How Does E-Learning Impact Corporate Training? | FAQs

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT   |   2 minutes  |   March 27, 2017

Wondering about the impact of e-learning on corporate business?

What is e-learning design?

E-learning design, which incorporates instructional technologies is using electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. It can encompass a wide variety of online initiatives, but in most cases refers to a course, program or degree delivered entirely online.


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To find out about the impact of e-learning design in more detail, watch this 1-minute video where Carien Aalbers, Head Tutor of the University of the Witwatersrand Instructional Design online short course, takes you through its benefits.


What is the impact of e-learning on corporate business?

E-learning can be highly beneficial in a corporate business environment for a number of reasons:

  1. It offers significant economies of scale and therefore a high return on investment from training and development
  2. It is flexible and therefore suitable for busy working professionals. Employees can work at their own pace and in their own working environment, adding to overall productivity and business efficiency
  3. It makes training easy to track and measure across the organisation


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Earn an instructional design certificate the Wits Instructional Design online short course.



E-learning just makes so much sense within a corporate environment. At a high level, corporate business benefits from elearning as it offers significant economies of scale and ultimately a high return on investment in learning and development. Training can be created once, and roll out to thousands of employees. This also ensures all employees receive a consistent message. It’s much more flexible than traditional training. Employees can learn at their own pace and within their own work environment, rather than attending all-day workshops off-site. In this way, elearning promotes accessibility in training. Furthermore, elearning makes it easy to measure and track training across the organisation, at an individual; departmental or regional level.