Surely by now you have no doubts about the importance of job training at your company. There’s a famous dialogue that goes like this:
“What if I invest in training my employees and then they leave?”
“It’s better to ask yourself: What if you don’t invest in training my employees… and they stay?”
This exchange perfectly sums up the importance of training at any organization. Having ongoing training plans for your employees allows them to be better prepared to perform their job functions (including decision-making and problem-solving), in addition to boosting professional promotion and their level of satisfaction with their job position.
However, a lack of time or budget, as well as the importance of achieving company objectives, can often interfere with training plans. This is where e-learning comes into play: one of the best training solutions for any company. If you think e-learning is not your thing and you insist on simply using classroom training plans at your organization…let us tell you you’re wrong! Below we’ll take you through all the advantages of e-learning and how it can help you in your business. Here we go!
Advantages of e-learning versus in-company training
E-Learning has many advantages over in-company training. Here are a few of them:
- The student plays an active role in learning. Unlike other training methodologies, with e-learning, interaction with the student plays a fundamental role. No longer a mere receiver of knowledge, the student becomes an active part of their learning experience, engaged with the knowledge. No more students kicking back in their chairs, daydreaming…with e-learning, students will always have to pay attention 100% of the time, which guarantees they retain what they’ve learned.
- Greater geographical and scheduling flexibility. The main issue with in-company training is coordinating it with work hours. Planning sessions during the work day can interrupt the students’ work, and agreeing to hold them at a certain time and place can be an impossible task (in addition to robbing students hours of their personal lives). E-Learning, on the other hand, adapts perfectly to students’ schedules and whereabouts, since they can take courses wherever and whenever they want as long as they have access to an Internet connection. This is a great time and travel-saver for students…and for instructors.
- Greater adaptation to individual learning paces. Some people work really fast and advance through a course in no time at all, while others need time to digest what they’ve learned, go back and review. With e-learning you can plan courses with a sufficiently broad duration so students can begin classes when they want and complete their training at the pace that’s best for them.
- Greater potential for tracking progress. The LMS or virtual platforms where e-learning contents are hosted allow instructors to thoroughly track their students’ progress. They can see how far they’ve advanced in the course, how long they’ve spent on it, how well they’ve done on tests and whether there is some area where they need to improve their performance. Virtual platforms also allow students to contact their instructors directly, ask questions in a forum and actively participate with other students.
- Greater number of resources. While in-company training usually consists of an instructor, a group of students and maybe some audiovisual resources, online training has no limits in terms of educational resources. E-Learning courses can be developed in multiple formats, containing resources from videos to infographics, cured content or articles. Also, with online training platforms learning is complemented by knowledge exchange among students through forums and integration with social media. There will always be an e-learning resource for your course that adapts to what you’re looking for.
- Cost reduction. This is one point that will definitely interest you! As you’ve read, online training, compared to in-company training, is a lot more affordable, not only for companies but also for students.
How do companies use e-learning?
These days companies use e-learning for a wide variety of course types: onboarding courses and welcoming new employees, training in basic skills for each position (and therefore, essential for all employees), training in company products, etc. E-learning courses are even used to make corporate presentations, as they are infinitely more attractive and interactive than a simple Powerpoint. To this end, isEazy can help you create your courses in a way that’s quick, very affordable and, above all, super didactic!
When creating a new course, you can discover a variety of templates in the Templates section specially created for your company’s needs:
- Welcome Course: An onboarding course for your new employees where you can tell them about your company history, mission and vision, in addition to teaching them about the company’s basic products, organization and culture.
- Portfolio: A perfect template for presenting your company to potential clients or partners.
- Sales Pitch: This template provides a methodology for selling any product so you can train your sales personnel to become the best vendors possible.
- Product (in spanish):This template is perfect for providing you with a 360º presentation about your company’s products.
- Roleplay (in spanish): If you’re interested in training your employees in skills such as persuasive communication or leadership, our roleplay templates will guide you step by step towards achieving it.
Are you clear now about the benefits that e-learning can bring to your company? If you have any questions, suggestions or contributions, leave us a message in the comments!