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eLearning: The Future of Training Industrial Workers

September 12th, 2012

Many industrial companies need to do continual training to keep their workers up to date on current technology and processes. And, more and more, companies are turning to online training, otherwise known as eLearning, as a method of instruction.

There are a number of advantages in using eLearning to train workers.

One major advantage is that it can be accessed at any time and any place, unlike traditional classroom learning. Because of this, it does not disrupt production. And it can also help reduce the costs of training.

Another advantage is that it can be configured to suit a person’s particular style of learning, and the learner can go at his or her own pace. You can also have more control of the content you want to deliver in the course. The online learning program can be designed so that it fits your needs. This means that you can design the content so that workers can apply it to their particular jobs. They will see its usefulness to their own work.

Also, because of its technology, eLearning can help to keep the workers interested and enthusiastic about the learning. With an online training program, the content can be delivered in a variety of ways, through lecture, with movies, with graphics, even with animation. It can also lend itself to a very interactive format as well.

One aspect of eLearning that needs to be given careful consideration, however, is measuring outcomes. In other words, how effective is it in training the workers in what they specifically need to know. There has to be a good way of measuring the eLearning training to make sure you are getting your money’s worth.

In order to measure effectively, the first thing to do is to determine what problems you are trying to solve by using the eLearning and to spell them out clearly. Then, you need to establish learning objectives for the training that are based on the problems you are trying to solve. And then, the final step is creating some means of evaluating or assessing whether the learner has met or accomplished the objectives. There are a number of ways to do this. It could involve testing to show mastery, or demonstrating the mastery.

If you need skilled and tested industrial workers for your San Bernardino or Riverside county warehouse or distribution center, contact a recruiter at Arrow Staffing Services. We’ve been helping Inland Valley companies thrive in the fast-paced industrial sector for more than 40 years. Contact us today!

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