Elevate Your Organization’s Professional Development Efforts with eLearning
While eLearning solutions have been gaining popularity for a while, they have experienced widespread adoption in recent years as our society has been forced to adjust to health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the areas in which the pandemic has ushered in a new era for online learning involves its use for professional development.
Earning a graduate degree at a university or attending expensive in-person seminars and credential programs are no longer required to receive the training necessary for career advancement. Online learning allows professionals to cultivate the knowledge and skills they need in a more flexible and efficient manner.
This article identifies five critical benefits associated with adopting online learning models to implement professional development training:
Allows employees to learn at their own pace – Many employees find it challenging to carve out the time to complete in-person professional development courses due to the demands of balancing work and family life. With eLearning, these courses can be taken at the ideal pace for each individual employee. This offers several benefits:
Allows employees to work through professional development courses in the specific moments where they can find time in their busy schedule
Empowers each employee to set the specific course pacing that allows them to optimize their ability to absorb and retain the information
Eliminates the barriers to taking professional development courses experienced by many individuals who are either nontraditional learners or have extensive family responsibilities which limit their free time
Provides for a more cost-effective learning solution – In-person professional development courses must build in the cost of facility rentals, transportation costs, instructor salaries and other resources, making them very expensive. eLearning cuts these costs dramatically. Whether your organization pays the majority of these costs or passes them along to your employees, this reduction in the cost of training makes it much easier to implement professional development at your organization on a widescale level.
Creates more varied learning opportunities – Most organizations lack the budget to hire specialists that can provide training in all the different disciplines their team needs. This often prevents employees from receiving the depth of knowledge necessary to achieve true growth and development. Online learning eliminates this issue and provides your organization with the ability to access content created by the leaders in your industry. You have the ability to curate the specific programs and courses necessary for your team to cultivate the skills they need to achieve your business goals.
Offers global access to course content – This benefit is especially important for organizations with multiple branches around the world. eLearning gives you the ability to provide the same training to all your employees, regardless of their location around the world. You can provide this training simultaneously to ensure your entire team is always current on the latest best practices. This also makes it easier for your employees to relocate in the middle of their training program, allowing them to maintain their ideal lifestyle without sacrificing career advancement.
Provides an agile learning solution – Technology is advancing at more rapid rate than ever before. The businesses that respond quickly and become early adopters of new technology will have a significant advantage over their competitors. In order to accomplish this, you need an agile learning solution which makes it easy to produce relevant content on demand. eLearning solutions provide this agility, allowing your company to adapt to new market dynamics as they develop.
For a deeper explanation of these benefits, we encourage you to read the full article linked above.
Let Beyond Campus Innovations Help
While eLearning can significantly elevate your ability to deliver effective professional development initiatives at your organization, the success of your efforts is contingent on creating online courses that address the specific needs of your team and provide accessibility to individuals of varying learning styles. At Beyond Campus Innovations (BCI), we can help you develop a customized online professional development program that helps your business grow and thrive for years to come.
BCI has been the industry leader in eLearning course content and development since 2015. We are the only learning development innovators providing a Learning Transformation Platform™ that delivers a more effective, sustainable and impactful experience. This unique platform redefines the possibilities that exist when you implement eLearning solutions to deliver your professional development courses. Our methodologies have enabled many organizations across a wide range of industries to cultivate a more skilled team capable of achieving greater levels of success.
Contact us today to learn how BCI can help your organization implement an eLearning solution as part of your professional development efforts.