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E-Learning for the Evolving Workplace
An increasing drive to technology transforms the way we do everything – including how we work. The Pew Research Center reports 68% of U.S. adults have a smartphone, almost 50% own a tablet, and 73% own a laptop or desktop computer.
Technology and shifting attitudes influence the structure of our work days. The once standard 9-5 work schedule now offers telecommuting, freelance opportunities, and flexible schedules. With technology, including the Cloud and e-mail, increased flexibility seems not only possible but practical.
As standard workdays change, so must an organization’s corporate learning program. In fact, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants found that 77% of U.S. companies now offer online learning in their training programs. The new standard of working pushes companies toward more flexible, employee-driven online learning.
Reasons for online learning growth within the corporate learning community include:
Promotes continued learning.
Technology interconnects employees more than ever and conditions them to receive information instantly, right at their fingertips. With e-learning, create a learning platform that provides lessons, interactive assignments, collaboration, instant connectivity and more. E-learning provides employees the flexible, technology-driven learning they desire.
Corresponds to Cloud technology.
Employers increasingly incorporate the Cloud into their everyday functions. From email systems and customer relationship programs to online project management, the Cloud provides an efficient, cost-effective solution for companies. An organization’s learning management system should incorporate e-learning the same way, offering compatibility with other Cloud-based services.
Appeals to employees’ interests.
. With more opportunities now readily available, talented employees take time choosing a potential employer. To attract top talent, employers must appeal to the wants and needs of candidates which often includes a technology-driven, flexible workplace. While organizations review their online management system – and turn to online learning – employee’s learning needs and preferences should guide the decision-making process.
Offers mobility and flexibility.
. As flexible work schedules, work-from-home days and continuous learning opportunities grow in popularity, organizations can depend on corporate e-learning for the mobility they need. Online learning management systems allow employees to access courses and course materials where and when they need them, from any device.
Online learning represents the future of learning management systems. Contact us to learn more about online learning and learning management systems, or call us now at 877-299-1293.