8 Reasons eLearning is Great for Safety
This article is contributed by Seattle blogger Tom Riecken.
1. eLearning Empowers Personalized Learning
Different people have various learning styles and study speeds. eLearning allows users to experience the material at their own pace, and knows when to revisit a subject the user is struggling with.
2. eLearning Keeps Learning Engaging
Not all training can make sure that the user is aware of the material and paying attention. eLearning weaves short segments of content alongside subject awareness quizzes. Content may come in a variety of formats, from simple text-based slides to more engaging videos, simulations,
and interactions. This keeps learners active and involved!
3. eLearning Creates Results
There are demonstrable differences between employees who take classroom based training versus a blended learning approach. With eLearning, it is easy to identify employees who have been instructed on multiple occasions yet continue to make infractions — these employees can be removed from dangerous conditions more quickly, creating a safer workplace for all.
4. eLearning Encourages Knowledge Retention
Studies have shown that users who take eLearning courses will remember course material more effectively than people who attend classroom based training. The repeated testing and reusability of eLearning means that information is learned permanently. This is highly critical in situations that involve safety awareness.
5. eLearning Saves Time
It costs a lot of time and energy for instructors to prepare lessons, deliver them multiple times, and manually perform grading. With eLearning, training can be delivered consistently and in time frames that work better for all parties – for supervisors, employees, unions, or others. Additionally, many vendors offer great ready-to-use content that can be incorporated directly into your LMS (Learning Management System) or accessed online, saving valuable time it would take to curate and complile training material from scratch.
6. eLearning Saves Money
A blended training program can reduce the costs of instructor-led training across multiple locations, including travel expenses like transportation and housing. The time between identifying safety issues and delivering corrective instruction can be reduced substantially, reducing the risk of costly injuries and property damage.
7. eLearning Tracks Improvement
Great eLearning solutions make tracking and reporting easy, often including alerting features that send emails or other reminders to employees and supervisors to ensure timely course completion. Testing records on eLearning platforms are 100% accurate and always up-to-date. Employers can keep track of who is taking training and who is meeting deadlines. Reports and statistics make it easy to keep track of top performers.
8. eLearning is Adaptive
If your business needs change, so can your curriculum. Swapping or updating courses is easy, and does not require comprehensive lesson planning. You either license or create the new material once and plug it into your learning management system. It’s simple and effective!
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