Electronic learning or elearning for short has so many uses. It has found a permanent niche in the world of education. Right now, almost all major colleges and universities have such computer based online courses where students do not have to go to the classroom anymore.
In most cases, the students do not even have to go to the school or meet with each other anymore. In other cases, they simply have to meet twice or three times for the whole semester or course. That is something that is unheard of before some years ago. But now, such an educational system is alive and well and growing rapidly.
The other major application of this mode of education and training is e learning training and development Companies turn to this kind of training solution in order to save valuable time and money.
A lot of employee training needs can be fulfilled by computer based or online based training programs. There are a lot of companies that offer these kinds of integrated, specialized, turn-key solutions. In employee development, perhaps one of the most important reasons why companies would need electronic learning solutions is because of the issue of product knowledge.
Product knowledge is always important to all companies. Every employee needs to be familiar with the output of the company because every employee is a representative of the company.
Imagine a scenario when a client or a big name visits an establishment or an office of the company, ask an employee as certain question regarding the product, and that employee knows nothing about the product. That would give the whole company a very bad name. Of course one does not need to have a big name person to experience such a slip.
Any customer who goes through the same incident will be sufficient to spreading out the word that this company's employees do not even know much about the company's product. And the easiest conclusion to this is that the company itself is a slipshod company.