The Benefits of eLearning in the Workplace

For employees to perform well in their role, it is important to provide opportunities for learning that equips them with the skills and knowledge they need. Organisations now commonly use eLearning to deliver some or all of their training, with 75% using Learning Management Systems to do so.

But what are the benefits of delivering workforce learning via eLearning?


Learning can be done at a time and a place that suits the learner - a major benefit for remote workers or staff with irregular hours - who can have access to the same learning opportunities as other staff. Find out how Scottish Waterways Trust are training volunteers with a bespoke learning platform and mobile app.

Organisations don’t have to release groups of staff to do training all at the same time, making it easier to manage resourcing. See how mobile micro-learning helped Hyundai rapidly train sales staff.

"access to learning opportunities anytime, anywhere"


Training, ideas and concepts can be quickly and easily communicated to a large number of employees, or delivered across the extended enterprise – something which has helped the Scottish Association of Mental Health.

Self-directed learning

Moving learning online enables more Self-directed learning which has been shown to empower employees and increase engagement. Learners are also more likely to remember information as it will be used soon after the learning takes place.

"empower employees and increase engagement"


Combining eLearning with classroom-based sessions, known as blended learning, makes flipped learning possible. This essentially changes the initial focus to online delivery which is then followed up with more in-depth face-to-face training sessions - an approach used by Howden.


eLearning saves time and money. Expenses involved in delivering traditional classroom based learning such as trainers, course materials, travel and accommodation do not apply to eLearning. For large organisations, this helps dramatically reduce the overall cost of learning and development. 


Using a Learning Management System makes it easier to track and report on participation, engagement and demonstrate the value from training. eCom have implemented an LMS for many clients, one such example being a Global Specialty Chemicals Manufacturer. The LMS also makes it possible to produce reports when required e.g. to prove compliance.

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