It’s time to re-visit the many benefits that multisensory media (and specifically, E-Learning) bring to organizations everywhere. No other training method comes even close. And, in most instances, the traditional “lecture/reading” method of instruction brings up the rear.

Today’s E-Learning (provided it is grounded in full-motion video and optional word-for-word audio) offers many important considerations:

• Because it is easily customizable, you can tailor training to your own needs.
• Effective learning takes place in 25 – 60% less time than traditional classroom instruction.
• The learner profits because there is a 50 – 60% greater retention than traditional classroom instruction.
• It allows more of your employees to be trained in a shorter period of time.
• Most importantly, the two-fifths of your workforce who are non-reading-fluent can now be effectively trained.
• It is accessible for all employees at all times from “everywhere” . . . to anyone with a high speed connection.
• Your training investment can be recouped within the first year and the ROI to your organization is welcomed in decreased downtime and scrap reduction.
• Unique to the e-Learning technologies is the instantaneous and continuous deployment of training — which increases overall productivity.

When preceded by an on-line Skills Assessment Test, your training can prove even more effective and profitable as it can then be tailored to the specific needs of your workforce. No longer will you need to waste precious dollars and labor time by requiring everyone to take every training initiative you offer. No! — after measuring the individual Skills Gaps, you can readily assign your training to address individual needs through the deployment of E-Learning — something you could never do with traditional lecture/workbook instruction.

There is no doubt that the evolving E-Learning technologies are the future in both education and training. As long as you shun the reading-based E-Learning programs (specifically, adapted PowerPoint presentations and converted written procedures), you will be amazed at the results you will get from multisensory-based E-Learning.

More on Thursday – – – – –

— Bill Walton, Founder, ITC Learning