Geraldine Strawbridge

Geraldine Strawbridge is a graduate from the University of Glasgow. As the Editor of Cyber Radio, Geraldine is focused on delivering the latest cyber security news whilst making cyber security more relatable to people in their everyday lives.

In today’s fast paced and competitive workplace, it is vital that organisations stay one step ahead of the game when it comes to staff training. 

Businesses are increasingly switching to eLearning for staff training as an alternative to older and more outdated traditional methods. eLearning provides organisations with a more engaging, flexible and cost-effective way of training staff.  

It offers a range of benefits that can improve the efficiency and profitability of businesses within the marketplace and ensures that staff are engaged and informed. 

 1. Flexibility for staff 

Today’s employees need training that can adapt to their busy working lives. eLearning is a much more convenient and flexible form of training that enables employees to complete courses in their own time and at their own pace. 

eLearning can be done in short sharp bursts and reduces the need for traditional long form training that may have previously taken an entire day to complete. eLearning can be divided into specific modules, so employees can focus on the topics that are relevant to them and complete them in a suitable timeframe. 

 2. Customised learning experiences 

One of the main advantages of eLearning is that is can be customised and adapted to suit specific business needs. eLearning experiences can be crafted so they reflect an organisations brand and tone of voice, making it much more relevant and authentic to employees.  

Not every employee will absorb information in the same way. Customised eLearning enables the course content to remain the same across an organisation, but each employee will be able to control the pace and level at which they learn and choose course materials that are tailored to their individual needs. 

 3. Enhanced knowledge retention 

eLearning provides a very effective method of improving employee knowledge retention. The use of engaging and goal orientated content enables employees to have more control over the pace in which they learn and provides an environment which is more conducive to learning. 

The use of video, audio and gamification massively increases employee engagement and retention of information. By providing employees with a more fun and interactive learning experience they can absorb much more information. 

4. Cost effective and greener 

Organisations can incur significant costs through traditional learning approaches. Money is typically spent on trainers, course materials, room hire, travel, and accommodation. By adopting an eLearning training system, businesses can eliminate all these costs, and with a reduction in printing, become greener in the process. All of these changes will bring about a significant reduction in a company’s bottom line. 

 5. Provides Constructive Feedback 

eLearning enables employees to get real-time feedback during a training course. This feedback can improve competency levels and motivate employees to improve their performance. Organisations can also get up to date feedback on how courses are performing and track the progress of individual employees. Surveys and quizzes can be added to eLearning experiences to test the knowledge of users and these scores can be reviewed to identify any areas employees are struggling with. 

5. Enhanced Tracking and Reporting Functionality 

eLearning platforms provide a reporting structure that enables businesses to assess the individual progress of employees or provides an overview of behaviour across the whole organisation. This can be used to identify which employees are finding certain areas difficult and which employees could handle more advanced training.  This data can be used to shape future courses, gather feedback on what’s working, and identify areas that are problematic. 

To ensure that staff are engaged, informed and educated, MetaCompliance has created the best eLearning content available on the market. 

The MetaLearning library has been designed with the user in mind and through the use of stories, realistic scenarios, narratives for context and gamified eLearning, users are presented with eLearning experiences that are fun and appealing. 

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