The Benefits of e-learning

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E-learning encompasses all learning that uses technology to allow people to learn anytime and anywhere. This can involve delivering content not only via the internet, but also via an intranet, interactive TV, DVDs and so on.
Examples of e-learning include online training courses, intranet-based learning, online tutorials, virtual classrooms, digital collaboration and many more.
What are the benefits of e-learning?
E-learning has several benefits over other forms of learning and development, the most obvious of which are:
• Cost: e-learning is often a much cheaper solution that other options – group licences can often be purchased meaning that you can train your entire team.
• Convenience: perhaps the most significant benefit of e-learning is the associated convenience – you can choose when and where to learn provided you have the appropriate equipment, meaning you can learn at your own pace.
• Consistency: being able to deliver standardised training to your whole team or workforce is another benefit, particularly when trying to introduce a new skill or procedure to your employees.
Find out more about e-learning and how it might change in the years to come in our free e-book – The future of e-learning. Let us know what you think!
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