Web-based learning has become famous for remote training because it helps ‘anytime and anywhere’ accessibility both to the learners as well as mentors. Maulik Patel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Click Matix, points out the fact that they can simply train using any device of their choice even when they’re traveling is—by far—the most convenient feature of all. This accessibility allows them to design courses and open it from anywhere and on any screen.
Patel specifically puts a spotlight on one of the most useful tools during this ongoing global health crisis, Zoom. It’s widely used, and most people can easily adapt to it and focus on the idea of actually learning something. It’s a disaster when an organization tries a new tool that no one is familiar with and half the time is spent on troubleshooting said program. It’s a huge time saver when you start with the right meeting tool.
In hindsight, we also see a lot of companies create training videos and host them on a private platform for their team. They normally produce visual content for digital marketing topics for all types of businesses and organizations. In the aforementioned Click Matix’s case, they host their training videos on Vimeo and then use LearnDash in WordPress to create the dashboard for the students to log in to.
This is just one concrete example of how eLearning tools help the business sector. So, to highlight other reasons and examples, we’ve interviewed our friends from various industries to know more about their personal experience and how they benefited from this type of technology.
Hiring and Onboarding Process for New Employees
As a business owner, I can confirm that it’ll continue its development and will become more personalized. Due to COVID-19 and its economic impact, most of the world is shifting online, meaning that hiring and onboarding for new members remotely as well.
In order to optimize the process, companies will use eLearning more intensively. The popularity will rise for software like Moodle and similar solutions. This shouldn’t come as a surprise at all, as the eLearning platforms allow organizing internal development courses within the company.
They cover all the learning needs starting from streaming lectures and attaching additional internal documents to automatic tests grading. As there’s a demand for digital learning for companies that haven’t used remote learning before, we’ll definitely see the rise of eLearning platforms next year.
– Stewart Dunlop, Founder of LinkBuilder
Technical Training for Employees
Employees and managers obtain necessary skills from eLearning programs. These skills translate as greater productivity, better performance, and greater profits for a business. Rapid developments and upgrades are common in almost every technology in the world. Hence, eLearning allows a business to take that technical advantage over its competitors. A business that innovates quickly usually makes an unforgettable mark in its field.
– Shiv Gupta, Chief Executive Office of Incrementors Web Solutions
Cost-Efficient Training Tool
eLearning can really ring an extra level of training and advancement to companies who don’t have as big a budget. Allowing training to be done in house is a massive cost saver for smaller business, while allowing them to still develop their teams.
It’s a far cheaper alternative than sending people to conferences and team building, and especially in the current socially distancing climate is a way to still engage teams with more knowledge, while face to face conferences aren’t really able to happen right now. On top of this many companies are facing shortfalls, while also facing the need to learn many new skills, so eLearning is the perfect way to do this.
– Daniel Foley, Founder of Daniel Foley SEO
Quantitative and Qualitative Gains
eLearning brings a range of quantitative and qualitative gains for the business industry. To quantitative gains belong reduced training time and costs, increased training coverage of employees, higher employee productivity, and revenue per employee.
As for qualitative gains, eLearning provides a higher training impact due to diverse, interactive, and personalized learning content for the effective bridging of employee skill gaps and better knowledge retention and regulatory compliance, which creates more opportunities for employee growth. As a result, the opportunity for business expansion is unlocked.
– Stacy Matyl, Marketing Specialist of ScienceSoft
Overall Workflow Improvement
eLearning has been attracting a lot of attention in present digital times. Well, it’s a fast-emerging resource for business too. Here are some of the ways in which eLearning can help the business industry:
You can upgrade your skills from eLearning courses. They help you steal the technical edge over your rivals. eLearning helps you innovate rapidly.
eLearning also enhances your business workflow. It helps bridge numerous skill gaps. For instance, when employees complete an eLearning course, they’re trained on using a specific technology or internal process that leads to quality execution of business activities.
Lastly, eLearning is a convenient business solution as online courses can be accessed from anywhere, anytime and from any device, be it a cellphone, a tablet, or a laptop. Moreover, eLearning is personalized. This means that you can choose your study pace, skip topics that you are proficient in or repeat a lesson that you failed to comprehend.