What are the Advantages of eLearning?

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What is eLearning?

In essence, eLearning refers to education and training delivered via any digital platform. It encompasses a wide spectrum of online learning techniques and has completely transformed the way in which learning is delivered.

Top Five Advantages of eLearning

1) Accessibility

Online learning is an effective tool that is accessible to all. eLearning gives employees the freedom to enhance their skills at a time best suited to them, regardless of what industry they work in or how busy their schedule is. Completely mobile and flexible, the digital revolution has proved itself as an attractive alternative for businesses. When it comes to learning, there is no “one size fits all”; eLearning accommodates different learning styles, allowing individuals to work at a pace that suits them, in an environment free from the intimidation and anxiety that some may experience in a classroom situation. Modules can be presented using a variety of multi-media, including, video audio, text and imagery, this enriches the learner’s experiences and has been proven to maximise the retention of information.

2) Quick Delivery of Lessons

A key advantage to the eLearning journey is the speed at which lessons can be created, delivered, and completed. The elimination of practical factors, such as trainers, locations, and conflicting schedules, dramatically reduces roll-out time. With instant access to courses, and immediate feedback and results, the cycle time for training courses is minimised considerably.

3) Consistency

All learners receive a standardised level of training. Online courses are carefully tailored to meet the needs of the target audience, this allows for educators to produce a degree of consistency not previously achievable through traditional delivery of instruction.

4) Reduced Costs

There is no doubt that eLearning is a cost-effective alternative to traditional classroom-based studying. E-learning eliminates costly travel and accommodation expenses, and reduces time spent away from the workplace. Digital learning ensures that companies can remain compliant, whilst keeping their training budget down to a manageable level.

5) Lower impacts on the Environment

In a society increasingly focused on sustainability, eLearning is an eco-friendly way of educating. Studies indicate that distance-based, paperless training courses generate 85% less CO2 emissions than traditional classroom-based courses.



The benefits of online training courses are numerous. KNW Training offer a comprehensive range of off the shelf online courses . Our eLearning portfolio extends to a full range of topics focused on compliance in the workplace.

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