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Is Transitioning from Live Training to eLearning Right for your team?

Assessing the Need for eLearning

Instructor-led training (ILT), whether in-person or virtual, provides direct knowledge transfer but comes with drawbacks like high costs, scheduling challenges, and limited scalability. Transitioning to eLearning can mitigate these issues by reducing costs, improving repeatability, and enhancing scalability. E-learning also ensures delivery consistency and content quality while allowing ILT to focus on interactive discussions and activities.

Helpful Questions for Assessing eLearning Suitability

Your Instructors

  • Do they deliver topics with minimal learner interaction, risking disengagement?

  • Are they SMEs but not trained for live training?

  • Do you have backup instructors for contingencies?

  • Have virtual sessions affected their effectiveness?

  • Could SMEs better engage learners in live discussions?

Your Learners

  • Do all your learners have the same knowledge level?

  • Does scheduling in-person training pose challenges or negatively impact your business or customers?

  • Do learners struggle to retain content?

  • Is content repetitive or varied in complexity?

Your Content
Consider your content when determining if eLearning is suitable.

Content type

Should you convert to eLearning?

Is your content routinely delivered, like onboarding or safety orientations?

Yes, free your instructors from repetitive content delivery and let learners study on their own schedule.

Does your content suit learners with diverse foundational knowledge?

Yes, eLearning accommodates proficient learners and incorporates interactive features to aid lower-skilled individuals in grasping complex subjects.

Does your content involve complex topics that necessitate discussion?

No, consider integrating foundational eLearning. Offer a module for learners before live training to ensure readiness with essential knowledge.

Tips to Enhance eLearning Engagement


Use video for demonstrations and to maintain your organization's personality. Short clips of instructors or subject matter experts can add a human touch.


Include various interactive elements like quizzes, branching scenario's, click-to-reveal, drag-and-drop, fill-in-the-blank, flashcards, videos and branching scenarios to make learning more immersive and effective.

Incorporate narration to explain complex concepts and add storytelling elements, enhancing engagement.

Whether you're new to eLearning or experienced, seek guidance to ensure a smooth transition. Services range from comprehensive assistance for beginners to expert design support for seasoned organizations, all aimed at creating an exceptional learning experience tailored to your organization's goals.

Should you get a consultant for transitioning to eLearning?

Your internal team lacks expertise in instructional design and eLearning authoring tools.

Your team struggles with creating interactivities, animations, and simulations.

You lack a structured process for capturing knowledge and interviewing SMEs.

Your team lacks experience in storyboarding and creating engaging learning experiences.

You have limited experience in uploading courses to a learning system and conducting quality assurance testing

Your team lacks the capacity to complete the project within your desired timelines.

If you've answered no to one or more of these questions, partnering with an eLearning specialist could be beneficial.

Converting from live training to eLearning incurs both development costs and potential savings. Costs for live training include instructor fees, facility expenses, travel costs, and lost productivity. On the other hand, eLearning offers savings through reduced instructor, facility, and travel expenses, as well as decreased learner time and wages.

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