A highly competitive global environment, free trade, and constantly changing market needs and wants has created the growing need for highly skilled people in the workplace. This has challenged businesses to look at better ways to improve the efficiency of their human capital. Both private and public organizations are realigning, re-engineering, retooling, redefining, redesigning, rethinking, resizing, retrofitting, repositioning, renewing and reinventing themselves to meet the demands of an increasingly demanding customer base Thus organizations that will not be able to continuously upgrade their competitiveness will be swept from the marketplace. Companies are therefore, under tremendous pressure to enhance the knowledge and the skills of their employees and workers.
[...] Unless the labs are trivial, students will need assistance from time to time, so insist on a program that provides live, expert guidance and facilitation. organization, among others. This is the reason why E-learning in many companies takes a backseat while organizations that do have E-learning fail to get the critical mass in user numbers to sustain the program. Perceived premium cost. Some potential clients are under the impression that e-learning programs are expensive and carry a premium over traditional classroom learning or company mounted in-house seminars. [...]
[...] A live training course will always provide superior presentation when compared to all but the very best e-learning, unless the instructor is a substandard dud. The best way to avoid a substandard presentation is to personally evaluate any proposed instructor(s). An obvious action you can take is to check the knowledge base and communication skills of the scheduled instructor by performing an interview, even if only by phone. Your technical staff can readily determine if the instructor understands the proper focus of the training, the needs of your staff, and the best way to get the information across. [...]
[...] Many E-learning applications focus on the kind and design of technology, never mind if it does not deliver effective instruction and a user-friendly E-learning experience. Blatant disregard for user-needed training content as well as user-friendly instructional design and interface Absence of a feedback mechanism. Quite a number of Elearning providers are inflexible insist on acceptance of canned learning programs that have become ineffective over time in delivering on instructional goals. Information overload. Online learners hate going through voluminous information that is not meaningful or relevant to them. [...]
[...] offers a great opportunity for companies to educate and train their management and staff. It provides a new learning platform and addresses the need for more cost-efficient training while continuing to develop more productive employees and harnessing their skills. It provides the user learner access to a comprehensive collection of easy to read instructional content best suited to one's learning goals and needs. The learning content ranges from function-related, skill enhancing principles and live business insights and cases to light-read, inspiring, motivational life stories. [...]
[...] If a class isn't offered at a convenient place and time, it's not going to save as much of the time and hassle of learning new material, and that's a real cost. If e-learning administrators don't provide specific, identifiable training times and venues for the student, then the “convenience” of the e-learning is illusory the student must work to fit the training into his/her schedule. This is appropriate for self-directed, disciplined learners, but they represent a minority of the student population. [...]
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