E-learning is an industry that has been around for over 20 years. When most people think of cloud-based learning, they think of online schooling for their kids. However, more than 77% of businesses use online learning to:
- Reduce training time
- Trim costs
- Teach soft skills
More than half of Fortune 500 companies use e-learning solutions, and governments are funneling billions of dollars into these solutions to train employees.
If you’re a business owner or part of an HR team that wants to revitalize your training programs, cloud-based learning solutions and the ADDIE model can help.
How Cloud-Based Training Empowers Businesses
Training employees using e-learning is on the rise. While traditional classrooms still exist, businesses are turning to cloud-based solutions for a few reasons.
Businesses maintain strict budgets, and if you need to pay someone to train employees, it’s an added expense for your company. Online solutions allow you to continue training employees without additional overhead costs involved, aside from the initial course creation and updating.
Employees from multiple office locations can log into the e-learning platform for training. In terms of convenience, online learning far outpaces a classroom. Employees can access learning materials using:
Depending on the business’s needs, the training can be self-paced and allow new and current employees to complete training at a pace that is best for them. Platforms can also be setup to allow for employee feedback and questions that management or HR can rapidly answer.
Additionally, employees across time zones can learn at the best time for them.
Some employees learn quickly, and others learn more slowly. The introduction of online training allows you to save as much as 60% of the learning time it takes employees to go through training. For a business that wants to keep employees well-trained, faster learning is key.
Time saved comes from multiple sources, including the self-paced environment, no travel time or breaks, and no time spent starting up or wrapping up lessons.
Whether your business has ten employees or 10,000, cloud-based solutions can scale to meet your business’s needs. Additionally, if new languages are introduced from expansion into other regions, content can also be updated to meet these new demands.
Multiple offices can collaborate and learn together using online learning. For teams that are expanding, a high level of collaboration can bring teams across offices closer together.