Ever since the emergence of eLearning, there has always been a debate on the role of competent trainers in the learning and development arena. Many organizations primarily relied on these trainers and they struggled to retain them. Learners had to adapt every trainer and their training style.
Due to the modern learning needs and technologies, the training is no more confined to the classroom. As a result, the role of a trainer and/or instructor-led training (ILT) went down the hill especially in the corporate world. These hindrances led to the need for eLearning – a cost effective alternative in delivering effective training while reducing trainer dependency. In this blog, we will look at the top four benefits of eLearning in the healthcare industry as example.
- More Flexibility: Elearning provides a scope for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and helps the medical professionals to stay on top of their field. When it comes to accessibility, eLearning or mobile learning courses provide anytime and anywhere learning which is not possible via traditional classroom training. For example, a sales rep who is on field can easily access the self-paced training content via iPad.
- More Consistency: With eLearning in place, you can deliver quality and consistent training while keeping track of course completion for compliance. The SCORM-compliant eLearning courses can be tracked via LMS. This means you can keep track and report the learning activities of your workforce.
- Managing Updates: Staying up to date with latest developments becomes quite essential in the healthcare profession. Because what’s considered as benchmark today can completely be outdated as the technologies emerge. The medication, techniques, processes are subject to change in short period of time. This brings the need for continuous and updated training in healthcare industry. And online training can be the most consistent and effective way to impart the training.
- Cost-Effective Alternative: Elearning in healthcare can be the cost-effective alternative when compared to traditional training. It drastically cuts down face to face training expenditures.
To conclude, e-Learning offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional forms of training. It is one of the most consistent approach to maintain safe, competent and legally compliant workforce. On top of it, the interactive eLearning can keep the learners engaged throughout the course.