What is eLearning?
At its most basic level, eLearning is computer-supported education.
Think of it this way. In a traditional classroom environment, the teacher works directly with the student. But in an eLearning environment, the teacher-student relationship is augmented by a computer. The student can now learn anything, anywhere at anytime. eLearning can deliver knowledge in an immersive, engaging and interactive setting, and do it consistently every time.
The benefits of eLearning
A much-touted benefit of online learning is cost savings. Thousands of dollars can be saved in travel and downtime alone by using elearning. Training materials can be updated for a fraction of the cost of revising materials distributed by other means. Payback can be seen clearly over the near and long term.
Technology can personalize content and anticipate learner's future information learning needs. It also can match content with each individual's learning style, experience and skills. Retention rates soar with increased user experience. Learners retain more than half the knowledge in courses that are immersive, interactive, auditory, and have a stimulating user experience. This is much more than the average 12% retention of what a learner reads or listens to.
Powerful Learning Management System (LMS) features make the implementation, hosting, tracking, testing, auditing and administration of online courses a seamless process. New means of assessing and certifying learning results replace traditional, clock-hour measures, providing secure and reliable systems for recording and capturing what an individual knows and is able to do. In a workplace where compliance is mandatory, this is an important benefit.
Better Use of Subject Matter Experts
An expert presenter or trainer can be used more cost effectively with elearning. Programs that require the presence of an expert can deliver a message to multiple learners simultaneously, saving time and money. And the message is consistent for every delivery of the course.
Remediation and Practice
Participants who want more practice with a concept can use eLearning to simulate or perform exercises to improve their skills. This model is also useful for remediation, helping correct deficiencies. Using eLearning for these purposes promotes efficient knowledge management within an organization.
Determining the best time to schedule a class and lure the student into the "brick and mortar" classroom is one of the major difficulties that besets traditional training programs. ELearning provides access to training for students when and where they need it. This asynchronous learning environment provides you with revolutionary access to an eager audience with just in time knowledge.
Why Xpan's eLearning?
Xpan specializes in implementing all types of eLearning. But where we really shine is when it comes to developing large asynchronous learning solutions. Our solutions have the potential to cut live training time by up to 75%, reducing eight hours of classroom time to only two hours.
Our clients say...
"We worked with Xpan to create an online version of our annual Corporate Policy Training in three languages, complete with digital sign-off to conclude the course. Xpan produced an attractive, functional product with real-life scenarios that will be well-received by our employees across North and South America. Xpan did a great job!"
Michael Loughlean – Director Information Services
Gran Tierra Energy Inc.