Accessibility and Convenience.
E-learning materials can be permanently accessible. This allows people to learn the topics at their own pace and in the way that is most convenient for them. In addition, unlike face-to-face training, it allows employees who learn more quickly to complete training earlier and gain productivity. It should be noted that employees located in remote locations have access to training with the same consistency as if they were working at headquarters. Finally, taking into account that people currently work very often, in different time zones or shifts, the fact that the learning tools are available 24/7 allows companies to provide training without taking in account to those limitations.
E-Learning format allows us to quickly communicate new policies/rules or ideas, disseminate new concepts and train new skills or reinforce existing ones. Done in a base model, where, we easily can update the contents.
Improving teaching methods.
Researchers have shown that gamification increases participant involvement and retention. Thanks to the dozens of sophisticated learning tools currently available, it is simpler to introduce gamification into employee training programs. Employees can participate in a kind of contest, creating a healthy competitiveness and promoting enthusiasm for learning. But it's not just about gamification. E-Learning also helps with the use of personalized study materials and interactive formats. From the employer's point of view, they now have a reliable way to relate competencies to the achievement of learning objectives by participants.
Increase Collaboration and Reach.
With e-Learning, it is possible to instantly access employees in different locations, departments, teams. In addition to allowing teams located in different locations to participate in real-time problem-solving challenges. These tools also bring other advantages such as instant connectivity with experts on a given topic, regardless of their location. It is a double winning relationship with employers and employees involved in training.
More environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
Companies have significant costs with conventional training. Usually, money is spent on traveling, instructor time and with documentation printing. E-Learning is not only cheaper, but also more environmentally friendly. In terms of costs, companies no longer have to deal with travel expenses, room rentals, and other associated logistics costs. The cost with instructors and with programs development are done only once, provided that, the same material can be reused with different groups. Finally, from the moment the training goes into electronic format, paper and ink consumption is significantly reduced. All this brings to an organization a significant cost reduction.
Suitable for Millennials (Generation Y).
Finally, one of the less mentioned benefits has to do with how much e-Learning is more suitable for the employees from the new generation. Today the best employees (and consequently the most disputed) choose companies not only for money issues but also for continuous learning. Based on a classroom context, employees are confined to a limited number of training programs in a specific time frame. With e-Learning, knowledge is available to people when they want, which allows them to access topics of interest to them. But which in the conventional format would not be a priority, because they do not have immediate application in their day to day work. This not only values the employee, as it can be a powerful resource to guarantee the retention of the best talent. The companies that provide their employees with quality eLearning and with valuable topics, relay greater loyalty of those who have a bigger sense of achievement of objectives and commitment in their work.
Activity Management and Measurement of the ROI.
Using a learning management system, we can easily assess employee's progress and get reports on their development. The company can create general learning objectives, allowing participants the freedom to manage the process of achieving their goals. It is also possible that at any time, verify each employee's commitment to their own development and also check in real time the effectiveness of a specific training program.