Updated: Apr 25, 2021
Every workplace today, regardless of company size or industry, faces increasing challenges driven by both internal and external forces. Developing effective strategies to identify and overcome these issues will be what separates the companies that continue to succeed from those that will fail. Given this, corporate training and employee development has never been more critical than it is today. In fact, studies show that those companies that invest in corporate training and the ongoing development of their employees can expect to see an increase in revenue on a per employee basis, as well as an improved overall bottom line.
The Benefits of eLearning for Corporate Training
In recent years, as cloud-based technologies have continued to evolve and workforces have become increasingly remote (a trend that had been in motion even before COVID-19) online learning, or “eLearning” has become the preferred method of corporate training delivery over classroom-based training.
Some of the benefits that your company can expect is shifting to an eLearning model for corporate training include:
Saves Your Company Money
eLearning is more cost-effective than classroom-based training as it eliminates your fees for on-site trainers along with travel expenses. It is also more cost-effective in terms of employee time as it eliminates the need to pull employees away from their job duties and reduces the overall it takes to accomplish learning objectives.
Increases Comprehension and Learning Retention
eLearning has proven to offer an enhanced learning experience as it creates an opportunity to leverage all types of training content and delivery methods in order to maximize student comprehension of the material as well as longer term retention.
Convenient and Flexible
Unlike classroom-based training, eLearning offers the flexibility to provide students with access to critical learning materials when and where they need it. All that is required is an Internet connection. This level of convenience not only enhances the learning experience, but it also offers the flexibility for “Just-in-time” and contextual-based training.
For many learners, one of the challenges of classroom-based training is in trying to keep up with the pace set by the instructor. eLearning eliminates this challenge by allowing students to work through materials at their own pace and even revisit critical pieces of content multiple times before moving on.
eLearning Portals and Multitenancy Corporate Training
The core technology that drives and supports all types of eLearning programs, including corporate training and workforce development, is a Learning Management System, or “LMS”. In working with an LMS, you create learning environments, known as “portals,” that frame the training experience.
In the past, the only architectural option an LMS offered was single tenant deployment. This means that your LMS application would create a single environment for all your learners to share, regardless of their role or affiliation with your organization.
A more recent development in LMS technology is multi-tenant architecture, which allows you to launch and manage multiple instances of the application from a single, centralized console. This enhanced architecture is well-suited for any corporate training department that needs to support multiple audiences with the application.
Some of the best use cases for using a multi-tenant LMS architecture to create eLearning portals include:
Corporate Training Organizations
Customer Training Departments
If your company offers a product of service for which your customers should be trained, you can leverage a multi-tenant LMS to create a customized eLearning portal for each of these clients.
Channel Training Departments
Many sales organizations today rely on channel partners to help drive new customer acquisitions and sales. A multi-tenant LMS would allow you to launch a private eLearning portal for each of these partners and offer certificates upon completion of the training program.
If your company works in a franchise model, you can utilize a multi-tenant LMS to support each of your individual franchisees with their own branded eLearning portal and monitor the ongoing development and learning success of each franchise organization.
LMS Portals: Customized eLearning Portals for Corporate Training
LMS Portals offers a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows our clients and partners to launch and manage multiple private eLearning portals on-demand, all from a centralized console. Using our platform, you can “spin up” a new branded eLearning portal in minutes, and each portal includes all of the robust supporting technologies require to create an optimal learning experience for that audience.