Benefits of E-learning for Your Business
As the percentage of the tech-savvy employees rises in the workforce, the reliance on e-learning is increasing exponentially. However, there are also other reasons why e-learning tools are important for staff training. Here are 6 serious advantages that e-learning has as compared to traditional training methods.
Some people may prefer studying at the office; some may want to stay home in a more comfortable environment. With e-learning, trainee satisfaction is easier to achieve.
e-Learning materials can be made accessible throughout the workday. Such advantage allows employees to study at their own pace and in a preferred environment. At the same time, unlike traditional in-class training, e-learning makes it possible for more fast-learning employees to finish the program faster and return to work. This does not only allow for higher productivity as some employees will spend less time on their training but also lets each trainee start implementing new skills into their work right away, without waiting for others to finish. This is, therefore, a much convenient and practical alternative to traditional learning methods.
Effective learning methods (gamification)
Various studies have shown that e-learning methods such as gamification of the learning process increase training outcomes by improving engagement and retention. Thanks to the variety of sophisticated tools on the market, it is much easier to implement new teaching and learning methods to e-learning practice. Also, it is not just gamification. e-Learning allows engaging trainees with more interactive formats, personalized studying materials, and individual approach to help each employee learn according to their capabilities and preferences.
It suits different personalities
Traditional training/studying was initially designed to fit the extroversion-oriented society. In today’s world, unconditionally, it is still considered the most valued personality trait. However, to create a comfortable working and learning environment for each employee, you have to take into account their differences. Far from every one of them was born to be an extrovert. Moreover, about 45%-50% of the workforce consists of people who do not excel at learning in an environment that involves studying in groups and thus, inevitably socializing.
e-Learning adjusts for employee’s needs and does not bring discomfort to those who consider themselves more introvertive. Every trainee can pick their studying format such as studying in groups with other people (some of us feel more motivated this way) or individually, without interruptions. Therefore, introverts will work alone while extroverts will form training groups initiating higher productivity and better results for both personality types.
Time effective feedback
The title speaks for itself. e-Learning provides instantaneous feedback to the trainees which helps to increase the effectiveness of the learning process. But also, managers responsible for training supervision can access real-time data about where their teams are standing, headed, and even how can they help trainees to enhance the learning experience.
Companies face significant costs if they use traditional learning systems. Typically, money is spent on trainer and employee commute, classrooms, infrastructure, trainer time and paper and documentation costs. With e-learning, businesses no longer have to pay so much money on things that do not constitute the essential part of training programs. Trainer costs are typically one-time since the same material may be reused for multiple batches of learners. There is no commute. Neither are their costs for paper study materials or even classrooms. e-Learning significantly cuts training costs both short and long-term.
Suitable for younger generations (mention our Gen Z article)
The spotlight has been directed to the millennial generation for a very long time now. Various studies have proven that this generation has an exceptionally different approach to life from the one their parents have. However, what we are experiencing today proves that generation Y was just the beginning. Lately, there is more attention directed towards the next “tech savvy” generation, Gen Z. Those are kids who have never experienced the world without smartphones in it, the world without the ability to instantly communicate with anyone, anytime.
e-Learning helps to satisfy those novice generations who are already entering the workforce and changing it to the degree that is still very hard to predict.
More in detail about this in our article.