Many organisations are struggling to enable real learning (not just training) amongst a diverse population of employees in a way that is accessible, engaging, effective and aligned. Meanwhile self directed employees are becoming more demanding and are taking charge of their own development at a rate that many learning and development functions cannot keep pace with.
What are the benefits of e-learning?
- Access relevant learning opportunities 24/7/365
- E-Learning is not a sticking plaster solution, it needs to be built around a solid competency framework and deliver against learning objectives to provide real, structured, development
- Learn at their own pace, at times that suit them
- Choose the skills they want to improve and focus their learning on real need
- Take bite sized chunks of learning as and when they need them
- Join a group of learners or go it alone
- Record their learning and develop a structured plan of development to suit their needs
Employees can also take advantage of free learning from providers world wide through MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). These range from tiny one person providers sharing their knowledge through to world class universities such as Oxford and Harvard, as well as distance learning pioneers and experts like the Open University. Whether you want to boost your mathematics abilities through the Khan Academy, learn more about the psychology of your buyers from Warwick University or simply expand your horizons with classes in the History of ARt and English literature from University of Oxford there is an e -learning opportunity for you out there.