Online training has a number of advantages for businesses who deal with the problems of supplying effective training to their staff on a continuing basis. Delivering top-quality, consistent training courses and programs to diverse populations of workers via conventional learning methods can be especially difficult for a variety of reasons. Scheduling a time for a number of employees to attend training sessions can be tough, especially in smaller organizations. It is not always easy or possible to select a time which will work for everybody. When this happens, some of the workers get the proper training they need and others do not. When employees are held to the same performance requirements, it is essential to be sure that all of them receive the proper level of training. Since e-learning was designed to be delivered on demand, that is what it needs to be. The moment you need it.
A company is only as good as its employees. If so, then the employee development of the company is of a primordial nature. And yet, far too many companies do not have a streamlined procedure for corporate training or e-training for its employees. That wastes time and money – two things you really do not want to waste. If you’re a multi-location business owner and your managers are still handing out sheets of paper for your company’s training collateral, I have some dire news for you.
The internet is here and here to stay.
It is not going anywhere.
Let us change with the times.
Now, that is not to say all things from the past should be discarded. Definitely not. Believe it or not, I still like to pick up the old-school, traditional newspaper on Sunday mornings and read it with my coffee. There is just something that feels nice about that. And, as we all know or should know, older music and older films are many times far superior to the present-day art. I’m using art loosely for some of the present-day stuff we’re subjected to.
But anyway, we are not referring here to Mozart or Shakespeare or Alfred Hitchcock.
What this is, instead, is about finding a streamlined process to train all your employees, whether they are five feet from you or 50,000 miles from you. At the heart of any successful business endeavor is scalability. What are you currently doing to run a well-oiled corporate (or franchised) machine and what are you doing to be at scale? There are many headaches that will come from running a business and running one with various locations. Some of these headaches will be inevitable. Comes with the territory. But there are problems that will arise, on a daily basis, that can be avoided and ones that are at the heart of this well-oiled machine you’re trying to run at a maximum performance. These issues have to do with trying to standardize a system that is equipped with an adequate level of training for all of your employees. This is precisely why you need a proper learning management system.
Wikipedia defines a learning management system (LMS) as a “software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational technology (also called e-learning) courses or training programs.”
With the correct learning management system, one should have the ability to easily create courses that are tailored to the company’s needs and be able to test those employees on those specific teachings. With the correct learning management system, one should be able to easily track the employees’ progress as each navigates through the available courses. And with the correct learning management system, one should be able to measure the total impact this e-training has on the company’s bottom dollar and how this training correlates to any key performance indicators (KPIs) you have previously set forth for the company.
That is all exactly what Schoox, our learning management software, provides.
With Schoox, employees can participate in online training in groups or individually, as permitted by their schedules. As so, content may stay constant from learner to the next, due to the manner in which online training is developed and provided. For training and HR managers who are accountable for making sure all employees have equal access to training, this benefit is invaluable. An additional benefit of e-learning is the self-paced nature of the instruction. Employees can spend extra time fine-tuning the information they did not quite grasp the first time around.
Additionally, integrating Web 2.0 and language technology in a learning management system is key. These technologies bring a brand new dimension to the table. There are various tools which improve the quality and user experience of the learning management system. Since learning systems continue to be largely designed to benefit a worldwide audience, and teams spread out across different areas, tools like blogs, voiceover IP, wikis, and discussion forums help to narrow down the gap created due to the space barrier. Web 2.0 has a good deal of benefits, as well. The training experience is more dynamic and interactive, changing as per the user needs. Almost all of these software programs aim to attain maximum cooperation between users and systems and seamlessly integrate practices across broader platforms. Also, text-to-speech continues to be an excellent aid to users who are visually impaired. The dependency on users’ rhetoric skills causes the training to be less efficient, particularly when evaluating users over different countries. As such, Google is investing more time and money in these technologies. Even if all of your employees are native English speakers right now, that may not always be the case with globalization becoming more prevalent every day. So enabling these technologies would aid tremendously in collaboration across different regions or countries.
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