E-learning, also known as CBT (computer-based learning) is an umbrella definition for all types of training performed through digital mediums. The increasing speed of the internet has made e-learning gain a lot of traction–for all the right reasons. Here are a few of them.
1. E-learning saves time (ergo money)
All the recent studies have pointed out that e-learning saves more than 50% of the time compared to traditional classroom-style education. Since training happens within employees’ paid time, your company needs to cash out less time on employee education.
2. E-learning courses are student-centered
Ever gone through training, where half of the students were clearly ahead of the learning curve? That’s right: half the audience was dozing off, making the other half lose motivation and gain less from the training.
Grouping people by their subject-matter proficiency is costly, so classroom training is bound to prove efficient only for a part of the group. E-learning, on the other hand, solves this issue nicely. Students who are ahead can skip through the training content they are proficient in and focus on the novel subjects. This ramps up everyone’s learning efficiency.
3. E-learning is scalable
Organizing classroom training is always a hassle. Too few people and your training cost pro-capita skyrockets. Too many, and the training yields less effect because it becomes too impersonal. E-learning solves this before you say Jack Robinson. Each student—or group of students—access the training whenever and wherever is most convenient for them and their line manager.
4. E-courses use more mediums, raising the level of training success
Start off with an intro video. Add an interactive module. Test your employees with a gamified quiz during their coffee-break. All this and more can be done easily with modern e-learning platforms like Lectora Inspire, Adobe Captivate, and Articulate Storyline. While standard classroom training relies solely upon the educator’s level of preparation and charisma, e-learning uses all the different mediums and senses to make the training varied and interesting to follow.
5. E-learning unlocks the power of analytics
Calculating ROI on training has always been a grey area. With classroom training, you can’t pinpoint whether an increase in your employees’ KPIs is due to the educator’s super-power or the training module itself. E-learning removes this barrier. You can measure the effectiveness of a training session by analyzing the dropout rates at any step of the module. This insight will allow you to improve your courses quickly and painlessly. You could also split-test two different approaches with two groups, and see which one brings a higher yield in the target KPI.
And if you need to translate it?
This is where things can get tricky. Employee experience is as important as customer experience for your company’s success. But different cultures require different training approaches. At the same time, you want to make sure that your company culture’s tone and style remain as uniform as possible. Put shortly, what you need is localization, not translation.
Luckily, there’s LingPerfect. Not only we make your life easier by working directly in the e-learning platform of your choice, but we also help you create glossaries, style guides, and manage the implementation of your localized e-learning courses. Send us a message to request more information, and we’ll be glad to walk you through the process.