Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, more businesses were utilizing e-learning for their employee training. A 2018 report published by Small Business Trends showed that 98 percent of companies involved in the report planned to take on e-learning in 2020.
Then 2020 happened, and everything went virtual for almost everyone. E-learning was trendy before, but now, it’s just the new way of doing things.
Safe training during COVID-19
During the pandemic, the obvious benefit was limiting contact with other people and preventing the spread of COVID-19. Regardless of the pandemic, the advantages of e-learning are many, and it will be a vital tool for employee training in the future.
E-learning is flexible
Online training allows trainees to log in to their courses any time of day. An employee can train during pockets of time that work best for them instead of scheduling in-classroom training during regular business hours. In many cases, trainees can go through their training faster.
They can also learn at their own pace without distracting a class of people. For example, they can pause or go back on a training session if they need to review. This ability allows people to learn at their own pace. People who need more time to understand something will get that time. Those who can get through the material faster are free to do so without waiting for the class to catch up.
Online training helps learners retain information
Instead of several in-person full-day training sessions, you can divide your e-learning training into modules or courses. Breaking it down helps trainees focus on each topic and better retain the information. Sometimes several days of in-classroom or in-person employee training can bog a person down with too much information.
E-learning can be multi-lingual
For Canadian companies, you might need your training videos to be available in both French and English. If you’re an international company or hire employees with a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, having your e-learning course material in various languages is beneficial. With e-learning you can have your training videos translated and professionally voiced in any language. On Air provides bilingual and multi-lingual voiceover services.
Learners can access e-learning through a range of devices
Most e-learning courses can be completed on various devices, including mobile phones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers. Tech-savvy people will appreciate being able to take their training on the go. Those more comfortable at their desk on a computer can do the courses there.
E-learning is more engaging than text
Watching and interacting with an engaging e-learning course can make training materials easier to understand and retain than reading an extensive and detailed manual. The combination of video, voice, images, text, and sound effects provides a visual and audio learning tool that will appeal to a range of learners.
When putting together a successful e-learning employee training course, you need a clear, professional voiceover giving instructions. Paired with the visuals, a professional voiceover, and audio recording will ensure your e-learning videos are clear, engaging, and successful for your trainees.
If you’re scripting for your e-learning courses, or are working with a video producer, consider On Air for the audio components. Contact us to start recording!
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