In the same way that all businesses are unique in at least some aspects, so the providers of eLearning are also different. Some provide libraries of standard courses that you can use or adapt to train your employees while others have platforms that you can use to develop, distribute and monitor training courses.
The features of the various platforms can vary considerably, as can their ease of use. The last thing you want to do is acquire a system that does not work as you require it or restricts your training ability due to the limited features that it provides. Ideally, you want to acquire a single, comprehensive platform rather than having to use more than one, which won’t be compatible, in order to have all the features you need.
When choosing an eLearning provider, look for one that:
- provides a complete service that includes course libraries and a training platform that is comprehensive and easy to use
- has knowledge and experience of training methods and techniques across all sectors and types of business
- is forward looking and is constantly developing new features and facilities for training
- has credible and reputable customers who provide good cases studies, recommendations and referrals
- is approachable, open to new ideas and can offer advice and support if you need it
- has particular strengths that suit your line of business and requirements
- gives you the confidence you can work with them and will provide everything you need to satisfy your training needs
- is socially responsible, financially stable and will continue to be there in future years
- has a good record for customer and employee retention.