There are a plethora of training delivery choices available to you today.  In addition to the print and lecture choices you can make, several technology choices are available.  It’s the technology choices that make the most sense since we know, without argument, two big things today:  1) more than 40% of our workforce does not assimilate what they read if the material has been written at a greater than 4th grade reading level, and  2) most of our information and the opinions we form come from television sets, tablets, smart phones and computer screens — and, no longer from the various print media.

However, if you are going to make training investments today that are going to protect your organization for the future, there is only one good choice to make — e-Learning that is rooted in full-motion video graphic animations, optional word-for-word audio and/or gaming!

The skills training world is not static.  Regulations are revised, operations procedures get modified, instrumentation changes, testing procedures evolve, etc.

E-Learning is the only training technology that can instantly adapt to that ever-changing world!  Producers can make those necessary changes, usually within minutes, and make those revisions available to their customers almost instantly.

There can be little argument made against e-Learning as the “best value” investment.  If you want your training to be accurate and complete five years from now e-Learning is your best choice.

But, not just any e-Learning will fill the bill.  PowerPoint presentations adapted to the WEB, as well as adapted written procedures and text-heavy CBT are not training.  At best, they give some information and, at worst, they will waste the time of your employees — which, after all, is the most expensive aspect of any training initiative.

E-Learning has another big advantage!  You can license e-Learning courseware on an annual basis.  The flexibility that gives you is huge because by making only a modest initial investment, you can cancel after a year if it’s not proving valuable — or, you can cancel anytime in the future if some new “latest and greatest” technology comes along.

But, if your training initiatives are designed for long-term use, multimedia-based E-Learning (with optional word-for word audio) is the only way to go!  Its credibility life span is almost limitless and the costs can be annualized.  There is no better way to prepare your organization for the future.

Hands down, it is your best training investment.  The payback you’ll receive today — and, tomorrow — will be substantial.

More on Wednesday  –  –  –

 — Bill Walton, co-Founder, ITC Learning
February 4, 2019  (Mondays & Wednesdays)


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