Corporate eLearning 101: What You Didn’t Know You Need to Know

The trend nowadays is from office to online, in case you hadn’t noticed. But more worrisome than empty office spaces are empty training calendars. Happily, these are readily filled with eLearning – anywhere and anytime. In this article, we’ll be looking at the whys and wherefores of corporate eLearning: why it is so important to be up to speed with today’s online opportunity and where you can implement this cutting-edge technology. Hint: just about “everywherefore.”

Why eLearning Is the Future of Corporate Training

Corporate training needs to be up to speed with eLearning. Why? Well, put yourself “in the trainer’s seat”: the company you train has over 1,000 employees of different ages, at different capacity levels, who work in departments that have nothing to do with each other, filled with individuals with wildly varying cultural contexts, who speak different languages – and need to be trained appropriately.

That may seem like quite a handful, but eLearning handles all this very nicely. What is more, once a course has been created, it only needs to be tweaked occasionally to update it with new data or regulations.

Corporate eLearning can be received on any device: desktop, laptop, tablet, and a smartphone. Lastly, as most employees are working remotely nowadays, they will probably be taking these courses or attending class at their newly carved out “home office.” And it looks like things will, to a large degree, stay that way. So, we’re not talking about a room full of employees sitting in a room full of computer screens, but more like a world full of employees, each one focusing on their desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone – at home or even at a café. It’s called mobile learning.

Besides being more cost effective, as eLearning courses can be taken at the press of a button, they can also be taken without pressure – the learner can study when and where they want and review as desired to cement their understanding of the material. And even if a group of employees need to study the same material, slower learners can go over the contents at their own pace and review if/when needed without fear of being left behind (or bullied), which is not possible with classroom-based learning. To continue reading