BUS375: Employee Training
October 6, 2015
In today’s world technology is everywhere and we use it at some point in our day. From our cell phones, PC at home or work, cars, etc. technology is part of our lives. Our culture is becoming accustomed to using technology in every aspect of our lives. Therefore e-learning is everywhere in some form or other.
E-learning is a great training tool it can provide a safe learning environment for anyone and it can save time. “Learners can go at their own pace, not at the pace of the slowest member of a group. Time in classrooms can be spent on questions or topics other learners introduce that are irrelevant to the needs of the individual learner. There is less social interaction time.
It takes less time to start and wind up a learning session. There is less travel time to and from a training event. Learners learn what they need to learn, and they can skip elements of a program.” (Kopp, 2014) Koop, 2014 states that e-learning can save up to 50% compared to traditional learning. This is a significant savings which can lure any organization to using e-learning over traditional learning “96.64% of students taking e-learning courses received passing grades.” (Freifeld, 2014) This statistic reveals a positive outcome for e-learning. Any organization can implement e-learning “the most common industries for e-learning in first quarter 2014 were software, health care, financial services, IT services, and marketing.” (Freifeld, 2014)
While e-learning is a great tool for any organization it can have some barriers. One of the barriers that may seem as it would not be one is cost. For a large organization cost can be a benefit but for a small company/business the cost may out weight the benefits of e-learning. (Qureshi, Shahzadi, Iqbal, & Islam, 2012). Another barrier can be the technological level of the staff, are they tech friendly do they...