In 2019, there were 4.7 million remote workers in the United States alone— and this number is expected to grow. As telecommunication becomes a more prominent method of collaboration in today’s working world, many organizations have taken to eLearning to support their learning & development goals.
Every employee learns differently, and eLearning appeals to all learning styles. eLearning is able to organically follow the VARK (Visual, Auditory, Reading/Writing and Kinesthetic) Model of Learning and eLearning leverages technology such as videos, self-paced quizzes, or simulations for learners to practice new skills in a safe environment. Learners can be assessed ensure understanding and get feedback on areas to focus and improve on as they move through a course.
eLearning or web-based training is an effective learning method for remote workers as it provides the accessibility of completing training when it's convenient for them. eLearning gives students control over their own learning at the speed and pace that's works for them. Students can be assessed along the way to ensure comprehension and retention of concepts.
First thing’s first: your bottom line. When providing learning & development opportunities, especially for larger and remote workforces, it’s important to find a solution that won’t break the bank. eLearning requires a fraction of the resources and expenses that in-person training does (like facilitators, room or venue space, travel, or catering). Additionally, eLearning courses can be reused over time, and since they’re virtual, the content can reach more students than a classroom workshop can.
One of the key advantages of eLearning is the ability to learn anywhere, any time, and across any device. With the recent flux of remote workers, eLearning provides an opportunity for learning to continue without employees needing to be physically present at a training event or in-the-classroom workshop. Further, eLearning creates an environment where students can access their curriculum when their schedule, energy, workload, and focus-level permits (for maximum retention).
Organizations with remote teams, large workforces, or geographically disperse teams often struggle to get attendance for classroom training programs. eLearning, however, enables team’s flexibility to attend sessions that work for their personal schedules. With eLearning solutions, learners can demonstrate comprehensive with pre and post testing. Some learning administrator’s find it helpful to have a virtual space where questions can be posted and answered by a facilitator or others taking the same eLearning course to drive collaboration which helps a training session become memorable and impactful for a learner’s job responsibilities.
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