eLearning as an alternative to traditional training plays a key role in meeting the training needs of employees, stakeholders, and clients of companies with offices around the world. Paired with the knowhow of a professional translation team, eLearning becomes an essential tool for international workforces and brings benefits such as lower cost, time efficiency, more consistent results and more access to up to date training.
Up until some years ago, most of the training budget in global companies went to travel expenses for facilitators moving from one office to another or whole teams moving to the offices where training was given. With eLearning, companies train their teams in different parts of the world with the only cost of original design and localization to the different languages and markets.
Usually, traditional training needs to be intensive for the staff to be able to return to their jobs as soon as possible. When trained online, just a couple of hours a day or even a week are enough and in many cases, students complete courses at their own pace. With this methodology, staff don’t need too much time away from their jobs and have enough time to digest what they’ve learned before they move on to new concepts.
Companies design their training material with clear objectives and desired outcomes. When you have different people facilitating the same course, there are unavoidable differences and the results may vary even if the different teams are equally qualified. eLearning reduces these differences and it becomes a lot easier to make sure that the different language versions convey knowledge in the same way and achieve the same objectives.
Another great benefit of this approach is that it costs the same money to train one or several teams and, thus, more staff can access a wider range of courses and topics such as company culture, new processes, technical or specific content for each position and business skills. Besides, updating existing courses is very cost-effective and you don’t need to fly a team for a recurrent course of something they had already been trained on.
Nowadays, companies train teams around the globe at lower costs, with better time use, obtaining the same results, and on a wide variety of up to date topics.
With the help of a solid translation team from the planning phase thru the publication of each course, you’ll get excellent results in any language and in any location.