Let’s take a look at some of the research and examine the benefits of having an e-learning portal:
Lower Costs
It’s no longer arguable that having an e-learning portal can be more cost effective to deliver than traditional training; this is especially true for large businesses.
For example, Dow Chemical reduced average spending per learner, from 95USD to 11USD. This sums up to an annual saving of 34 million USD.
Ernst & Young was able to save 35% of training cost while improving scalability and consistency. 2,900 hours of traditional training was condensed into 700 hours of web-based learning, 200 hours of distance learning and 500 hours of classroom instruction. This is a cut of 52%.
It can also be said that having an e-learning portal is more cost-effective because training time is reduced giving more time for actual work.
Faster Delivery
Your e-learning portal is definitely faster than traditional classroom based learning. There is no physical limitation with your online portal. With classroom learning, the capacity to deliver learning is limited by classrooms and trainers.
An example will be where British Telecom delivered training to its 23,000 employees in three months for £5.9m. Compare this to £17.8m and a 60 months time span for classroom training.
More Effective Learning
Learners learn more when using computer-based instruction than they do through traditional classroom methods. A 9 year survey by Fletcher and Tobias concluded that learners learn more using computer-based instruction than they do with conventional ways of teaching, as measured by higher post-treatment test scores.
Learning gains have been found in long term retention of information, ability to apply new knowledge or process on the job and scores on tests, certification or other evaluations.
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