In recent years, ‘online learning’ and ‘remote learning’ are concepts that have become incredibly familiar to hundreds of millions of people globally. E-learning is not new, and the adoption of online education tools was on the rise long before the beginning of 2020. During the pandemic, the corporate landscape experienced a rapid acceleration of digital learning; and despite the world moving away from the height of the COVID era, the growth of technology-based learning is not slowing down. Global Market Insights predict the e-learning market will surge at a growth rate of 21% annually over the next few years, reaching $1 trillion by 2027.
At Trainer Bubble, we’ve always known exactly how beneficial and revolutionary e-learning can be when it’s done right. It is no surprise to us that so many organisations across the world have discovered how online working can be just as effective as in-person-led courses, offering several benefits that are not offered in a physical learning space. A natural result of technological advances, and a consequence of the successes exhibited in the pandemic, organisations are now looking for the best way to blend online learning with their offline strategies to create an effective and positive learning environment for their employees or students.
So why is it important to keep up with this learning revolution? We explore below how adopting e-learning into your organisation or increasing how much you use it will benefit you and your workforce.
Before we discuss the wider benefits e-learning provides to organisations as a whole, we must consider the learners themselves. Employees today are keen to learn and upskill and tend to favour employers who invest in their development. E-learning provides opportunities for said development, helping to grow competencies and rebuild workforces in this time of change and adjustment across almost every industry.
As technology changes and the job market evolves, many new professional skills are required, and professionals are keen to keep their skillset up to date. With an increasing need to train employees in topics like Interpersonal Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Remote Working, Coaching, Compliance, and Diversity, Trainer Bubble offers affordable and comprehensive courses to help you develop your workplace remotely. By investing in employee training, you’re simultaneously boosting your business and improving employee satisfaction.
One of the obvious benefits of training your workforce through online courses is consistency. Different instructors have different styles and approaches, and whilst this can be beneficial in some cases, it can also be susceptible to mistakes, miscommunications or misunderstandings. Our courses provide comprehensive training and peace of mind to employers. With off-the-shelf e-learning, you can be certain that your learners are receiving all of the information they need, and that are all receiving it in the same manner with any company specifics being added prior to launch. An added bonus, our one-off package purchases can be used with as many learners as you wish.
Online learning does not mean abandoning personalisation. Sometimes, off-the-shelf courses are perfect for learning and development. For example, data protection education or computer security. However, sometimes your specific needs may require a more personalised approach. If you’d like to adapt our e-learning to suit your audience or want to add logos and personal information this can be done with minimal fuss.
Trainer Bubble also offers virtual training materials which can be edited and adapted to suit the requirements of your organisation by allowing you to deliver remote classroom training through video conferencing.
E-learning is accessible. No matter where in the world your employees are, they can access the content. This saves you money on resources such as venues, instructors and materials. According to TechJury in the US, “a survey of 2,500 companies found that those with comprehensive training programs have 218% higher revenue per employee and 24% higher profit margins”. Technology is allowing organisations to better equip their workforce, without spending a fortune on resources.
Fewer resources equal more environmental friendliness. A study carried out through The Open University found that distance learning courses on average involve “nearly 90% (87%) less energy consumption and produced 85% fewer CO2 emissions per individual”. Whilst this refers to University-based e-learning, it provides a staggering figure surrounding the impact of cutting down physical classroom sessions.
Beyond this, e-learning is also beneficial in how it provides a more productive learning timeframe. Instead of scheduling specific classes in a stuffy boardroom on a Friday afternoon, you can provide your employees with a window to complete remote training. This allows them to fit it in when they elect, which directly leads to better retention. Learners can choose when to complete courses (within reason), meaning they will likely select a time that they are focused and not distracted by other work. What’s more, if they forget something, they can revisit the materials with ease. This takes off the pressure and allows them to focus on genuine learning.
Speaking of retention, e-learning, especially with Trainer Bubble, is consistently engaging and interactive, offering interesting content to maximise the learning experience. Our many happy customers can attest to the quality and value of our content!
The growth of online learning is not only inevitable, but also desirable, and it’s already happening around us in almost every industry across the globe. It offers so many unique benefits, including but not limited to those evidenced above! Whether you’re considering implementing e-learning across your business or seeking a blended solution of online and offline learning, we’re here to help!