When it comes to embracing eLearning, many organisations have concerns about devaluing the learning experience and overwhelming learners with poor-quality programs. We believe that the exact opposite is true.
Instead, eLearning tools empower your subject matter experts to directly share their expertise with those who need it. They remove complex, overly technical, and long-winded development stages and allow your experts to easily create programs that are tailored to learners’ needs.
Involving experts in course development and design serves as a motivational catalyst, resulting in superior courses and enhanced learning outcomes. Join us in this blog as we delve into the advantages of in-house eLearning.
Benefits of in-house eLearning
Customisation and flexibility
In-house eLearning development empowers L&D professionals to tailor content to their organisation’s specific needs. They know the audience and their needs better than anyone. Pre-packaged solutions may not always align with the company’s unique culture, industry requirements, or learning objectives. With in-house expertise, L&D teams can create customised courses that resonate with employees, resulting in higher engagement and retention rates.
Outsourcing eLearning content development can be expensive, especially for ongoing training needs. By cultivating in-house eLearning skills, organisations can significantly reduce costs associated with hiring external vendors. This cost-efficiency allows L&D departments to allocate resources more effectively, investing in other critical aspects of training and development.
In-house eLearning professionals have the ability to respond swiftly to changing business needs. They can update content in real time to reflect industry shifts, compliance updates, or new product launches. This ensures that training materials are always current and aligned with organisational goals.
Enhanced quality control
Maintaining quality control over eLearning content is crucial. In-house experts have an intimate understanding of an organisation’s standards, ensuring that every module meets these criteria. This control extends to consistency in branding, messaging, and the overall learning experience.
Collaboration is key in any organisation. When L&D professionals possess eLearning development skills, it becomes easier to communicate with subject matter experts, IT teams, and other stakeholders involved in the training process. This improved communication streamlines the development process and ensures everyone is on the same page.
Rapid prototyping and experimentation
In-house eLearning expertise allows L&D teams to experiment with different approaches to learning. They can rapidly prototype and test new ideas, gather feedback, and refine content accordingly. This agile approach to development fosters innovation and keeps training materials fresh and engaging.
Alignment with organisational goals
L&D professionals with eLearning skills are better equipped to align training programs with broader organisational goals. They can create courses that directly support business objectives, making L&D an integral part of the company’s success.
How we can help
Training courses like our Certified Articulate Training allow teams to trial and evaluate authoring tools. Here, teams can play around with these tools without any financial commitment. They can also learn how to structure a course so that it’s both meaningful and engaging. Additionally, course participants will:
- Better understand the learner’s perspective having attended a course themselves
- Be exposed to a wide variety of approaches, methods and techniques.