While traditional training programs are still present in every business organization, several companies are also offering online learning courses to improve their employees’ skills and provide them with industry updates and further knowledge to help them perform better in their current roles which, consequently, benefits the company.
For companies that are considering offering online training courses to their employees, below is a list of some of the many advantages both the business and their employees can stand to gain from an e-learning platform.
An online training course does not involve a lot of costs that would usually come with traditional classroom training, such as travel, learning materials, venue, and catering. Unlike PowerPoint presentations and printed training materials, modules in online courses can be updated easily and quickly without involving additional costs.
Online training does not require a fixed schedule, so employees can browse through the materials or watch the lecture videos whenever they’re not too busy at work, during their break, or even at home. And since all of the materials can be rewinded, replayed, or re-read, online courses make it impossible for employees not to absorb the information within their reach 24/7.
Most online courses are also accessible on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, so it is very convenient for employees to access the materials even when they are not in the office. Instead of taking the employees away from their desks to attend to a training, they can continue to work their usual shifts and virtually attend their training when their schedule permits.
Online courses provide assessment tests the results of which can be seen immediately after taking them. And since everything is connected online, management can also view the scores of their employees real-time and accurately track their individual progress.
Eliminating the use of printed manuals, it is now a lot easier for employees to go back to certain topics they need to review by simply performing a search within the online course. Also, there is no more need to take down notes since you can easily go back to the resources. And you will need not fear losing your references because these are all online!
By using various learning tools that engage the learners, the e-learning platform makes it easier for employees to retain the information and skills they acquire from online courses. Having videos, interactive slides, and games incorporated in online courses makes learning more fun for employees, so they are actually better able to remember what they learned from these.
It is a fact that not everyone is the same when it comes to learning pace. What one employee might find easy could be challenging for another. This becomes an issue during traditional classroom training. If you have difficulty keeping up with the trainer’s pace, chances are, your score will not be as good as the others. Online courses address this issue and makes it possible for everyone to learn from the training because everyone is given the opportunity to fully understand every part of the course at their own pacing.
No doubt, online courses are a great investment for business owners. If you haven’t tried e-learning for your employees, this is a great time to try it out and see how effective it is in improving their performance and productivity.
Michelle Gonzalez has been writing for SMEs across the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK for the last five years. She is a highly-experienced blogger and SEO copywriter, writing business blogs for various industries such as marketing, law, health and wellness, beauty, and education, particularly on e-learning platforms such as www.teachable.com
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