On-site, instructor-led courses require learners to align their schedules with the training calendar. eLearning eliminates this barrier. The course can be accessed anytime anywhere there is a connection to the internet (home, work, local library, internet cafe, etc.).
ELIMINATE TRAVEL COSTS
Travel costs can be one of the greatest barriers to attending training, especially in rural areas. With eLearning, learners can log on and complete training from home or anywhere they have access to the internet.
eLearning provides organizations with a way to create a standardized process and consistency in the delivery of content. This is an essential component of quality assurance and a great way to measure progress.
Sound instructional design combined with creative use of multimedia can produce an engaging learning experience that is repeatable. Learners can test theories and apply knowledge through scenario-based activities that mirror real-life challenges. Instructional design that provides this approach helps learners retain the course content and ensures significant learning outcomes. Learners can experience 30% better skills transfer with eLearning training
REDUCED DELIVERY TIME
eLearning also compresses delivery time. Typically, 1 hour of classroom content can be delivered in 40 min of online training. This is important for time-strapped staff or volunteers!
eLearning can be designed to acknowledge prior learning and support adult education principles. Progressing through the tutorial at their own speed, learners can return to content on the job when it is relevant to their work experience. eLearning offers control to learners in a way that a classroom cannot.
eLearning is good for the environment. Britain’s Open University study found that producing and providing distance learning courses consumes an average of 90% less energy and produces 85% fewer CO2 emissions per learners than conventional face-to-face courses.” That’s good for everybody’s health.