Is eLearning better than instructor-led training? I don’t believe so. Most research shows eLearning and instructor-led training to be equivalent in their effectiveness. However, there are some situations where eLearning is the only viable option.
Your organization may benefit from eLearning for these reasons:
eLearning allows employees to learn on demand – at their pace, anywhere, anytime, as their schedule allows.
eLearning has global reach. It is accessible to geographically dispersed audiences across different time zones and can be translated to multiple languages, while simultaneously tracking results.
eLearning courses offer a consistent experience for all employees, regardless of location.
Current eLearning technology provides unlimited opportunity to increase Learner engagement with realistic scenarios that facilitate learning by doing, allowing hands-on practice in a simulated environment.
eLearning provides a safe environment to make decisions and take calculated risks, without judgment or public embarrassment of failure.
6. Easily Repeated
Employees can return to review specific components as needed.
7. Time and Cost Savings
A well-designed eLearning course delivers key information in significantly less time than classroom training, without the expense of instructors and printed materials.
To remain relevant, eLearning courses are easily refreshed with recent news examples, case studies, scenarios, and images. The main course components can stay in place, while delivering a seemingly new course.