6 benefits of online learning for up-skilling your workforce
30 August 2018 -
Digital training could be the answer for your organisation
Professional qualifications have widely recognised benefits for organisations and individuals alike. For example 90% of CMI graduates have improved their performance at work, and 77% of staff surveyed by CMI agreed that investing in recognised management qualifications improves an employer’s ability to attract talent.
But when it comes to choosing between face-to-face and virtual training options, what are the benefits for an organisation of up-skilling teams through online qualifications?
1. ONLINE LEARNING IS FLEXIBLE
Removing employees, particularly managers, from the workplace for long stretches can be challenging and create difficulties for the rest of the team. By studying an online programme, users are able to fit their development around work and home life.
All of AVADO’s professional qualification programmes are built with full-time employees in mind and give the tools and flexibility to study alongside work. Because the programmes are results-driven, learners can start applying their knowledge from day one, giving the organisation immediate benefits.
2. ONLINE LEARNING IS COST-EFFECTIVE
Online learning not only minimises time out of the office, but also reduces the cost for employers associated with travelling to training centres or the high charges for in-house delivery.
Learners can also get access to subject matter experts through online programmes that would be too difficult and expensive to secure for face-to-face courses. AVADO’s programmes deliver highly effective learning and a great return on investment for employers.
3. ONLINE LEARNING DEVELOPS COLLABORATION SKILLS
By learning collaboratively online with peers, learners practice key skills like communication, problem-solving and adaptability. For international businesses or companies with remote workers, these skills can help managers to improve performance for disparate teams.
4. ONLINE LEARNING ENSURES CONSISTENCY
Another challenge for large companies can be consistency of training across offices, especially internationally. An online programme helps employers to up-skill staff across geographical boundaries and ensures a high standard of training. The tools and models learned also create a shared common vocabulary and understanding that can help with collaboration across teams and locations.
5. ONLINE LEARNING IS BRAIN-FRIENDLY
Gone are the days of tedious and ineffective e-learning! AVADO’s online programmes create an engaging experience, designed around the way we learn. Subjects are broken down into bite-sized activities, making learning more flexible and easier to absorb.
Learners can choose where and when to study, so they are more likely to be in a receptive frame of mind and therefore retain more knowledge. Our learning is also practical, with frequent knowledge checks and group activities to keep motivation high.
6. ONLINE LEARNING HAS ROUND THE CLOCK SUPPORT
Online programmes don’t have to mean an isolated experience. In fact, a well-supported course can provide many more opportunities to interact with tutors and fellow learners than a classroom option where those interactions are limited to a single weekly lesson.
At AVADO, our learners are given a dedicated tutor for the entire programme, who builds a supportive relationship with each learner and is available to answer questions personally. They also deliver live online classes that bring the whole group together and ensure clarity on key topics. The collaborative nature of the programme means the learners also support each other; plus our community and student success teams are always on hand to provide technical and pastoral support if needed.
Online learning is a great option for employers and their teams can reap the benefits of effective and flexible learning.
To find out more about what AVADO can offer you, please call us on 020 3911 3369 or visit avadolearning.com
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