Remember the early 1990s, when on-the-job training meant sitting in a dark conference room watching a video of someone lecturing about techniques that were already outdated? Both employees and employers were frustrated and left undereducated, which decreased efficiency and, most likely, the financial bottom-line.
Luckily, those dark days are over—now, and eLearning (online learning) has stepped up and kicked videotape learning to the curb. eLearning reduces the time and expense of training and thanks to its incredible flexibility and diversity, is much more relevant to the tasks at hand. Naturally, this is more in line with the business goals of a company—and eLearning and online learning is literally already at your fingertips, through the use of the mighty Internet. Online colleges and other online schools are now offering continuing eduction courses online to businesses and their staff.