ACI believes we can make anything into an eLearning course. Here are some of the common courses:
- Systems / Process Training
- Induction Training
- Product Knowledge
- Health and Safety
- Marketing and Communication
- Sales Training
What is eLearning?
The simplest definition is: “eLearning is the use of technology to enable people to learn anytime and anywhere.”
What does it look like?
There are many forms of eLearning. The most common are online modules which learners work through on their own, at their own pace. These are typically delivered over the Internet but can also be on CD and downloaded.
These can include a range of media including flash animation, audio, and video. They often have an assessment or demonstration component to test for understanding.
Types of eLearning Courses
We can make your eLearning experience however you want it to be. We can start from the beginning while working with you to create the content, or we can take your existing content and turn it into an eLearning course. We can tailor the content to fit your culture and audience.
Learning Management System
An LMS is an online system that gives your learners access to your eLearning courses. Think of it as storage for your eLearning experience. It tracks completion of courses and can be used to manage in-classroom courses as well.
ACI can turn your eLearning solution into a mobile solution to be viewed on your smart phone or tablet! You can view the same great content even when you’re not at your computer.
We believe that everyone learns differently. We believe that in-person learning is still needed in today’s business environment. ACI has trained professional instructors that have many years of experience delivering in-person training . Our instructional designers will work with you to create the content for the classes to fit the needs of the audience.
Using more than one form of learning is called Blended Learning. A typical blend would be an eLearning course, followed by a workshop, followed up by a virtual classroom session, then an assessment. This could be over a couple weeks. We can work with you to create a Blended Learning experience that fits your needs.
What are the benefits of eLearning?
Here are just a few:
- No travel cost
One of the largest costs associated with training are the travel expenses for employees. With companies tightening their belts and travel becoming less of an option, eLearning is a great way to continue training without travel cost.
- No marginal cost of delivery
The cost associated with eLearning is all in production. There is no marginal cost-it makes no difference if it is being rolled out to 3 or 3,000 people! No trainer, no classroom, and no lunches.
- Time is better spent
Ever been to an all-day training event? With opening remarks and introductions, setting up and winding up sessions, and breaks, a great deal of time is spent outside of training. eLearning is generally 25-60% shorter on the same subject matter (according to Brandon Hall, 2001 and Rosenberg, 2001). eLearning can be done anytime and anywhere!
- Anything can be made into an eLearning course
We can make specialized training for any subject matter. Contact us today (insert hyperlink) and we can make a prototype for you!
- Private learning
Lots of learners have problems in a group setting. They are afraid to show their colleagues that they don’t understand. eLearning allows learners to rewind and redo training over and over until they understand. It is a private experience that allows learners to learn from their mistakes without the fear of what others think.
- Like reality
eLearning can be made to simulate on-the-job training. Most knowledge workers today work and communicate using a computer. So using technology instead of a classroom is a more natural experience. We can make eLearning emulate real work scenarios and provide learners with realistic challenges.
- It’s all about the learner!
Learners in a classroom environment have very little control, if any at all. They attend based on the schedule made out by someone else. They are locked into the speed the facilitator chooses. If they don't understand the material or they are bored, there isn't much they can do. eLearning is on demand. Learners choose the pace and they can revisit the course if they need a refresh. Because eLearning is generally shorter and more concise, learners capture and retain the information provided better than long hours in a classroom setting, where the learner may feel more fatigued and attention span is more likely to drop off.
Is eLearning more effective?
A major research study by the US Department of Education in 2009, concluded that, on average, learners that use eLearning perform better than those receiving face-to-face instruction. The report, Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning - A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, was a study of the research over the last 12 years from 1996 to 2008. It was a major study into the effectiveness of blended and online learning compared to face to face instruction. The conclusion of the report is that in comparisons of “blends of online and face-to-face instruction with conventional face-to-face classes, blended instruction has been more effective, providing a rationale for the effort required to design and implement blended approaches. Even when used by itself, online learning appears to offer a modest advantage over conventional classroom instruction.”
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