Six benefits of elearning: why it’s important for your business

The value of elearning for your business shouldn’t be underestimated. This Eukleia blog outlines six key benefits of elearning and why it should be a critical component of your compliance training programme.

one of the benefits of elearning is high learner engagement

Elearning benefit #1: It’s consistent and scalable

Elearning gives you the opportunity to deliver your learning in a uniform, consistent way. Other training methods, such as face-to-face training, can’t always guarantee this consistency.

When your employees take the same elearning course, they all receive the same high-quality learning that you and your stakeholders have reviewed and approved for delivery. And there’s no limit to the number of learners who receive that learning: it could be 100 or 100,000. Your elearning scales as you grow.

Elearning benefit #2: It offers powerful journeys (in small packages)

Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of elearning is what it can achieve, even with a small budget.

With the right learning design expertise, a single elearning course can take your learners on a powerful journey that:

  • Communicates the ‘why’ by targeting your learners’ motivations
  • Delivers knowledge in a concise, engaging way
  • Builds confidence with informal and formal assessments

All of these outcomes could be achieved via a mix of different training interventions. However, high-quality elearning can deliver them in a single package – and one that your learners have the freedom to return to any time.

Elearning benefit #3: It’s easily personalised

Elearning gives you the opportunity to deliver effective, but simple-to-implement, personalised learning.

This could be in the form of a diagnostic quiz at the start of a course, which recommends topics based on the learner’s current level of knowledge.

Personalisation ensures your learners only receive the learning they need to achieve their goals. This helps to maintain engagement, create highly relevant learning and make the best use of your employees’ time at work.

learning on the go is possible with responsive elearning

Elearning benefit #4: It provides flexible learning on the go

With responsive and adaptive elearning now practically an industry standard, elearning courses can easily be accessed on smartphones and tablets. This frees up your employees to learn at a time that suits them: in a gap between meetings or on their morning commute, for example.

Elearning benefit #5: It’s updateable

Other non-digital training methods tend to be less agile, with a longer critical path to implement new content. This delay can have significant repercussions for compliance training, where learners must be kept up to date with current policies or changes to industry regulations.

Elearning benefit #6: It’s easily measured and tracked

Digital learning is far easier to track than other training solutions.

Using an industry standard such as SCORM or xAPI enables you to collect a wealth of data on:

  • Completion rates
  • Individual and group learner activity and performance
  • Weaknesses in critical knowledge or skills across your business

This data can help you measure the success of your approaches and identify learners who may need more targeted support.

One of the benefit of elearning is that it is easily trackable

Quality is key to maximising the benefits of elearning investment

For many compliance and L&D teams, elearning can be a fast, budget-friendly way of delivering critical compliance training to their workforce. But delivering quality, as well as speed and value, is key to making the most of your investment.

At Eukleia, our generic course catalogue was developed to provide businesses with a wide range of high-quality elearning courses on critical Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) topics. These courses can be quickly rolled out and provide a cost-effective way of delivering high-quality GRC elearning to your workforce.

We’ve just relaunched a range of our generic elearning courses. Take a look at our new courses on financial crime and operational risk.

 

Note: A similar version of this article was previously published on leolearning.com.

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