The benefits of elearning
Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC
Simply, elearning is any learning content, delivered digitally. With rapid advancements in technology, along with higher levels of personalisation, the benefits of elearning are becoming greater. Whether off-the-shelf elearning or a custom solution, there are many great benefits of elearning for your workforce.
Key benefits of elearning include:
- Learning effectiveness
- High level reporting
- Access to updated content
- Fast delivery
- Reduced costs
- Low environmental impact
Elearning is particularly suited to the millennial workforce as career values go beyond remuneration alone, there is a strong self-driven individual appetite to continually learn.
With elearning, the knowledge is always available at the employee's disposal – this gives them better access to subjects they are interested in, often going beyond those that simply benefit them at work. The on-demand nature of elearning also improves employee retention by allowing learners flexibility with the timing and delivery of learning experiences.
Is elearning suitable for your needs?
Firstly, when establishing your learning requirements, decide what your specific learning objectives are.
Secondly, determine the audience.
- How many learners?
- How would you roll this out, considering downtime with learning method options presented?
- What is your timeframe for your desired learning impact?
- What will you want to measure - and how?
- What learning would come next - and when?
Library or off-the-shelf learning content is hugely popular and cost efficient, yet bespoke learning may be more suited to your organisation’s needs. elearning has become more personalised and interactive, providing a much-improved user-journey and faster learning methodology in comparison with traditional learning approaches.
As elearning allows you to simply plug-in to your learning, taking it when, where and in a format you prefer, it also empowers quick learners to complete courses faster, therefore enhancing productivity. elearning brings other advantages like access to and endorsement by subject matter and industry experts.
Will elearning provide adequate learning impact?
Employee learning should be highly relevant to the individual and the role. It should engage and have measurable outcomes that will directly benefit the organisation. With elearning, employers have the benefit of reporting tools to analyse learning goals achieved by the employee. The measurement of learner behaviour should take place over weeks and months following the initial training. The chosen data to measure will indicate where learners are developing well or are challenged, allowing organisations to respond to learners’ needs.
Recommended methods of measuring behaviour include a blend of observations and interviews. Also, put new skills to test and allow individuals to demonstrate what they know.
See some examples:
Rolls Royce: A multi-device and personalised learning solution that has gamification techniques at its heart.
EasyJet Onboarding: A blended approach that helps get 1,500 new recruits a year up to speed, with a sustainable solution.
As a HR leader, you should hold people accountable for improving their skills, and offer them the support they need to be effective and continually grow.
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