E-Learning: Coming to a Computer Near You

Everyone wants to make money, whether you’re a child with a lemonade stand or an adult at the helm of your own company. Cutting expenses is one way of getting there. And that’s exactly what many businesses are doing – all while boosting employee training and development – thanks to e-learning.

E-learning offers several benefits. Among them are convenience (participants can access training online or via software round-the-clock-from just about any location), cost savings (reduced travel expenses), a hands-on approach (often including quizzes and exercises) and higher retention rates (up to 50%). Plus, e-learning offers tremendous flexibility. Have to leave your desk in the middle of a session? No problem. Most training programs let you pick up right where you left off.

An upcoming one-day conference will focus on ways to simplify e-learning for busy training and development professionals. Presented by the Central Indiana chapter of the American Society for Training and Development on November 4, the event will feature three educational tracks (e-learning basics, e-learning applications and managing the e-learning function). Ready Indiana, a program that facilitates collaboration among Hoosier employers and training providers, is a platinum sponsor. Learn more and register online.

Look for Ready Indiana and the Chamber to unveil a new e-learning initiative soon that will benefit businesses across the state. And for those subjects (and there are many) that require face-to-face interaction with seminar presenters and colleagues, the Chamber continues to offer a full array of popular programs.