Updated: Apr 25, 2021
It probably goes without saying that every business should focus on growth and development as its overall strategy. And to be successful in this regard, companies should provide significant assistance and resources toward the training and development of their employees as they are the driving force behind the viability and success of your business. Knowing this, most companies today are implementing corporate training programs to identify knowledge and skills gaps in their workers and fill these gaps with relevant and effective training courses and content.
However, a challenge for many companies is in cost-effectively developing and delivering effective training courses that include relevant and engaging content that creates a rewarding learning experience for each employee. What is often overlooked is the fact that most companies already have the content they need to create these courses, quickly and inexpensively.
The Benefits of eLearning-Based Corporate Training
In the past, the primary approach most companies would take toward corporate training and employee development was through classroom-based, in-person training. However, in recent years, online learning or “eLearning” has emerged as the preferred method for corporate training as newer, cloud-based technologies have made this approach feasible for businesses of any size. And with eLearning, you eliminate many of the high costs of on-site training, such as travel, on-site instructor and venue fees, catering, and the printing and distribution of training materials.
The Benefits of Repurposing Content as Corporate Training Resources
Repurposing existing content as corporate training resources is an efficient and cost-effective way to build out the substance of your eLearning-based corporate training program as it allows you to:
Repurposing existing content eliminates the cost of creating new training content as it leverages existing content the company has already developed and paid for.
While creating new content can be time-consuming, repurposing allows you to create and deliver your training courses very quickly.
When you repurpose content, you ensure each student is working with the same, proven material for each course they are taking. This leads to a level of consistency that is difficult to achieve when you are creating new content.
Types of Content for Corporate Training Resources and Repurposing
When you look at the possibility of repurposing content, some of the recourses you might look to can include:
Video content is ideal for corporate training. Most companies today have a library that consists of marketing, product and service introductions, industry overviews, and other videos that can be easily repurposed as course content.
If your company has a blog, you can take a look to see which of your blog posts can be repurposed into training content.
PDFs and Other Documents
Like video, most companies have a library of documents that serve numerous informational purposes. And these documents can often serve as downloadable lessons within eLearning programs.
If, in the past, your company has created infographics in order to make a point and convey information, these can serve as valuable lesson content for corporate training.
LMS Portals and Repurposing Content as Corporate Training Resources
LMS Portals is a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system (LMS) that allows our clients and partners to launch and manage multiple private eLearning environments (portals) for corporate training and employee development. Each portal you launch can be uniquely branded and customized to support a specific training audience and includes powerful supporting tools to enhance the corporate training and eLearning experience.
The course development module within the platform allows for simplified and rapid course development and delivery and enables the repurposing of existing content in formats such as video, HTML5, PDFs, documents, images, and more.