12 Reasons For You To Embrace eLearning

Why Embrace eLearning

For Centuries we had been used to learning in a particular way. Our learning was always shepherded by a guide – parents at home; teachers and tutors during our school years; professors and mentors at college. We then entered a vocation which again required some learning; and the way we learned from our childhood carried on into adulthood where we again learned under the guidance of an instructor.

This worked fine until recently when technology enabled learning changed the way that educators and L&D faculty thought of learning. Today, educational institutions and offices, both in the public and the private sectors, are making the shift to technology-enabled, online learning.  Within organizations, there is always a faction of those employees who are uncomfortable with this new way of learning. If you are one of those who hesitates to give technology-enabled learning a try, here’s 1 reason to embrace eLearning – you will love it!

Here are 12 reasons why you will love and embrace eLearning:

  1. Learn on your own device. If your organization is against its employees bringing in their own device to work, you can access your learning when you are not at work.
  2. Learn at your own pace. eLearning recognizes that your needs are unique and lets you learn in your own time, in your own way, at your own pace.
  3. You will have access to a unique learning plan that has been designed keeping your job role and capabilities in mind.
  4. Get access to information as soon as you need it – courses are well structured, so you can find the information you need, easily.
  5. The industries' best practices are at your fingertips. Oftentimes, instructors are inadequately equipped to answer questions related to the most recent practices. eLearning courses are prepared with much thought and research. Because the content can be easily updated, you can be sure that you are accessing the most recent information.
  6. Self-evaluate. Self assessments after every course let you know where you stand. If you are unable to fair well in a particular course, you have the option of redoing the course until you get it right.
  7. Get immediate answers to your most pressing questions through the interactive interface that connects you with peers and industry experts - across the globe.
  8. Train in a safe environment with simulated learning. This is especially useful for employees who are exposed to hazardous conditions like the pharmaceutical industry and those who must train on the use of heavy/dangerous machinery.
  9. eLearning is eco-friendly and drastically reduces your carbon footprint.
  10. Increase your overall productivity by training in your free time, when you are at home or traveling; it is accessible every day.
  11. You don’t have to be connected to the internet. Organizations, whose employees are constantly on the move, make sure that they can train, offline; work is automatically uploaded when you are connected to the internet.
  12. Perform better, and have greater retention of what you have learnt, than your classroom-trained counterparts, and enjoy the fruit of being a top performer.

We live in a futuristic world of high expectations and increasing demands. We must keep pace with the superfast changes around us while delivering a 100%. It’s impossible to keep up a chaotic lifestyle, keep pace with hectic work schedules and attend training. How do we sustain the balance? With the help of eLearning, of course. For most of us this is a scary proposition; the more set our ways - the scarier it is; but eLearning is one of the most beneficial forms of learning for busy employees.

Don’t think of the ‘e’ in eLearning as ‘electronic’. Think of it as ‘exciting,’ ‘extraordinary,’ ‘efficient,’ and ‘easy,’ and you would have taken your first step toward a more rewarding career.

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