Why E-Learnings are important to SMEs and large organisations in Malaysia and Southeast Asia
A cost-effective alternative for learning and development
Before the Pandemic, physical training was always my preference, and as a people manager, I like to get my people engaged during the classroom session. Most of the top management in Gen X may feel the same, especially being in engineering sector for over 20 years.
In the last two years, things have changed so rapidly, especially people force in accepting the new normal, new way of doing things to strive for survival and stay relevant. Learning is no longer a PUSH factor but a PULL factor for a new generation that wants to have a faster pace in career progression.
Learning at your own time and selecting topics that enhance your knowledge and skills, as you don’t have time to do that at work. At the workplace, you validate what you learned, seeking advice from the subject experts. This helps to improve your time management skill while balancing the day in day out operation tasks.
For a company, E-Learning can save time, money and reduce transportation, thus it is far more cost-effective compared to traditional learning. As serious learners, the learning is not tied to lecturing time, which is half of the time busy flipping the training material. The real ROI of the training investment comes when a learner can apply the knowledge to address the problem or overcome the challenges of oneself or the organisation.
The company should start with a hybrid approach by adopting E-learning and reallocating the subject matter expert’s time to conduct the same training repeatedly. They need to play a role in identifying company pain points which required new skills or new talent.
Subject matter experts should assist and quantifying the learning outcome. This help learners/employees to apply and gain knowledge thru real hands-on experiences. Enable a company to rely less on outsource services but more effective talent development strategy.
This approach helps learners gain more recognition if they bring more value to the company after implementing what they learned. It can be a cross-function project that promotes active collaboration. Some key benefit of E-learnings and MSTS Asia have brought E-learning to another level that incorporates AI, Adaptive Learning.
Some key benefit of E-learnings and MSTS Asia have brought E-learning to another level that incorporates AI and Adaptive Learning.
Must Know benefit of E-Learning:
- Anytime and anywhere
- Reduce burden on budgets
- Employee induction
- Performance support tools
- Supplement other learning strategies
- Suitable for compliance training
- Analytic to track learner’s progress
This article is written by Diana Teoh, Digital Business Development Director of MSTS Asia