10 Reasons to Consider Online Training

Updated: May 17, 2010

  1. Save travel expenses (CBT and OT): Since employees participate at their computers, you save the cost of getting employees to a training facility.
  2. Save facility expenses (CBT and OT): Although you have to pay for CBT production or meeting software fees, you don't have to pay to rent a facility or have equipment and food service for participants.
  3. Save project management and planning fees (CBT and OT): Since the project is greatly simplified, it doesn't require a great deal of planning to pull off this type of training. You don't have to secure a room and food and beverage, make sure that you have technician on site to set up computers. You don't have to worry about copying or projectors or white boards or any of things you would associate with setting up training at a facility.
  4. Reach people regardless of location (CBT and OT): With employees often spread out across a wide geographic area, you can reach many more people regardless of where they are.
  5. Employees can participate at their leisure (CBT): With CBT, you don't have to be at a certain place at a certain time because the training is always available whenever you want to take it.
  6. It's Green (CBT and OT): If employees don't have to travel, it means they don't have to use any transportation. They also don't need paper guides or food and beverages at the facility.
  7. Participate regardless of ability (CBT and OT): Even employees with hearing, sight or other disabilities can participate in online training courses, as can employees on extended sick leave or on maternity leave.
  8. Monitor progress (CBT): With CBT, you can monitor who has taken the course and how they are doing and you can intervene if there are issues or employees are not participating in a timely manner.
  9. Link to Internet Resources (CBT and OT): You can link to PDFs and web sites related to the training.
  10. Access a variety of experts without having to gather them in a single location (OT): Online training gives you the advantage of having multiple training experts online at the same time without having to gather them all in a single place.
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