Why elearning trumps face-to-face training
Shaping the future of learning
As elearning providers, we’re slightly biased as to why we think it's so great. But there’s no denying that it has plenty of advantages over face-to-face training.
Key advantages of elearning over traditional face-to-face training
For one thing, with elearning you can ensure consistency on a global scale, confident in the belief that everyone has had the same experience. It also suits a modern workforce, particularly when delivered in HTML5 to work cross-device and with added gamification.
Microlearning is growing in relevance and elearning is perfect for this, as it can be chunked into bite-sized pieces and returned to frequently for better retention. As people move away from a model of cramming knowledge to pass a test and then forgetting it after a short period, elearning has the advantage that it can be used directly at the point of need.
If elearning takes the trump card, does that mean the end for face-to-face elearning?
We're not endorsing the complete removal of face-to-face training from the world. Undeniably, there’s some things face-to-face training just is better for, such as learning a physical skill, like knife skills for a chef.
But learners will get much more out of a blend that combines both digital and face-to-face training so that they have a holistic experience that fits into the modern definition of learning. Download our guide to designing blended learning.