One study stated that 76% of teachers are using Wikipedia in the classroom.
Unfortunately, not all of the information available online is vetted or accurate. Elearning meets the need for on-demand resources while providing quality content. Learning assets such as courses, videos, books, and guides provide employees with the on-the-job training they want from respected subject matter experts.
Elearning is ideal
for both employees and employers
Bringing employees to the training isn’t cost effective. When you factor in instructor time, travel and time away from work, traditional instructor-led training is expensive. Online learning brings training to employees, allowing them to access training anytime, anywhere. Elearning also helps companies stay competitive. As industries rapidly change, the nimble nature of online learning allows content to keep pace.
Not only does online learning save money, it also saves time. Elearning classes are 25 – 60% shorter in duration than classroom training. And the shorter courses are more engaging, increasing knowledge retention by as much as 60%.
Online learning can also increase job satisfaction and employee retention. Many employees leave their jobs because their position lacks opportunities for advancement and enrichment. Providing access to both formal training programs and on-demand resources allows employees to grow professionally.