LMS Tips: Spiraling training costs and building online training.





Spiraling Training Costs?


January 2008

The launch of a new business year probably means a fresh series of training programs, product launches, sales objectives or student enrollment goals. A new year and a new direction can be exciting, but it’s up to you to make it all happen. You’re probably already busy planning several new projects. Unfortunately, your budget allowance probably hasn’t kept pace with the spiraling costs associated with new project launches and related training programs. How will you effectively implement the tools and processes associated with your new objectives, plus manage the training costs related to educating your learners?


Online training is a proven method for improving training effectiveness and can increase productivity while lowering training-related expenses. Any group or organization can shift to web-based training. By asking yourself a few questions, you can get started in no time!


  1. Do we have the staff and system requirements to provide web-based training? Your staff:production ratio will soar due to the centralized development, implementation and launch of online courses. The FlexTraining online training system is a flexible, secure and powerful web-based training platform and is designed to be user-friendly and low maintenance.
  2. Who will develop the training courses? No experts required. The FlexTraining Management Center will guide you or your training staff every step of the way as you quickly build courses, course guides, testing and other management or reporting functions.
  3. Will we need to develop new training material, or do we have existing course content to transfer to an online format? Most companies have existing training content in many different formats, including Word, PowerPoint, spreadsheets and more. Plus, the integrated Microsoft PowerPoint-to-Flash converter provides instant transformation of your PPT presentations into the versatile Flash movie format!


Typically, answering these questions will result in you saying “Yes” to online training, a cost-saving solution for your training programs and for your company budget! Automating your training will amplify the impact of your existing resources and will soon become an integral part of your new product, informational and training launches. Transitioning from a traditional classroom format to web-based training can be achieved with ease, and the FlexTraining Learning Management System offers a variety of integrated templates for custom course design, student tracking, reporting and analysis. Your new or existing training content will be converted for web-based delivery and ready for launch to meet those new project deadlines - and probably under budget!


Every bit as important as cost is the direct impact on the employee or customer. E-learning is provided in a user-friendly, online environment, and performance testing and tracking are significant development and rating tools for employee advancement. In a world of spiraling costs and increased demands on all employees, on-demand E-Learning solutions are bucking the traditional classroom trend and assisting organizations in every industry with product launches, project management processes and training objectives – at tremendous savings to the organization and a great start to your new business year!



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