Online training delivers real benefits for staff development. Some benefits are inherent in all online training courses. But it’s also important to look for specific features that deliver a personalized approach to your online training. We’ve summed it up in a simple slideshow that illustrates the benefits of online training for staff professional development. Use it to convince your boss about the benefits of online training and share it with your colleagues!
Flexible – Online training allows you to fit your training around your lifestyle and work schedules. You meet your individual needs for professional development, and at the same time organizations get better trained staff. But you still have time for personal, family and work obligations.
Anywhere Access – Online training is web-based so you can log in from anywhere: home, office or when working remotely. Because you are not tied to a fixed location to complete training, this reduces the tyranny of long distance travel. And if your project or work schedules change, you can still carry out your training online. This is beneficial for both individuals and organizations.
Anytime Access – Learn at your own pace and time. Have you ever been in a face-to-face course and thought – This is boring, I wish they’d speed up!” or “Hmm, didn’t quite get that, but don’t really feel comfortable asking a question . . . “ Learning something well takes time. With online training you choose the time and pace that suits you best. You study when it is convenient for you and for time periods that match your concentration span. It’s your choice and engaging in the learning process when you choose to, leads to better training and development.
Cost-effective – Course costs are reduced and there are no down time, travel or accommodation costs. Online training has the smallest carbon footprint and is the most sustainable learning solution. Studies show thatonline training is generally 25% to 60% shorter than face to face training on the same subject. Since the largest cost of any training is individual time spent in training, this makes a significant difference to the bottom line and also frees up personal time.