Online training has many more benefits than downsides when compared to in person training, most of the benefits have been recognized by the growing usage of it. Cost is reduced because there is no need for hard copy books or paper. Another benefit of online training for employees is reduced time it takes for people to be trained, the mobility of online training allows employees to train outside of the work place on their own time allowing them to be ready and trained faster. International training is possible and there can be many more numbers of people training at once instead of five people at a time in the work place. Lastly checking progress on certain parts of the training is right at your fingertips, there is always a way to get help if needed.
Being cost efficient is very important for some businesses and if there is a cost that can be cut out with little to no performance changes, in many ways it will benefit the business allowing them to spend the extra money on more needed areas. There can be more people online training at once compared to the time that it takes to train one person, time is money. While in person training could have travel involved raising the cost of training, but if all they have to do is get on a zoom and do an online course. Making things more convenient for everyone involved will help
Online training has so much mobility, people in different countries could be doing the same training course and learning the material efficiently. Having the course on your phone a couple clicks away allows the individuals to use the material they learned once the course is complete. Videos and demonstrations are easier seen online rather than in a page to page book. Seeing what needs to be done helps people understand what they are doing by being able to repeat the process while seeing the same materials. This can all be done in the comfort of one’s home, an airport, or anywhere with internet capabilities.
There are many ways to check progress online assessments ensure that the trainee is seeing and retaining the information they have been given. Online training is always changing to allow the trainee see relevant and interesting visuals that have been proven to stay in the trainee’s head and help them use it later. The community of people training online are very important because there can be question and answer chat rooms to help understand difficult content. Making the trainee comfortable with the online content will boost the confidence and content memorization of the trainee.