FAST FORWARD YOUR CORPORATE TRAINING WITH THE LEARNING YOU NEED TO SUCCEED THROUGH E-LEARNING WHICH IS ONLINE+LIVE INTERACTIONS WITH THE TRAINER/FACILITATOR.
AN ORGANISATION’S ABILITY TO LEARN AND TRANSLATE THAT LEARNING INTO ACTION RAPIDLY, IS THE ULTIMATE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.
NORMAL LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OR DELIVERY - IS NOT THE ANSWER!!!
YOU NEED A PLATFORM THAT TREATS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS AN INTERGRAL PART OF WORK.
TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES IN A DIFFERENT WAY, USING AN ONLINE PLATFORM WHICH IS COST EFFECTIVE, TIME MANAGEABILITY AND BEST OF ALL INTERACTIVE ON A REAL TIME BASIS.
Today, many organisations are planning to convert their Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to online training (eLearning). The triggers for conversion of ILT to eLearning are many.
- The push is coming from learners on one end (who seek the flexibility a self-paced eLearning training offers).
- Organisations see this as an option to reduce costs and reach out to a wider audience in a shorter time. (This exercise is not about conversion of the existing PowerPoint slides to an online format.)
- Instead, you need to treat your existing source content as the baseline or raw content and plan to go through all stages of eLearning development.
- Without going through this rigor during conversion of ILT to eLearning, you will not be able to see the required benefits.
Is Instructor-Led Training (ILT) dying?
ILT isn’t dying. But there sure has been an increase in large-scale conversions of ILT materials to online learning. While a lot of this is triggered by challenges on training budgets, I believe it also provides an opportunity to relook at the traditional format and enhance the training delivery.
“Technology has not decreased the demand for instructor-led training, but gives instructors new tools to reach learners…The trend in instructor-led learning is enablement through technology, both in hybrid and fully virtual delivery.”
What are the benefits that you will accrue as you convert your Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to eLearning?
Benefits for businesses
- Savings in cost
This is probably the biggest factor that triggers conversion of ILT to eLearning and results in cost savings.
Closely linked to the savings in costs is the related advantage of being able to reach out to your entire audience in one go. This scalability also brings in higher efficiencies in rolling out as well as managing training programs.
- Leverage new and emerging trends
As organisations draw up the strategy to convert ILT to eLearning, they can double the impact by embracing approaches that resonate with learners and contribute significantly to ROI. These include mLearning with the flexibility of responsive designs that support multi-device delivery, as well as strategies like Microlearning, Gamification, Story-based learning, Scenario-based learning and so on.
- Higher training efficiency
Organisations have discovered that switching to eLearning can help increase their training efficiency. IBM’s switch to eLearning helped their employees learn five times more the material they would otherwise learn in the same time in a standard training session.
Benefits for learners
- Shorter seat time
Typically, the seat time of an online program will be less than half (or one-third) of the ILT program. This is seconded by the fact that a Brandon Hall study concluded that eLearning takes 40–60% less time to complete, compared to traditional classroom training. This means the learner can achieve the same learning outcomes in much lesser time.
- Providing control to the learner
The eLearning approach is learner-centric and provides the control to the learners, enabling them to go through the training at their own pace. Plus, they have access to this training to refer to or refresh when required.
- Providing flexibility to the learner
eLearning provides access to training anytime, anywhere. Additionally, it provides a choice to learners as they can select the device on which they want to learn.
- Higher retention of learning
According to a study carried out by the Research Institute of America, the retention rate was in the range of 25–60% for eLearning whereas 8–10% for face-to-face training.