E-learning is changing the landscape of education and training for many types of organisations and across a multitude of different industries. It’s no longer just for the big educational institutions, but for everyone interested in developing, training and educating their people.

Have you considered how a simple e-learning platform could help your organisation?

1. Streamline your employee training

Successful companies know the importance of effective employee training, from on-boarding and health and safety, to ongoing personal and professional development.

However, employers who do everything to ensure their staff are fully trained and motivated to be their best quickly become aware that managing and sourcing all that employee training is time consuming. An effective e-learning platform can minimise the time and cost involved in getting staff up to speed with company health and safety and specific job skill requirements.

E-learning platforms offer the ability to streamline your in-house employee training program and, to a certain extent, automate its delivery. This frees up management and administration time.

2. Up-skill your team

Properly trained, engaged employees are more productive and generally remain with the company for longer. Having more productive employees who are committed to their company leads to increased results for the organisation.

E-learning offers the ability to provide regular up-skilling opportunities for employees without the need to take a whole group of staff out of the office at the same time. This can reduce costs associated with training venue hire and instruction staff.

Newly hired staff will be able to see a clear path towards their chosen career goal within your company and understand the steps they need to take to get there.

3. Community awareness of key issues

Organisations responsible for shifting public awareness of important issues are always on the lookout for ways to educate their communities. E-learning platforms are a cost effective way to deliver learning on mass to anyone with access to an internet-connected computer or mobile device.

Check out our recent e-learning project with Drowning Prevention Auckland for an example of how e-learning can be an interesting and engaging experience for the learner leading to an increased awareness of key issues and, in many cases, a positive shift in the health and safety of the targeted communities.

4. Reduce cost of education

Costs of fees, learning resources, and even travel to and from campus can be a barrier for students to start or continue their education. This means that learning facilities are fighting against the dollar to gain new enrolments. In addition, educational institutes are always on the lookout for ways to reduce costs of providing quality education programmes.

Online learning platforms, supported by great teaching staff, can be an incredibly effective way for students to learn all they can in their chosen field of study without restrictive costs.

5. Front-load your audience

For organisations who run attendance-based courses, e-learning can create a baseline level of knowledge for the audience before they attend the course in person. The course facilitator can begin the training with everyone on the same page, with the assurance that his or her audience all possess a solid foundation of understanding already.

Sending an online learning module including a quiz to attendees prior to the training course can also give the facilitator insights into the level of knowledge the audience has prior to the course starting. Based on the results, the course can be tailored to the group, maximising the effectiveness of the course and delivery.

We could (and will) write so much about the benefits of e-learning, so if this is something you’re considering stay tuned, or get in touch for a chat.