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:
- It offers significant economies of scale and therefore a high return on investment from training and development
- 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
- It makes training easy to track and measure across the organisation
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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.