When I reflect on our most successful online training projects for health employees, I see patterns. The same reasons for shifting from live training to e-learning appear again and again. I’ve never formally made a list, but it turns out someone else has.
In the 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark report based on their annual benchmarking survey, the “key business drivers for implementation of learning technologies” line up almost exactly with the reasons for moving from a strictly in-person way of training health staff such as CHWs to setting up an online program. Every place that live trainings fail is addressed with the items below.
If you need a good reason for investing in computer-based training to share with your employees or fellow administrators, here are 10 of them.
- Increase access and flexibility in providing staff training
- Increase the ongoing sharing of good practice
- Improve staff satisfaction to aid retention and motivation
- Speed up and improve the application of learning back in workplace
- Reduce time to competency
- Provide a faster response to changing business conditions
- Increase productivity
- Improve induction process
- Improved talent management
- Increase ability to adapt program to individual need/context
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