As more industries rethink their strategies and processes in a COVID-19 world, the huge shift to remote work is paralleled by an equally large demand for e-learning solutions.
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A Need for Customized Education
The US population has been and continues to be more educated than in past generations. The cost of that education, however, has increased exponentially, and more and more employers prefer applicants with higher degrees and certifications.
Innovative technologies and processes are being implemented more quickly and at higher levels than ever before, but the standard training model for employees is often substandard or rushed to accommodate a deadline. There are many e-learning solutions to choose from.
A 2019 Training Industry study reported that an average of $1,286 was spent per employee on training in a single year. In an effort to curb costs, many companies are increasing their use of virtual and remote learning opportunities.
Learn From Anywhere
LFA, learning from anywhere, is a natural companion to WFA (work from anywhere). Online learning is a staple of the educational landscape that has grown every year. 2016 saw 39% of post-secondary institution faculty members teach at least one online course during the academic year; by 2019, that number was 46%.
In much the same way that WFA (work from anywhere) gives employees the opportunity to work from home, the coffee shop, and even another country while increasing flexibility and productivity, learning from anywhere allows students of all ages to tailor their education to their own learning style, schedule, and pace.
Unlike WFA, where either your hours or workload are static, with LFA there are a host of options to choose from: many training and education courses are offered in full- or part-time models, and some “boot camps” (short-term education programs) can be completed in as little as 4-6 weeks. This also allows an employee to better fit the class into their workday rather than shuffling things around to accommodate the commute and class time.
LFA also offers class-by-class customization. There are thousands of websites, apps, and online services that offer a multitude of individual or serial classes: you simply choose the subjects most beneficial to you or your employees. They can take a fast-paced refresher to Microsoft Excel invoice functions, or go on a deep dive with a 10-part comprehensive series.
Online learning is also more cost-effective. There’s no commuting cost or room rental fees for offsite training. Many services forgo the subscription model and offer individual class pricing options as well, making LFA even more cost-effective.
Increased Engagement and Comprehension
Learner engagement and comprehension also increase in an online setting. With tools like Zoom, learners can respond more openly when they don’t understand something. There’s no public embarrassment over hard-to-grasp material, a learner can simply respond to a poll anonymously or post within the platform and this honest engagement gives the instructor a clearer measurement of the concepts that may need to be addressed again. And unlike a seminar or professional conference, the full curriculum and all class material are digitally available for students to reference after the class is completed.
Take the Next Step: E-Learning Solutions
The possibilities with online learning are endless, and Meet Me in the Cloud can help. Our e-learning solutions are tailored to your needs and the needs of your team.
Meet Me in the Cloud has a wealth of e-learning offerings to help accelerate the adoption process of your new collaboration platform by offering an interactive approach to learning. Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams. Our offerings simplify each platform for you and your organization, so everyone can start using the new platform quickly and easily – at their own pace.
Our e-learning courses focus on specific key areas to help you and your team learn how to use your new collaboration platform quickly and efficiently.
- Interactive Activities: These courses include videos, quizzes, and more to help employees engage with the information.
- Multi-Level Learning: We created specific courses for employees, executive administrators, even those who already feel comfortable with the collaboration platform, with or without previous experience.
- Step-by-Step Instruction: Each course is organized into helpful steps, so users can learn concepts incrementally. Each step builds upon the previous steps, providing a smooth learning experience.
Overhaul the Training Experience
By utilizing e-learning for your training needs, employees can fit courses into their schedule instead of fitting their schedule around a live training session, thus streamlining the training experience.
We also implemented these details into every course for the employee’s benefit:
- Best Practices: We don’t just show your employees how to use their new tool; we explain the best practices for its use.
- Additional resources: For those who want to learn more, additional resources are included to help employees further their knowledge and understanding to make the most of their new tool.
- Certificate of Completion: After completion of each course, the learner receives a certificate. This shows you that your employee has finished the training, but also provides the employee proof of their expanding knowledge and skill set.
If you are looking for more in-depth training, try our E-Learning Courses. Meet Me in the Cloud also offers a Microlearning Library, which provides employees with short, on-demand training videos perfect for filling any small gaps, like forgetting how to perform certain tasks, when they need to learn something new, or when the tool itself gets updated and your employees are unfamiliar with the change.
With each purchase, you will have access to that course for 12 months, which means your employees can brush up on their training whenever they need to.