How Digital Learning Benefits your Organization

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Digital learning solutions are changing L&D for the better. Many organizations are already reaping the benefits. It could be exactly what you need. Find out more in this article.

The global digital learning market could be worth a whopping $19.05 billionOpens a new window by 2022.

This statistic isn’t surprising. The positives of digital training often outweigh those of classroom training.

But is your L&D team aware of the benefits?

Read on to learn more about digital learning. It might be exactly what your organization needs.

Digital learning minimizes disruption

We all know its disruptive when staff takes time off to attend training. Clients are stuck waiting, meetings get re-scheduled and projects lose manpower.

If you want to train staff and avoid such costly disruption, digital training is the answer. Digital training takes place at home or ‘on the go’ using the employee’s own laptop or other devices.

And if the course requires exams, have no fear! Online exams are now very common. There really is no need for staff to take any time off for training these days.

Digital learning is cost-effective

Trawling the web looking for classroom courses is stressful if you have a tight budget. Comparing courses and having to factor in travel or hotel costs can be a real pain.

Digital learning is the solution. Training providers sell digital training much cheaper than classroom courses. This is because there are no overheads like venues or hiring a trainer.

As staff won’t need to go anywhere to train, your budget stays safe from travel and hotel costs too.

Digital learning is ethical

Choosing digital training is green and ethical. Sure, it guzzles up some electricity. But that’s the only negative.

Digital learning is:

  • Paperless. Digital training requires no paper course materials. You also won’t use paper cups or other disposables often used at venues. And your certification will likely be PDF, not paper.
  • Eco-friendly. Staff doesn’t need to drive or fly anywhere. There’s also no need to heat a venue.
  • Accessible. Wheelchair users don’t need to travel or find a venue with a ramp.

 

Digital courses also suit people with hearing impairments if they have on-screen transcripts. They are also ideal for those who need a slower learning pace. You can often pause training and re-visit sections.

If your organization wants to boost its green credentials, choose digital training.

Digital learning is effective & enjoyable

Technology is forcing modern businesses to change. As a result, the staff needs to gain skills often and fast.

Digital training is the best way to gain quick skills. It enables learning ‘on the go’ and fits around work and other commitments.

Video and quizzes are common features of many digital courses. Such interactive learning boosts information retention and makes learning enjoyable. This makes it more likely that staff will complete training.

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Digital learning is global

Arranging classroom training for an international organization or remote team is tough. You might have to find local trainers or pay a trainer to train each international office. This can be expensive, inconvenient and lead to inconsistent quality.

Digital training eradicates these issues. Staff can learn anywhere in the world and it offers a consist learning experience. Everyone in the organization can learn the same content and reach the same goals. It is also much easier for you to arrange.

Digital learning isn’t what you’d expect

The traditionalist in us all likely thinks classroom training is better. And there is a great deal of benefits to standard class-based training. But you need to abandon misconceptions.

Digital courses have come a long way. The things you miss from classroom training, like asking questions, are available now. Many courses now have chat functions, exam simulators, fun quizzes, and forums.

If you’re holding off digital training because of your opinion, you’re missing out! Try some demos to see what’s out there. You might change your mind.

Summary

We all know the benefits of having a skilled workforce. It enables your organization to cope with the modern world. It also boosts staff morale by providing transferable career skills.

Digital learning has the added bonuses of being convenient, cost-effective, green and effective. Update your approach to staff training now and go digital for your next course!