Date : Monday 22 April, 2013 \ Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Traditional learning environments are set to become a thing of the past, as the international training market looks to more innovative ways to use technology. E-learning environments are becoming more popular, due in the most part to their ability to save time and time for employees and employers alike.
The benefits for e-learning vs. traditional learning environments are many. Below is a list of the main reasons more and more organisations are choosing to use online training programs.
1. Cost savings
According to Training Magazine, businesses can save up to 70% on training cost due to the elimination of travel expenses. E-learning allows staff to complete their training onsite, at home or anywhere they can access a computer, so there’s no need to outlay money for travel, accommodation and incidentals.
2. Relevance of information
While text books and printed material is difficult to keep constantly up to date, technology allows online training materials to be updated in real time. This means you’re getting the most current information, and with regulations and compliance requirements changing regularly, this is a very important factor.
3. Immediate learning
Delivery training over the internet means that learning can begin in just a few clicks of your mouse. There’s no need to waste time travelling to and from a destination, the learning environment is accessible wherever there is an internet connection.
4. Convenience and flexible
Work/life balance is an important consideration for employers and employees alike, so the added demands of keeping up to date with training can seem like a burden for workers. With e-learning, they can undertake their training from home, site or on the road.
5. Self Directed employees are more engaged
The use of technology allows learning to be fun, and therefore more engaged. By allowing employees to work at their own pace and controlling the ‘when, where and how’ of their training, it keeps them in control, making them more likely to engage with the content.
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