Why Custom E-learning is Better Than Off-the-Shelf Courses?

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Why Custom E-learning is Better Than Off-the-Shelf Courses?

  1. 1. Why Custom E-learning is Better Than Off-the-Shelf Courses?
  2. 2. Corporate Training Ascertain the training needs Evaluate available training options Select the best medium based on training needs
  3. 3. Corporate Training Classroom Training Online Training Corporate Training
  4. 4. Corporate Training Corporate Training Classroom Training Online Training (eLearning) Off-the-shelf eLearning Custom eLearning
  5. 5. Introduction What are off-the-shelf courses?
  6. 6. Introduction What are off-the-shelf courses? • Ready-made courses available on a variety of topics and sold or licensed by a commercial organization to prospective buyers.
  7. 7. Benefits of Off-the-shelf courses
  8. 8. Benefits of off-the-shelf courses • Less expensive with shared developmental costs.
  9. 9. Benefits of off-the-shelf courses • Available in ready to use format.
  10. 10. Benefits of off-the-shelf courses • Ready made content to help get started quickly.
  11. 11. Benefits of off-the-shelf courses • Ideal for introducing eLearning for the first time.
  12. 12. Limitations of off the shelf courses
  13. 13. Limitations of off the shelf courses • Licensing, maintenance and updating costs
  14. 14. Limitations of off the shelf courses • Content may not cater to all your needs.
  15. 15. Limitations of off the shelf courses • Irrelevant content
  16. 16. Limitations of off the shelf courses • Content can become outdated • No control over revisions
  17. 17. Limitations of off the shelf courses • Compatibility with existing infrastructure can be an issue.
  18. 18. Trainings that can be done through off the shelf courses
  19. 19. Trainings through off-the-shelf courses • Industry standard software trainings • Mandatory trainings stipulated by regulatory bodies • Time management training • Leadership training
  20. 20. Introduction What is custom eLearning?
  21. 21. Introduction What is custom eLearning? • Design and development of eLearning courseware according to the training objectives and learning needs of the organization.
  22. 22. Benefits of custom eLearning
  23. 23. Benefits of custom eLearning • Training content to suit your needs 100%
  24. 24. Benefits of custom eLearning • Can be easily updated and upgraded with changing organizational needs.
  25. 25. Benefits of custom eLearning • No licensing costs and can be scaled up easily within short time frame
  26. 26. Constraints of custom e-learning
  27. 27. Constraints of custom eLearning • Time constraints for initial development
  28. 28. Constraints of custom eLearning • Cost constraints
  29. 29. Trainings that are best done through custom e-Learning
  30. 30. Trainings through custom eLearning • Product training • Process Training • Sales Process Training • Safety Training • Compliance Training
  31. 31. 5 Reasons why Customer e- Learning is better than Off the Shelf Courses
  32. 32. Why Custom E-learning? Reason 1: • Customized Content in accordance with the target audience and required delivery options.
  33. 33. Why Custom E-learning? Reason 2: • Content can be updated periodically making it current and up to date.
  34. 34. Why Custom E-learning? Reason 3: • Cost effective in the long run – as courses can be re- used and re-purposed over a period of time.
  35. 35. Why Custom E-learning? Reason 4: • Get better product with a bit investment in time and money.
  36. 36. Why Custom E-learning? Reason 5: • Competitive advantage • Secure and confidential
  37. 37. Conclusion • Off the shelf products might be useful for any fundamental training essential to do business. • Custom eLearning helps provide an edge over competitors.
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