Online training has been the main way of passing information to employees especially during the past year, along with that many benefits such as reduced cost for training have been recognized. The cost is reduced because there is no need for hard copy books or paper. Another benefit of online training for employees is reduced time it takes for people to be trained, the mobility of online training allows employees to train outside of the work place on their own time allowing them to be ready and trained faster. Training internationally is possible and there can be many more numbers of people training at once instead of five people at a time in the work place. Lastly checking how you are doing on certain parts of the training is right at your fingertips, there is always a person you can talk to if you have a question on a certain topic.
Most businesses try to be as cost efficient as possible and if there is a cost that can be cut out with little to no performance changes, in many ways online training is better that in person training. There can be more people online training at once compared to the time that it takes to train one person, and why waste time because time is money. While in person training could have travel involved raising the cost of training, but if all they have to do is get on a zoom and do an online course.
The mobility of training online is unbeatable, people in two different countries could be doing the same training course and learning the material efficiently. Having the course on your phone a couple clicks away allows the individuals to use the material they learned once the course is complete. Videos and demonstrations are easier seen online rather than in a page to page book, visually seeing what needs to be done helps people understand what they are doing. This can all be done in the comfort of one’s home, an airport, or anywhere with internet capabilities.
There are many ways to check progress and ask questions, online assessments ensure that the trainee is seeing and retaining the information they have been given. The online training is always making the trainee see new and interesting visuals that have been proven to stay in the trainee’s head and help them use it later. The community of people training online are very important because there can be question and answer chat rooms to help understand difficult content. Boosting the confidence and content memorization of the trainee.