Recent studies showed that the gap between corporate learning and what learners actually want highlights that, when given a choice, learners want mobile, relevant, personalised and self-paced content. This is why the GLIMP platform is ideal as it is geared to provide online -, distance learning as well as blended training.

The digital revolution has triggered huge changes in how we access, consume, discuss, learn and share content. Whilst many want training courses on demand, many learn in evenings and at weekends and on the way to or from work. Digital, self-paced learning can be accessed at point of need, not somewhere else like a classroom far away so employees can apply what they’ve learnt straight away.

At a time when change is faster than ever, a key advantage of online learning is that it has quicker delivery cycle times compared to traditional classroom-based instruction. In fact, research indicates that e-learning reduces learning time by at least 25 to 60 percent when compared to traditional learning. 

Online learning cuts down on the training time required because:

  • It does not take as long to start and wrap up a classroom session;
  • Learners set their own pace, rather than the pace of the group;
  • No travel time is needed to get to and from training events;
  • Learners can focus on elements of a programme they need to learn and/or can skip what they already know.

Alongside these factors, there is also a practical limitation on how quickly learning can be rolled out with classroom-based instruction, as the capacity to deliver is limited by the number of available classrooms and trainers. The speed and ease in which e-learning is delivered, the costs of learning and development are drastically reduced for any company.

There are the immediate cost-effective gains of online learning in terms of reducing training time as well as cost-effective savings in terms of trainers, course materials, travel and accommodation. However, it is equally important to highlight that online, when done right, can also improve a company’s profitability. 

The reality is, education and training is of critical value for any company. However, companies continuously need to find alternative ways to remain within the allowed budget constraints.