5 benefits of elearning

5 Reasons Why Elearning is Beneficial for Organizations

Tedious seminars are out, elearning is in.

Breakthrough elearning solutions are earning a seal of approval for organizations looking to develop best-in-class training for both new hires and current employees. Leading organizations are stepping away from old school learning strategies that don’t maximize learning effectiveness, and instead adopting elearning into their training process. Why the shift? Customized elearning solutions enable organizations to proactively and efficiently equip employees with specialized knowledge and expertise to perform at their best. Additionally, leveraging a digital learning (elearning) approach allows management to gain insights on their organization by measuring their staff’s knowledge and productivity.

While online training comes in different forms, the outcomes are consistent when done correctly. Listed below are 5 core benefits of elearning for organizations:

Standardized Training:

Companies consolidate their content onto a platform to train staff consistently. Online learning is easily accessible and completed at the individual level. Elearning training methods give organizations confidence that their staff, whether in the same department, or in a different office internationally, are receiving the same level of training that traditional methods, such as seminars, do not provide. Elearning solutions are consistent amongst all users.
Overall: faster delivery time, compliance

Train New Hires, Faster:

Instead of exhausting the training process, organizations can provide online onboarding with information about different departments, company structure and clients. Expanding companies can involve elearning training for their new hires, which lessens resources needed to facilitate and run training sessions.
Overall: getting new hires trained faster, while using less resources.

Increase Productivity and Performance:

An elearning solution allows employees to access material from anywhere, at anytime. Offering an online alternative gives staff the ability to take training courses during lower production periods, instead of attending in-person seminars. Elearning solutions provide staff with resources they require to increase performance.
Overall: Give staff access to resources that they can benefit from

Gain Insight:

Managers use online training courses as a method to find out more about their staff and department. Elearning methods include assessments that measure users’ progress in the content and understanding of the material. Quantitative based assessments show employees’ level of understanding of the content. Qualitative based assessments or responses allow employees to provide management insight on their experiences and examples of their team.
Overall: Management can find opportunities that can be used to improve the company, based on the responses given from staff.

Increase ROI:

Online training gives employees the resources to improve, which improves the organization and relationships with clients. ROI is increased when employees access the course. Training employees increases their performance, which produces results in projects or sales. Any time an employee logs into the course, the organization’s ROI increases, as it will result in the overall production of the company.
Overall: Investing in elearning training is investing in your company (more here)

If your company is in a high growth phase and seeking new staff, evaluate your training process and consider the benefits of elearning solutions. Internal online training uses less resources, increases productivity, and ROI.

Take a look at my follow-up blog regarding the main reasons why elearning solutions can benefit your employees.

Mitchelle Boyle

Digital Marketing Specialist at Learnkit
Learnkit works with industry leading businesses and top academic institutions to create innovative custom elearning that delivers measurable, real world results
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