eLearning - the Perfect Solution for Your Business
by Logan Smith
E-learning and modern Learning Management Systems offer many benefits, particularly to enterprise organizations with staff whose roles keep them away from headquarters for considerable periods of time. It can also be an ideal methodology to train personnel who might be dispersed anywhere across the globe.
The web seems awash with products to train everyone from budding rock guitarists to nuclear physicists. At one end of the spectrum they are little more than computer games while at the other they can lead to internationally recognized professional qualifications in numerous fields. Of course off-the-shelf lessons can only provide so much, and most enterprise companies soon need to look at a customized or bespoke approach. They may hire consultants, or employ their own specialists in order to achieve this, and those professionals will now be looking at Learning Management Systems for effective delivery, monitoring and reporting.
But it’s not just from the corporate point of view that an LMS is beneficial. The “customer” – in this case the employee – also gains. They can acquire new information without negative impact on their day-to-day tasks. There’s no need to take time out traveling to and from courses – which inevitably leads to the need to catch up afterward. They can learn during “down times” like on train or plane journeys. E-learning produces a less stressful environment so adoption is often more rapid. Even that invaluable person-to-person interactivity is now possible with advanced LMS features that enable video-conferencing technology to bring you live tuition via the internet.
Yet with all these end-user freedoms the business management still retains firm control. They are able to check progress towards pre-defined goals and update tasks or deliver new materials whenever necessary. In fact there’s little that cannot be accomplished with e-learning, and the added efficiency that a fully-featured Learning Management System brings aids long term planning and makes administration, reporting and analysis far easier – all of which eventually translates as a positive impact on productivity and profitability.