With social distancing measures still being enforced into the fall, businesses are continuing to switch to eLearning for training rather than traditional in-person sessions. While this switch may have been made out of necessity at first, there are several clear advantages of online training that means it’s here to stay, even after it’s safe to attend in-person sessions again. What are the advantages of eLearning over in-person training?
Social Distancing Isn’t Going Away Soon
Social distancing measures came into our lives rapidly back in March. Unfortunately, they won’t disappear overnight in a similar fashion. Naturally, this means that congregating in groups for a typical classroom session should be avoided if possible. eLearning can perfectly fill this gap and ensure that your team has the ability to acquire key knowledge in any workplace setting.
Most learners commit new concepts to memory at varying speeds. In a traditional classroom setting, it can be difficult to gauge who is absorbing key content and who could benefit from some extra reinforcement. eLearning takes the guesswork out of monitoring trainee progression and does all the legwork for you! In addition to tracking their progression through the course, you’ll also be able to monitor trainee engagement and interest levels. With this key insight, you can develop future courses shaped around your general trainee learning trends.
Less Time Commitment
eLearning allows learners to work at their own pace and at their own time preferences. Pairing this with techniques like microlearning allows trainees to complete courses faster than a traditional classroom setting would allow. Plus, your trainees will love the flexibility of completing courses whenever they can fit it into their schedule, rather than sectioning off blocks of their day or week for a classroom session.
Higher Retention Rates
Another advantage of working at your on pace is that it allows you to retain more information. What if you can’t seem to grasp a new concept? In a traditional classroom setting, many learners are reluctant to speak out if they’re having trouble understanding new information. In an eLearning course, learners can simply repeat modules or re-watch content until a deeper understanding starts to take root. If you choose to specifically implement methods like storytelling or gamification, engagement and retention rates will continue to soar even higher.
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