Most every company, regardless of size or industry, now understands the value of corporate training to put their employees in the best possible position to succeed. In fact, any company that does not offer effective and ongoing corporate training runs the risk of losing its competitive edge as it can expect to have a more difficult time recruiting and keeping top talent.
The challenge for many companies, especially smaller and mid-sized organizations, is in finding the time and resources to dedicate to the development, delivery, and management of a corporate training program. But fortunately, as cloud-based technologies continue to evolve, new and powerful solutions are now available to streamline these processes.
eLearning-Based Corporate Training
In the past, most companies that offered corporate training depended on classroom-based, in-person training as their primary approach to the program. But over the past decade or so, as SaaS-based technologies have continued to evolve and workforces have become increasingly remote, electronic learning, or “eLearning” has emerged as the core of most corporate training programs.
Corporate eLearning eliminates many of the high costs associated with in-person training, such as travel lodging, and the printing and distribution of training materials. And with corporate eLearning, employees can train at their own pace, at any time and from any place that is convenient for them.
The Challenges of Developing Corporate eLearning Courses
The shift to corporate eLearning has created a demand for the people and resources required for course development. Getting this right is critically important as your corporate eLearning program will not be as successful as possible unless you are creating and delivering engaging, relevant, and timely courses.
Some of the specific challenges you can expect in developing corporate eLearning courses include:
Hiring Specialized Talent for Course Development
The shift to corporate eLearning has created a demand for people who have the skills required for course development. The past several years have seen a handful of SCORM-compliant authoring tools have emerged as the preferred systems for corporate eLearning course development. Recruiting and hiring these professionals has become increasingly difficult and expensive.
The Expense of Outsourced Development
The growing need for corporate eLearning has also led to an increase in the number of vendors that offer outsourced talent and resources to provide corporate eLearning technologies and resources for course development. However, as with in-house talent, the demand for effective corporate eLearning course development has driven up outsourced costs to the point where it is prohibitive for many companies. Development costs for a one-hour course can be upwards of $15,000.
The Time Lag in Course Development
Even those companies that can afford to hire in-house development talent or can hire an outsourced partner are faced with the problem of a time lag. That is, the time it can take to develop and deliver a course is estimated at upwards of 300 hours. This presents a significant problem if your company needs to have a variety of courses built to cover all of your training needs. It’s also an issue for urgent and time-sensitive courses.
LMS Portals: Create Corporate eLearning Courses Quickly and Easily
At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows an administrator to launch and manage a dedicated corporate eLearning environment (portals) for each of your unique audiences.
Each portal you launch includes a simple, yet powerful course development engine that allows most anyone to build powerful corporate eLearning courses in minutes (literally) utilizing existing content in the form of videos, PowerPoint Presentations, SCORM files, documents, websites, PDFs, and more.
With LMS Portals, the course development process is simple and streamlined.
Create your course Modules (Modules are used to divide your course into logical sections)
Add Lessons to your Modules (Lessons are the actual content you use to deliver your training)
Add Quizzes and Assignments (these are used to measure and test employee comprehension of your training material)
Once completed, you can Publish the course for employee access