Corporate eLearning has become a hot topic in the past couple of years. With the onset of the pandemic, many employees had to make the transition from working from the office to working from home. This also meant training and engaging in continued learning from home (i.e., remote learning).
Remote learning has enabled organizations to continue offering high-quality corporate training to employees throughout times of intense stress and chaos. What’s more, corporate eLearning/remote learning isn’t going anywhere. Why? Because it beats in-person training on a variety of levels.
Training Industry1 quoted Brandon Busteed, Chief Partnership Officer and Global Head of Learn-Work Innovation at Kaplan:
“The expense and time of bringing together groups of employees for in-person training is exorbitant in comparison to high-quality online versions. Air travel, hotels, windowless conference rooms and convention centers, the risk liability of group training events and, frankly, the poor quality and unmeasurable outcomes of in-person corporate training have always been complaints.”
The corporate eLearning industry was growing exponentially before the pandemic began. Today it is growing even more quickly. Globe Newswire2 reported that the remote learning market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.72% throughout 2026.
Pre-pandemic, many organizational leaders dismissed remote learning for the simple fact that most people learn best when there is a hands-on training component where they can immediately put their new skills into practice. It was sometimes assumed that remote learning didn’t allow for hands-on training, but this just isn’t true.
“There’s no question that for adults, learning by doing beats learning by listening alone (exhibit),” McKinsey & Company stated.3 Adults can recall almost seven times more content by doing, and when those exercises are held in an environment where people can make mistakes without consequences. And doing is indeed possible in a remote environment, with activities relevant to their learning objectives.”
Due to the pandemic and to the fact that many organizational leaders have discovered that hands-on remote training is possible, remote corporate training has become a must. A learning management system is just one of the types of learning tech that makes corporate eLearning possible.
These days, most business owners and organizational leaders are interested in either implementing online learning or improving the program they already have. Have you implemented a remote training program for your dispersed workforce? A learning management system (LMS) can help.
You may have unanswered questions about corporate eLearning and the return on investment you can expect from it. Read on to find reliable answers to your questions about corporate online learning.
Answers to Common Corporate eLearning Questions
There are a lot of myths out there about corporate eLearning. The following questions and answers address these misconceptions:
Q: "Is corporate eLearning only for large organizations?"
A: No. Corporate eLearning benefits small, medium, and large organizations alike. Companies of different sizes have varied needs, but they also share needs, such as a more streamlined, effective onboarding process. A full-featured learning management system can meet all of their training-related needs.
Q: "Are learning management systems expensive?"
A: It depends. Some LMSs are quite costly, but the cost usually builds up over the course of the month and is the result of per-user fees. LMSs that charge per-user fees essentially have a user cap. If the user cap is 1,000 then the organization would be charged a fee for each and every user over the 1,000 allotted users. This type of LMS isn’t easily scalable or cost-effective. Thankfully, there are other, more affordable options out there.
Many corporate eLearning platforms are reasonably priced. But a flat-rate LMS, such as TOPYX learning management system, will often be the cheapest option. It is important to note that this doesn’t mean the LMS isn’t of good value. With flat-rate learning management systems, there is no need for in-house IT maintenance. These LMSs can end up saving companies a lot of money in the long run by cutting down on training expenses.
Q: “Can a corporate eLearning system integrate with other systems?”
A: Yes. Most learning management systems are designed to integrate with other systems. If systems do not connect seamlessly, sharing data is difficult. LMS designers know this. Features like LMS integrations ensure a learning management system can easily integrate with a company’s pre-existing systems and infrastructure.
At TOPYX LMS, we believe that learning management systems should not be siloed away from the rest of your software. To improve efficiency and communication, systems need to connect and deploy seamlessly across your entire organization. Our LMS integration solutions streamline internal processes and ensure accurate data-sharing methods. Also:
- TOPYX aligns with Single Sign-on (SSO), API, FTP, and FTPS.
- The TOPYX LMS Salesforce integration makes it easy to import and export user data between systems, qualify and manage new users, and create custom reports and analytics dashboards.
- The TOPYX iMIS RiSE integration makes it easy to connect the iMIS Engagement Management System popular with many associations to your TOPYX site seamlessly, sending details in and out of both systems.
- TOPYX integrates with GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar and WebEx Meeting Center.
Contact us to receive an assessment of your current environment. We can analyze your unique learning goals and determine what integration options are the best fit.
Q: “Will an LMS isolate my employees?”
A: Definitely not. Because of their social and collaborative learning features, most LMSs will unify your dispersed workforce and help learners feel less isolated.
LMS social learning features encourage employee connection, even across cities, states, and oceans, instead of hindering it. An LMS not only enables employees to work from isolated locations, but it also facilitates collaboration with features like video conferencing and real-time chat.
The collaborative, social nature of an LMS drives up learner engagement. Just a few social aspects of a learning management system include online user forums, web conferencing, and social learning communities.
Q: “Can a learning management system meet all my employees’ training needs?”
A: It depends on the LMS. A learning management system can meet an array of training needs, but it’s difficult to say for certain if it can meet every single user’s needs. It is safe to say it can meet the learning needs of the majority of your learners.
So, what are some of the training needs an LMS can meet? Here are a few:
- The need for flexibility - Everyone is busy, including corporate learners. They often have jam-packed schedules that can make training more of a challenge to participate in. LMS mobile learning makes it possible for employees to learn from home, or anywhere that is convenient for them. This can boost engagement with training.
- The need for variety - One of the best things about a learning management system is that it offers users a variety of learning modalities. With an LMS, visual learners can watch training videos and read blog posts, auditory learners can listen to lectures or podcasts or videos, and kinesthetic (hands-on) learners can take interactive quizzes and immediately put the skills they just learned in a training video, on the job.
- The need for engagement - No one likes boring training. Remote training, delivered with an LMS, can be quite engaging. The flexible nature of corporate eLearning is one of the primary drivers of learner engagement. Flexibility immediately makes training more interesting. It gives employees a sense of ownership over their training experience and allows them to pace their own learning.
What are some of your learners’ unique training needs?
Find the Right LMS for Your Organization
To successfully create, deliver, track, and report on corporate eLearning, companies need access to a variety of LMS features. TOPYX LMS offers the following features, plus more:
- Social learning
- Collaborative learning
- LMS integrations
- Mobile learning
- Blended learning
- Unlimited groups
- Learning catalog and course management
- Learning paths
- Content support
TOPYX is an award-winning social learning management system that organizations like 3M, Honeywell, and Rotary International trust. Convey Health Solutions, a TOPYX client, stated,
“Before TOPYX, our training and compliance courses were instructor-led across several sites, including an international location...If we were not with TOPYX today, we would not be able to function. There would be no way for us to go back to delivering instructor-led training, taking roster, tracking attendance, and manual reporting.”
Download the free Convey Case Study to find out how TOPYX helped Convey speed up onboarding and automate compliance training.
TOPYX is a flat-rate corporate eLearning system that benefits small, medium, and large businesses. Find out how TOPYX learning management system can help your company level up corporate training by requesting a free LMS demo.