Training when taken online can produce a lot of benefits for the company as well as its employees. For the companies that are engaged in providing continuous and on going training to its employees, online training has numerous advantages to provide.
Online training helps to provide effective delivery of knowledge gives high quality training and offers exceptional content at a greater speed. Additionally, delivering all these benefits to a large mass of people coming from diverse backgrounds and cultures can be simplified only by providing training online through a common medium. It addresses the challenging problem of overcoming the traditional learning methods.
Why Online Training?
Online training has to be adopted in order to overcome the challenges of traditional training. Different challenges are faced from traditional training in corporate settings:
• Scheduling a common training time for large group of employees engaged in different time zones and different work set up and different nature of job is difficult
• Accounting for emergencies is difficult in a traditional class room set up. Any emergencies can cause great amount of loss for the company. Some employees might also end up loosing on training and it might be difficult to re arrange for such a session
• Easy rescheduling of training sessions is possible only with e-learning
• Once decided, difficult to change the training agenda as new trainer would have to be hired
• Only one training session can be taken up at a time. Running multiple sessions at same time would incur a lot of expense for the company
Advantages of E-Learning:
Online training comes in a package. It has various advantages for the employees as well as for the management and the company. The various benefits derived from online training can be listed below:
• Offers convenience both to the management and the employees. Training can be scheduled as per the convenience of the trainer and trainees
• Training can be taken up in a time when the employees are free
• Work time does not get disturbed by training
• Employees can work and undergo the training simultaneously by sitting through at their systems
• Group session can be easily scheduled without worrying much about the availability of employees or that of trainers
• Customized and on demand training can also be designed and imparted through online training sessions
• Helps to maintain consistency in content from one training to another without allowing employees to get disturbed
• Diversity in the class composition and the variable factor associated with the instructor personality can be easily removed with online training
• One can take online training at one’s own pace and speed without having to hurrying up to stay in line with others