E-Learning : The transformation that technology has experienced in recent decades reaches most areas of our society. And the way in which workers are trained is not exempt from this trend. Thanks to advances in information and communication technologies, e-learning has gained ground.
If its progress was already unquestionable before the pandemic, the Covid-19 crisis has only accentuated it. E-learning has been, together with remote work, one of the strategies most used by companies to avoid the collapse of the economic system in the midst of the period of confinement and social distance that we have experienced. Especially in countries with advanced telecommunications systems and Internet access.
Companies are aware that today more than ever their success is linked to the hunting and retention of talent. And although the most qualified candidates are prioritized in the selection processes, the very evolution of the projects and the company makes it necessary to improve and adapt the profiles to respond adequately to them.
5 Advantages Of E-Learning In The Workplace
E-learning, as we indicated and like other digital tools of the company, follows the general trend that our way of working is experiencing: a normalization and greater predisposition towards teleworking.
Its flexibility means that this type of work has gained 91% popularity in the last ten years.
Thus, it is not surprising that e-learning stands out in the workplace due to the benefits listed below:
Makes the time and location of the training process more flexible
Although it is true that it requires greater discipline on the part of the student, the materials are accessible 24 hours a day. Thus, the worker can access when and where it suits him best, being compatible with his workday and other personal activities.
Focuses on learning on the student and at their own pace
The modules are characterized by the combination of multimedia content and tasks that encourage active learning. In addition, each person can adapt their time to finish the thematic blocks and their activities without the inconvenience of losing the material, as would happen in a face-to-face course.
It is potentially available to a global audience
E-learning allows access to the content to all the employees of the organization who need to carry out training, even when the teams are large and geographically dispersed.
It has file capacity to reuse and share knowledge
The platforms allow subsequent access, often “for life”, to the content taught, which offers an agile and orderly way of accessing knowledge. A transferable knowledge within the company that will revert positively in it when the workers put the new skills into practice.
Promotes collaborative training, community, and cooperation
This modality promotes the community within the company around the training content and its practices to be developed. It connects the people involved who share information and common experiences.
When we talk about the advantages offered by training in the context of the company, we cannot ignore the importance of teams, external collaborators, and agencies being trained on the foundations and criteria on which our brand is built.
This new digital education platform has the spectrum of advantages that we mentioned earlier:
- Deliver courses asynchronously.
- Overview and flexible access to the different learning modules.
- Wide range of audiovisual materials and activities of various types: evaluation, development, face-to-face, surveys, etc.
- Follow-up, review, or doubt-solving sessions through webinars.
- Access to collaboration spaces such as the course’s forum, blog or Wikipedia.
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