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Why Your Corporate Training Should Be Online

When was the last time you weren’t online? Was it that family camping trip last August, or the football game in the stadium that kills your phone signal? It’s nice to unplug once in a while, but some things are just better online—like your corporate training program. Still not sure e-Learning is the way to go? Read on to find out why your corporate training should be online.
Why Your Corporate Training Should Be Online

Putting your corporate training online is:

Convenient
Online training is easy to access from anywhere and allows your learners to pace themselves however they need. If you have employees across the country or globe, online training ensures that they’re all receiving the same information and learning the same policies. By using a learning management system to deliver your training, you are ensuring that your employees can access it whenever they need to. You can even deliver it straight to their mobile devices with a tool like CourseMill® Mobile. Isn’t technology awesome?

More Engaging
We are social creatures who crave the opportunity to share our knowledge. Online training via an on-demand learning management system like CourseMill® Wave embraces our innate love of social sharing and gives subject matter experts tools that enable them to directly share information with peers.

Online training can also provide introverted employees a safe place to ask questions and engage with more experienced colleagues. In a Letter to the Editor of The New York Times, Jane Rosecrans, a professor at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College describes the benefits of online training: “The vast majority of my students contribute to discussions online, not just the few brave enough to speak up in a traditional class. The lack of spatial proximity gives more students the ‘courage’ to engage me directly. As a result, I carry on numerous conversations with individual students via e-mail over the course of a semester.”

Immediate and Cost-Effective
Providing e-Learning to your staff is an immediate, cost-effective way of delivering training. It boosts productivity and engagement. Online training streamlines knowledge sharing, allowing a sales staff to get out there and sell instead of wasting time sitting through a training lecture. In addition, you cut down on the costs of speakers, travel and facilities required for in-person training. Want even more return on investment? Take a look a look at this: Getting More ROI out of Your e-Learning.

Easy and Fun
You can create tons of engaging interactions in your e-Learning course, from videos to games and more. For tips on creating training that your users will enjoy, check out this roundup of articles: Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Engaging Training.

Not sure what kind of tools you need to create e-Learning, or think e-Learning development will be hard to learn? Authoring tools today come with intuitive interfaces and lots of user support. Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Lectora® Online, and you’ll discover how easy it can be!

Of course, there are a few online training faux pas you don’t want to commit! Check out these articles for what not to do:

Now that you know why creating e-Learning for your corporate training is a good idea, it’s time to get started. Well, as soon as you get back from that family camping trip, of course. Experiment with that online free trial I told you about earlier and have fun!

 
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