E-learning platforms in organizations are becoming commonplace and are being used more often. Businesses have long realized that continuous training within the company contributes to improving the knowledge and skills of employees, and therefore improves the quality of work performed. Moreover, companies significantly save on travel costs to educational centers and the purchase of specialized literature. This is why e-learning systems in organizations are no longer news.
Based on the research and development of Emerline, a provider of innovative business solutions, in this article, we are going to figure out what e-learning is, what types of e-learning exist, which ones are most efficient, how businesses can benefit from this technology, and how to create an effective educational platform.
E-Learning and Its Types
E-Learning is learning using innovative technologies. We are talking about watching special training videos, passing e-learning courses, reading electronic materials and articles, as well as attending webinars and seminars online.
The more engaging, user-friendly, interesting, and up-to-date your e-learning system is, the more valuable they are and the better the learning result is. E-learning systems can be of different types of information delivery. Let’s focus on the most common ones:
- Digital courses.
- Video Courses.
- Talking-head videos.
- eBooks and articles.
- Conversation simulations.
- VR simulations.
A company that implements e-learning can accomplish the following results:
Lower training expenses
E-learning system implementation is a way to seriously save on personnel training while improving its efficiency. Companies that have brought education online are saving significantly on travel costs and expenses on hotel room rental, as well as purchasing books and educational materials.
Rapid staff development
Companies that have implemented LMS do not burden their employees with the need to travel to training centers and purchase additional materials, since LMS allows you to study anytime, anywhere, providing everything you need for this. Thus, the learning process becomes faster and more efficient.
Unified knowledge database
Since all educational and teaching aids are gathered in one place, an e-learning system, organizations do not have to worry about employees learning differently. Employees can connect the LMS wherever they are from any device, find the course they need to obtain, and cover the subject.
E-learning systems are tailored to the company’s needs and specifications. For example, new sales regulations were introduced, and now you have to train the entire HR department. To quickly train the staff, your business can implement a dedicated educational platform only available to the human resource employees.
Easy process tracking
The majority of e-learning platforms provide capabilities for tracking a student’s progress.
How to Successfully Implement an E-Learning System?
To begin with, there are certain important steps that a company should follow to deliver a proper e-learning experience. First of all, you should determine goals, decide on appropriate tools and methods, establish an elaborate plan, generate relevant content, upload the content to the e-learning system, and do a test run. After that, invite the employees to train on the LMS. You can use built-in data analysis and employee feedback to evaluate the effectiveness of online learning.
At the creation and implementation stage, e-learning also requires a lot of investment and effort. How to implement the system without errors and get as much benefit from the solution as possible?
1. Identify your e-learning needs.
2. Make the whole process formal and documented.
3. Choose an educational program for delivery.
4. Access e-learning readiness among employees.
5. Identify possible challenges.
Since we have already covered in detail what should be done before implementing an e-learning system, there is also a list of issues that can lead to the e-learning process failure in your company: dry and boring material, unrealistic deadlines for material coverage, scopes with vague boundaries, outdated technology, collaboration with inexperienced teachers and inexperienced partners.
Emerline is experienced enough to deliver e-learning solutions for any business industry with any business needs, providing an engaging educational experience from start to finish. So, if you’re thinking about incorporating e-learning into your company, have any concerns, or need to clarify something, you can reach out and get a free consultation at any time.