SHIFT's eLearning Blog

Our blog provides the best practices, tips, and inspiration for corporate training, instructional design, eLearning and mLearning.

To visit the Spanish blog, click here
    All Posts

    Facts and Stats That Reveal The Power Of eLearning [Infographic]

    The thing today is not whether eLearning benefits your business; the real issue is whether you can afford not to join in the trend.

    Here are some statistics that show why your company should have already implemented this training method like, yesterday! These stats are so darn compelling; it’s really hard to imagine why companies would not want to start using eLearning to train its workforce.

    infografico-ingles-2.jpg

    1. According to a Brandon-Hall Study, learning through e-learning typically requires 40% to 60% less employee time than learning the same material in a traditional classroom setting. This is because it can be performed asynchronously and whenever the student needs it; this way workflow is not interrupted. It is important to note that saving time doesn’t affect learning quality; it's actually quite the opposite. 

    2. The Research Institute of America found that eLearning increases retention rates 25% to 60% while retention rates of face-to-face training are very low in comparison: 8% to 10%. This is because with eLearning students have more control over the learning process as well as the opportunity to revisit the training as needed.

    3.  After implementing an eLearning program in their company, IBM found that participants learned nearly five times more material without increasing time spent in training. By teaching more material in a shorter amount of time, companies are able to reduce the time employees spend on training, thus allowing them to get back to work faster, which in return translates into reduced costs. 

    4. For a big portion of the companies surveyed, knowledge translates directly into revenue. Specifically, 42% of companies say that eLearning has led to an increase in revenue.  (The Ambient Insight 2012-2017 Worldwide Mobile Learning Market - Executive Report)

    5. According to the same IBM study, every dollar invested in online training results in $30 in productivity, mainly because employees are able to resume their work faster and apply their skills immediately. This is especially relevant for sales teams where time spent in the field is directly related to dollars earned for the organization.

    6.  Today's companies can more easily boost impact and obtain a better-engaged workplace by using eLearning technology. According to Molly Fletcher Company, organizations can achieve an 18% boost in employee engagement

    7. Regardless of size, companies are increasing their use of eLearning. However, 41.7% of global Fortune 500 Companies (the 500 largest US venture capital open to any investor by sales volume) already use some form of technology to train their employees. (Elearning! Magazine, May 2013

    8. According to data published by CertifyMe.net on the state of eLearning in corporate education, 72% of organizations interviewed believe that eLearning helps them increase their competitive edge by giving them the opportunity to keep up with the changes in their particular market.

    9. eLearning is one of the fastest growing industries, and it continues to grow rapidly. Since the year 2000, the market growth rate has been 900%.

    10. Revenue generated per employee is 26% higher for companies that offer training using technology, including eLearning, given that it enables companies to train more frequently (nearly 25% of all employees leave their job because of lack of development opportunities, resulting in turnover costs). (The Business Impact of Next-Generation eLearning, 2011)

    11. IBM saved approximately $200 million after switching to eLearning, according to Dave Evans. With online learning, companies can reduce costs related to travel, hotel rentals, equipment, and instructors, just to name a few.

    12. eLearning is good for the environment.  Britain’s Open University’s study found that producing and providing eLearning courses consumes an average of 90% less energy and produces 85% fewer CO2 emissions per student than conventional face-to-face courses.   (Knowledge Direct Web)


     

    Key Takeaway:

    The internet is where all businesses have to be. If you want to stay afloat, you need to get online. As these statistics reflect, implementing an effective eLearning initiative can be an invaluable tool in generating greater business performance and learning outcomes for your organization. 

    Winning eLearning


     Sources:

    1. Brandon Hall Study http://www.brandon-hall.com

    2. The Research Institute of America 

    3. IBM, 2013

    4. Ambient Insight 2012-2017 Worldwide Mobile Learning Market.

    5. IBM Report: “The Value of Training”

    6. Molly Fletcher Company https://mollyfletcher.com/

    7. ELearning Magazine 2013

    8. CertifyMe http://www.certifyme.net

    9. Docebo E-Learning Market Trends & Forecast 2014-2016 Report

    10. Bersin & Associated Research Report. The Business Impact of Next-Generation eLearning, 2011

    11. IBM, 2013

    12. Britain’s Open University Study

    Karla Gutierrez
    Karla Gutierrez
    Karla is an Inbound Marketer @Aura Interactiva, the developers of SHIFT. ES:Karla is an Inbound Marketer @Aura Interactiva, the developers of SHIFT.

    Related Posts

    The Science Behind What Makes an eLearning Design Effective

    Let's get real about design—sure, we all want our courses to look good. It feels great to pour our hearts into making something that catches the eye. But here's the thing: if your slick design isn't also crystal clear and easy to use, it's like a sports car with no engine. Looks great, but will it get you where you need to go? Nope. You know the drill. You click into a course full of excitement, only to get lost in flashy features that make it hard to find the actual content. Or maybe the text is so tiny or the colors so jarring that you're squinting two minutes in. Frustrating, right? That's why nailing eLearning design is more science than art. It's about knowing what makes your learners tick, what draws them in, and what drives the message home so that it sticks. Get this right, and you're not just sharing information; you're creating a learning experience that could change the way they see the world. Sounds powerful, doesn't it? That's because it is.

    Unlocking Learner Engagement: Psychological Techniques for eLearning Success

    Have you ever wondered why big brands pour so much money into market research before launching a single product? It's not just a high-stakes game of guesswork. Imagine this: a brand skips the research and dives headfirst into creating something. Sounds bold, right? But it's also a recipe for disaster. Here's the thing—brands exist for their customers. They're not just creating random products; they're crafting experiences tailored to what their customers crave, wrapped up in an irresistible package that delights the senses. Now, think about your role as an eLearning designer. It's not all that different, is it? Your mission is to craft learning experiences that pack a punch, sure, but they've also got to be eye candy for your learners. After all, you want them to enjoy the journey with you, to be engaged and eager for more.

    10 Golden Rules for eLearning Course Design Mastery

    Let's face it – nobody gets excited about a grainy movie or sticks with a book that's a minefield of typos. It's a no-brainer, right? So, let's talk about your eLearning courses. Shouldn't the same rules of engagement apply? Consider this: a course that's a maze of bad design, confusing navigation, or just crammed with too much info is like that movie or book – it’s going to turn your learners off. And we all know what happens next – they check out, and not in the 'mission accomplished' kind of way. Now, think about your team. They’re curious, they’re hungry for knowledge, but let's be real – no one's keen on drudging through dull, time-consuming content that feels like a throwback to school days. The modern workforce wants learning that’s not just informative, but also engaging and fits into their fast-paced lifestyle. That's the puzzle we're solving together.