What is eLearning?
How often do you hear the word eLearning? Probably really often, taking into consideration the fact that we live in a highly digitalized era. But what is actually eLearning? It is an abbreviation of electronic learning and can be defined as a method of learning by using electronic devices. Marc J. Rosenberg, an e-learning expert, mentioned that the e-learning technology uses the internet to deliver a range of solutions and information to improve knowledge and also performance. Sounds great, right?
Well, indeed, e-learning has a series of advantages, as the learning process becomes more practical and it is oriented towards the goal of keeping the learners focused on the process through a series of methods, such as real-life scenarios, gamification, communities of practice. Also, the process of training the staff through e-learning is more efficient than the traditional way of training, thank to its accessibility, quick delivery of lessons, effectiveness, reduced costs and many others which you can explore by yourself trying an e-learning platform with a demo account. Then, eLearning consists of curriculum, tests, syllabus, subjects, which have been set and also compiled based on the agreed schedule of related parties and with this method, the participants can have full freedom in performing the process of learning. Participants determine what they want and do not want to learn. However, participants should be aware that this freedom should be balanced with a strong the willingness to learn. We’ve told the story of e-learning, seen from our perspective, here:
Who uses eLearning?
Almost anyone who wants to efficientize the process of learning and to keep up with the technologized era, especially in the growing industries and in the companies focused on achieving some complex objectives. Sounds familiar to you? Well, you might be one of them. Moreover, the efficiency of time and place is also a driving factor in the implementation of the e-learning method in some institutions all over the world.
From our experience with our clients, companies use the e-learning in order to efficientize the complex work of the Human Resources departments with an objective on effectiveness. Also, companies from different industries such as Retail, IT, Call Centre have specific needs and an e-learning platform usually adapts to them. Moreover, companies with a large number of employees that have offices in several countries can hit the cost of training or training employees through eLearning.
If you want to explore an e-learning platform, we offer you a 14 days free trial on our platform, to check out all its functionalities and see how you could use them for your company
Some (final) thoughts
eLearning comes with a series of benefits for your employees and we have written more about this subject on the topic called Interactive learning.