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Is Your Company a Good Candidate for Using E-Learning?

It’s safe to say that, in the long term, from five to ten years, all companies are good candidates for using e learning.

In the short term, from right now to a year or so from now, you have to think about whether your company’s training situations are a good fit with today’s strengths of e-learning.

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The following table can help you determine if your company could immediately use e-learning in an effective manner.

Question

1.Do you need to train a geographically dispersed work force with employees in many different cities or countries?

Response

YES: You could get people from different geographic locations together for “virtual” learning experiences with e-learning.

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2.Do you have company programs or initiatives that often require many employees to learn new things in a short period of time?

Response

YES: You could use e-learning  to get training dispersed to employees very quickly, without waiting for a face-to-face meeting.

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3.Do you expect many of your employees to  regularly engage in lots of training experiences?

Response

YES: Many employees find it better to learn at their own convenience.

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4.Is your workforce  connected to the Internet or to an intranet within the company?

Response

YES: You could start to use  e-learning because the distribution infrastructure is already in place.

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5.Does your company  compete for talent with other companies?

Response

YES: A strong e-learning program could be valuable to help you retain talented individuals.

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6.Are you looking to reduce the cost of classroom training?

Response

YES: You could start to look at  e-learning for cost savings, especially for travel expenses.

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7.Are you are looking for more flexible and higher quality learning  experiences for your employees?

Response

YES: You could use e-learning to provide learning approaches that are not possible in a typical  classroom setting. For example: learning in bite-size pieces over a period of weeks, learning at a time that is convenient for the student, learning that has collaboration with students from all over the world.

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8.Does your company sell products/services that require your employees to constantly learn new things to keep up to speed? For example,  engineers in a high-tech company will always need to be learning to keep up with the ever-progressing state of the art.

Response

YES: You can use e-learning to help employees keep themselves up to speed on your company’s products and services. E-learning “events” could be regularly scheduled or available on demand.

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9.Are your company’s  product cycles shortening and does the project  training time need to be shortened as well?

Response

YES: You can use e-learning to train more people in a shorter amount of time than you could roll through a series of traditional classroom courses.